Newport Visual Arts Center

OCCA nurtures the artist in everyone by providing a range of educational opportunities for artists, professionals and amateurs alike, so that they can cultivate their creative spirits.

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Address:

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365 

Contact Info:

Newport Visual Arts Center
777 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365 

541-265-6540 

Hours:

Runyan Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm.
Upstairs Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Saturday, noon - 4 pm.
COVAS Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Saturday, noon - 4 pm.

Email:

vac@coastarts.org

Place Description:

The Newport Visual Arts Center, located at the historic Nye Beach Turnaround, is a facility built by the City of Newport as a public art exhibition space and for art education programs and maintained by the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts.

The William Runyan Gallery occupies approximately 1000 square feet on the first floor and exhibits 12 shows per year.

The Upstairs Gallery, a 300 square foot gallery space on the third floor level, schedules 12 exhibits per year featuring new and experimental artists in the norhwest region.

The Coastal Oregon Visual Artists' Showcase (COVAS), established in 2011, occupies space on the third floor of the Visual Arts Center. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

The Visual Arts Center also offers classes, workshops, and community events. The facility is also available for rental for art events and other activities. View the Rental Rates in the Downloads area to the right.

Runyan Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm.
Upstairs Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Saturday, noon - 4 pm.
COVAS Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Saturday, noon - 4 pm.

Contact us for gallery or room rental information at 541-265-6540 or vac@coastarts.org.

Contact the Director at 541-265-6569 or email shouck@coastarts.org.

ARCHIVES – View Past Exhibitions at the Center

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Upcoming Events in Newport Visual Arts Center

  • Call for Proposals - Coastal Oregon Visual Artist Showcase

    October 28th, 2013 to December 31st, 2014

    Mid-career Oregon artists from all 7 coastal counties - Curry, Coos, Douglas (Reedsport School District), Lane (Siuslaw School District), Lincoln, Tillamook and Clatsop Counties are invited to submit a proposal to exhibit in the Coastal Oregon Visual Artists Showcase (COVAS) in the 2014-15 cycle.

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  • Visions of Nature by Valerie Tucker

    May 2nd, 2014 to July 31st, 2014

    Landscape paintings by Curry County artist, Valerie Tucker, are featured in the Coastal Oregon Visual Artist Showcase on the second floor of the VAC. The exhibition includes a video about the artist.

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  • Visions II: Paintings by Barbara Krystoff-Scott

    June 6th, 2014 to July 27th, 2014

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts welcomes Barbara Krystoff-Scott to the Runyan Gallery for an exhibition of “Visions II”, a series of paintings.

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  • Runyan Gallery - "Simply Red" - Textiles by High Fiber Diet

    August 1st, 2014 to September 28th, 2014

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is pleased to present “Simply Red,” an exhibit of textile art by fiber artists in the High Fiber Diet group, in the Newport Visual Arts Center's Runyan Gallery beginning August 1.

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