Free OCCA Website Listings Learning Session - Newport Visual Arts Center

presented by: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

Starts:Thursday, November 21, 2013  12:00 PMEnds:Thursday, November 21, 2013  2:00 PM



Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365 

Directions: Google Maps and other online mapping programs can have a problem directing you to the VAC. Here are the easiest directions to follow: heading north or south on Hwy. 101, turn west on NW 3rd St. Proceed straight down the hill. At the second stop sign, turn right. One short block later, turn left under Nye Beach archway. Proceed straight to Nye Beach turnaround and parking lot. The VAC is the large blue and gray building off the turnaround. To director offices and upper parking lot: turn west of Hwy. 101 at NW 3rd St. Head down hill. At second stop sign, continue straight 1.5 blocks, with the Sylvia Beach Hotel remaining on your left. The VAC administrative offices can be accessed through the smaller, upper parking lot.

Event Description:

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) is offering free learning sessions on Monday,  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, November 18-21, and 23, to all Lincoln County artists, gallery owners, presenters of arts-related events, and arts, heritage and humanities organizations, to learn how to input their information on OCCA’s new website, This website is the only one of its kind devoted exclusively to promoting coastal Oregon arts.

These easy and free sessions teach people how to enter, at no cost, arts-related events, classes, workshops, auditions, receptions, artists’ profiles into our website, and become part of OCCA’s coastal Events and Arts Directory.  Artists, public relations, executive directors, event coordinators, marketing people, and volunteers, who handle their organization’s press releases, will want to attend.

Through a grant from Meyer Memorial Trust, OCCA redesigned its website, and the Oregon Community Foundation grant from the Fred Fields Fund, is allowing OCCA to create its Coastal Arts Network Design and Optimization (CAN DO) initiative to teach organizations and artists to input their information and keep it current.

The OCCA buys local, regional and national advertising to promote and drive people to and the site is quickly found with common search tools of the Internet. The site has a built-in refined search capability to allow anyone to find the art resource quickly and timely, whether it be an event, gallery, artist, venue, or art organization. More importantly, if you are an artist, performer, or event coordinator for art events on the coast, you will have a special ability to submit the content of your listings at this site easily online anytime at will, making it the freshest list of culturally fun and interesting things to do.

OCCA’s CAN DO Outreach and Education Representative (OER), Ernest Brown, conducts these free learning sessions. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.  If you have a laptop or tablet computer, please bring it to the session; however it is not a requirement for participation.

Other sessions can be found in Newport, Toledo or Lincoln City on the 19th, 20th, 21st and 23rd of November.

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