Corvallis Arts and Culture

Corvallis, Oregon offers a rich arts and culture experience, vibrant with the work of our local artists and performers.

From ballet to stage productions, live concerts to art shows, and several festivals dedicated to celebrating the arts, Corvallis has a rich artistic experience to offer.

The Arts Center and the Benton County Historical Museum, along with several other local arts galleries, host art shows featuring local and regional artists. The Majestic Theatre offer regular performances varying from live productions to concerts and more. The beautiful and historic Whiteside Theatre hosts concerts and other events. Oregon State University brings an amazing array of arts, performances and concerts to Corvallis, too.

Check our calendar of Corvallis arts and culture events below. See our Arts and Culture attractions guide for listings of art galleries, art walks, festivals and more.

Sep
1
Mon
First Monday Whiteside Theatre Tour @ Whiteside Theatre
Sep 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Regularly scheduled Historic Tours of the Whiteside Theatre are conducted by The Whiteside Theatre Foundation. Tours take place on the first Monday of each month from 12pm – 1pm.

All tours of the Whiteside Theatre start promptly on time. Once a tour enters the building the doors are closed and joining the tour is not permitted. Videography of any kind is not permitted.

To reserve your space simply send an email with your name, any special arrangements, and the number in your group. Admission will be paid at the door on the day of the tour. If space is available, tickets for the tour may be purchased at the door on the day of the tour.

Sep
2
Tue
Cool Tools! @ Benton County Museum
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Cool Tools! @ Benton County Museum | Philomath | Oregon | United States

Cool Tools! is now open at Benton County Museum in Philomath. Tools of regional and national significance from the workshop, laboratory, farm, field and home are featured. Informational labels are available on touch screen computers or your own smartphone.

Visitors see the surveying tools used by Oregon pioneer Joseph C. Avery (1817-1876) to lay out the town of Marysville (later Corvallis) in 1851, as well as a theodolite used to survey Lake Superior in 1869. This exhibition contains a chain saw that might be the largest you’ve ever seen! The HP35 calculator and the Hewlett-Packard ThinkJet printer had profound effects on American life and we have the objects and share their stories. Tools for agriculture, engineering, robotics, textiles, distilling, lumbering, surveying, and woodworking are all represented. Cool Tools! will be open through 2014 on the ground floor of the museum. Rotating art exhibitions are featured in the second floor Moreland Auditorium.

Expanding Vision: Mobile Photography at the Arts Center @ The Arts Center
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Expanding Vision: Mobile Photography at the Arts Center @ The Arts Center | Corvallis | Oregon | United States

The best camera is the one you have with you!

This juried show will feature works of mobile photography, photos created only on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Visit TheArtsCenter.net and watch this space for more information.

(Image credit.)

Johnny Beaver at The Arts Center @ The Arts Center
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Johnny Beaver at The Arts Center @ The Arts Center | Corvallis | Oregon | United States

The Corrine Woodman Gallery presents Corvallis painter Johnny Beaver’s work August 12 through September 3, 2014.

Beaver received art education in Germany, currently studies at Linn-Benton Community College, and has already received his fair share of exhibitions and awards. Beaver represents just one of the many emerging young artists in our area that The Arts Center has and will feature.

For more information, visit our blog.

Sep
3
Wed
Cool Tools! @ Benton County Museum
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Cool Tools! @ Benton County Museum | Philomath | Oregon | United States

Cool Tools! is now open at Benton County Museum in Philomath. Tools of regional and national significance from the workshop, laboratory, farm, field and home are featured. Informational labels are available on touch screen computers or your own smartphone.

Visitors see the surveying tools used by Oregon pioneer Joseph C. Avery (1817-1876) to lay out the town of Marysville (later Corvallis) in 1851, as well as a theodolite used to survey Lake Superior in 1869. This exhibition contains a chain saw that might be the largest you’ve ever seen! The HP35 calculator and the Hewlett-Packard ThinkJet printer had profound effects on American life and we have the objects and share their stories. Tools for agriculture, engineering, robotics, textiles, distilling, lumbering, surveying, and woodworking are all represented. Cool Tools! will be open through 2014 on the ground floor of the museum. Rotating art exhibitions are featured in the second floor Moreland Auditorium.

Expanding Vision: Mobile Photography at the Arts Center @ The Arts Center
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Expanding Vision: Mobile Photography at the Arts Center @ The Arts Center | Corvallis | Oregon | United States

The best camera is the one you have with you!

This juried show will feature works of mobile photography, photos created only on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Visit TheArtsCenter.net and watch this space for more information.

(Image credit.)

Johnny Beaver at The Arts Center @ The Arts Center
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Johnny Beaver at The Arts Center @ The Arts Center | Corvallis | Oregon | United States

The Corrine Woodman Gallery presents Corvallis painter Johnny Beaver’s work August 12 through September 3, 2014.

Beaver received art education in Germany, currently studies at Linn-Benton Community College, and has already received his fair share of exhibitions and awards. Beaver represents just one of the many emerging young artists in our area that The Arts Center has and will feature.

For more information, visit our blog.

Sep
4
Thu
Cool Tools! @ Benton County Museum
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Cool Tools! @ Benton County Museum | Philomath | Oregon | United States

Cool Tools! is now open at Benton County Museum in Philomath. Tools of regional and national significance from the workshop, laboratory, farm, field and home are featured. Informational labels are available on touch screen computers or your own smartphone.

