LINCOLN CITY – Calling all patrons of art, culture and community! The Lincoln City Cultural Center is delighted to announce this year’s Culture, of Course! fundraiser and gala on Saturday, October 15th, 2022. This year’s theme is “(Art) Work in Progress,” in honor of the Cultural Plaza outdoor renovation project planned for summer 2023. Guests can enjoy great food and wine, bid on live auction items and hear a concert by renowned jazz pianist and composer Darrell Grant. Only 100 tickets are available. To reserve, call the LCCC at 541-994-9994 or visit this link: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?preseason=lccc
Culture, Of Course! is the center’s first in-person fundraiser since 2019. This year’s benefit is presented by Oregon Coast Bank, Signe Grimstad CPA, Edward Jones Investments (Wendy Wilson), Civil West Engineering and Kyllo’s Seafood and Grill, who will be generously providing a sumptuous plated dinner in the delightfully decorated LCCC auditorium.
Evening entertainment includes performances from acclaimed jazz pianist Darrell Grant as well as solo cellist Billy Michelson (AKA Third Seven), sponsored by Civil West Engineering. The Taft High School Culinary Team will help serve and prepare the appetizers, sponsored by Brian and Liz Fackler. Keith Altomare, radio personality and longtime friend of the LCCC will be emceeing the performances and activities.
Evening events will include a mystery wine-pull, the Totally Tangible Paddle Raise and a live auction with items donated by businesses who support the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Auction items include:
- Sitka Center family membership, gift certificate toward workshop, Sitka merchandise as well as a 3 night stay in a home at Cascade Head ranch
- Dinner for two at the Bay House along with golf and lodging at the Salishan Coastal Lodge
- A collection of “Dining Delights in Lincoln City”
- Mosaic workshop with Joanne Dachel
- Movies Galore at the Bijou Theatre
- A shopping spree at Beluga Beads
Additional sponsors include Ed Tradup, Charlotte Lehto Insurance, Searenity Boutique, Morris Excavation, Cap’n Gulls Gift Place, Trillium Natural Foods and Ron Lovell.
This year’s fundraiser will coincide with the installation of a new interactive steel sculpture by Oregon artist Pete Beeman on the southern lawn of the LCCC property. This installation will begin the process of our renovated outdoor plaza project, signifying a new and revitalized center for arts and culture in Lincoln City.
The Lincoln City Cultural Center would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, patrons and volunteers. The funds raised in this year’s Culture, of Course! will ensure continued operations and renovations, providing a welcoming and restored exterior to the building and surrounding property, as well as daily operations and expenses. The LCCC is proud to be a home to diverse artistic disciplines and genres across the visual and performing arts in the heart of Lincoln City. Your generous and continued support is tremendously appreciated.