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. 

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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)

  • Jaf Works: Creations by Jimmy Frankfort

    December 1st, 2018 to January 26th, 2019

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is pleased to present “Jaf Works: Creations by James Frankfort” from December 1 to January 27 in the Upstairs Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center. “Jaf Works” is a look back at James Frankfort, an artist in the central Oregon coast region from the early 1980s through the late 1990s. The exhibition will focus on Frankfort’s drawings, prints, cartoons and other works on paper, along with representations of the artist’s paintings and mixed-media work. An opening reception for “Jaf Works” will be held on Saturday, December 1, 5-7pm, with relatives and friends discussing his work at 6:15pm.

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  • Out of the Box: Contemporary Design in Feltmaking by Kathy Elfers

    December 1st, 2018 to January 26th, 2019

    The Oregon Coast Council for Arts welcomes Florence artist Kathy Elfers and her exhibition, “Out of the Box: Contemporary Design in Felt Making,” to the Coast Oregon Visual Artist Showcase (COVAS), from December 1 to January 26 at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Elfers works in the styles of wet felting, needle felting and Nuno felting, and she will present wall hangings, wall sculpture and 3D objects, some incorporating mixed media. An opening reception for “Out of the Box: Contemporary Design in Felt Making” will be held on Saturday, December 1, 5-7pm, with the artist talking about her work at 6:15pm.

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  • 2018 PushPin Show

    December 1st, 2018 to December 30th, 2018

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts marks the 28th anniversary of The PushPin Show December 1-30 in the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC).. A holiday opening reception will take place at the VAC on Saturday, December 1, 5-7pm.

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  • Met Opera: La Traviata

    December 15th, 2018 to December 15th, 2018

    In his first Live in HD appearance as the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover.

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  • A Christmas Carol: Reading by Claire Hall

    December 23rd, 2018 to December 23rd, 2018

    Claire continues the long-time Newport Performing Arts Center tradition, originally begun by actor, conductor and longtime arts patron David Ogden Stiers, of a free holiday reading by presenting Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on Sunday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. at the David Ogden Stiers Theater (formerly known as the Studio Theatre).

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  • National Theatre The Madness of George III

    December 28th, 2018 to December 28th, 2018

    Multi-award-winning drama "The Madness of George III" will be broadcast live in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse, at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28. It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

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  • Phillip Kopczynski

    February 15th, 2019 to February 15th, 2019

    Phillip Kopczynski's animated stand up comedy has been seen from Vancouver BC to Orlando Florida. He has been seen in commercials for Goodwill along with the very popular Barats and Beretta YouTube Channel (120M views).

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  • Met Opera: Adriana Lecouvreur

    February 16th, 2019 to February 16th, 2019

    For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by tenor Piotr Beczała. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, in a new staging by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a Baroque theater.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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