Annual Events

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The Summer Arts Festival

The Summer Arts Festival is the Arts Center’s largest, longest-running fundraiser with over 10,000 visitors, guests, volunteers and artists wandering through The Arts Center’s grounds and enjoying juried art from over 100 art vendors, tasting cuisine from over a dozen different food vendors, lingering on the lawns and listening to local and regional musicians on two stages while sampling local wine and beer.

The Summer Arts Festival always runs during the last full weekend in June. Artists from around Oregon and the region come to this Festival to show their work, so don’t miss it!

For more information, visit our Summer Arts Festival Page.

Umpqua Plein Air Paint Out Competition and Exhibition

The Umpqua Plein Air competition and exhibition features the works of participating artists from around the country who gather together annually each fall to paint “in open air”, a tradition that was first popularized by the Barbizon School and the Impressionists.

For more information, visit our Umpqua Plein Air Page.

Photos from past years at Umpqua Plein Air.

Annual Members Show

Each year the Arts Center opens every wall to hang one art piece from every current member. This show is a community favorite since this is often the one time that many bring in an artful offering. The only requirement is to be a member of the Arts Center, bring a piece done within the past two years ready to hang or display, and get it through the door.


UVAA’s Annual Creative Castoffs Sale

The Creative Castoffs sale is an annual tradition held this year on April 29th, 2017. The Arts Center collects donated “artful items” from area artists in order to “clean out the studio”, providing an abundance of art-related things to choose from at bargain prices for those who want it, need it, use it or can hang it.

Donations of useable artful supplies, books, artwork and tools are accepted and stored during the year by the Arts Center and letters of donation for tax purposes are issued upon request.

If you have any donations, we can take them any time. Just call the Arts Center and talk to the Operations Manager at 541-672-2532.

Biennial Events


Douglas County All-Students’ Art Show

Area schools are invited to participate by bringing in student artwork from the classroom.  The entire Arts Center facility exhibits one piece per student in this successful, colorful and unique opportunity for the young, up-and-coming creator.

If you are a teacher and would like to get more information, contact the AIE Manager at 541-672-2532.



Expose Yourself – a Public Hanging of Art

This “Call to Artists” happens every other year and benefits both the Arts Center and the exhibitor.  Anyone is free to participate (guidelines are listed on an application) in this “Public Hanging” of artwork.  No jury, no theme and no membership is required.  A fee to hang up to three pieces of artwork is collected. This is a wonderful opportunity to “Expose Yourself” to the eyes of those who visit while supporting the Arts Center.

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.