Willamette Art Center

About Us

The Willamette Art Center is an artists’ oasis tucked amidst the oaks of the Oregon State Fairgrounds. It is Salem’s only community art center for hands on activities in art, with a primary focus of ceramics and glass blowing. The Willamette Art Center’s programming, services and activities revolve around three main areas: art education and promotion, art opportunity and the betterment of the community through art. These services and activities are accomplished by offering exciting classes, workshops and camps to children and adults, studio workspace for the independent artist, the Oaks Gallery, the Artisan’s Village at the Oregon State Fair, Family Clay Sundays, and the Empty Bowls sale to benefit Marion Polk Food Share.


The Friends encourage lifelong learning and exploration of the arts as a vital ingredient for the health of individuals and communities.


We offer art classes, events and fun for all ages at the WAC…

Take an Art Class
Make Ceramics
Throw a Birthday Party
Paint your own Pottery
Children’s Art Camps
Try Raku Firing
Enjoy a project at Family Clay Sunday with your kids
Visit our Sales Gallery
Make some Art, with daily or monthly passes
Host a Corporate or Club “Arty Party”
Join us at the Artisan’s Village during the Oregon State Fair
We’re always looking for members, students, and donors. If you love hands-on art and would like to see Salem continue its long tradition of offering quality art classes to one and all, then come on over and see what we’re all about. Have some fun at the WAC!


2330 17th St
Salem, OR , Oregon 97301


Phone: 503-365-3911


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