The Art Center East (ACE) Galleries include three exhibition spaces - The Main Gallery, The Orlaske Gallery, and The Gift Gallery - that make up the majority of the second floor within the ACE building, located at 1006 Penn Avenue, La Grande, Oregon in ​​a historic Carnegie Library. The three galleries offer valuable product exposure and revenue streams for local, artist-owned small businesses, helping to incubate a strong arts economy and contribute to the $1.2 million in economic activity generated by the arts culture sector in Northeast Oregon.


The Main & Orlaske Galleries are the only international fine art exhibit spaces in Union County. They are community-supported galleries funded by Art Center East memberships, private donors, and sponsors. Exhibiting artists of all mediums are juried by the gallery committee. 

The two galleries also host a selection of annual events and non-juried exhibits, including the following:

Each exhibition has a festive opening and closing reception is on display for approximately 1-2 months, and is free and open to the public. Exhibits can also be viewed online thanks to a partnership with John J. Howard Real Estate. Shop the current exhibition art here.

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NEW! During Friday evening exhibit receptions (6:00 - 8:00 pm) and Saturdays (10:00 am - 2:00 pm), visitors may find artisan pop-ups in the ACE Gallery foyer. Find out more about the ACE Artisan Pop-Up Program here.

The Art Center East Gift Gallery

The Art Center East Gift Gallery offers a curated selection of fine art and functional handmade goods by over 40 local, regional, and international artists: greeting cards, original paintings, prints, blown and fused glass pieces, jewelry, ceramics, textiles and much more. The ACE Gift Gallery also carries a selection of curated Take & Make Art Kits. There is something for everyone and new inventory arrives monthly! 


The Gift Gallery is ACE’s hub of information sharing and community engagement. While visiting the ACE Gift Gallery, staff can help you register for ACE classes, answer questions, and by request, give a tour of the building.


Thinking about becoming a member? ACE staff can help with that, too! Receive a free limited edition Annual Membership Print of choice with the purchase of a new or renewing membership (Household Membership or higher). Peruse the limited edition Annual Membership Print collection in person or online. ACE members (Wise Supporters & Essential Members or higher) receive at least 10% off Gift Gallery purchases. All ACE Gift Gallery sales benefit the artist as well as Art Center East, strengthening the role of art and working artists in our rural community. 


The ACE Gift Gallery is open Wednesday-Friday from 12:00 - 5:00 pm & Saturday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. The Gift Gallery is also open during all exhibit receptions and public events held in the ACE building. The Gift Gallery can also be viewed online thanks to a partnership with John J. Howard Real Estate. Shop online Gift Gallery items here


NEW! Join us in the ACE Galleries during December for Sip & Shop Saturdays! Shoppers can enjoy one complimentary beverage while fulfilling their holiday wish lists!