Our regular hours are Tues-Sat, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment.
Our Featured Artists for the month of February are… a lot of you!
We are happy to return to our Community Art Exhibit in 2023! This show, called “The Big Show of Little Art” is part of our commitment to promoting art in Albany and the Willamette Valley. This year, 93 entries from artists from throughout the mid-Willamette Valley greet you as you enter the gallery! Be sure to stop in for our First Friday reception, Feb 3rd from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
We began researching the possibility of doing such an exhibit in 2017. Part of the mission statement of Gallery Calapooia is to help promote art and art appreciation in our community. While the co-operative gallery itself is limited to displaying works by our 21 member artists, we knew that the Mid-Willamette valley has many fine artists of all ages and media styles. We decided to invite this larger community to exhibit with us once a year. Our first exhibit was in February, 2018.
To get as many people as possible into the exhibit, we decided to limit the size of the entries to 8 inches by 8 inches. 3D artists could go 8 x 8 x 8. Given the small size, we decided to name the show “The Big Show of Little Art”. With these guidelines, we have had around 100 entries each year since 2018, with the exception of the cancelled show in 2021.
The Big Show of Little Art continues to be a wonderful celebration of the talent in our area! We hope to continue this popular community event every year, and we hope you can make it in to appreciate the range of creativity and talent in our community!
Artwork at Sybaris Bistro
Bill Origer will be continuing to show a selection of his photography at Sybaris for the month of February.
442 W 1st Ave, Albany, OR 97321
Galleries from Salem to Eugene
Take a look at the Art Map of galleries in the Mid-Willamette Valley along the I-5 corridor. You can get a great new paper version of the map at Gallery Calapooia.
Gift Registry and Gift Certificates
Keep in mind that Gallery Calapooia offers gift certificates if you don’t know exactly what to get for your friends or loved ones. We also offer a gift registry for those of you who really know what you (or a loved one) want from the gallery and would like to be able to stop dropping hints! In addition, we have a great selection of artist made cards and we can wrap your gift for you, to make gift-giving for any occasion easy on you — and as unique as the gift recipient!
Although all of our artist openings are currently filled by wonderfully talented local artists, Gallery Calapooia maintains a continuing process to consider new artists to be a part of the gallery. All applications are juried by committee (see links below):
Visit our Events Calendar to keep up with classes and events that will be
occurring at the gallery.
222 W. 1st Ave.
Albany, Oregon 97321
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Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm
Gallery Calapooia is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Donations to the gallery are tax-deductible.