The turkeys are in the building! Come on down and admire the creativity. Vote for your favorite!
Did you know that the Linn County Arts Guild was formed 11 years ago as a means of connecting Linn County artists and giving us a forum to share and promote our art? We began by holding a holiday store every year at a vacant building in downtown Lebanon. Then five years ago we rented the space we now occupy on the corner of Main and Ash in downtown Lebanon.
We love our corner location. We have big picture windows for displaying our art. We feel like we are a part of the downtown community as we watch people walk around. We even have a prime view of the many cars that turn right to go the wrong way down Ash!
But we have a lot of people, many of them longtime Lebanon residents, who tell us they didn’t know we were here.
We are here, and we have a lot to offer.
We are a gift store and gallery, so when you enter, you will not find only beautiful wall art, though there’s plenty of that, but smaller gift items in every price range. We have practical items, like microwave bowl covers, goat milk soap, scarves, blankets, bags, and aprons. We have small art items under $10 like mini canvases, magnets, and coasters. We have yard art and many indoor pieces created with outdoor materials, perfect for the Hygge folks. We have pens and pendants, pepper mills and bowls. We have inexpensive bead bracelets and high value natural stone necklaces. We have laser-cut notebooks for lefties and righties and we also have beautiful hand-decorated eggs. And cards! We have a wonderful selection of cards!
So you see, there’s a lot more than wall art at the Gifts and Gallery store.
But why don’t you come see for yourself?
Hey art aficionados, Christmas shoppers, and downtown supporters! It’s time for First Friday! Tonight we will be participating in the Lebanon Downtown Association sponsored Wassail Walk, so be sure to stop by. The store should smell delicious! We are also busting at the seams with one of a kind art, so be sure to save some time for shopping.
As part of the Wassail Walk, there will be a chili cook-off and a pie contest at the MVMB building. Contact the downtown association for more details.
We hope to see you tonight!
*As a side note, voting for window decorations is happening through tonight, so make sure you vote! There are a lot of pretty windows downtown. We are a participant AND a voting station.
As always, thanks for supporting downtown and Lebanon’s small businesses.
Thanks for your interest in our site!
Art is standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy. Albert Einstein
The mission of the Linn County Arts Guild is to promote art in the local community. We are always seeking people to help us. If you are an artist who has never exhibited your art, this is the place for you. If you are an established artist who wants a static place to show your art, this is the place for you. If you think you are not an artist, but you would love to be if only you had the talent, this is the place for you! We welcome anyone in the community who shares our vision. We have space available for artists to exhibit. We offer regular classes. We also seek to work with schools to create opportunities for students to create and build confidence in their art.
Come join us on our journey.