Grand Opening at 846 Main St.

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!

December Classes and Workshops

It’s a busy time of year, but there’s always time for a little art. We have some classes and workshops coming up in the month of December.

Watercolor Painting with Donna Lee

Award winning artist Donna Lee is holding a watercolor painting workshop. This class is suitable for beginners. You will need to bring a good set of watercolors and an assortment of brushes. Donna will guide you through painting this hummingbird. Class size is limited. Call or come in to sign up.

Date: 12/11

Time: 1:00-4:00

Cost: $30


Kids Create – Make and Take Christmas Cards

The table will be out from 1-3. Bring your kids in to create their own Christmas card(s). We will have cardstock, paper, and embellishments available for your creating pleasure.

Date: 12/18

Time: 1:00-3:00

Cost: free

Kids create has been made possible through a generous grant from the Linn County Cultural Coalition.


Snowman Painting

Brynn Carter will lead a class in painting a whimsical snowman on a canvas panel. Use acrylic paints, scissors, colorful papers and your imagination to create a cheery snow person collage on an 8×10 inch canvas.  The only requirement is basic cutting skills.  Limited to 8 participants.. Please call or come in to sign up.

Date 12/18

Time: 3:00-5:00

Cost: free

(Your actual snowperson may differ from the example.)

Turkey Contest Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in our turkey decorating contest this year. We had so many fun, fantastic, creative entries. And thank you to our community judges. It’s so hard to pick a favorite, isn’t it? Awards were given based on community voting. This year we didn’t have time for an Artists’ Choice award, but we do have ribbons for first, second, and third in the popular vote.

We would also like to express our heartfelt thanks to the good folks at the Linn County Cultural Coalition whose grant made this contest possible. Thanks also to Michael Howland of Genesis 3D for taking the time to make all of the turkey forms.

Here are our winners:

We look forward to seeing your turkeys next year! Until then, happy creating!

If you have a turkey in the show, you are encouraged to pick it up this week. Thank you.