The year 2021 has brought a whole new basket of surprises, and with it come new adventures in the world of art. Around Lincoln County, artists have come up with new ways to bring culture and art to people from a distance.
The Lincoln City Cultural Center
From January to the end of February, The Lincoln City Cultural Center is hosting an art auction to raise money for the Echo Mountain Arts Fund. This auction was designed to provide direct support for artists, musicians and other creatives who have been adversely affected by the Echo Mountain Fire in September 2020.
In the spring, LCCC will be joining the Before I Die Project to install a wall in the north lawn in April. Community members are encouraged to answer the question “Before I die, I want to.” If you would like to help, email to Krista at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 541-994-9994.
Since March, LCCC has been putting together art kits. The Art Kit Room allows community members to pick up a kit from the self-serve area. These kits are free or by donation.
Many events are coming up and happening right now at LCCC, such as “More Than Meets The Eye: Infrared Seascapes” and the “Taft High School Student Art Show”. Make sure to check out their Facebook Page to find more events.
From now to May 31, 2021 the library is holding a book bingo which can be picked up during Library Take Out on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
From January to December, Newport Library is hosting It’s FINALLY 2021 Reading Challenge. Record every book, eBook and audiobook until the log is completed to win the grand prize. If you read from the bonus category, you will win prizes all year long.
To celebrate Black History Month, the focus is to read black stories and celebrate achievements and contributions given to the country by African-and Caribbean-Americans.
Every 25 books, the Newport Library is giving out prizes for continuing with the Centennial Book Challenge, running until December.
Every month, they hold The Reading Circle on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. March is focusing on a Shakespeare book and April features poetry.
Newport Visual Arts Center
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is hosting the Coastal Oregon Visual Artist Showcase from January 16 to March 20. The showcase is open Wednesday to Saturday from noon to 4PM. It can be seen in person at the VAC or online at coastarts.org. Both online and in person, the VAC is exhibiting A Segment of Art which features wood sculptures done by Dan Gray.
The VAC is presenting the Flower Girls exhibit in the Upstairs Gallery. This features a two-person exhibit from Lincoln County artists Victoria Diedron and Katia Kyte with twenty-four oil paintings of native Oregon flowers. These can be viewed from noon to 4 PM Wednesday through Saturday. You can also see the exhibit online.
Online, the VAC is presenting an online art show where visitors can view and purchase work. There are currently 157 artists participating in this art show.
In the 2021 Mayor’s Show, the VAC is featuring 10 artists from the PushPin & ClothesLine Show at the VAC. To see the full lineup of artists, you can view the PushPin &ClothesLine Show online.
Newport Symphony Orchestra
The Newport Symphony Orchestra Musicians have put together NSO To Go, a collection of over 20 music videos from the members of the symphony. These are available to be watched online at home.
Presenting the New Musical Insight Series, the NSO is featuring Musician’s Living Room. For March, NSO Harpist Martha Griffith will share a collection of instruments, perform and tell her musician life story. Tickets are available online to purchase now.
Yaquina River Museum of Art
The Yaquina River Art Museum hosts a traveling exhibit that is A Painted Voice for a Sacred Landscape. You can see a portion of the exhibit online, or visit the museum from noon to 4 PM Friday through Sunday.
Yachats Arts Guild
The Yachats Arts Guild has an online art gallery featuring oil paintings, photography, and even jewelry.
There will be a new art show starting on March 20th called A New Leaf. This is their second online art show after their November Small Treasures show.
On May 1st, the Yachats Arts Guild will be featuring a pop-up show called the Mother’s Day Boutique which is meant to provide smaller and less expensive pieces of art that can be purchased as a Mother’s Day gift.
From “to go” concerts to online art shows, the creative community has stepped up to the challenge to bring the beauty of creation into the home of every person around Lincoln County.