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When you choose to support Umpqua Valley Arts, you recognize the vital role UVAA plays as a community resource for art and culture throughout Douglas County and beyond. Your support helps UVAA place art and culture at the center of social and economic health of our region through art appreciation, art making, and special community art events.

Art Appreciation

UVAA holds thirty unique and thought-provoking exhibits each year, with festive gallery openings, artist talks, and community gatherings where old and new friends start conversations and express their joy for the history, talents, and diversity of our region.

The UVAA Gift Gallery offers unique treasures crafted by local artists year round and the Holiday Pop-Up Shop expands the options for truly special gifts.

Art Making

Umpqua Valley Arts provides students throughout the Southern Oregon region with 18,000 hands-on art experiences each year, developing fine motor skills, building self-esteem, and encouraging critical thinking. UVAA classes and events bring artists together to share their expertise and refine their skills, opening up a world of self-expression for all.

Community Art Events

UVAA’s annual Summer Arts Festival brings 10,000 people to Fir Grove Park the last weekend of June each year. Over 100 artist booths, demonstrations, creative kids’ activities, non-stop music, local food and drink have made this a can’t miss event for over 50 years.

The Umpqua Plein Air event is a three-day annual painting event and competition for artists working en plein air–painting nature in nature–each fall. During the event, artists capture Douglas County’s wild and stunning landscapes including the breathtaking, emerald waters of the North Umpqua River and the peaceful and abundant orchards and vineyards of the Umpqua farmlands.

Donor Stories

“I feel good supporting the UVAA because I really get to see the changes and progress that I’m contributing to. The whole place is motivational: it’s a great venue for the outstanding member artists to display their exceptional artwork. That’s the part that everyone sees. But what a lot of people don’t see is the off-site educational opportunities that the UVAA provides for children. That’s another part that people should be aware of, and that I feel is very important to support.” –Arnold Morton

Join Arnold Morton. Leave a legacy in the growth of arts and arts education in the Umpqua Valley.

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.