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Find ACE at these Summer Events


Art @ the Market

Thanks to a partnership with the La Grande Farmers Market, you’ll continue to find us two Saturdays a month at the market with FREE art activities as well as info about ACE programs & classes.

Ladd Marsh Bird Fest - Plein Air Painting
May 19, 9 am - Noon

It’s become a tradition for Art Center East to coordinate a group of “plein air” painters to set up along the trails at Tule Lake. As you stroll the marsh looking for birds, stop and visit with an artist to learn about plein air painting.

Eastern Oregon Beer Festival
June 30, Noon-7 pm at the Union County Fairgrounds

Look for Art Center East at Beer Fest this summer - we'll be hanging out to talk about our programming and offering art activities that go well with beer!

Writing Marathon
July 21, 9 am-Noon

Come write around town with us! A writing marathon is a mobile writing challenge where the guide takes you to different locations, writing what you see or feel at each stop. Participants will start and end at the La Grande Farmers Market, wandering downtown La Grande to Art Center East, and a few stops in between, and back to the Farmers Market. Free; register at:

Win an ACE-Sponsored Award at the Union County Fair!
August 1-4

Enter your visual art, photography, or poetry into the 2018 Union County Fair for a chance to win an Art Center East “Golden Paintbrush” award and gift certificate.

Cove Cherry Fair
August 18, 8 am - 4 pm

Find us at the Cherry Fair with free art activities and more!