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New Cultural Trust brand celebrates statewide creativity, expression and exchange

Salem, OR – A record year of fundraising and grant-making has culminated in a fresh brand for the Oregon Cultural Trust – a brand that is energetic, empowering…

Introducing the Cultural Trust’s new brand!

Introducing the Cultural Trust’s new brand!

Dear Cultural Trust Friend, We are very proud to share with you the Oregon Cultural Trust’s new brand! It is the result of an intensive and inclusive rebranding…

Oregon Symphony Waterfront Concert to be bigger than ever

Oregon Symphony Waterfront Concert to be bigger than ever

On Sept. 3, the skies above Tom McCall Waterfront Park will once againlight up following Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, complete with military cannons fromthe Oregon Army National Guard 218th…

Trust grants record $2.6 million to partners, coalitions and organizations

Salem, Ore. – Statewide cultural organizations will receive a record $2.6 million in grants from the OregonCultural Trust in fiscal year 2015-16, up a full 30 percent over…

Portland Opera to close 50th anniversary season with Aug. 1 Street Fair

Portland Opera to close 50th anniversary season with Aug. 1 Street Fair

Portland Opera’s 50th anniversary season concludes with a community-wide celebration featuring a Street Fair and free simulcast on Aug. 1, 2015. To coincide with its last performance of…

Light keeper’s garden restored at Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Light keeper’s garden restored at Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Restoring the historic light keeper’s garden at the Yaquina Head Lighthouse has long been a dream for the Bureau of Land Management’s Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and…

Astoria named Oregon Heritage All-Star Community

Astoria named Oregon Heritage All-Star Community

Astoria has been designated by the Oregon Heritage Commission as an “Oregon Heritage All-Star Community.” The commission created the All-Star program to recognize the strong efforts by communities…

“Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals” on view at Portland Art Museum

“Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals” on view at Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of “Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold (2010),” on view May 23 through Sept. 13 in the…

OPB Honors Marcia H. Randall with its Leadership in Philanthropy Award

OPB Honors Marcia H. Randall with its Leadership in Philanthropy Award

OPB has presented Marcia H. Randall with its Leadership in Philanthropy Award, which honors supporters whose visionary philanthropy have enabled OPB’s greatest strides forward as a public service.…

2015 ‘Conversations with Funders’ scheduled

Salem, Ore. – Trust Manager Aili Schreiner will join with colleagues from the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage, Oregon Humanities and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office April…

Oregonians invest a record $4.3 million in culture in 2014

Salem, Ore. – Oregonians increased their investment in culture by more than 4 percent in 2014, donating a record $4.3 million to the Oregon Cultural Trust. “It’s an…

Chuck Sams and Gayle Yamasaki appointed to Oregon Cultural Trust board; Carole Morse succeeds Bob Speltz as chair

Salem, Ore. – Chuck Sams of Pendleton and Gayle Yamasaki of Klamath Falls are the newest members of the Oregon Cultural Trust board. The appointments were announced at…

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