We have moved down the road and are pleased to be entering in with Sun Lane Stones. We’ve been hard at work preparing the space. Please join us for our grand opening tonight during the Wine and Art Walk. We will have food and prizes, and you will have a chance to meet the artists and see our new space.
In addition, during the Wine and Art Walk, we have the honor of hosting Spiritopia and sampling their specialty wines and spirits. From their website:
Spiritopia is an innovative, award-winning craft distillery and winery located in the heart of the Willamette Valley of Oregon. We source the finest ingredients (100% natural, organic where feasible) and use our knowledge of chemistry to ferment and distill the best tasting whiskeys, brandy, liqueurs and aperitif wines.
To find out more about the Art and Wine Walk, click here.
We anticipate a great turnout and a fun evening. We hope to see you there!
Come down to the Gifts and Gallery store and create your own scratchboard creation of this adorable squirrel. The cost for the class is $30. You will need an Exacto knife (or similar). All other supplies will be provided. Call or come in to the gallery to sign up.
The turkey show has concluded. We would like to thank to everyone who participated and everyone who voted. We would also like to give a big thank you the Linn County Cultural Coalition, who made this show possible.
Your Turkeys can be picked up now. Please make sure you get yours by Saturday. If you are a winner, we would like to get your picture! Please try to come down at noon on Thursday so we can take a picture of you and your winning bird. Even if you are not a winner, we’d love a picture of you with your turkey.
If you cannot pick your turkey up this week, please call and make arrangements to pick it up later. If you want to donate your turkey, let us know.
Please take a moment to fill out a brief survey. This will help us plan for future events. Watch this space for upcoming shows.
Wow! This year keeps giving and giving. First we were closed during the lockdown. Then the recent fires filled the valley with smoke, sending our air quality into the “worst in the world” category and forcing us to close for that week. Then the rains came, and boy, did they come! We had some water damage that required cleaning up and drying out. The dehumidifier came out a couple of days ago, and we’re back up and running.
Because we were closed so much last month, we are extending the turkey show to the 24th of October. If you still have a turkey out, bring it back in. We will display it right away. We want to see everyone’s art! Watch this space for award information. This means we’d like turkeys picked up between the 24th and the 31st so we can have plenty of room for the Holiday Store.
As of this month, we are also resuming our regular schedule of Tuesday – Saturday, 11-5. Thanks for your patience and support.
Just a quick reminder that if you have a turkey out, you can still bring it back any time. Voting is open right now, but any turkeys that are returned in the month of September will still be displayed and voted on.
Come down to the Gifts and Gallery store and check out all of the community submissions to our turkey decorating contest, then vote for your favorite in each category. Winners will be announced in early October.
We are open Thursday-Saturday, 11-5. Ballots are available and we are rotating out and sanitizing used pencils. Please remember to wear a face covering and practice social distancing.
The turkeys are coming back in. We are so excited to see everyone’s creativity! We are putting them on display as they return, but official voting won’t begin until the first week of September. We have extended the turn-in date to August 29th, so if you have one out, you still have a little time to finish. We still have a couple of turkeys that are waiting to be decorated. If and you want to join the fun, come on down and get one!
This event is made possible through a generous grant from the Linn County Cultural Coalition.
Linn County Arts Guild Gifts and Gallery is currently looking for Linn County artists who would like to display and sell their art. We have a great location at 605 Main Street in downtown Lebanon, Oregon. We have been here for the past 4 1/2 years, and prior to that operated an annual holiday store.
If you are an artist who has been curious about displaying and selling but hasn’t quite overcome that initial hurdle, come talk to us. This is a really great place to start. If you are an artist who has been involved in the art shows and you’re finding yourself with a lot of inventory and no place to take it, come talk to us. We have wall space and shelf space. If the idea of a gallery is intimidating, come talk to us. We’re just regular people with a drive toward creating quality art, and we love it when people love our stuff. The shyness wears off pretty quickly and hearing someone comment on your work is a great confidence builder.
How does it work? First of all, we would like to see what you do. We try to stay away from art that competes with something that’s already established at the gallery, but there is some room for overlap. Your work will be seen and discussed by a very kind and supportive jury committee. If you are accepted, you will need to decide on prices for your items that take into account the time involved in making them and the costs involved in being a part of a gallery. We will show you how to tag your items and create an inventory sheet. The next step is to a spot that’s ideal for your display, and, with our help, you will come and set up your area. You will be responsible for changing out your items and keeping your area tidy. In addition to your display area, sample items from each artist are displayed in the window facing Main Street.
If this sounds like something you would like to do, please call or come down to the gallery and talk to one of our artists.
We are pleased to announce that Linn County Arts Guild Gifts and Gallery store is up and running again. We have reduced our days to Thursday through Saturday, but we will keep our regular hours of 11-5.
We have some new art and we always have plenty of cards, great for keeping in touch with those socially distant friends and family.