If all goes according to plan, and no changes are made to the governor’s guidelines, the LCCC will re-open to the public on Monday, June 1. The PJ Chessman Gallery, Lincoln City Visitor Information Center and LCCC Members Gift Shop will be open, with social distancing protocols in place, from 9 am to 5 pm Wednesday-Monday. These hours will be in effect through the month of June.
The LCCC is a mask-required facility, until further notice. Be sure to bring your cloth mask and wear it proudly! For more information, call the center at 541-994-9994.
The people of Lincoln City may be staying apart, physically. But culturally, they’re coming together, through the Creative Quarantine Project. Since March 26, we’ve been playing music, reading poetry and creating lots of art, online and in socially distant ways, courtesy of the Lincoln City Cultural Center.
Like the rest of the public gathering spaces in Oregon, the LCCC closed its doors on March 17 in accordance with the governor’s executive orders. Until it’s safe to open, the LCCC staff is dedicated to keeping the cultural community together, through the Creative Quarantine Project.
The LCCC’s Creative Quarantine is a daily dose of art, by our community and for our community, free and accessible for everyone, digitally or from a safe distance. Here’s what that means:
- Every Thursday at 1 pm, visual arts director Krista Eddy distributes Creative Quarantine children’s art packets in the LCCC parking lot, 540 NE Hwy. 101. These kits are packed in sanitized rooms using gloves and masks, and are distributed in a drive-through. CQ art projects using common household objects are also available online on Facebook (@lincolncityculture)and in the Oregon Coast TODAY. The demonstration video is posted on Thursdays. Young artists are invited to post photos of their work on the FB page, #showoffsaturday.
- Every other day of the week (Friday through Wednesday) the LCCC presents a brand new CQ Studio program. These events include live exclusive concerts, readings, craft demonstrations and studio tours — all made by and for the Cultural Center community. t
The LCCC is dedicated to providing these daily programs through the end of May, and beyond if necessary. You’ll find these events and activities on the center’s Facebook page, @lincolncityculture.
The Cultural Center welcomes the community to participate. If you would like to provide a project, donation, idea or other contribution, send a message through the Facebook page or contact Niki Price, 541-921-2006 or [email protected].
LATEST UPDATE ON IN-PERSON EVENT CANCELLATIONS
The Cultural Center building will be closed to all activity through April 30. This closure includes all classes, meetings and previously scheduled events, as well as the Lincoln City Visitor Information Center, the LCCC Members Gift Shop, the PJ Chessman Gallery, the LCCC Ceramics Studio, the LCCC Textiles Studio and the New Moon Yoga Studio.
We encourage all our patrons to consult with Gov. Brown’s latest guidelines and executive orders: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19
We apologize to all our patrons, performers and volunteers who were looking forward to these performances and gatherings. But the health and safety of our Cultural Community is our priority. We look forward to seeing all of you after the danger has subsided. Here is the current list of events that have been canceled and/or postponed. More may be added in the future.
- Friday, March 13 — “Cause to Create” gallery opening and fundraiser for St. James Santiago School, cancelled. The exhibit itself will remain in the gallery through June 8.
- Sunday, March 15 — Teada (Celtic Series), postponed
- March 20-22 — Lincoln City Playhouse for Youth presents “Honk Jr.”, rescheduled to June 5-7
- March 22-27 — ALL Festival of Illusions performances, workshops and classes are cancelled. This includes the evening and matinee shows and the Abracadabra workshop.
- Tuesday, March 31 — Chamber of Commerce Luncheon with Mayor Dick Anderson, postponed
- Thursday, April 2 — “In the Grand Scheme of Things” concert, postponed
- Sunday, April 5 — Coffee Concert, postponed
- Tuesday, April 7 — Spring Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, postponed
- Friday, April 10 — Opening for “A Thing With Feathers”, postponed to June 12-July 6, with a virtual reception scheduled for June 12.
- Sunday, April 12 — Kevin Burke (Celtic Series), ONLINE
- Wednesday, April 22 — Ian George & the Well, ONLINE
- Sunday, April 26 — Vocal Arts Series presents Erica Brookhyser
- Saturday, May 2 — Culture, Of Course! Benefit Auction and Gala, postponed to Oct. 24
- Friday, May 8 — Art on the Edge Studio Tour Reception cancelled.
- May 29-31 — Art on the Edge Studio Tour rescheduled for Aug. 7-9, reception with the Members’ Show July 10
- June 12 — From the Banks of the Nechesne featuring Frank and Ian Boyden, reception and exhibit cancelled. The artists are making a documentary film that is scheduled to debut on this site in June.