Wednesday, Sept 13th 2:00 – 4:30pm

A free event open to all students grades k – 12. Registration is at 2pm, located at Gallery Northwest 625 SE Jackson Street, Roseburg. Each participant will receive art materials and be asked to draw outdoors. Students enter their artwork, which will be displayed at the Student Gallery in the Arts Center from Sept 16 – Oct 27. Awards will be given for each age group at the opening reception on Saturday, Sept 16th at 3:15pm. Learn More>


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Saturday Kids Art Class

Every Saturday starting September 23rd from 9 – 10:30am & 11am – 12:30pm. Saturday Kids classes offer a fun and supportive environment for kids 7-12 years of age, encouraging them to explore their imagination and develop creative skills. Every class is different; including drawing, painting and art & crafts.  Every Saturday starting September 23rd.  Learn More>



Teen Art Studio

Every Wednesday starting Oct 4th from 2:30 – 4:30pm.  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. Learn more>


Logan’s Pass, oil on panel by Kathryn Stats  

Umpqua Plein Air Exhibit 

Saturday, Sept 16th – October 27th. Opening Reception Saturday, Sept 16 from 2 – 4pm.  The Umpqua Plein Air Exhibition showcases artwork created during the three day painting event where beginning to advanced artists paint (en plein air) outdoors. The artist paint at various locations over the three days at locations within 50-miles of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association.

The show fills all of the galleries with at least one entry per participant. The 40 Awards of Distinction will move from UVAA to Gallery NW & Fisher’s Flowers on October 10th.  Learn More>



Watercolor Workshop

Facilitated by Dale Kurtz

November 9 – 11 | 9am – 4pm

This watercolor painting workshop is in conjunction with an exhibit of Dale Kurtz’s paintings entitled:  Landscapes of Southern Oregon and will be held in the same room as the exhibit. The workshop is designed to share Dale’s working methods for landscape paintings.

The workshop will have activities for: simplifying and arranging the shapes,  using value to enhance the shapes, color mixing to create interesting areas of light and shadow, and techniques at the end of the process to add extra zing.  The goal is to share the processes Dale Kurtz uses for producing landscape paintings.  This workshop is for those who have some experience painting with watercolor.

$200 (UVAA Members) $225 (Non UVAA Members)  REGISTRATION OPEN  Learn More>



Art Express Roundup

Thurs, Sept 21 10am – 12pm

The Arts Center is looking for volunteers to teach or assist with Art Express lessons for 1st – 5th grade students for the 2017-18 school year.

No experience is necessary, just a desire to work with kids!  Join us for Art Express Roundup where we’ll serve a light lunch and explain more about the program, answer questions and watch Marie Rassussen demonstrate one of our new art lessons.  Learn More>



Poetry Reading

Saturday, Oct 7th  11:30am – 1:30pm

On Oregon: A Reading by Poets and Writers is a poetry reading that celebrates Oregon.  Presenters include Amy Fair, Marguerite Garrison, NiAodagian, Nancy Nowak and Diane Williams.  An open mic session will follow a presentation by Betti Manfre on her prose poems connected to her daily walks across the Stewart Park Bridge.

This event is free and open to the public.  Call the arts center to learn more:  541-672-2532.



Two Special Exhibits

FRIDAY, NOV 3 | 5 – 7 PM Open House

Two special exhibits will open on Friday, November 3, and continue through December 23. In UVAA’s Hallie Brown Ford Gallery, a curated exhibit of art by veterans will be on display. In the Corridor Gallery, a photographic history of the building and grounds is being prepared by Centennial Committee Co-Chair Marie Rasmussen.  Learn More>

Holiday Home Tour

SUNDAY, DEC 10 | 1 – 5 PM

One of Roseburg’s most popular seasonal events, the annual Holiday Home Tour, will feature century-old homes, each uniquely displaying decorations celebrating the Christmas season. Learn More>


Special tours of the building featuring its history and architecture, will also be held from June 23 – Dec 23. Call for more information: 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.