Saturday Kids Art Class

Every Saturday with two sessions to choose from 9 – 10:30am or 11am – 12:30pm. Saturday Kids classes offer a fun and supportive environment for kids 3 – 12 years of age, encouraging them to explore their imagination and develop creative skills. Every class is different; including drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and crafts.  Only $5 per child. No pre-registration required.  Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.  Learn More>


Teen Art Studio

Every Wednesday from 2:30 – 4:30pm for 13 – 18 year olds.  Two-hour weekly sessions offer teens an open, supportive environment to explore their creativity and develop their artistic techniques. Each class will be led by a professional artist from the community and will be split up into two parts: group project time, and individual time. Only $5 per month.  Learn more>

From October 12th through May 31st we are opening our doors to your students for a fun art-filled day.  Field trips are being offered free of charge, including transportation, to 4th grade classes from schools in Douglas County. Learn more here.

Field Trips may be scheduled on Thursday’s or Friday’s and run from 10:00am to 1:30pm, not including transportation time.  There will be one bus for each school with a maximum capacity depending on the bus in your district. Bring sack lunches and one adult volunteer per 10 children.

While at the Arts Center, students will participate in three art stations, focusing on basic elements of art (line, shape, etc), sculpture, and painting.  In addition, teachers will select an Art Express lesson relevant to classroom curriculum.  Lessons must be identified when reservations are made.  To see our Art Express catalog please click here.


UVAA Galleries will be
closed for Maintenance
Jan 2nd – Jan 26th.

Gallery Opening on Jan 26th.



Young & Famous: Douglas County Student Art Exhibit

Exhibit: Jan 26th  – Mar 9th
Opening Reception: Jan 26 5 – 7pm

Artwork by first through twelfth grade students from across Douglas County will be featured throughout UVAA’s galleries from January 26 – March 9, 2018. Please join us in celebrating how the creative energy of young people makes Douglas County a more beautiful place. There will be in awards ceremony at the reception on January 26, 2018 at 6pm.

Admission is always free. The opening reception is free and open to the public.



Clay Place Workshop:
At Home in a Small Studio

Feb 3rd | 9am – 4pm

Guest Artist Speakers:
Laurie Morris, Bob Johnson & Cheryl Weese

So the kiln goes here, the wedging table and the wheel here, glazes here: so how about a place for ME?  Three talented and prolific clay artists talk about their work, tools and perseverance.  Please bring your own lunch. Limit of 20 workshop participants. Register online or call: 541-672-2532.  Learn more here>



Call to Artist:
Artworks Northwest 2018

Registration Deadline: March 9, 2018
Exhibit Runs: May 4 – June 24, 2018

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association (UVAA) invites artists of all media to submit artworks to the annual Artworks Northwest Juried Art Show and Competition. Artworks Northwest is a regional juried art show of work by artists from the Pacific Northwest (Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia, Western Montana, and Western Wyoming). Learn more>


Vendor Applications Open

The 50th Annual Umpqua Valley Summer Arts Festival will be held on June 22-24, 2018.  Art Vendor, Food Vendor, Non-Profit, and Entertainer applications for the Summer Arts Festival are now OPEN! All entries are juried for quality. Save dollars by applying by the Early Bird Discount Deadline of March 15th. 

Booth spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. June 1st  is the last opportunity to apply, if there are any booth spaces left. Information about booth rates is available in the 2018 Booklet or call Sandee at 541-672-2532.

Learn more and apply online here>



Lightning Learning Session:
How to Apply to an
Art Show on CaFe

Feb 15 | 6 – 8 PM

This free learning session taught by Sandee McGee will teach artists how to apply to art shows online through CaFe. Topic areas include: registering on CaFe as an artist, creating a portfolio of images, browsing artist opportunities, and applying to an art show. The result will be effectively using these tools to compete in the current art market. RSVP by calling us at 541-672-2532.

The heart of the Umpqua Valley in southern Oregon is rich in culture and the arts. Since 1979 the Umpqua Valley Arts Association has been involved in the culture and community of Roseburg, hosting the Annual Summer Arts Festival and other events.

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Friends of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association: 

Hallie E. Ford Endowment for Arts in Education of The Oregon Community Foundation, Ed Moorin Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, Dr. John Wm. and Betty Long Unruh Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Betty Long Unruh Arts Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, United Commercial Travelers, Cow Creek Band, Arnold Morton, Lory Utz, Richard Worthey and Debbie Kelley, Marie Rasmussen, Umpqua Insurance, Umpqua Bank, Lone Rock Timber, Dawn and Jeffery Thomas.