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Gettin’ artsy with it

The Tillamook Coast is home to more than 300 artists who make their living writing, painting, performing, photographing, stone-cutting, and glass-blowing.


Auto DraftArt Accelerated (Tillamook)

With  pop up art shows, Art Accelerated provides a market for local artists through many avenues. Events and activities for all ages are offered.


Auto DraftHawk Creek Art Gallery

Inside what was once a one-room school house in Neskowin, this art gallery has been attracting visitors for 39 years. With the original owner and artist still on hand to greet visitors, stop by and admire watercolors, acrylics, and mixed water media pieces inspired from worldly travels.


Bay City Arts Center

From kids art camps to stone sculpting seminars to music, theatre and performance events of all kinds, locals and visitors use this place to learn, watch and create.


Tillamook Coliseum TheaterAuto Draft

A 200 seat historic theater shows new release movies as well as the occasional live music and comedy performance. Located in downtown Tillamook.


Monday Musical Club

Bringing musical talent to the Tillamook Coast four times per year; open to the public for a wide variety of productions. Visit their website for this season’s schedule.


NCRD Performing Arts Center (Nehalem)

Being on vacation doesn’t mean you have to miss your trip to the gym. Plus, while visiting Nehalem you can walk through an art gallery, and catch a show, after you pump some iron.

Set in a beautiful historic building at the top of the hill in Nehalem, the North County Recreation District [NCRD] has a swimming pool, exercise center, and a newly remodeled theatre. The NCRD offers drop-in daycare during the summer months and boasts an art, science, and theatre camp every summer. Year-round art shows and musical performances, such as Winterfest make the NCRD a cultural hotspot.


Auto DraftTAPA

TAPA (Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts) has been “puttin’ on plays” for 40 years, performing year-round in the big red community barn at the south end of the town of Tillamook.


Neskowin Chamber Music

This charming venue draws international performers and ensembles who wow the crowds with spectacular music. It also hosts week-long residencies for musicians.

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Chelsea Yarnell
Chelsea Yarnell is a freelance writer and editor living on the Oregon Coast. She studied journalism and writing at George Fox University, before becoming a sport editor and eventually editor of the Tillamook Headlight Herald. When she’s not writing, she enjoys substitute teaching, coaching cross country and track, and remodeling houses with her husband.