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On the first weekend of every month, Toledo takes the opportunity to celebrate its local arts community. First Weekend Art is an opportunity for artists and the general public to meet and have a look at what’s new within the town’s galleries and studios. Join the galleries in Toledo to celeb…

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“Nature, Lines and Contours,” by artist Sue Friesz, is the new exhibit now on display at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, located at 540 NE Highway 101.

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The Lincoln City Cultural Center will hold this year’s Culture, of Course! fundraiser and gala on Saturday, Oct. 15. This year’s theme is “(Art) Work in Progress,” in honor of the cultural plaza outdoor renovation project planned for summer 2023.

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Many artists have muses for inspiration, but for one woman, a small town in Lincoln County inspires her to live her most creative life.

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“Classics You Love” is the name of the fall Spotlight on the Teachers Benefit Concert to be presented at 2 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 25, by the Lincoln County District of the Oregon Music Teachers Association. It will take place at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive St., and admis…

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The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is pleased to present the exhibit “Oregon Coast Jazz Party Series,” photographs by Chris Graamans, in the Olive Street Gallery at the Newport Performing Arts Center. The exhibit will run through Oct. 30 and includes photos of performers from the past six…

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The Oregon Coast Chorus of Sweet Adelines, based in Newport, is seeking a new musical director. The chorus has been singing in the community and at competitions and is looking for someone who can share their skills and knowledge of barbershop style of singing. This acapella group is small an…

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The 2022 Newport Public Library Summer Music Series will welcome jazz ensemble Pacific Standard Time for a free concert this Saturday, Sept. 24, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The concert will take place in Literacy Park behind the Newport Library, 35 NW Nye St.

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It’s the last chance to register for fall dance classes at the Newport School of Artistic Movement. Director Nancy Mittleman, who has been training dancers from preschool to professional for more than 45 years, offers classes in Contemporary Ballet (blending ballet, modern and jazz dance). R…

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Khara Ledonne was born an artist. She was an only child until she was 10 and was often alone, so she spent a lot of time drawing and creating. “I liked to draw to invent things like houses, clothes or board games,” Ledonne said. “I think I wanted to draw all the things I wanted to exist when…

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The Newport/Oregon Coast Community Drum Circle will wrap up its 12th annual free outdoor Summer Celebration Concert Series with the season finale performance from noon to 3 p.m. this Saturday at Newport’s Coast Park, located at l00 SW Coast St., next to the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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In a two-week Spotlight Wall Show from this Saturday through Sept. 30, the Yaquina Art Association will be featuring the photography of Michael Carr.

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The fall “Spotlight on the Teachers Benefit Concert: Classics You Love” will be presented by the Lincoln County District of the Oregon Music Teachers Association on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 2 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Center. In compliance with the current COVID policy of the PAC, mask…

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A love of nature, a passion for drawing and a nod to the absurd are the inspirations that drive an area artist to create some truly unique works.

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The Newport Visual Arts Center is offering a series of art classes for adults, with the first one beginning this Saturday, Sept. 10.

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The Fiber Arts Studio Gallery, located inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center at 540 NE Highway 101, is currently displaying quilts by “Gone to Pieces,” a quilt guild located in McMinnville. The display will remain up through Oct. 23. The guild is dedicated to preserving the heritage of qui…

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The Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble has assembled a nice variety of musical selections, including songs from West Side Story as well as the memorable melody heard in Ken Burns’ Civil War documentary in the 1990s, Ashokan Farewell. It was composed by Jay Ungar in 1982 to end a successful folk and…

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In 2008, Toledo Mayor Rod Cross asked plein air artist Michael Gibbons about his vision for the small mill town. As Gibbons’ wife, Judy, remembers, her husband’s response was “art.”

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Dance! And All That Jazz! will be holding registration for fall dance classes this weekend. The registration dates are today (Friday), from 4 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dance! And All That Jazz! studio, 630 SW Hurbert St., in Newport.

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“Strength and Steel,” featuring local artist and welder Henry Hoovestal, is the name of an exhibit now on display in the Chessman Gallery, located inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center at 540 NE Highway 101. There is an array of steel sculptures, as well as visually stimulating drawings.

