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This spring in partnership with Art Center East, the Center for Human Development’s Public Health Prevention Program hosted the Rise Above It art contest. Join us to honor our contest winners and celebrate the inspiring works submitted with a public display of all the artwork submitted.
Batch 1 winners will be drawn at the Art Center East booth at La Grande Farmers’ Market on Saturday, October 5 at 11:30 am. Tickets for batch 1 items are available for purchase from Sept 6, 6:00 pm through Oct 5, 11:00 am unless stated otherwise in the item description. You do not need to be present at a drawing to win. Return to 2019 Raffle Extravaganza page
The ACE Writing Project hosts monthly readings to celebrate local writers. Enjoy an evening of literary arts and learn about the talent hiding in our backyard! Wednesday, October 16th at 7 PM.
Enjoy an evening of song featuring several choirs from the Valley, including ACE’s Grande Ronde Community Choir, EOU Chamber Choir, and more. Thursday, Oct. 17th at 7 PM - McKenzie Theater.
Help us honor community – past and present – with a Día de Los Muertos exhibit and community altar.
Friday, November 1st at 6 - 9 PM. Raffle Extravaganza: new prizes go live at 6:00 pm, drawing at 8:30 pm. Help us honor community – past and present – with a Día de Los Muertos exhibit and community altar. In the three days preceding Dia de Los Muertos - Oct 30, 31, & Nov 1 - community members are encouraged to bring a framed photo of a departed loved one along with other traditional offerings, such as shelf-stable food…
Join us for The Lost Table, a community potluck and story-sharing evening in the Art Center East gallery. In the Dia de los Muertos tradition, we invite you to bring a dish that was loved by someone important to you who has passed. Saturday, November 2nd at 4 PM.
Jane Rothfield & Shona Car, a mother daughter fiddle and banjo duo performing as “Little Missy.”
During Handmade Holidays, our most popular annual event, the Art Center East galleries transform into a festive marketplace of local and handmade goods.
The ACE Writing Project hosts monthly readings to celebrate local writers. Enjoy an evening of literary arts and learn about the talent hiding in our backyard! Wednesday, November 20th at 7 PM.
We know that the Grande Ronde Valley is home to a vibrant community of artists. In homage to the wealth of talent that makes our little city so “La Grande,” The Big is our annual showcase of local artworks in all mediums.
Now in its 28th year, Eastern Oregon University's Holiday Music Festival features more than 200 local performers, including ACE's Grande Ronde Community Choir, Community Band Northeast, the Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra, EOU Chamber Choir, EOU’s 45th Parallel and other campus ensembles such as EOU’s African Drumming group and Fiddle Ensemble. This community-wide festival is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season! Be sure to purchase tickets in advance for both shows, as they sell out every year. Tickets…
ACE and Studio Della Bella Voce invite you to the 4th annual community caroling event!
Drop in for an hour or two to create your very own wreath for the holiday season! We will teach you to make an evergreen wreath from scratch to enjoy for weeks to come. Enjoy the ACE Holiday Open House that same day, with extended gift gallery hours and more!