Experience community while keeping your distance

The Creative Quarantine, a project of the Lincoln City Cultural Center

Cultural connection in this time of social isolation

Since late March, we've been staying connected through Creative Quarantine Project. Enjoy live music, poetry and art studio tours through the CQ Studio and 'take-n-make' art kits, project sheets and videos through the CQ Kids' program.

The LCCC’s Creative Quarantine Project is your daily dose of art — by our community and for our community — free and accessible for everyone.

Creative Quarantine Studio

Every day until at least May 31, the LCCC is presenting a daily live event created by a member of the LCCC Family—musicians, artists, poets, volunteers, exercise instructors, club leaders and everyone in between.

Since the series began on March 26, the CQ Studio series has presented concerts by fiddler Kevin Burke, and the brew-making duo Matt & Amy White, as well as a foray into augmented reality poetry by Ger Killean and a live concert from Ecuador featuring Oregon Coast favorites Familia Chayag. Upcoming sessions will feature piano and vocals by Halie Loren (May 2), jazz by Ben Rosenblum and studio tours of some of the coast’s most interesting artists. The full schedule can be found in the Events section of the FB Page.

Featured Live Streams

CQ Studio Presents: Bryan Nichols & ZugG Surf Shop

Lincoln City’s own, Bryan Nichols performs a live show of some ZuhG acoustic songs and then gives a tour of the ZuhG Life Surf Shop! 😎🏄🏽‍♂️

Posted by Lincoln City Cultural Center on Saturday, May 23, 2020
Bryan Nichols in his ZuhG Surf Shop

Bryan Nichols

ZuhG Life

Shirts, hats, patches, stickers, boards, murals, shops, vintage extendo-vans — the world is just a canvas to Bryan Nichols. His ZuhG Life Surf Shop in the Nelscott district has been closed for a while, but he’s been keeping his quarantine creative. Today, he’ll tour the shop and play an acoustic set for us.

Do you find yourself, in our time of national angst, pining for some live dobro, washboard, musical saw or Kazumpet? We have the balm to soothe your soul. It's Wild Hog in the Woods, the band of four from the south Willamette Valley, playing the CQ Studio this Memorial Day Weekend. Join Hershel (banjo, guitar, musical saw, vocals), John D. (mandolin, guitar, Kazumpet, harmonica, tenor guitar, washboard, decor, vocals, songwriting), Sid (guitar, vocals, tenor guitar, mandolin, songwriting) and John S. (standup bass, guitar, sitdown Dobro, vocals) for an afternoon of sleaze jazz and string band fun. This is Creative Quarantine Studio production, and any donations received are split with the artists!

Posted by Lincoln City Cultural Center on Sunday, May 24, 2020
Wild Hog in the Woods, in their natural habitat

Wild Hog in the Woods

Stringband Sunday

Do you find yourself, in our time of national angst, pining for some live dobro, washboard, musical saw or Kazumpet? We have the balm to soothe your soul. It’s Wild Hog in the Woods, the band of four from the south Willamette Valley, playing the CQ Studio this Memorial Day Weekend. Join Hershel (banjo, guitar, musical saw, vocals), John D. (mandolin, guitar, Kazumpet, harmonica, tenor guitar, washboard, decor, vocals, songwriting), Sid (guitar, vocals, tenor guitar, mandolin, songwriting) and John S. (standup bass, guitar, sitdown Dobro, vocals) for an afternoon of sleaze jazz and string band fun. This is Creative Quarantine Studio production, and any donations received are split with the artists! This was recorded via a Facebook live performance on Sunday, May 24.

NYC Jazz Pianist/Accordionist Ben Rosenblum – Solo Live Stream

Hi everyone! This is Ben Rosenblum (jazz pianist and accordionist from NYC). I'm so excited to go live with the Lincoln City Cultural Center for their Creative Quarantine series! A huge thanks to them for having me. In normal times, I would have been performing live with my trio at the Lincoln City Cultural Center tonight, so this is the next best thing. Feel free to comment and ask questions throughout. I also encourage you to help support the cause at the LCCC so they can continue doing programs like this! Find out more at: https://lincolncity-culturalcenter.org/creative-quarantine/If you are curious about my music, you can find more information about me at www.benrosenblummusic.com. I also have CDs available on Amazon:First CD Instead: https://www.amazon.com/Instead-Ben-Rosenblum/dp/B01MZY1C6USecond CD River City: https://www.amazon.com/River-City-Rosenblum-Coastal-Trio/dp/B07DW4S19JPaypal link (if you would like to leave a tip, which I will also be distributing to the other band members who would have performed with me): PayPal.Me/benrosenblummusic

Posted by Lincoln City Cultural Center on Monday, May 18, 2020
Ben Rosenblum at his home in NYC

Ben Rosenblum

Piano & Accordion

Award-winning jazz pianist, composer and accordionist Ben Rosenblum has been described as “mature beyond his years,” (Sea of Tranquility), an “impressive talent” (All About Jazz), who “caresses [the music] with the reverence it merits” (Downbeat Magazine). An internationally-touring bandleader, Rosenblum has performed with his trio throughout the United States, including extensive tours of the Northeast, Midwest, South and West Coast, as well as in Canada, Europe and Japan (and twice for us in Lincoln City). Rosenblum was born and raised in New York City, and is a graduate of the joint program between Columbia University and Juilliard School of Music. This was recorded via a Facebook live performance from New York City on May 18, 2020.

