Valley Art Association and Gallery
Valley Art Gallery, established in 1966, is located in the heart of historic downtown Forest Grove on Main Street, just one block west of Pacific University. Next year we celebrate our 50th anniversary! Meanwhile, our Annual Chalk Art Festival just marked 25 years in the Forest Grove community on September 19!
As one of the oldest nonprofit art galleries in the Pacific Northwest, we feature over 200 established and emerging local artists. We offer an eclectic assortment of paintings, fine pottery, jewelry, wood carvings, glass art, metal sculpture, textiles and garden art, to name a few. We pride ourselves in finding unique items at exceptional values. There is truly something for everyone.
IN ADDITION to our beautiful gallery space we offer two separate classroom spaces, one with wonderful natural lighting for workshops and club meetings as well as a 600 sq. ft. pottery studio for both adult and children’s classes.
First Wednesday nights are Family Art Nights (Be a F.A.N.)
We hope your family will take advantage of First Wednesday nights at Valley Art. The gallery will be open until 7 p.m. and you are welcome to drop by at 5 p.m. and learn more about various artistic processes.
A suggested donation of $2 per family will help to cover costs for heat and light in the gallery. There are no additional charges for materials. The gallery can accommodate about 10 families at a time. If there are several more attending, we ask that projects be completed in around 30 minutes so more people can participate.
Valley Art Supporters:
There have been some exciting changes at the gallery this year, from the mural painting on the back of our building, to the largest attendance during the Chalk Art Festival in the last 24 years. (Next year will be the 25th anniversary.)
This year Valley Art Association itself turned 49 years old. How about that?! The gallery was started in 1964 by 12 artists. Two years later it became a legitimate business.
Today it is a thriving art gallery, pottery studio and educational nonprofit organization, run entirely by volunteers. We have over 325 members, about 100 artists and nearly 50 active volunteers.
Donations are welcome anytime, and when the year comes to an end we ask you consider Valley Art in your year-end giving. Your contribution is tax deductible under Section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS tax code. Stop by the gallery or send your donation to VAA, P.O. Box 333, Forest Grove, OR 97116.