Arts and Culture

Corvallis Rich in the Arts

Benton County and Corvallis are rich areas for artists and craftspeople.  The natural beauty, quality of life, and great community all conspire to encourage and nurture the arts.  Art, music and theater are all rich here.  Oregon State University brings in traveling performances and hosts quality productions from opera to jazz and sculpture to theater.


Observation or participation are encouraged!  Corvallis has a plethora of art guilds, critique groups, reading clubs and performing arts venues, as well as a myriad of arts classes, workshops and drop-in events around town.  There are writers groups, poetry organizations and much more.  Scratch the skin of almost anyone in town and you'll find an artist: engineers in rock bands, programmers creating beautiful pottery, scientists interpreting their work in paintings and prints.

2013 is the Year of Culture in Corvallis, Oregon!

In 2013, three of Corvallis’ most vibrant arts organizations will celebrate important anniversaries. The Arts Center will celebrate it’s 50th, da Vinci Days is turning 25, and the Majestic Theatre will showcase its 100th year. The Year of Culture is a city-wide effort to celebrate these milestones, and to promote the cultural richness of the Corvallis area as a whole.

Corvallis Festivals

Corvallis Fall Festival DaVinci Days  set-72157600011868628-DaVinci-Lainey-Dyer Northwest Art & Air Festival

Learning  Arts

Art & Music Classes Benton Center, Linn Benton Community College MU Craft Center - OSU Jump Start - OSU Mid-Willamette Valley Woodworkers Guild Pegasus Frame Studio & Gallery Let there be art-Pegasus Art Gallery Photo Arts Guild The Arts Center The Drawing Board Willamette Ceramics Guild Benton County Historical Museum City of Corvallis Park and Recreation Fairbanks Gallery Guistina Gallery


Friends of the Opera Corvallis Repertory Singers Heart of the Valley Choir Corvallis Community Band Willamette Valley Symphony


Corvallis-OSU Symphony OrchestraMajestic-Lainey-Dyer Corvallis Community Theater Corvallis Youth Symphony Majestic Theater to name a few.  Check in with Corvallis Tourism at for events and schedules.