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British author Joe Treasure will read from his latest novel, “The Book of Air,” this Monday, Sept. 16, at Newport Public Library Read more

The latest Spotlight Show from Newport’s Yaquina Art Association features a series of handmade books that combine coastal artist Jane Hodgkins’ love of bookmaking and printmaking. Read more

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A Dixieland jazz and ragtime revival will fill the auditorium of the Lincoln City Cultural Center on Monday, Sept. 9, when Blair Crimmins & the Hookers roll into town. Read more

In the normally hushed confines of Newport Public Library, the silence has been broken by the unmistakable clanging of a gauntlet being thrown down. Read more

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Pianist George Winston will return to Newport this Friday, Sept. 6, for a one-night performance benefiting the Newport Performing Arts Center. Read more

Husband-and-wife photography duo Laren and JerriLynn Woolleyare the featured artists at Lincoln City's Beachstone Gallery and Artists Studio Association throughout September Read more

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The Oregon Coast is on the cusp of a Celtic invasion, with the Lincoln City Cultural Center’s Celtic Series set to deliver a monthly dose of Irish, Scottish and fusion music and dance starting on Sunday, Sept. 15. Read more

Very few people would ask to be re-incarnated as a wildebeest or a minnow. You don’t have to watch too many nature documentaries to know that these unfortunate creatures all too often end up as the entrée of the day. But life at the top of the food chain is no bed of roses either, as the lat… Read more

With decades in the casino business, former Lincoln City resident Don Kennedy has heard his fair share of stories. But the tales that tickle him the most come from his side gig, playing the part of Santa Claus for charitable organizations. Read more

Tunes in the Dunes will return to Lincoln City on Thursday, Sept. 19, presenting performances by some of the best ukulele musicians in a benefit cabaret for Camp Westwind and its stewardship programs. Read more

Author and publisher Suzanne Fyhrie Parrott will teach a free workshop on publishing this Sunday, Sept. 15, when she visits Newport as the guest of the Willamette Writers Coast Chapter. Read more

Lincoln County Community Rights will present an afternoon of poetry and passion this Sunday, Sept. 15, as it hosts the inaugural Social Justice Poetry Slam at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Read more

The INHOUSE Jazz concert series will continue this Sunday, Sept. 1, when vocalist Annie Averre hosts an evening of music at a private home in Siletz. Read more

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The Yaquina Art Association Pedestal Spotlight Show, running through Friday Sept. 6, features the glass work of Mary Young. Read more

Experience the sights, sounds and flavors of Spain at a special summer evening fund-raiser at Café Mundo on Friday, Aug. 30. Read more

Internationally recognized composer and pianist Philip Hammond will make a splash this Sunday, Sept. 15, when he plays a benefit concert in Nehalem for the North County Recreation District’s new pool campaign. Read more

One has been described as a smoky-voiced vixen and the other a dusty blues guitarist. Together, they are Moody Little Sister, the Americana duo that will grace the Lincoln City Cultural Center on Thursday, Aug. 29. Read more

As part of the annual Toledo Art Walk on Labor Day Weekend, the Toledo Art Guild will host a two-day art sale on Saturday and Sunday, Aug 31. and. Sept. 1. Read more

Mandolin master Tim Connell and guitar guru Eric Skye will combine their talents this Saturday, Sept. 14, at Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts. Read more

The renowned Yachats Big Band will play at the Yachats Commons this Saturday, Aug. 24, in a benefit dance to help fund restoration of the historic Little Log Church and Museum. Read more

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For more than a quarter century, artists from near and far have flocked to Toledo to display their talent during the Annual Toledo Art Walk. Artist demonstrations, art talks, music, competitions, food and wine will again fill the town this Labor Day weekend, as the event returns for its 26th year. Read more

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is now accepting workshop proposals for the 25th Annual Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival, which will take place in April 2020. Read more

The latest Spotlight Show from Newport’s Yaquina Art Association features the fire-painted copper artwork of Eric Paukst alongside photographs by JerriLynn Woolley. Read more

Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts will host an opening reception this Saturday, Sept. 7, for its new show, featuring ceramics by Nicole Hummel, botanical drawings by Dorata Haber-Lehigh, drawings and paintings by Carl Whiting, and basketry and ceramics by Kathleen Kanas. Read more


If you think all the fun of summer is winding down now that we’re into the dog days of it, think again. Slated for August 19 to 23, the inaugural Oregon Children’s Music Festival offers kids aged four to 14 a music day camp residency where they will have the opportunity to sing, play instrum… Read more

