Crossroads Carnegie Art Center
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Crossroads Carnegie Art Center is Baker County's Community Art Center with a full service art gallery, arts education programs and community events and activities.
History: The Oregon Trail Arts Association was founded in 1963 to recognize the educational and psychological value of what art programs could do to impact a community. When Baker County dedicated its new library in 1970, the Oregon Trail Arts Council (our name at the time) saw an opportunity for a permanent home; our request to occupy the Carnegie Library Building was granted in 1971. In 1977, Crossroads Creative and Performing Arts Center, gained its non-profit status. In 1971, Crossroads moved in the Carnegie Library Building and thus began its storied relationship with one of Baker City's grand old buildings.
As the oldest continuously operating art centers East of Cascades Crossroads continue to evolve and grow as one of the finest regional art centers in Oregon.
Crossroads Mission Statement:
The mission of the Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit founded in 1963, is to create opportunities for the entire community to be engaged, inspired, and transformed by the arts through participation in classes, workshops, exhibits, mentorships, and partnerships – A welcoming place where people meet and the arts speak.
Crossroads works to fulfill its mission through:
Community-wide programs such as:
"First Friday" exhibits that showcase artists and music
Acting as a community partner to attract art-based industries
- Monthly First Friday Art Exhibitions
- Art Classes
- Pottery Classes
- Dance Classes
- Craft Classes