Arts Fest

Arts Fest

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is hosting our second annual EOU Arts Fest. The event will take place over two days, June 2nd and 3rd, with the bulk of events occuring on the 3rd.

This is an all ages event where everyone is welcome – community members, prospective students, alumni, EOU community (administrators, faculty, staff, students) or those just passing through. ArtsFest is an annual showcase of the creative talent at EOU and within the La Grande community. With performances by bands and EOU student organizations, theater performances, art exhibitions, studio tours, and artisan vendors.

The festival will be held on-campus at the Gilbert Center and Loso Hall with food trucks and Side A there to pour beer. The art program will have hands-on activities. Various music and performances will take place throughout the day. Evening performances of The Tempest will take place on Friday and Saturday. There will be a Craft Fest where handmade arts/crafts will be for sale. 

Our main goal is to have a day celebrating the arts and  highlighting locals making great art and food in our community. The event also offers alumni an opportunity to reconnect with faculty, friends and campus.


June 2nd

  • 9:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Arts Preview Day and Recruitment
  • 3:30-5:00 p.m. Liberty Theater Tour / 1008 Adams Ave.
  • 3:00-6:00 p.m. SAGE/MQ Book Sale / Gilbert Center
  • 5:00-6:00 p.m. Oregon East Reading / Gilbert Center
  • 5:00-7:00 p.m. Nightingale Gallery open / Loso Hall
  • 7:00 p.m. The Tempest / McKenzie Theater in Loso Hall (purchase tickets)

June 3rd

  • 12:00-5:00 p.m. Main event with food, beer, music/performances, Craft Fest / Gilbert Center
    • 12:00-1:00 p.m. Elgin Calypso Band
    • 1:15-2:30 p.m. EOU Voice Studio
    • 2:45-3:15 p.m. TBD
    • 3:30-5:00 p.m. 45th Parallel
  • 12:00-5:00 p.m. 3:00-6:00 p.m. SAGE/MQ Book Sale / Gilbert Center
  • 5:00-7:00 p.m. Alumni Social / Loso Lobby
  • 5:00-7:00 p.m. Nightingale Gallery open / Loso Hall
  • 5:00 p.m. Literary Arts Reading with Allison Cobbs / Loso Lobby
  • 6:00-6:45 p.m. Music by Jeff Grammer / Loso Lobby
  • 7:00 p.m. The Tempest / McKenzie Theater in Loso Hall (purchase tickets)
  • 9:00 p.m. Music by Nogero / hq, 112 Depot St.

Vendors – craftspeople & food

  • Side A Beer
  • Art Center East
  • Melakah Design- Leatherworks
  • River Winn- Knit Goods
  • Kathy Hunter- Ceramics
  • Rene Fleming- Ceramics
  • Debbie Lind- Photography
  • Handmade from Pixie Dust- Crochet
  • Lyn Craig- Ceramics and oil paintings
  • Tamper9- Jewelry and collage
  • Birddog Glass
  • Sawhorse Ceramics

Alumni Social

An alumni gathering with hors d’oeuvres and a no host bar will take place on June 3rd at 5pm in Loso Hall Lobby. The social will be in conjunction with the Literary Arts Reading and Conversation with Allison Cobb. Allison Cobb will be reading from her book Plastic, An Autobiography. Learn more about Allison’s work here. Come reconnect with faculty, friends and the EOU campus!

Arts Fest 2022 Gallery