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From performance to paintings, the arts thrive in Newport

A symphony of crashing waves and sea lion calls, a foggy watercolor morning at the beach, the wind-carved sculptures of cliffs and dunes – the masterpieces of the coast’s great outdoors serve  as constant muses for artists of all kinds in this small coastal town. The performing and visual arts are critical threads in the fabric of Newport life, and both thrive in two fantastic municipal venues, as well as in galleries, studios, and performance spaces all over the city. The Newport Performing Arts Center and Visual Arts Center are municipal facilities that provide a range of performing and visual arts offerings, respectively.

Newport Performing Arts Center

The Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC) is the premiere performance venue on the Oregon coast, housing the 400-seat Silverman Theater and the 80-seat Studio Theater. It is home to a group of resident companies that produce community music, theatre, and dance performances, keeping the building buzzing year-round. It also serves touring artists, non-profits, for profits, and individuals as space permits.

Upcoming events include the following. Check www.coastarts.org for specific performance times and dates for shows listed with long runs:

Sept. 30-Oct. 2 – 13th Annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party – three days of live jazz and clinics (times vary).

Oct. 7-30 – Red Octopus Theatre Company: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest”

Oct. 8, 9 a.m. – Met Opera Live in HD: “Tristan und Isolde”

Oct. 22, 10 a.m. – Met Opera Live in HD: “Don Giovanni”

Nov. 3-4, 7:30 p.m. – The Capitol Steps – “What to Expect When You're Electing” (theater, political satire)

Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. & Nov. 6, 2 p.m. – Newport Symphony Orchestra with violinist Bella Hristova

Nov. 11-27 – Porthole Players: “The Fantasticks”

Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. & Dec. 4, 2 p.m. – Newport Symphony Orchestra: Handel's “Messiah,” with Conductor Paul Klemme, the Willamette Master Chorus, and Central Coast Chorale

Dec. 10, 10 a.m. – Met Opera Live in HD: “L'Amour de Loin”

Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. & Jan. 29, 2 p.m. – Newport Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Adam Flatt, with selections from Mozart, Ives, Tchaikovsky

Feb. 4, 10 a.m. – Met Opera Live in HD: “Nabucco”

Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. & Feb. 19, 2 p.m. – Newport Symphony Orchestra Lecture Concert on Cesar Franck with David Ogden Stiers

Feb. 25, 10 a.m. – Met Opera Live in HD: “Rusalka”

Mar. 11, 10 a.m. – Met Opera Live in HD: “La Traviata”

Mar. 25, 7:30 p.m. & Mar. 26, 2 p.m. – Newport Symphony Orchestra with pianist Alexander Schimpf

Apr. 1, 10 a.m. – Met Opera Live in HD: “Idomeneo”

Apr. 8, 10 a.m. – Met Opera Live in HD: “Roméo et Juliette”

Apr. 14-30 – Red Octopus Theater Company: “Other Desert Cities”

Apr. 22, 10 a.m. – Met Opera Live in HD: “Eugene Onegin”

May 13, 10 a.m. – Met Opera Live in HD: “Der Rosenkavalier”


For more information about all of these events and more, and to purchase tickets, go to www.coastarts.org or call 541-265-2787.

 

Newport Visual Arts Center

The Newport Visual Arts Center at the Nye Beach Turnaround is a feast for the eyes whether you are perusing an exhibit or looking out the windows at its breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. The VAC is home to three galleries: the Runyan on the main floor, the Coastal Oregon Visual Artists Showcase (COVAS) with Video Archive on the second, and the Upstairs Gallery on third.  No matter what level you enter the building, a variety of artistic visions await you. Exhibits feature local, regional and national artists. Friendly docents will answer your questions, and admission is free.

There is always something special happening in this bright yellow building. Monthly Artist Receptions to welcome new exhibits take place on the first Friday of each month from 5 to 7 pm. Classes are available five days a week through the Yaquina Art Association. Drop in for free classes in watercolor, oil, acrylic, hand building with clay, china painting, colored pencil or pastel. Classes for children are given periodically as well – check with the VAC for a schedule. Make sure to check the web site, coastarts.org, for a more complete calendar of events.

The Runyan Gallery is open 11 am - 5 pm  Tuesday through Sunday (October – March). The COVAS and Upstairs galleries are open noon - 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

Upcoming events include:

Through Oct. 2 -- “Rick Bartow: A Community Collection” in the Runyan Gallery

Through Oct. 29 -- "The Wisdom of Youth” Student Art Show in the VAC Classroom Gallery

Oct. 7-Nov. 27 – “Wings Over the Sea”: Drawings, paintings, & mixed media by Mimi Cernyar Fox in the Runyan Gallery. Opening reception Oct. 7, 5-7 p.m.

Oct. 7-Nov. 26 – “Continuum” by Ben Killen Rosenberg in the Upstairs Gallery. Artistic interpretations of decaying birds found along Oregon’s beaches in watercolor and ink paintings. Opening reception Oct. 7, 5-7 p.m.

Oct. 7-Nov. 26 – “Tillamook Inspirations” by Dana Hurlburt in the COVAS. Acrylic paintings, telamadera fusion works and driftwood signs reflecting the region. Opening reception Oct. 7, 5-7 p.m.

Nov. 6, 5-8 p.m. – Nye Beach Banner Auction. Banners that have flown above Nye Beach all summer will be auctioned to raise funds for arts education programs. Auction is promptly at 7 pm, food and music all evening.

Dec. 3-31 – Annual Pushpin Show in the Runyon Gallery, a community show in which all submissions are accepted as long as they can be hung from the gallery walls with four pushpins! Opening reception Dec. 3, 5-7 p.m.

