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The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is offering multi-week visual arts classes, led by award-winning artist and writer Jordan Essoe and mixed-media artist and illustrator Carol Shenk, from January through May.

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Portland sculptor Pete Beeman appreciates that Lincoln City was willing to go down what he calls an unusual path in its choice of a landmark sculpture (see related story).

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The Newport Symphony Orchestra will perform two concerts this weekend at the Newport Performing Arts Center — at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, and again at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22. The PAC is located at 777 W Olive St. in Newport.

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Whether you want to learn a new way to make art or take part in a fun evening with friends, Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) has a new program to fit that bill.

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The Metropolitan Opera will transmit Giordano’s rarely performed masterpiece, “Fedora,” live from the Met to the Newport Performing Arts Center, on screen in HD, on Saturday morning, Jan. 14, at 9:55 a.m. Audiences are invited to take part in this special treat, watching the drama as it unfo…

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A free demonstration of clay handbuilding techniques with Sarah Scholfield will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, in the new clay studio on the second floor of the Newport Visual Arts Center.

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Newport Symphony Orchestra violinist Alistair Kok and the Trio Musicorum Medicorum will present a free chamber music concert this Sunday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. at Atonement Lutheran Church, located at 2315 N Coast Highway in Newport. Donations will be accepted at the door.

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The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is excited to launch the first ever show featuring the unique and varied artwork of its members. The exhibition will be on display from Feb. 4 through March 26 in the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center, with an opening reception on Saturday…

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Brandon Lucas has been hired as the new musical director of the Oregon Coast Chorus. The group will be introducing Lucas during an open house set for Thursday, Jan. 19, at American Legion Post 116, 424 W Olive St., Newport, where the group holds its weekly rehearsals.

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Four days after his arrival in Lincoln County in 2009, John Bringetto began a 14-year stint as band director with the Lincoln Pops. That role has now come to an end, following his retirement at the band’s 2022 New Year’s Eve dance, but he won’t be putting his trumpet back in its case just yet.

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Lincoln County’s only public radio station, KYAQ 91.7 FM, presents local folksinger/songwriter Mike O’Donnell live in its radio show Club Kayak this Sunday, Jan. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. Club Kayak features local musicians once a month on Sunday evenings.

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An isolated Maryland campground is the setting for a four-man play that opens Jan. 5 at Theatre West in Lincoln City.

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The casino floor will be full of party hats and favors distributed throughout the property starting at 10 p.m. Saturday night — New Year’s Eve. All parties are free for those 21 and over. Don’t miss two nights of Cart before the Horse drawings at the casino for a chance at big cash on Dec. 3…

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People are invited to join the Coastal Arts Guild at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Newport Visual Arts Center (777 NW Beach Drive) for the group’s monthly Tea & Talk, which will feature a presentation by Sallie Inman.

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The Lincoln Pops Big Band returns for a New Year’s Eve performance on Dec. 31 at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Highway 101. This will be the final performance for John Bringetto as the band’s musical director — he is stepping down from leading the group after 14 years. From 7 to 1…

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Jeremy Burke finds his best photos when he’s not really looking for them. He always keeps his camera with him — whether it’s walking the dog, driving to work or taking his kids somewhere, it’s likely he’ll find a scenic image along the way.

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A reception to celebrate the life of local artist Rick Bartow is held at the Newport Public Library on Dec. 16, which would have been his 76th birthday. Bartow, who spent most of his life in Newport, died in 2016. He is regarded as one of the most prominent con­temporary Native American arti…

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It’s too late to enter this year’s PushPin show at the Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC), but it’s never too late to be inspired by the work of local artists and art lovers of all ages. The annual PushPin show is just the place for that inspiration and art appreciation.

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The Central Coast Chorale is putting the final polish on its music for the upcoming holiday concert, “Winter Wonder, Celebrating the Season of Light.” The first half of the concert celebrates Kwanzaa, Chanukah, and Winter Solstice, and the second half features Christmas music.

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Dec. 16 would have been artist Rick Bartow’s 76th birthday. To celebrate the occasion, as well as to mark the opening of Bartow’s “From the Heart: Author Drawings” exhibit, the Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye St., is hosting a reception from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16.

