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Summer Art Camps
Registration Open

Our Summer Kids Camps offer a fun and unique experience to kids ages 6-14. We have a wonderful array of camps available – everything from painting, sculpture, cultural arts, clay, sewing, and everything in between – with inspiring, experienced art instructors. Each Camp is four days, from Tuesday through Friday, with a different theme each week that is sure to stimulate the imagination. Full-day and half-day options are available. Class sizes are limited to 15 students so get registered today!  Learn More>


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Saturday Kids Art Class

Every Saturday until June 2nd, 2018 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.  Each Saturday children will be taught by a professional artist from our community demonstrating a variety of art mediums and techniques 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>


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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>


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“Butterflies First Flight” by Curtis Chris Lowry,
photographed by Michael Kay

Upcoming Exhibitions:

Exhibits from:
May 4 – June 24

Opening Reception:
May 4th 5 – 7pm

Featured in the Hallie Brown Ford Gallery is the eighth annual ArtWorks Northwest Exhibit. This regional juried exhibit of work is made by artists in the Pacific Northwest. Fifty-five works in all media were selected from 600+ submissions by juror Andries Fourie.

The Corridor Gallery will showcase the Weaving Guilds of Oregon traveling exhibit, Color Gone Wild. This exhibit will travel to five venues throughout Oregon. This exhibition has been juried by renowned weaver, Rosalie Nielson.

In Gallery II, Remnants 4 photographs by artist Karen Hymer. Hymer explores the blending of photosensitive materials, digital media and printmaking. She is fascinated with how the passage of time affects the human body and other natural elements.

The Student Gallery will feature Afterschool Expressions, work by youth from the Boys & Girls Club of UV. These art programs provide grades 1 – 12 the opportunity to explore themselves through art.

The Red Door Gallery celebrates the Golden Anniversary of the Summer Arts Festival with posters and recorded oral histories by founding members of the earliest festivals.

As always, the public is welcome to enjoy the opening reception.  Open hours are 10am – 4pm Tues – Friday and Saturdays 10am – 2pm.  Admission is always free.  Learn More here>


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Fly Tying Sessions
for Veterans

May 2, 16, 30

6:00 – 8:00 pm at UVAA

Join us and learn the art of fly tying! Instructor Rusty Lininger is a veteran who is inspired to share his love for fly tying with fellow veterans, their family and friends. Upcoming sessions will focus on tying steelhead, trout, and bass flies. For further information, visit the Source One Serenity Facebook page. All tools and materials are provided, donations are welcome.

After every session you will walk away with a fly!  Participation is free of charge.  Drop-in for any session; no pre-registration required.


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The Summer Arts Festival would not be possible without the help of our volunteers. Over 150 Arts Center supporters rally each year acting as gate greeters, booth sitters, Kids’ Zone assistants and all-around helpers as our three-day festivities take over the grounds and facility.  The festival is June 22nd, 23rd & 24th and there are lots of times to choose from.  Thank you for supporting the arts!  Sign up to volunteer here.

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UVAA Annual
Members Show Call

Deadline: June 8, 2018
Exhibit: July 13 – Sept 7, 2018

NON-JURIED – ANY THEME – ANY MEDIA
Open and free to all UVAA Artist Members!

All the members of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association are welcome to submit their artwork to create a diverse showing of recent artwork in the Hallie Brown Ford, Red, Gallery II and Corridor Galleries. This is a wonderful way for artist members to share their ideas, successes and progress collectively. 

Not a Member? 
There’s still time to sign up or renew your membership and get into the show. Visit our Membership Page to get started.  Learn more here>

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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.  

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>


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Umpqua Plein Air 2018

Registration Opens: May 1st
Event Dates: Sept 12 – 15, 2018

UVAA’s Umpqua Plein Air is a three-day annual painting event and competition for artists working en plein air. During the event, artists will capture Douglas County’s wild and stunning landscapes including the breathtaking, emerald waters of the North Umpqua River and the peaceful, golden hills at Doc Bailey’s Farm.

Cash prizes offered, along with 40 awards of distinction!  Learn More> 


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.