Eastern Oregon Regional Arts Council DBA ArtsEast, is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization headquartered in La Grande, OR. Our offices are in the Community School of the Arts Building; a space generously provided by Eastern Oregon University.
Our mission: to serve, facilitate, and support the arts, artists, and arts education in Eastern Oregon
Since its founding in 1977, ArtsEast has developed and coordinated arts learning programs in rural schools and communities throughout our ten-county service area including: Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, and Wheeler.
With the continuing decline in funding for arts education, our goal is to make our programs as affordable as possible. This is accomplished through grant writing and our own fund raising efforts. We deeply appreciate the continuing support of the funders listed at the bottom of this page and for the schools, parent’s groups and community organizations who support arts education in their schools.
ArtsEast supports regional artists by providing exhibit space in our office gallery. Six to eight exhibits are hosted per year in all mediums. The Artists of Eastern Oregon Biennial Show, is a collaboration with the Nightingale Gallery on the Eastern Oregon University campus.
Historically, ArtsEast has been the source of information sharing and a resource for fostering the growth of rural arts and cultural organizations. Past projects have included professional development workshops for artists and teachers and a performing arts series.
We would love to have you join us! See our Membership page.