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The Newport Symphony Orchestra is once again preparing for its youth musicians programs. Returning after a year and a half hiatus due to COVID, the Newport Youth Symphony of the Oregon Coast (NYSOC) is looking for youth string and wind players alike. 

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The Yachats Banner Project auction has gone live online. People can now view and bid on any of the 36 banners created by south county artists that are presently hanging on the antique lampposts along Highway 101 in Yachats. But hurry up if you want to see them while they are hanging as they …

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The Lincoln County Historical Society is excited to announce the opening of a new exhibit, “FINDING OUR WAY: Navigating Life at the Edge,” on Sept. 17. Exhibitions staff are looking forward to sharing a fresh look and exciting new research in the main gallery at the Pacific Maritime Heritage…

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The Newport Symphony Orchestra makes its “healing and triumphant” return to the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC) this month, live and in concert at last.

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Sitka Center is pleased to announce an exhibit opening today (Friday) at the Chessman Gallery in Lincoln City, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency. The exhibit builds on an exhibit held at Waterstone Gallery in Portland earlier this year.

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The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is pleased to present the 2021 Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival Sept. 17-19. One of the largest events of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, this year’s festival will be hosted in a 100 percent virtual format, organized through the Newport Visual A…

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It was a class she didn’t want to take, but Gina Nielsen finally agreed to enroll to please her husband. It was a decision she has never regretted.

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Marion Moir is an artist who strives for adventure in her creations. A lifelong painter and student of the arts, she is known for her iconic watercolor works of flowers, landscapes, puffins, sea life and maritime scenes. Many of her paintings are done en plein air, or “in the open air” outsi…

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A 10-year anniversary exhibition, titled “Time In Two Directions,” will be on display starting today (Friday) at jdc Fine Art, located in the Salishan Marketplace. Hours on Friday will be extended to 8 p.m. for the opening. The exhibition will run through November.

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A new exhibit called “Eccentric, Eclectic, Embellished, aka Projects My Way,” featuring works by JoAnn Ballantyne, opens today (Friday) at the Fiber Arts Studio Gallery, located inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center at 540 NE Highway 101. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunda…

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Schedules for fall dance classes at Dance! and All That Jazz! are now available. Classes in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Ballroom and Musical Theatre will be offered in various levels, beginning through advanced, to all ages. There will be Creative Dance for 4 and 5 year olds, and classes for…

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Michael Gibbons opened his Toledo studio to the public in the early 1990s, first as part of the “Artists on Location” studio tour of Corvallis’s Vistas & Vineyards, and then as a foundation of what became the annual Toledo Art Walk.

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The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is pleased to present the 2021 Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival Sept. 17-19. One of the largest events of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, this year’s festival will be hosted in a 100 percent virtual format, organized through the Newport Visual A…

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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 Sept. 3, 4 and 5. The exhibit is called “Surruralism,” featuring surreal photographs in a rural setting. Anderson says his work is about “exploring dreams, nature, randomness, birth, life, d…

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The Fiber Arts Studio Gallery, located inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center, will feature a new exhibit called “Eccentric, Eclectic, Embellished, aka Projects My Way,” featuring works by JoAnn Ballantyne. This show, filled with colorful fabric expressions, will open on Friday, Sept. 3, an…

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The Bijou Theatre and the Lincoln City Cultural Center will wrap up their series of drive-in movies this Saturday, Aug. 28. The showing takes place in the parking lot of the cultural center, located at 540 NE Highway 101 in Lincoln City.

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Traditionally, a community newspaper office is the place to go to for all kinds of information. The News-Times has taken that a step further by remodeling its front entry area into the COVE — Central Oregon Coast Visitors Experience — a visitor center that is home to an art gallery, named af…

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A newly published fine art book, “Michael Gibbons – Painting in Nature,” depicts Gibbons’ extensive career and features more than 150 images of work from Oregon and around the world, integrated with Gibbons’ personal reflections on painting and his philosophy of creating art based on observi…

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Coastal Act Productions will present its “master-peach,” a production of Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach JR.,” running this weekend only.

