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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  • 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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  • 'Fresh Fish' - New Works by Ben Soeby at the Newport Visual Arts Center

    August 1st, 2014 to September 27th, 2014

    he Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is pleased to present new works by Lincoln City artist Ben Soeby in the Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC) Upstairs Gallery through Sept. 27. Titled "Fresh Fish… And the Other Side of the Story," the show highlights Soeby's sculptural multimedia pieces covered with Prismacolor colored pencil patterns and drawings on wood. The public is invited to an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at the VAC.

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  • Opening Reception - Newport Visual Arts Center

    August 1st, 2014 to August 2nd, 2014

    The public is invited to an opening reception for "Simply Red" - an exhibit of textile art in Runyan Gallery by fiber artists in the High Fiber Diet group, affiliated with the Portland-based Columbia Fiber Arts Guild and "Fresh Fish" new works by Lincoln City artist Ben Soeby in the Upstairs Gallery.

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  • Let There Be Arts Summer Workshop

    August 2nd, 2014 to August 3rd, 2014

    Let There Be Arts, a kids art nonprofit, is planning a 2 day art workshop in the large classroom at the VAC.

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  • Nye Beach Writers Series Presents Sandra Stone

    August 16th, 2014 to August 16th, 2014

    An Evening with: Sandra Stone, author of Cocktails with Brueghel at the Museum Café.

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