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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. Upcoming events include the following:

 

April 14-30 – Red Octopus Theatre Company: “Other Desert Cities”

May 12-14 – Dance and all that Jazz /TJ Hoofers: Kidstuff 2017 dance performance

May 13, 9:30 am – Met Opera Live in HD: “Der Rosenkavalier”

May 19-28 – Pacific Dance Ensemble: “The Magic Flute”

June 9-11 – Oregon Coast Ballet Company dance performance

June 17, 7:30 pm & June 18, 2:00 pm – Newport Symphony Orchestra with guests Thomas Lauderdale & Hunter Noack: Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”

June 24, 7:00 pm – Fox Creek Music Revue: jazz, rock, bluegrass, folk; to benefit the Performing Arts Center

June 19-29 – Theater Camp (see p. XX for details)

June 25, 2:00 pm – Coastalaires Barbershop Chorus

July 1 – Red Octopus Theatre Company: 24-Hour Theatre

July 8, 7:30 pm & July 9, 2:00 pm – Newport Symphony Orchestra with Five by Design: Music of the “Madmen” Era

July 9 & 10, 7:00 pm – Summer Film Series

July 14, 7:00 pm – National Theatre Live in HD: “Twelfth Night”

July 17-27 – Theater Camp (see p. XX for details)

July 21, 7:00 pm – National Theatre Live in HD: “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”

July 23 & 24, 7:00 pm – Summer Film Series

July 29, 7:00 pm & July 30, 2:00 pm – Milo Graamans & Friends musical performance

July 30 & 31, 7:00 pm – Summer Film Series

July 31-Aug 10 – Shakespeare Camp (see p. XX for details)

Aug 4, 7:00 pm – National Theatre Live in HD: “Obsession”

Aug 6 & 7, 7:00 pm – Summer Film Series

Aug 11 & 12 – Lecture: Get Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse! (see p. XX for details)

Aug 18-Sept 3 – Red Octopus Theatre Company: “Little Shop of Horrors”

Sept 8, 7:00 pm – National Theatre Live in HD: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Sept 16, 7:30 pm & Sept 17, 2:00 pm – Newport Symphony Orchestra: American Pictures, music of Dvorak, Lyadov, and others, accompanied by photochoreography by Westwater Arts

Sept 22, 7:00 pm – National Theatre Live in HD: “Peter Pan”

Sept 29, 7:00 pm – National Theatre Live in HD: “Salome”

Oct 6-9 – Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Four days of live jazz and clinics (times vary; see coastarts.org for more info)

Oct 13-29 – New Visions Arts: “Venus in Fur”

Oct 20, 7:00 pm – National Theatre Live in HD: “Angels in America Part 1”

Nov 3, 7:30 pm & Nov 4, 2:00 pm -- Newport Symphony Orchestra: Works of Shostakovich, Ravel, and others, featuring bassoonist Chad Alexander

 

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, featuring mid-career artists working and living on the Oregon coast) on the second, and the Upstairs Gallery on third. Exhibits feature local, regional and national artists. Friendly docents will answer your questions, and admission is free.

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 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. The COVAS and Upstairs galleries are open noon - 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

Upcoming events include:

April 7-May 27 – “Portraits in Glass,” kiln-formed frit paintings by Jamie Boyd in COVAS

May 5-June 4 – “The World Unmade” by Roger Peet in the Runyan Gallery: A show of new work featuring several series of large-format print works addressing the contemporary and historical crises of our relationship with the natural world, with an emphasis on oceans.

May 5-June 3 – “Whale Song: A Giant Voice in a Sea of Sound” by Kris Elkin in the Upstairs Gallery: An installation of large-scale prints of humpback whales along with audio recordings of songs of humpback whales and human-created noise pollution undersea.

June 9-July 2 – “Connecting US20” by Sal Strom and Lynn Moyers in the Runyan Gallery. The “Connecting US20” project begins on May 1 in Boston and travels 3,365 miles through 12 states, ending on May 31 in Newport, co-creator Sal Strom’s hometown. Participants create two chains from multi-colored safety pins, one chain as a souvenir and a second to be shared with the next town visited. For more information, see www.connecting20.com.

June 9-July 1 – “New Narratives: Films from Newport High School” in the Media Room. This exhibit includes 10-15 short films created by Newport High School students during the 2016-17 school year.

July 7-August 27 – “Hawks on the Highway: Prints from Crow’s Shadow Press,” a group exhibit in the Runyan Gallery. As part of its 25th anniversary, the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts brings a collection of original artist prints from its permanent collection in eastern Oregon to Newport.

July 7-August 26 – “Needle and Crooked Knife: Exploring Northwest Art in Fiber and Red Cedar” by Tina McCann in the Upstairs Gallery: “Needle and Crooked Knife” focuses on Northwest themes and includes red cedar masks and fiber wall hangings.

September 1-October 29 – “Variety of Visions,” work from Pacific Northwest sculptors in the Runyan Gallery

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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

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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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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