We are a grant- and donor-funded nonprofit that serves ten counties of Eastern Oregon, advocating for artists, fostering creative expression, and supporting arts education. We need engaged citizens like you to help us make that happen.

Generosity comes in many forms. We appreciate and honor all donations we receive - large or small - and we see community-oriented giving as a sum greater than its parts. As we work to bring more arts opportunities into the community and support those that are already here, we empower your donation to become the best it can be.

All donations to Art Center East are eligible for a tax deduction. We are a 501 (c) 3 member-based non-profit arts services organization headquartered in La Grande, OR.

Help Art Center East Survive the COVID Pandemic

In order to keep our community safe, we have to drastically reduce the ways we earn income, and that makes it difficult to pay Art Center East's basic operating expenses. Your donation will help keep our doors open through the pandemic so we can blossom on the other side. Thank you for helping to preserve Art Center East's 43 years of hard work building a home for community arts and culture in Union County. We have more work to do.

Donation Options:

By mail: Art Center East, P.O. Box 541, La Grande, OR 97850


Via Paypal at the link below:


Have Venmo on your phone? You can donate there, too. Our account: ArtCenterEast





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Your monthly contributions ensure the sustainability of our arts programming


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Memorial Giving 

Consider a memorial gift to Art Center East in honor of someone whose life was inspired, comforted, or transformed by the arts. Memorial gifts honor the life of your loved one by keeping their passion alive, and passing it on.

It is up to you how your memorial gift is made. If you would like to include with your gift a statement or story about how the arts touched the life of your loved one, we encourage you to do so. Please confirm whether we have your permission to share that statement with the Art Center East community when we honor our donors in various ways. Memorial gifts may also be made anonymously. All monetary gifts - no matter how big or small - help us bring the arts into more lives.

If you are interested in creating a trust or naming Art Center East in your will, please contact Darcy Dolge: [email protected]

You may make your gift:

    • In person: by stopping by Art Center East: 1006 Penn Avenue, La Grande.
    • By mail: Art Center East, P.O. Box 541, La Grande, OR 97850
    • Via Paypal at the link below:


Email accompanying memorial statements or stories to Darcy Dolge: [email protected]


 Be an art (supply) super hero! 

We are always in need of art supplies - and super heroes to help us purchase them! Art Center East uses supplies for our diverse set of class offerings, as well as the following: our annual Arts for All community art-making festival, weekly art classes for at-risk youth in partnership with the Union County Juvenile Department (our part of the partnership is to provide a facility and supplies), our Art at the Market booth at the La Grande Farmers Market, and other community events.

You may make your gift:

  • In person: by stopping by Art Center East: 1006 Penn Avenue, La Grande
  • By mail: Art Center East, P.O. Box 541, La Grande, OR 97850
  • Via Paypal on the button right here     
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Another way to make a donation…

The Oregon Cultural Trust also offers you another opportunity to support the arts in a unique way. If you make a charitable tax-deductible donation to an Oregon non-profit cultural organization such as Art Center East, you can make a matching donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust for a tax credit. For example, if you owe $1,000 in state taxes and you make a $100 matching gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust, you would pay only $900 in taxes.

Money donated to the Trust returns to Eastern Oregon in the form of grants and cash support for each county. Donate to the Oregon Cultural Trust today! In 2016-17, Union County will receive over $9,000 in funding, which is administered by the Union County Cultural Coalition.

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