Ever wished you could have your very own artist studio with an ocean view? Well, now you can, with Open Studios at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Read more

The Yachats Arts Guild will be showing and selling some of their best work at the group’s annual fall show, opening Saturday, Aug. 31 and continuing through Monday, Sept. 2. Read more

The latest Spotlight Show from Newport’s Yaquina Art Association features the jewelry designs of Calisse Browne. Read more

The Lincoln Pops Big Band will try to fill the largest dance floor in the county this Saturday, Aug. 24, when it plays The Beach Club and Events Center in Lincoln City. Read more

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The US Air Force is sending its top brass to the Oregon Coast, with a quintet of uniformed musicians presenting free concerts in Newport on Tuesday, Aug. 20, and in Lincoln City on Saturday, Aug. 25. Read more

Newport’s Red Octopus Theatre Company will hold auditions for its upcoming production of “Doubt: A Parable” by John Patrick Shanley this Sunday, Aug. 18. Read more

The Nestucca Valley Artisans will hold its 27th annual Artisans’ Festival at the Kiawanda Community Center in Pacific City this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24 and 25. Read more

The INHOUSE Jazz series of house concerts will continue this Sunday, Aug. 11, with a performance from vocalist Annie Averre, flutist Cheryl Alex and guitarist Ben Graves. Read more

Award-winning investigative journalist Rebecca Clarren will close out the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology’s Mingle and Muse series on Monday, Aug. 12, with a talk on “Fiction, Nonfiction and the American West.” Read more

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Newport's Porthole Players will present a homegrown treat this Friday, Aug. 9, when they raise the curtain on “She Loves Me Not,” a musical comedy written by coastal playwright Milo Graamans. Read more

There are few family heirlooms more special than a handmade quilt. An annual event that celebrates the time honored art will also be honoring some local veterans with gifts of handmade quilts during the annual “Quilts by the Sea,” show presented by Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild (OCQG). Read more

The speaker at this month’s Coastal Arts Guild monthly luncheon will be a man who really knows a lot about presentations. Tom Webb’s talk, “Behind the Gallery Walls: Curating at the Newport Visual Arts Center,” will cover his time as director of the VAC for the Oregon Coast Council for Arts … Read more

Nancy Wilson McEwen is the featured artist for August at Lincoln City’s Beachstone Gallery. Read more

Every once in a while you find that perfect piece of art and you try to hesitate but then it wags its tail and you find just have to have it. Make your next art connection during Art Adoption Month at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Read more

People will have a chance to pose with their prized posies during the 2019 Lincoln City Flower Show. This years theme is “In Technicolor.” The event will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10 and 11, at the Lincoln City Community Center. Read more

A gallery exhibit opening is just the start when the Bay City Arts Center (BCAC) hosts an art-filled weekend that includes a Delta-rock and folk music concert and two days of stone carving workshops on Friday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 4. Read more

Photographer Laren Woolley will be the featured artist of the Wall Spotlight Show at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery from Saturday, Aug. 3 through Friday, Aug 16. The display will also include a selection of YAA member artwork. Read more

The 363 miles of the Oregon coastline is filled with rugged capes, serene eddies and tidal sanctuaries. To honor this treasured part of the state, the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents “Art 363: Representing the Oregon Coast.” The overflowing event calendar includes three gallery ex… Read more

The Yachats Commons will undergo a transformation during the 23rd annual Pathways to Transformation Holistic Health, Psychic and Crafts Fair on Saturday, August 3, and Sunday, August 4. Read more

A public opening reception on Saturday, Aug. 10, will celebrate the current Oregon Coast Council for the Arts exhibition, “Ode to the Tides,” in the Upstairs Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Read more

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Acclaimed Northwest flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny will lead an all-star band featuring vocalist Holly Pyle in a celebration of music by Burt Bacharach this Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Read more

As Toledo readies for the annual Wooden Boat Show, artists will show their pride in the local maritime industry at the First Weekend art celebration, hosted at various gallery locations this Saturday, Aug. 3 and Sunday, Aug 4. Read more

The One Night Delights series continues this Wednesday, Aug. 21, with a staged reading of the musical “The Black Tulip,” served up alongside a special Dutch treat at intermission. Read more

Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts will unveil its newest exhibit this Saturday, Aug. 3, with an artists’ opening reception from 3 to 5 pm and an artist’s talk at 4 pm. Refreshments will be served. The show, which will include paintings by Samyak Yamauchi and Ben Rosenberg and ceramics … Read more