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Decades after she began working with fused glass, Teresa Kowalski of South Beach remains devoted to her medium. “When I found glass, I felt an affinity, and I’ve stayed with it for 35 years,” she said. “I’ve enjoyed it the whole time, and have no intention of doing anything different. I’ll k…

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The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts welcomes Otis-based artist Sam Jacobson for her exhibit, “Have We Met?” showing now through Sept. 26 in the Coastal Oregon Visual Artist Showcase (COVAS) at the Newport Visual Arts Center. 

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The North Lincoln County Historical Museum will be hosting a craft bazaar on Friday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., outside the entrance of the museum. 

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Guatemalan and Latina/o/x communities are invited to attend a COVID-19 vaccination event on Friday, Aug. 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at La Juquilita Mexican grocery store located at 312 SW Coast Highway, Newport. Attendees will receive a $25 gift voucher for groceries.

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Jenny Newell has been attracted to art for most of her life. But when by chance she discovered block cutting and printing, she found her medium of choice.

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Singer, songwriter and guitarist Craig Caffall will be in Yachats on Monday, Aug. 9, performing from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Drift Inn, located at 124 Highway 101.

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The 37th annual Yaquina Art Association Photographers Show opened to the public on Monday, Aug. 2, and people have the opportunity to view the work of the 11 participating photographers until Sunday, Sept. 5.

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The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts will present the work of Eugenia Pardue and her exhibit “La Petite Quaintrelle,” from Saturday, Aug. 7, to Sept. 25 in the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center.

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Every month, Toledo pays tribute to local artists by celebrating First Weekend Toledo Art. Along with First Weekend for the month of August, the final installment of the Art, Oysters and Brews event at the corner of North Graham and South Main will take place. First Weekend and Art, Oysters …

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You could have described Canyon Way as “classic hippie” when it began its 50-year life as a bookstore and then evolved into a local institution.

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The Bijou Theatre and the Lincoln City Cultural Center will show the next installment in a drive-in series of classic films on Saturday, July 31, in the parking lot of the cultural center, located at 540 NE Highway 101 in Lincoln City.

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Professional busker Morgen Silverhorn will be performing at the Drift Inn Café in Yachats from 6 to 8:30 p.m. this Sunday, Aug. 1.

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For 15 months, the Newport Performing Arts Center’s theater was dark, awaiting the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. But starting the week of July 12, things changed.

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The backdrop for the Siletz Bay Music Festival’s Sept. 9 concert will be the beautiful Yaquina Bay and Yaquina Bay Bridge as seen from the Doerfler Family Theatre located in the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center on the Newport Bayfront. The 7:30 p.m. performance will feature soprano Stella Ma…

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With a natural penchant toward nautical themes and the colors of the ocean, Taunette Dixon has followed her passion for the pottery wheel to transform her hobby into a profession. And her pottery has been so successful that she sells out as fast as she can create.

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The Bijou Theatre and the Lincoln City Cultural Center will show the next installment in a drive-in series of classic films on Saturday July 17, in the parking lot of the cultural center, located at 540 NE Highway 101 in Lincoln City.

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For the first time in 16 months, live music will fill the halls of the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC) in their grand reopening after the COVID pandemic temporarily shuttered the venue.

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The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents Reedsport painter Elyan Jamot through July 31 in the Coastal Oregon Visual Artists Showcase (COVAS) at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Jamot’s exhibit, “Oregon Cordially,” includes her plein air oil paintings of southern Oregon landscapes.

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Things are looking bright in Waldport, which has joined the list of Lincoln County coastal communities that sport banners from their light poles. In the small south county city, the banners were hoisted just in time for last week’s Beachcomber Days and will be kept aloft into October.

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The American Tapestry Alliance (ATA) is proud to present its seventh Small Tapestry International Exhibit at the Lincoln City Cultural Center Fiber Arts Studio Gallery through Aug. 27. The exhibit includes a colorful array of weavings that showcase the best in small format tapestry.

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Every month, the city of Toledo pays tribute to local artists by celebrating First Weekend Art. Along with First Weekend for the month of July, the Art, Oysters, and Brews event at the corner of Graham and South Main Streets will continue on for its second month. First Weekend and Art, Oyste…