Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

Contact Info:

Oregon Coast Council for the Arts
P.O. Box 1315
Newport, OR 97365

541-265-ARTS (2787) 

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Ticket Information:

Tickets are available from the Newport Performing Arts Center box office, located at 777 W. Olive Street in Newport. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays) and one hour prior to performance times. 

Presenter Description:

What is OCCA?

Celebrating 35 years, the non-profit Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) is based in the thriving central Oregon coast town of Newport.

OCCA's Mission

  • OCCA is the hub of arts opportunities as the "go-to" source for information on Oregon coast arts and culture, connecting residents and visitors to all arts activities in an easy accessible manner.
  • OCCA offers exceptional variety by providing access to an immense range of artistic experiences - there really is "something for everyone."
  • OCCA provides world-class arts experiences by bringing to our local community performances, educational opportunities and cultural events, highlighting local treasures and providing access to world-renowned artists.
  • OCCA strengthens the arts by ensuring that the Oregon coast has a rich and vibrant arts community through the support and promotion of arts and cultural organizations and individual artists.
  • OCCA nurtures the artist in everyone by providing a range of educational opportunities for professional and amateur artists alike - so that they can cultivate their creative spirits.

OCCA's Role as Regional Arts Council

OCCA serves as regional arts council for coastal Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Coos and Curry counties, as well as the coastal towns of Lane and Douglas counties. What does this mean?

OCCA's Facility Management

OCCA manages the Newport Performing Arts Center and the Newport Visual Arts Center.


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Upcoming Events in Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

  • 2019 New Digital Brochure: Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival

    December 17th, 2018 to March 17th, 2019

    Available February 4th To be the first to receive the 2019 festival brochure on February 1st, make sure we have your email: • Email npaf@coastarts.org, with subject line '2019 NPABF brochure email list'. • Include your preferred email address and street mailing address.

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  • Art Fridays Return for Winter 2019 Session

    December 21st, 2018 to March 22nd, 2019

    Art Fridays—OCCA’s popular visual art youth classes at the Newport Visual Arts Center—return for the winter 2019 session. The seven-part series will maintain a focus on the “FUNdamentals of Drawing & Painting.” Led by instructors Marcy Kenyon and Eileen Hearne, students will create still-lifes, self-portraits, human form drawings, collages and more. Classes run from February 8 to March 22.

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  • After-School Theatre Classes

    January 17th, 2019 to June 13rd, 2019

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, in partnership with Jennifer Hamilton, offers after school theatre classes for kids in grades 2 through 4. Classes are held 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Newport Performing Arts Center, and will culminate in a Share Day for friends and family. Spring session begins January 17; class size is limited.

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  • I Am My White Ancestors: Claiming the Legacy of Oppression

    February 1st, 2019 to February 24th, 2019

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts hosts the installation, “I Am My White Ancestors: Claiming the Legacy of Oppression,” by Portland artist Anne Mavor from February 1-24 in the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Mavor’s installation includes 13 life-size photographic self-portraits printed on fabric panels, each accompanied by audio and written narratives from the perspective of each character. A First Friday opening reception will be held on February 1, 5-7pm, with Mavor discussing her work at 5:45pm.

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  • A Ripple of Kindness: Drawings and Cut Paper by Vicki Idema

    February 1st, 2019 to March 9th, 2019

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts welcomes Corvallis-based artist Vicki Idema to the Upstairs Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Idema’s exhibiton, “A Ripple of Kindness,” will run from February 1 to March 9, 2019, and will include drawings and cut paper works. A First Friday opening reception will be held on February 1, 5-7pm, with the artist speaking at 6:15pm.

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  • Nature Meets Kelp Art

    February 1st, 2019 to March 30th, 2019

    The Oregon Coast Councils for the Arts presents “Nature Meets Kelp Art,” an exhibition featuring Brooking-based artist Sherryl Griffin, from February 1 to March 30 in the Coastal Oregon Visual Artist Showcase (COVAS) at the Newport Visual Arts Center. The exhibition will include kelp-based art objects, from baskets and flower vases to wall art and kelp photography. The COVAS Showcase features mid-career artists living on the Oregon coast, rotating through Oregon’s seven coastal counties, and Griffin will be representing Curry County. A First Friday opening reception is set for February 1, 5-7pm at the VAC, with the artist speaking about her work at 6:15pm.

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  • 2019 Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival Registration

    February 4th, 2019 to April 15th, 2019

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is pleased to present the 24th annual Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival on April 26-28. Please find attached the festival brochure and a registration worksheet. Registration this year is online via Google Forms only. The time and date stamp will determine your place in the registration queue. Please see page 20 of the festival brochure for specific Google Form instructions.

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  • National Theatre The Tragedy of King Richard II

    February 22nd, 2019 to February 22nd, 2019

    Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London, in "The Tragedy of King Richard II" at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

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  • Met Opera: Carmen

    February 23rd, 2019 to February 23rd, 2019

    Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite tenor Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010.

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  • Met Opera: La Fille du Régiment

    March 2nd, 2019 to March 2nd, 2019

    Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Baritone Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

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  • Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood

    March 17th, 2019 to March 17th, 2019

    Take an immersive journey through the life, works and struggles of the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio. Roberto Longhi, a Caravaggio expert, explores in the artist's masterpieces the echo of personal experiences and the expression of the human state, both physical and emotional.

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  • National Theatre I'm Not Running

    March 29th, 2019 to March 29th, 2019

    "I’m Not Running" is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live at 7 p.m. Friday, Mar. 29. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonizing decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your peace of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

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  • Met Opera: Die Walküre

    March 30th, 2019 to March 30th, 2019

    In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, the willful title warrior maiden, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance.

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  • Terry Robb in Concert

    March 30th, 2019 to March 30th, 2019

    Portland-based guitarist Terry Robb will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at the Newport Performing Arts Center in Newport.

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  • Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche

    April 28th, 2019 to April 28th, 2019

    Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche, recounts the start of the Vienna Secession, a magical art movement formed in the late 1890's for art, literature and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the drives of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence. 

At the heart of Secession were artists Gustav Klimt and his protégé and dear friend Egon Schiele.

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  • Met Opera: Dialogues des Carmélites

    May 11st, 2019 to May 11st, 2019

    The Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress.

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  • Water Lilies of Monet

    June 16th, 2019 to June 16th, 2019

    Voyage through the masterpieces and obsessions of the genius and founder of Impressionism, Claude Monet, in "Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light" at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16. An art-world disruptor at the turn of the 20th century whose obsession with capturing light and water broke all convention, Monet revolutionized Modern Art with his timeless masterpieces.

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