The Willamette Valley has been the cultural and political heart
of Oregon since the Oregon Trail. Immerse yourself in Oregon lore
in the state’s capital city, where cultural and historical experiences
abound. Whether it’s enjoying modern art, museum hopping or learning
about native heritage, choose from Salem’s many offerings.
to enjoy music, drama, dance and the visual arts
abound in Salem.
Marvel at the magnificently restored 1926 Tudor Gothic movie palace,
Elsinore Theatre, while enjoying artistic performances
including concerts, musicals and classic silent movies.
Stroll Through First Friday Artwalk
Explore the works of Yamhill Valley’s growing artist
colony at First
Friday Artwalk on the first Friday of each month from 5 – 9 p.m.
Walk On! –Corvallis Make a customized self-guided
walking tour and discover local history while viewing historic
homes and buildings that provide a glimpse into the growth of this
beautiful university town.
Learn about opportunities
to appreciate the arts in Eugene. Click to view.
Honor the Brave and Proud – Wilsonville
Visit the Oregon
Korean War Memorial and pay tribute to the 60,000 Oregonians
who fought and the 298 who gave their lives overseas from 1950-1953.
Go ‘Round Again – Albany
Be entertained as community volunteers carve a menagerie
of animals to ride on a historic Gustave Dentzel carousel found
at the Historic
Carousel and Museum.
Get Crafty – Eugene
Take an adventure on a variety of self-guided tours of artists’ studios and galleries
in the southern Willamette Valley with Oregon
Feed you Inner Connoisseur in Eugene
Here’s another option for a captivating cultural experience.
Oregon’s second largest city draws visual and performing artists
from all over the world, which makes the Eugene area an ideal culture-seeking