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The Central Coast Chorale is putting the final polish on its music for the upcoming holiday concert, “Winter Wonder, Celebrating the Season of Light.” The first half of the concert celebrates Kwanzaa, Chanukah, and Winter Solstice, and the second half features Christmas music.

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Red Octopus Theatre Company’s annual holiday event, “The Christmas Show!” is back. Audiences of all ages are invited to celebrate the joy of the season with family-friendly comedy, Christmas music, hot chocolate, homemade cookies, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and a sprinkling of holida…

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Art lovers and gallery goers are invited to check out Toledo First Weekend Art this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4.

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Newport School of Artistic Movement (NSAM) and Pacific Dance Ensemble (PDE) are excited to announce a dance composition workshop led by New York City-based dancer and choreographer and NSAM/PDE alumni Phoebe Berglund on Dec. 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the NSAM studio in Newport.

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The Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble will present its annual Seasonal Celebration Concert on Dec. 3 at the Presbyterian Church of the Siuslaw in Florence, and on Dec. 10 at the Yachats Commons, with both concerts beginning at 2 p.m. Proceeds from the Florence concert will benefit Food Share, and …

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In a two-week Spotlight Pedestal Show from Dec. 3-16, the Yaquina Art Association will be featuring the artwork of Sarah Hawklyn and Gloria Romanelli. The Yaquina Art Association Gallery, located at 789 NW Beach Drive in Newport’s Nye Beach district, is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day.  

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For the 32nd year, the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts invites all Lincoln County residents to participate in “The PushPin Show” held in the Runyan Gallery of the Newport Visual Arts Center.

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Explore the “Painted Stories” of Maria Esther Sund currently adorning the Upstairs Gallery of the Newport Visual Arts Center. The richness of coastal diversity is celebrated as Sund incorporates her Latin heritage with stories of love, happiness and loss portrayed through her mixed media col…

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Oregon Coast Sweet Adelines will be in full voice bringing joy to all parts of Lincoln County this holiday season. With COVID less threatening and vaccinations in place, this group has been preparing for a wonderful season of song for the last few months. They will be starting the songfest o…

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Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the 22nd annual Angels Ball on Dec. 3. at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. The limited number of remaining tickets are selling fast for what is considered Lincoln City’s most festive gala of the year. Reserved seating is offered with the purchase of a table o…

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Chef William Webster offers a deliciously inventive four-course dinner on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 24, at Sorella in Newport’s Nye Beach district that lets people skip the cooking and the cleanup, all while supporting the arts.

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Are you looking for the perfect, handmade, artisan gift to give to a loved one? Find original artwork, jewelry, home decor, greeting cards and more at the Holiday Art Sale this Sunday, Nov. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Highway 101. Five local artists…

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Singer-songwriter Rand Bishop’s “Songs, Observations and Confessions” will debut at the David Ogden Stiers Theatre at the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m.

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“Rayn: Flamenco for a New World” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, at Primaltones Community Venue, located in the South Beach district of Newport.

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The central Oregon coast’s own Lincoln Pops Orchestra (also known as Lincoln Pops Big Band) will be swinging and hopping at the Newport Elks Lodge this Saturday, Nov. 12, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. This lively event is a fundraiser for scholarships supporting Lincoln County women students.

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The Porthole Players theater group this month is presenting the Porthole Portals Arts Fest, a series of three different shows by Infinite Improv! and workshops in art, writing, acting and more.

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The Little Whale Cove Artisan Showcase in Depoe Bay is back after three years. This one-day event on Saturday, Nov. 12, is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and right in time for the holidays.

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The Lincoln City Cultural Center has announced the opening of two new exhibits. “What’s your 8?” by High Fiber Diet, opened Oct. 28 in the Fiber Art Studio and Gallery and will remain on display until Jan. 2, 2023. “ZuhG Life,” by Bryan Nichols and Megan Brieno, opens today (Friday) in the C…

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A Spotlight Pedestal Show at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery in Newport is featuring the artwork of Catherine Hingson and Charlie Anderson. The gallery, located at 789 NW Beach Drive, is open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

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Toledo celebrates its arts community this Saturday and Sunday with First Weekend Art, an opportunity to visit local galleries and studios and talk with the artists.