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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 premier 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, as well as visiting performers of all types, keeping the building buzzing year-round.

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

Newport Visual Arts Center

Located beside the Nye Beach Turnaround, the Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC) offers many amazing views of the ocean while simultaneously showcasing diverse art exhibits and events. The VAC is the largest facility on the Oregon Coast built specifically for the exhibition of visual art and is divided into three galleries, a showcase area, and several mixed-use spaces. On the first floor, The William Runyan Gallery consists of 1000 square feet, while the Upstairs Gallery occupies 300 square feet of the third floor. The Coastal Oregon Visual Artists’ Showcase (COVAS) on the third floor is a maple and glass exhibit space that features rotating art exhibits.

Local, regional and national artists exhibit at the VAC, and admission is always free.

The VAC features monthly artist openings for new exhibits on the first Friday of most months, offers a variety of free art classes five days a week, and recently started hosting youth-art classes called Art Fridays. As the exposure of visual arts has grown, so has the available space at the VAC, and in 2016 several areas were remodeled and repurposed. A 300 square foot Media Room that seats up to 20 viewers was added to the second floor and also functions as a meeting room. The less formal Classroom Gallery was opened on the third floor to serve as a gallery for student-developed artwork and classroom space. The VAC was also recently repainted and new flooring was installed.

The Runyan Gallery is open 11 am - 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday (October – March). The COVAS and Upstairs Gallery are open noon - 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Visit www.coastarts.org for a complete list of calendar events and the schedule of classes and times.

Jan. 5-28 –“The Mayors’ Show” will be featured in the Runyan Gallery, with an opening reception from 5-7 pm on Jan. 5

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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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Burrows House Museum 

The Bank of Newport purchased the property and house in 1976 and donated the house to the Lincoln County Historical Society which moved the building to its current location next to the Log Cabin Museum. The building officially became a museum with an open house and dedication on Sunday, September 24, 1978.

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

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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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For ArtSake Gallery

For ArtSake Gallery is an artist-owned gallery in Newport, Oregon featuring watercolors, oil paintings, acrylic, mixed media, jewelry, pottery, handbags, scarves,  photographs and glass art created by local artists.

258 NW Coast Street
Newport, Oregon 97365
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(541) 574-9070

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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

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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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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The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center

The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center is a major museum and interactive center that incorporates the working wharf, educational programs, and local maritime uses. The center features maritime-related exhibits and art. It has been designed to attract, educate, and entertain all ages, instilling in local residents and visitors a sense of place and community, a place they will want to visit again and again.

333 SE Bay Blvd
Newport, Oregon 97365
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541-265-7509

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The Roger Yost Gallery

The Roger Yost Salem Gallery is located in a 1927 art deco tower in the heart of Downtown Salem, Oregon’s capital city, and within strolling distance of fine restaurants, boutiques, museums and other galleries.

The gallery contains more than 7500 square feet of exhibit space featuring original paintings and limited edition giclees by more than sixty collectible international artists, plus sculpture, art glass, and ceramics.

859 SW Bay Blvd # 1
Newport, Oregon 97365
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(541) 574-0802

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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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Yaquina Arts Association

The Yaquina Art Association is a community based non-profit art organization whose primary purpose is to provide art education and promote appreciation of the arts. This is done by providing a variety of tuition free classes, maintaining a gallery and gift shop for local artist’s to sell their work, and funding a scholarship program for students in the community. It has been a steady artistic and educational influence in the Lincoln County area since 1947.

789 NW Beach Dr
Newport, OR 97365
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(541) 265-5133

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