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)

  • You'd Think It Were Sunny

    February 2nd, 2018 to March 31st, 2018

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents “You’d Think it Were Sunny Series,” an exhibition of oil and spray paint works on canvas by North Bend artist Becky Eddy Phillips, from February 2 to March 31 in the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center.

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  • Art Fridays: Winter 2018 Session: Tour the World!

    February 9th, 2018 to March 23rd, 2018

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts continues its popular Art Fridays visual arts programming for middle-school students at the Newport Visual Arts Center. In the seven-week series, running February 9 to March 23,students will tour the world, learning about art practices and traditions from Mongolia to Japan, from Mexico to Africa, and more.

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  • Falling on Center: Glass Works by Kelly Howard

    March 2nd, 2018 to April 28th, 2018

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts welcomes Kelly Howard to the Newport Visual Arts Center for her exhibition, “Falling on Center,” from March 2 to April 28 in the Coastal Oregon Visual Artist Showcase (COVAS). Howard will present blown glass works created in her studio on Highway 101 in Lincoln City. The COVAS Showcase features mid-career artists living on the Oregon coast, rotating throughout the seven coastal counties, and Kelly Howard will be representing Lincoln County. A short artist video accompanies each COVAS exhibition. A public reception for “Falling on Center” will be held during the VAC’s First Friday opening events on April 6, 5-7pm, with an artist talk at 6:15pm.

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  • Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival Instructors' Show

    March 9th, 2018 to April 21st, 2018

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents the 2018 Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival’s “Instructors’ Show” from March 9 to April 21 in the Newport Visual Arts Center’s Upstairs Gallery. Now in its 23rd, year, the Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival (NPBAF) is regarded as the largest paper arts festival on the Pacific Coast. In 2018, the festival will be held from April 20-22 and will include ten instructors leading 17 full-day workshops in fields such as surface design, book binding, assemblage and mixed media. A reception for the 2018 Instructors’ Show will be held on Friday, April 20, 5-7pm, at the VAC (777 NW Beach Dr.), and the public is invited to attend. The Upstairs Gallery is open noon to 4pm, Tuesday-Saturday.

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  • Met Opera: Così fan tutte

    March 31st, 2018 to March 31st, 2018

    A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island, in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Wine Tour Benefit for PAC Capital Campaign

    April 7th, 2018 to April 7th, 2018

    Come ride with us! The OCCA Luxury Wine Tour is ready to take you away for a day of fun and of course, WINE! Relax and enjoy a trip to Yamhill Valley Vineyards, Dobbes Family Estate, Winter’s Hill and Stoller Family Estate wineries, lunch and the company of fun people on Saturday, Apr. 7. A benefit for the PAC Capital Campaign.

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  • Met Opera: Luisa Miller

    April 14th, 2018 to April 14th, 2018

    Plácido Domingo stars with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love – and the penultimate event in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • 2018 Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival

    April 20th, 2018 to April 22nd, 2018

    The Newport Paper & Books Arts Festival is gearing up for its 23rd year as the largest festival of its kind on the West Coast. The 2018 festival will be held April 20-22, with 20 workshops offered by 10 different instructors. The OCCA-presented festival is based at the Newport Visual Arts Center, with workshops held at the VAC as well as other venues in Newport. Email npaf@coastarts.org to receive the updated festival brochure, indicating which workshops are still open.

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  • José Antonio Rodriguez Trio

    April 27th, 2018 to April 27th, 2018

    Virtuoso flamenco guitarist José Antonio Rodríguez has had an illustrious and highly versatile career having performed with such superstars as Paco de Lucía, Manolo Sanlucar, Astor Piazzola, Julian Bream, Chick Corea, John Mclaughlin, as well as performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Symphonic Orchestra of Seville. He is a master guitar professor as well as prolific composer.  

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  • Met Opera: Cendrillon (Cinderella)

    April 28th, 2018 to April 28th, 2018

    When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in "Manon" at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation, in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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