The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, on the Oregon Coast north
of Lincoln City, is located in the center of a United Nations
Biosphere Reserve designated by the United States Congress as the
only National Scenic Research Area in the country. Sitka Center, at
the edge of a Nature Conservancy preserve with over 3 miles of
trails, is adjacent to the Cascade Head Experimental Forest where
Native American and other forestry practices have been researched
since 1938. Its small campus, studios, and residences, are part of
Cascade Head Ranch and sit within view of the Pacific Ocean,
overlooking the protected Salmon River estuary.
Founded in 1970, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology fosters
creativity, intellectual inquiry, and education. By helping others
discover more about their core creative selves and their
connections to nature, the Sitka Center works to fulfill its
mission of expanding the relationships between art, nature and
The Sitka Center offers workshops, residencies and community
events, while maintaining a facility appropriate to its needs in
harmony with its inspirational coastal environment near Cascade
Head and the Salmon River estuary.
Literally a center at the edge, where land meets sky, saltwater
meets freshwater, the Sitka Center is a place where a diverse group
of people and ideas converge, co-mingle and depart transformed.