Jan. 6-29 – Mayor’s Show, Runyon Gallery. Juried show that chooses from among the “Pushpin” entries (see above) for an expanded exhibit. Opening reception Jan. 6, 5-7 p.m.

March 3-April 2 – Yaquina Art Association Members Show

April 7-30 – Yaquina Art Association Photographers Show

April 21-23 – Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival

Art List

Bayscapes Gallery & Coffee House

Come in for hot coffee, specialty drinks and delicious pastries with an awesome view of the Newport Bay!

333 SW Bay Blvd
Newport, Oregon 97365
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(541) 265-4017

Breach The Moon Gallery

On Newport's historic bayfront. Features hundreds of American Craft Artists. See gallery photo.

434 SW Bay Blvd
Newport, Oregon 97365
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(541) 265-9698

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Coast Arts: Performing Arts Center & Visual Arts Center

Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates, promotes and develops community arts.

P. O. Box 1315
Newport, OR 97365
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(541) 265-2787

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Dapper Frog

An emporium of treasures for the heart,home and soul. Distinctive art glass and sculptures. Whimsical gifts to make you smile.

701 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365
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(541) 265-3764

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The Edge Glass Blowing

There is a glass blowing studio right in the gallery space so visitors can watch this beautiful and ancient art in action. Visitors can also take individual classes to design and blow their own glass float. Check out the video pages? glass blowing classes? to get a feel for the experience of ?getting hot at the edge!?

3916 S Coast Hwy
Newport, Oregon 97365
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(541) 867-4198

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Forinash Gallery

Award winning photography by Chuck Forinash, featuring decor and stock photography of the Oregon Coast with an emphasis on Lighthouses and Bridges. Custom prints available from 8 X 10 to 40 X 60. Framing available.

856 SW Bay Blvd.
Newport, Oregon 97365
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(541) 265-8483

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Hastings Coastal Woodworks

Woodturning studio and gallery with supplies, tools and lessons.

3333 SE Ferry Slip Rd
Newport, Oregon 97365
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(541) 867-2992

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Historic Nye Beach - Merchants Association

Visit Newport's historic oceanfront community, and enjoy shopping, dining, lodging, galleries, and two public beach access points (Don Davis Park and the Nye Beach Turnaround). Visitors and locals continue to enjoy this eclectic mix of business, recreation, and every day living in a walking neighborhood established by John Nye on his 160 acre land claim when Newport was first opened for settlement in 1866. Return to the "Home" page, right side, to check out the Event Calendar to see what is happening in Nye Beach!

P.O. Box 1211
Newport, Oregon 97365
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(541) 265-6262

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Inscapes Gallery

Fine art gallery; largest in Newport

818 SW BAY BLVD
Newport, OR 97365
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(541) 265-6843

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Latta's Fused Glass

Handcrafted fused glass pieces: vases, plates, platters, other products. See platter.

669 Bay Blvd
Newport, Oregon 97365
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(541) 265-9685

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Newport Symphony Orchestra

The Newport Symphony Orchestra is the only full-season professional symphony on the Oregon coast. The ensemble presents a season of five concerts, a free Fourth of July pops concert, and a variety of educational programs for local students.

PO Box 1617
Newport, OR 97365
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(541) 574-0614

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Nye Cottage Beads

Retail bead cottage with glass and semi precious beads, tools, findings, stringing materials and handcrafted fair trade items from around the world. We offer classes in various beading styles and are the state representative for KAZURI, fair trade beads made from the clay found near Mount Kenya. The Kazuri workshop is located on part of the Karen Von Blixen Coffee Plantation outside Nairobi, and employs over 350 women who are each head of household, supporting family units as large at 20, on their living wage. Open daily, 10am until 5pm.

208 NW Coast St
Newport, OR 97365
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(541) 265-6262
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Oceanic Arts

Showcasing contemporary Northwest crafts; fine arts prints. The place to find anything related to the Oregon Coast for your home decor.

444 SW Bay Blvd
Newport, Oregon 97365
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(541) 265-5963

Oregon Coast Glassworks

Glass blowing classes and demonstrations. Stop by our new location and watch us create amazing glass art or schedule a glass blowing class to create your own signature piece. Our gift shop is full of glass art ranging from beads and floats to lighting, wine goblets, platters, and Venetian glass sculpture. Looking for that custom wedding top? We can do that too. Our new location offers a larger glass blowing studio and more space for our gallery. Come see us today on the corner of Hwy 20 and Fogarty St on the eastern gateway into Newport.

616 E Olive St (Corner of Hwy 20 & Fogarty)
Newport, Oregon 97365
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(541) 574-8226 (UCAN)

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Oregon Coast History Center

The Oregon Coast History Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the Central Oregon Coast. Both facilities are located just one block off Highway 101 behind the National Guard Armory.

545 SW 9th Street
Newport, Oregon 97365
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(541) 265-7509

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Ozone Fine Art

Contemporary painting, sculpture, mixed media, jewelry and more from local and national artists.

669 Bay Blvd
Newport, Oregon 97365
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(541) 265-9500

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Wind Drift Gallery II

Family owned and operated gallery & gift shop. Filled with unique finds from Oregon and around the world; we really do have something for everyone! We have jewelry, art, home decor, t-shirts and more! Featuring a variety of fair trade and locally made products when available.

414 SW Bay Blvd
Newport, Oregon 97365
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(541) 265-7454

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Writers on The Edge

Writers On The Edge holds live literary shows every month, year-round. Readings and performances are appropriate for writers and readers who appreciate good writing and diversity of thought. See www.writersontheedge.org for schedule details.

PO Box 85
Newport, OR 97365
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(541) 574-7708

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