Many artists call Newport home. Sharing their talents and vision, Newport has developed a vibrant arts community of working artists, talented young people, exuberant volunteers and dedicated audiences. Together they produce a year-round season of theatre, music, dance, exhibitions, readings and lectures.
Lincoln County Historical Society/
Oregon Coast History Center
This museum focuses on the Coast Reservation tribal history, the logging and fishing industries, and the bridges of Conde McCullough, including the Yaquina Bay Bridge.
Built in 1895, the Burrows House Museum features exhibits on Lincoln County history, a Victorian parlor, and changing exhibits.
With the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, the center is itself a dramatic addition to the Historic Nye Beach District of Newport. In the 400-seat Alice Silverman Hall or the experimental Studio Theatre, a progression of actors, dancers and musicians present classic and experimental work.
Red Octopus Theatre Company, founded in 1978, has a long history of offering comedy, drama, classics, and original theatre.
The Porthole Players, a nonprofit theatre group established in 1972, offers comedy, drama, and musical theatre.
The Newport Symphony Orchestra is the only full-time professional symphony on the Oregon coast. The ensemble includes musicians from the coast, Eugene, Portland, Salem, and beyond. The Newport Performing Arts Center is home base for many vocal performances as well as other music.
Jazz at Newport is an annual event held in September featuring locally and nationally known jazz musicians.
Literally hundreds of visual and fine crafts artists are represented in the many galleries of Newport. The Newport Visual Arts Center, with its photography lab, studios and gallery, is the hub for the many workshops, classes and exhibitions offered by the Yaquina Arts Association, The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts and many independent artists. Docent services are provided by the Coastal Arts Guild.
The mission of the Writers On The Edge, Inc. is to promote, support, encourage, and advise writers in any form including text, performance, Internet, film, and other media. The Nye Beach Writers' Series, a program of Writers On The Edge, has featured 275 authors since its monthly literary events began in 1997. The Series showcases authors of diverse types of writing including fiction, nonfiction, plays, songs, history, memoir, poetry, essays, and investigative journalism.
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