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Grant supports renovation of Burn’s Historic Central Hotel

Grant supports renovation of Burn’s Historic Central Hotel

A diamond in the rough shines again! One of the projects supported by a 2018 Cultural Trust grant to the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office was the restoration…

Writing workshop changes O.B. Hill’s life

Writing workshop changes O.B. Hill’s life

O.B. Hill was born in Birmingham, Alabama, before moving to Portland and becoming a Vanport Flood survivor. Now 76, he recently participated in a Write Around Portland workshop…

Cultural Trust funding restores historic “gem”

Cultural Trust funding restores historic “gem”

A 1901 building in Athena, Oregon, that began as a saloon and later became the historic Gem Theatre is now being transformed into a regional art center by…

Portland’s Chinatown history to be revived

Portland’s Chinatown history to be revived

Portland Chinatown History Foundation‘s acclaimed “Beyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland’s Historic Chinatowns” exhibition will reopen in the spring of 2018, thanks in part to a $40,000…

MJCC realizes lobby gallery

MJCC realizes lobby gallery

Now open at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center — a lobby art gallery! Currently showcasing the work of lifelong artist Fred Harwin, the gallery was made possible in…

Hood River sculpture honors Celilo Falls

Hood River sculpture honors Celilo Falls

Introducing “N’Chi Wanapum,” a new sculpture in the Art in Education of the Gorge/ Art of Community’s Big Art walk in Hood River. “N’Chi Wanapum,” by Native American…

Corvallis art reflects microbiology of life

Corvallis art reflects microbiology of life

Up now through May 27 at The Arts Center in Corvallis: “MICROBIOMES: TO SEE THE UNSEEN.” The exhibit illuminates the connections between the science of microbiology and how…

The Dalles library creates teen space

The Dalles library creates teen space

Teens will soon have a dedicated learning space at the The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library. Funded by a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust, the new space will…

Innovative Housing restores sounds of Old Town history

Innovative Housing restores sounds of Old Town history

The word innovative indeed applies to a project Innovative Housing has under way in Portland’s Old Town. Iconic buildings are being restored, complete with soundscapes from their heyday.…

Tribal regalia to be explored through Willamette University book

Tribal regalia to be explored through Willamette University book

Eagle feathers adorn a Siletz dancer. Strands of shell necklaces decorate other members of the coastal tribe. Deer hides wrap around men’s waists. All cultures prize ceremonial dress,…

Ethos brings music back to rural communities

Ethos brings music back to rural communities

A silent hall erupts in a thunder of drums. Children’s voices sing “Jingle Bells.” A band room, used for storage for decades, once again rings with marching tunes.…

Liberty Theater restoration transforms Astoria

Liberty Theater restoration transforms Astoria

The Liberty Theater is the spark that ignited Astoria’s remarkable renaissance. For years, the once-elegant theater, home to silent movies and vaudeville performers, leaked, rotted and tilted with…

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