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• Yaquina River Museum of Art, 151 NE Alder St., nonprofit art gallery and history museum founded by Michael and Judy Gibbons to preserve and promote art inspired by the Yaquina River watershed. The museum is in the School House, a millworker’s house that once was home to the Toledo United M…

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A local woman hopes to reach people who love art through her accessible, one-of-a-kind pendants and those lucky enough to find one of her hidden treasures on local beaches.

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Dance! And All That Jazz! in Newport will be registering for fall dance classes on three separate days this month. The first signup event will be this Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other dates will be Friday, Aug. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m…

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The Newport/Oregon Coast Community Drum Circle will be returning to Newport’s Coast Park in the historic Nye Beach District this Saturday, Aug. 20, from noon to 3 p.m. for an all-new August edition of its 12th annual Summer Celebration Outdoor Concert Series — and to attempt to preserve a Ne…

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Newport School of Artistic Movement (NSAM), announces registration for fall classes in Contemporary Ballet; a fusion of ballet, modern and jazz dance. In-person and online classes are open to students, ages 5 to adult, in beginning through advanced levels.

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The Newport Visual Arts Center is hosting a selection of pieces from the “Art About Agriculture Competition and Touring Exhibition 2022: The Sustainable Feast,” sponsored by the Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences. Pictured is “Water Mandala,” mixed-media artwork by Lisa…

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A production called “Tru,” adapted from the words and works of Truman Capote, will be on stage this weekend at the Newport Performing Art Center. Three performances will take place in the intimate David Ogden Stiers black box theatre at the PAC. They are on Friday, Aug. 19, and Saturday, Aug…

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Though she has always been a creative person, Dayna Collins didn’t find her art groove early in life. But her journey to becoming a highly sought-after artist and art instructor is proof that late bloomers often put on the best show.

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The current Spotlight Wall Show at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery in Newport features the photography of John Williams and the artwork of Alana Williams. Their work will be on display through Aug. 19. The gallery, located at 789 NW Beach Drive, is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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“Garbage Paintings and Other Works” is the name of a new exhibition opening this Saturday, Aug. 6, in the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center.

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“Damn Tall Buildings” are going up on the Yachats Commons stage Sunday, Aug. 7, as the energetic bluegrass band by that name brings their exciting show to the coast.

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As the warm summer days stretch out into the month of August, colors continue to bloom along the streets of Toledo. The vibrancy of the nature that surrounds the riverfront town meets with the art installations and galleries that Toledo is known for. On the first weekend of every month, Tole…

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A collection of photographs by Steve Anderson will be on display in Yachats from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14. The exhibit is called “Surruralism,” featuring surreal photographs in a rural setting.

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Tickets for this year’s highly anticipated Siletz Bay Music Festival are now on sale. Lincoln City will play host to Maestro Yaacov (Yaki) Bergman and more than 50 world-class musicians during this year’s festival, which runs from Sept 2–11.

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A second chance at life, a deep spiritual awareness and a desire to learn more about her craft are the forces that drive one area artist to create beautiful images with deep meaning.

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The Yaquina Art Association is featuring the photography of wife/husband team KimCuc Tran and Ted Crego at the YAA Gallery, located at 789 NW Beach Drive in Newport’s Nye Beach district. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, and the photo exhibit will be on display through Aug. 5.

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Giddy up Productions presents Nashville recording artist Johnny Young at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the historic Bay Haven Inn, 608 SW Bay Blvd., Newport. From The Nashville Palace to The Vans Warped Tour, this award-winning guitar picker has proven to be somewhat of a musical chameleon…

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On Aug. 5 at 8 p.m., Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes and singer/multi-instrumentalist Diego Amador Jr., direct from Seville, will present “Night Flowers,” an evening of Flamenco, at the Primaltones Community Venue in Newport.

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The Newport/Oregon Coast Community Drum Circle will present the July edition of its 12th annual Summer Celebration Outdoor Concert Series this Saturday, July 30, from noon to 3 p.m. at Newport’s Coast Park, located at 100 SW Coast St., just south of the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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Snaps for Sinners, a Missouri-based independent modern folk fusion band, will perform in Newport as part of the group’s U.S. tour. Their performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive St.

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People are invited to join the Coastal Arts Guild for Tea and Talk with artist Jocelyn Stoody on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 2 p.m. Stoody will be talking about her new interest, alcohol inks, as well as her past artistic endeavors and business. Her presentation will take place on the second floor …