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The Southern Oregon Artists Resource welcomes Umpqua Valley Arts Center (UVAC) to the Southern Oregon Artist Groups & Organizations and Roseburg Galleries directories! This is our first listing from the Roseburg area and we’re delighted to see our range expanding to the northern part of southern Oregon.

SOAR recently posted a call to artists from UVAC for their 2015 Summer Arts Festival. If you haven’t seen that yet, please read this post for more information.

Umpqua Valley Arts Association’s mission is to create and foster a climate that supports arts appreciation, participation and education.

Located at 1624 W. Harvard Avenue in Roseburg, Oregon,  UVAC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to art education, art appreciation, service to artists and art organizations, and to the community. The Association has played a primary role in the cultural development of Douglas County. In 1979, the Arts Association and the City of Roseburg entered into a partnership arrangement to use the buildings in the Fir Grove Section of Stewart Park as a cultural center.

Now this gorgeous historical building houses six art gallery spaces, a workshop studio, a beautifully stocked gift gallery, a fully equipped kitchen, a full-sized pottery studio, and a new outdoor stage, in addition to staff offices. Groups can rent space for meetings, weddings and other special events. Contact the staff at the Arts Center for details or go to the Facility Rental page to see a picture and rates.

Resident artists and festivals provide a multicultural opportunity for county residents, school groups and tourists to experience a variety of programs and activities designed to deepen understanding and expression of the arts. Volunteer support groups assist in the day-to-day general operation, special programs, policy making and public relations.

The Arts Association is supported financially by tuition, sales, rentals, grants, corporate and individual contributions, membership dues and fundraising events like their annual Summer Arts Festival. An endowment program has been established to support and stabilize programs in future years. Support is also provided by the City of Roseburg through outdoor maintenance of buildings as well as numerous in-kind services for activities and programs.

We hope you will consider responding to UVAC’s Call to Artists and checking out their listing to learn more and get contact information, social media links, and of course a link to their website.