Art Express Volunteers needed for:

 2018-2019 School Year!

The Art Express is a program of Art History-based art lessons designed to help teachers, grades 1-5, meet the Oregon Standards in the Visual Arts.

This program is free of charge, made possible by the fundraising efforts of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association and an endowment from the Hallie E. Ford Endowment for Arts in Education. All materials for Art Express lessons are provided.

The Arts Center is looking for volunteers interested to teach or assist with Art Express lessons to 1st – 5th grade students for the 2018 – 2019 school year in Douglas County.

Volunteer for at least an hour each week and make a difference in the lives of children! 

For more information: Click Here!


Tuesday, November 27 is a day to kick off the giving season. People around the globe are donating on this day to their favorite cause. The Umpqua Valley Arts Association needs your help. If you support the local arts, please consider giving back to our organization on November 27. Whether it’s $5 or $500, gifts of every size make a huge impact on not only keeping our doors open, but keeping local art thriving in our community. This year, Facebook and PayPal are teaming up to match donations made on November 27 of up to $7 million. Donations must me made through Facebook for the match and 100% of the funds go directly to the organization to which they were made. Thank you for your support!

Just go to our Facebook page and donate:



Artwork: Leah Amick

 Five New Exhibits:
November 2 – December 23, 2018

Opening Reception:
December 7 from 5 – 7pm

Five New exhibits, featuring:


Found in the Wilderness – Locally Crafted Furniture and Art Work made by Oregon Artists


Angles – A group exhibit Juried by UVAA’s Gallery committee


The Unlimited Journey – Work by Jan Horn


The Beginning of Time – Works by Kim Kimmerling


A Fresh Start – Oakland School Students grades 1-12



UVAA’s annual Holiday Pop Up Shop

Handmade Holiday 

Dec. 4th – Dec. 8th

From 10am – 6pm

     Support local artists, do your holiday shopping at the Art Center!

Featuring high-quality artwork from local and regional artists, these handmade gifts are beautifully crafted, reasonably priced and will make the perfect gift this holiday season. Learn More>

UVAA’s Special Ladies Shopping Night

Ladies Night 

Dec. 6th

From 5:30pm – 8pm

Support local artists, and have a fun night with the gals!

For the first year ever, we are hosting a Ladies’ Naughty & Nice Night. This is a night to mingle, enjoy wine, tasty treats, and warm company while searching for unique, handcrafted gifts for your loved ones – or yourself! This shop features local art at its best. You will also be some of the first to preview the new artwork in our Galleries.


On December 7th Dutch Brothers will be hosting a Give Back Day for UVAA! Between 5am and Noon you can stop by any 7 stands in Douglas county and grab a drink! $1 from every drink will be donated back to the center to support children programs by improving the Imagination Station classroom!



Umpqua Plein Air is looking for volunteers.  The event is September 12th – 15th.  Please call us for opportunities on how you can help with this fun event:  541-672-2532.                Or look at our form online!

Plein Air Volunteers

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.