Sitka Center for Art & Ecology


Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
56605 Sitka Drive
Otis, OR 97368

Contact Info:

Phone: (541) 994-5485
Fax: (541) 994-8024 


8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday


Place Description:

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 humanity.

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.

Sitka Center for Art & Ecology buildings
Sitka Center for Art & Ecology grove
Sitka Center for Art & Ecology ocean
Sitka Center for Art & Ecology trees
Sitka Center for Art & Ecology view