Live from the basement of piano man Brady Goss via Lincoln City Cultural Center! Thanks for tuning in and thanks again Lincoln City Cultural Center! Enjoy the show.Merchandise https://brady-goss-music.square.site/ Donations paypal.me/bradyglivefeedfund

Posted by Lincoln City Cultural Center on Saturday, May 16, 2020
Brady Goss

Brady Goss

Movin’ and Groovin’

Raised in the northeast corner of Oregon in the sparsely populated town of Wallowa, Brady Goss has been honing his craft since the age of four when he would reach high above his head to put his tiny fingers on the keys of his dad’s piano. He absorbed his father’s passion for piano music, especially that of rock n’ roll icon Jerry Lee Lewis. As he grew he began to truly study, learn and play the music of such greats as The Eagles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton and Hank Williams. Today, Brady’s energetic and engaging shows rock their way through festivals, state and county fairs, casinos, wineries, concerts in the park, as well as nightclubs, across the West. To date he has released four albums, and has an all-original album in the works. Brady has played the LCCC three times, and is a local favorite. We asked him what he had planned for today’s CQ Studio concert, and he said, “The usuaI. I pretty much fly without a set list and play whatever I am feeling in the moment. I love to play old rock n’ roll cover songs with a driving boogie woogie piano style, but I also love to play power ballads and old country, too. I’ll slip in some original songs as well.” This concert was recorded on FB Live on May 16, 2020.

Creative Quarantine STUDIO, a project of the Lincoln City Cultural Center

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Creative Quarantine KIDS

On the visual arts side, The Creative Quarantine KIDS distributes take-n-make kits weekly of children’s art packets filled with activities and supplies carefully packed in a clean workshop by arts educator Krista Eddy. Parents and caregivers can drive through the LCCC parking lot, 540 NE Hwy. 101, from 1-3 pm every Thursday.

Drivers are asked a few questions (the ages of the children, and what supplies they might have at home) and Eddy connects them with cool art projects. She also provides instructional sheets and demonstration videos, available online and through the Oregon Coast TODAY newspaper.

Junior artists are invited to use the kits and post photos of their finest work on the Center’s FB page, @lincolncityculture.

Creative Quarantine KIDS, a project of the Lincoln City Cultural Center

List of Projects

Happy Heart Hunt (April 30) 6

Happy Heart Hunt (April 30)

Three Lincoln City entities join forces this week to present a new community arts activity: the Happy Heart Hunt. These partners encourage you to show your community spirit by making paper hearts, posting them in your street-side windows, and sharing photos online throughout the month of May. Today’s Creative Quarantine Kids art packets include a…

Learn More + Project Files
Picasso Style Self-Portraits (April 23) 7

Picasso Style Self-Portraits (April 23)

Description & Instructions Pablo Picasso grew up in Spain, where he was born in 1881. His father was a painter and a teacher. Pablo liked to draw from an early age. Legend has it that his first word was “piz,” short for “pencil” in Spanish. It soon became apparent that Pablo had little interest in…

Learn More + Project Files
Paper Beads for a Mother's Day Necklace (May 7) 8

Paper Beads for a Mother’s Day Necklace (May 7)

[DEMONSTRATION VIDEO] DIY Art Relief from the LCCC You will need a template (see the project sheet below), paper, magazine pages, string, pencil, pen, scissors, glue stick and a stick for rolling (like a small paint brush handle, chop stick or skewer). Trace the template shape many times on different paper, then cut out the…

Learn More + Project Files

Free for everyone to watch & participate

It’s completely free to watch and participate in the online Creative Quarantine.

We will be broadcasting the daily video to Facebook with an opportunity to donate to support creativity on the Central Oregon Coast.

There will be occasional promotions and giveaways, to spice up your social isolation. Donations are shared with the artists and groups that join us in the Creative Quarantine.

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Give $35 or more receive a FREE Chessman Gallery shopping bag

The LCCC will also reward its donors—both new and renewing members—giving $35 or more with the official Chessman Gallery 2020 canvas shopping bag.

Tough, useful and beautiful, this tote has an original graphic owl design by Danelle Jones on one side and the 2020 gallery schedule on the other.

Creative Quarantine KIDS

On the visual arts side, The Creative Quarantine KIDS distributes take-n-make kits weekly of children’s art packets filled with activities and supplies carefully packed in a clean workshop by arts educator Krista Eddy. Parents and caregivers can drive through the LCCC parking lot, 540 NE Hwy. 101, from 1-3 pm every Thursday.

Drivers are asked a few questions (the ages of the children, and what supplies they might have at home) and Eddy connects them with cool art projects. She also provides instructional sheets and demonstration videos, available online and through the Oregon Coast TODAY newspaper.

Junior artists are invited to use the kits and post photos of their finest work on the Center’s FB page, @lincolncityculture.

Creative Quarantine KIDS, a project of the Lincoln City Cultural Center

List of Projects

Happy Heart Hunt (April 30) 1

Happy Heart Hunt (April 30)

Three Lincoln City entities join forces this week to present a new community arts activity: the Happy Heart Hunt. These partners encourage you to show your community spirit by making paper hearts, posting them in your street-side windows, and sharing photos online throughout the month of May. Today’s Creative Quarantine Kids art packets include a…

Learn More + Project Files
Picasso Style Self-Portraits (April 23) 2

Picasso Style Self-Portraits (April 23)

Description & Instructions Pablo Picasso grew up in Spain, where he was born in 1881. His father was a painter and a teacher. Pablo liked to draw from an early age. Legend has it that his first word was “piz,” short for “pencil” in Spanish. It soon became apparent that Pablo had little interest in…

Learn More + Project Files
Paper Beads for a Mother's Day Necklace (May 7) 3

Paper Beads for a Mother’s Day Necklace (May 7)

[DEMONSTRATION VIDEO] DIY Art Relief from the LCCC You will need a template (see the project sheet below), paper, magazine pages, string, pencil, pen, scissors, glue stick and a stick for rolling (like a small paint brush handle, chop stick or skewer). Trace the template shape many times on different paper, then cut out the…

Learn More + Project Files

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