Visitors see the surveying tools used by Oregon pioneer Joseph C. Avery (1817-1876) to lay out the town of Marysville (later Corvallis) in 1851, as well as a theodolite used to survey Lake Superior in 1869. This exhibition contains a chain saw that might be the largest you’ve ever seen! The HP35 calculator and the Hewlett-Packard ThinkJet printer had profound effects on American life and we have the objects and share their stories. Tools for agriculture, engineering, robotics, textiles, distilling, lumbering, surveying, and woodworking are all represented. Cool Tools! will be open through 2014 on the ground floor of the museum. Rotating art exhibitions are featured in the second floor Moreland Auditorium.

Expanding Vision: Mobile Photography at the Arts Center @ The Arts Center
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Expanding Vision: Mobile Photography at the Arts Center @ The Arts Center | Corvallis | Oregon | United States

The best camera is the one you have with you!

This juried show will feature works of mobile photography, photos created only on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Visit TheArtsCenter.net and watch this space for more information.

(Image credit.)

Sep
5
Fri
Cool Tools! @ Benton County Museum
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Cool Tools! @ Benton County Museum | Philomath | Oregon | United States

Cool Tools! is now open at Benton County Museum in Philomath. Tools of regional and national significance from the workshop, laboratory, farm, field and home are featured. Informational labels are available on touch screen computers or your own smartphone.

Visitors see the surveying tools used by Oregon pioneer Joseph C. Avery (1817-1876) to lay out the town of Marysville (later Corvallis) in 1851, as well as a theodolite used to survey Lake Superior in 1869. This exhibition contains a chain saw that might be the largest you’ve ever seen! The HP35 calculator and the Hewlett-Packard ThinkJet printer had profound effects on American life and we have the objects and share their stories. Tools for agriculture, engineering, robotics, textiles, distilling, lumbering, surveying, and woodworking are all represented. Cool Tools! will be open through 2014 on the ground floor of the museum. Rotating art exhibitions are featured in the second floor Moreland Auditorium.

Yuji Hiratsuka Works on Paper @ Benton County Museum
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Yuji Hiratsuka Works on Paper @ Benton County Museum | Philomath | Oregon | United States

Yuji Hiratsuka Works on Paper: Prints, Drawings and Book Arts opens at Benton County Historical Museum on Friday, September 5, 2014. The exhibition will be on view through October 11, 2014.

“Yuji Hiratsuka needs no introduction in artistic, institutional, or academic print making circles. His widely known, brilliantly conceived and executed intaglio prints are second to none, today,” notes Stephen A. Fredericks, Founder of The New York Society of Etchers.

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 4:30pm. Admission is always free!

Expanding Vision: Mobile Photography at the Arts Center @ The Arts Center
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Expanding Vision: Mobile Photography at the Arts Center @ The Arts Center | Corvallis | Oregon | United States

The best camera is the one you have with you!

This juried show will feature works of mobile photography, photos created only on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Visit TheArtsCenter.net and watch this space for more information.

(Image credit.)

Artist reception: Yuji Hiratsuka Works on Paper @ Benton County Museum
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Artist reception: Yuji Hiratsuka Works on Paper @ Benton County Museum | Philomath | Oregon | United States

Yuji Hiratsuka Works on Paper: Prints, Drawings and Book Arts opens at Benton County Historical Museum on Friday, September 5, 2014. The exhibition will be on view through October 11, 2014.

“Yuji Hiratsuka needs no introduction in artistic, institutional, or academic print making circles. His widely known, brilliantly conceived and executed intaglio prints are second to none, today,” notes Stephen A. Fredericks, Founder of The New York Society of Etchers.

Yuji Hiratsuka Works on Paper opens with an artist reception on Friday, September 5, from 5pm to 7pm.

Sep
6
Sat
Cool Tools! @ Benton County Museum
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Cool Tools! @ Benton County Museum | Philomath | Oregon | United States

Cool Tools! is now open at Benton County Museum in Philomath. Tools of regional and national significance from the workshop, laboratory, farm, field and home are featured. Informational labels are available on touch screen computers or your own smartphone.

Visitors see the surveying tools used by Oregon pioneer Joseph C. Avery (1817-1876) to lay out the town of Marysville (later Corvallis) in 1851, as well as a theodolite used to survey Lake Superior in 1869. This exhibition contains a chain saw that might be the largest you’ve ever seen! The HP35 calculator and the Hewlett-Packard ThinkJet printer had profound effects on American life and we have the objects and share their stories. Tools for agriculture, engineering, robotics, textiles, distilling, lumbering, surveying, and woodworking are all represented. Cool Tools! will be open through 2014 on the ground floor of the museum. Rotating art exhibitions are featured in the second floor Moreland Auditorium.

Soap Creek Artisans Show & Sale @ Soap Creek Schoolhouse
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Soap Creek Artisans Show & Sale @ Soap Creek Schoolhouse | Corvallis | Oregon | United States

Join the Soap Creek Artisans at the 3rd annual Soap Creek Artisans Show & Sale for an enjoyable blend of art, music and wine tasting in Oregon’s beautiful Soap Creek Valley. An exhibition and sale of the talents of the community will be displayed at the historic one-room Soap Creek Schoolhouse.

Along with the artwork, there will be wine tasting from 3 Fools Winery, and music of Sam Holmes, Adam Scramstad, Laurie Childers, and Nate Wagner.

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