Jan 7 - Feb 25, 2023


Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive, Newport, OR 97365

Stop by the Newport Visual Arts Center from January 7 through February 25th, 2023, to view “Celebrating Artistic Diversity” – a new exhibit featuring the art of Arlon Gilliland.

This multidisciplinary exhibit is a celebration of Gilliland’s creative diversity and inventive style, inviting viewers on a journey through his variety and ease of play in mark and mask-making. Gilliland does it all: acrylic, watercolor, drawings, realistic, abstract, collage, ceramic masks, and even masks crafted from paper rolls.

While Gilliland clearly has an affinity for creating his own art, he is also passionate about helping other artists learn and grow. A seasoned instructor, having taught art on the Oregon Coast for more than a quarter century, Gilliland will be helming two upcoming classes at the VAC. The first, on paper tube mask-making, will take place January 28 from 1pm – 3:30pm ($10). The second, a two-day class on air-dry clay masks, runs February 11 and 18 from 1pm-3:30pm ($12). Both classes are suitable for adults and youth ages 6 and older (with an adult accompanying them), and all materials are included.

Exhibits at Newport Visual Arts Center are free to the public and can be viewed Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 12pm – 4pm. The VAC is located at 777 NW Beach Drive, Newport.


While you’re at the VAC, don’t forget to join the conversation!

Through April of 2023, we’re measuring the impact of non-profit arts and cultural institutions in Lincoln County, as part of Americans for the Arts’ Arts & Economic Prosperity Study 6—the nation’s largest, most comprehensive study of the Arts & Culture sector…and you can help! When you attend this event, please complete an “AEP6” survey before you leave the building (and every time you attend an event or exhibit at the VAC). 3 minutes, 13 questions, totally anonymous. Look for the iPad located in the lobby, or ask a volunteer or staff member for a paper copy.

To learn more about this incredible study, and what makes it so important, click here.


Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive, Newport, OR 97365 - Get Directions