Here in the Old Mill District we celebrate art and the wonderful people that use their genius to create art every day.
The galleries in the Old Mill District represent numerous artists and some are working artist studios. Our galleries showcase a variety of mediums from traditional paintings, sculpture and photography to print making, fiber and mixed media. Stop by anytime and meet these working artists and experience their beautiful works.
New exhibitions open each month and are on view for the entire month. Stop into each gallery in the Old Mill District during the First Friday Art Walk.
Select retailers also showcase handmade items and works of art at Naked Winery, desperado boutique, Saxon's Fine Jewelers, Ginger's Kitchenware, Strictly Organic Coffee Co. and Nashelle.
Tumalo Art Co.
David Kinker's September show chronicles his rafting journey down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon. David, an experienced river guide and rafter, saw the canyon as an "oasis of riparian delights, collecting light and amplifying sounds".
Tumalo Art Co. is an artist-run gallery in the heart of the Old Mill District. See the full list of Collective, Gallery and Jewelry artist bringing the best of Northwest art to its patrons. Classic to contemporary with a twist, showcasing a variety of fine art in a diverse array of mediums—oil, acrylic, mixed media, digital media, ceramics, glass, sculpture and photography.
Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery
Twins, Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer are exhibiting their latest body of work in fiber and paint.
Their work showcases the collaborative talent of the Lubbesmeyers as they draw on their backgrounds in painting and printmaking to bring the essence of their travels and their surroundings near and far in their latest show.
The artists invite you to tour their studio and gallery, where they are available to discuss their latest work.
Welcoming New Artists
The first artist we have the pleasure to introduce is an accomplished encaustic artist, Lisa Marie Sipe. "I am an explorer of forests, valleys, beaches and mountains. I look for places where the touch of man is barely seen, where I can feel free. It's there I become a collector of thoughts, imagery and biological odds and ends. My artwork is my visual field guide. I am here to share it with you. It's a record of experience, place and time. It's delicate yet resilient. It will survive unless treated the wrong way, like nature itself."
The Lubbesmeyer's now also represent Chloe Raymond a wood sculptor. "My body of work revolves around a central theme - time. The material that I work with has lived a previous existence before coming to serve my purposes. Just like us, trees are exposed to various events and factors throughout their lifespan. In turn, each is affected in a unique way. I feel that the individualistic qualities that the wood possesses are worth preserving. Therefore I seek to find a balance between the natural characteristics of the wood and the mark that I leave."
Art Station has closed its doors effective August 19. Please see the Arts Central website for more information.
The Art Station offers both day camps and classes all summer long for kids and adults! Early childhood classes start at age 2 and adult classes are open to anyone age 13 and up. Learn something new, polish your skills or just learn to see the world as an artist! Visit Full class listing available at Art Station or call 541-617-1317.
Family First Friday.
Kick off First Friday with a family-friendly activity at the Art Station! Kids and adults can get creative with a self-guided art activity with one of our teaching artists. Themes, projects and teaching artists vary each session but the emphasis on play and art is always constant.
Adults, please accompany youth under 18 at all times. No registration necessary. The $5 fee covers materials-- the fun is free!
DeWilde Art Glass
DeWilde Art Glass offers handmade stained glass windows, doors and individual hanging works of art in various sizes and price ranges.
Stop in to see samples of custom work or the latest commission in progress in the workshop.
New exhibitions open each month. Stop into each gallery in the Old Mill District throughout the month and during the First Friday Art Walk from 4-8pm.