The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) is pleased to announce the start of regularly scheduled gallery tours on Saturdays, 4pm, at the Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC), located next to the Nye Beach Turnaround at 777 NW Beach Dr. in Newport. The general public, area visitors and students are invited to attend and hear a discussion of the current exhibition in the Runyan Gallery at the VAC. The tours will begin on Saturday, July 25, at 4pm and will run each Saturday at 4pm through August 29. Each tour will be led by an experienced gallery docent, and attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the art and artists included in each exhibit, ask questions and comment on the current visual art offerings at the VAC.
The current exhibit in the Runyan Gallery at the VAC, “Surf & Turf: The Art of Boarding,” will run through August 2 and will be followed by the photography exhibit, “Dorothea Lange in Oregon.” The Runyan Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm.
“We are pleased to present these tours as a way for the public to further engage with the VAC and the exhibits in our largest gallery,” says OCCA VAC director Tom Webb. “We intend to enhance the visitor experience and to provide an ongoing educational opportunity.”
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts promotes and provides high-caliber arts experiences on the Oregon Coast. The OCCA manages the Newport Visual Arts Center and the Newport Performing Arts Center, and serves as the regional arts council for the Oregon coast.