A beautiful day at the beach will leave you rested and happy – just the right mood to enjoy a fine meal and a little evening fun. There are so many attractions in Lincoln City, OR, from Art Galleries to the Culinary Center and so much more! There is something for everyone to enjoy.
Art comes alive in Lincoln City!
With galleries of all sizes featuring pieces from ornate jewelry to bronze sculptures, Lincoln City is a great place to buy new things. Many of the galleries located in Lincoln City offer hands on opportunities for guests and visitors to create their own pieces of art to take home. For a list of places to try your hand at glass blowing or fusing, wood carving, oil painting and much more, visit our “New Things to Try” page! Or find a list of galleries and art related businesses HERE .
For information on the Oregon Crafted self-guided art gallery tours, visit www.oregoncrafted.org .
Lincoln City Cultural Center
Lincoln City Cultural Center was first known as The Lincoln City Arts Forum when established on August 10, 1992. It was renamed the “4C's” (Coastal Communities Cultural Center), and received its Articles of Incorporation on December 20, 1996. The organization obtained Non-Profit Status as IRS 501(c)3 on October 14, 1997.
Six months later, in April of 1998, its first By-Laws were established and later revised in 2003. In September 2006, the 4C's leased DeLake School from the city of Lincoln City; and adopted its new business name of Lincoln City Cultural Center in February 2007.
Since 1929, historic DeLake School has been a center for education for the children of Lincoln City. LCCC continues this tradition for ALL ages, offering classes in art, dance, music, literature, and theater. The Lincoln City Cultural Center also sponsors play writing contests, fund raisers, and activities to encourage artists of all ages.
The Culinary Center in Lincoln City focuses on the abundant foods of the Pacific Northwest. We feature locally grown and raised foods…from organic vegetables to grass-fed natural meats, prairie-raised chickens, and of course, our vast array of fresh seafood and shellfish. The Culinary Center offers a wide array of classes to fit a variety of comfort levels. In demonstration classes it's your job to sit back, relax, and enjoy the wonderful food and wine while you learn from a pro. Or dive right in to a hands-on class.
Create a Piece of Glass Art
ALDER HOUSE III GLASSBLOWING STUDIO611 Immonen Road • www.alderhouse.com • email@example.com
When your group visits Alder House III, you will be standing in Oregon's oldest glassblowing studio. The original facility opened 40 years ago, and the current facility, tucked in a romantic wooded area, opened March 15, 1999. Alder House is open daily at 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., from March 15 to the end of October. At Alder House your group can watch the artists blow glass art pieces or purchase pieces previously created. The artists are happy to share information about their art and techniques and frequently explain what they are doing as they create the pieces. Photography and questions are allowed and encouraged. Located about 3/4 of a mile up Immonen Road just south of Lincoln City and a half-mile south of the Siletz Bay Bridge, Alder House III can be reached from anywhere in Lincoln City within 15 or 20 minutes. Admission is free, and a motor coach turn around exists just a short distance up Immonen Road. Groups of 25 or fewer can be accommodated comfortably or larger groups in shifts. Public restrooms are available. Recommended time allotment for your stay is 45-60 minutes.
JENNIFER L. SEARS GLASS ART STUDIO
SW 48th and Hwy 101 • 541-996-2569 • www.jennifersearsglassart.com
At this glassblowing studio your group will have the opportunity not only to see glassblowing in progress, but also to experience the art. The studio opened in February 2005 and offers glassblowing demonstrations free to the public, Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., exclusive of a few major holidays. For a modest fee, the artists at the studio will also teach anyone in your group who wishes how to blow their own glass float or make their own paperweight. Those in your group who seek out the artist within and blow a float are photographed with their creation, which is ready for them to take home at noon the following day. Photography and questions are allowed and encouraged, and the artists make every effort to educate guests about the various techniques of glass art. Retail sales of glass art are not available on premises. Groups of 45 can be accommodated. Public restrooms and visitor information about the area are available, and a deli across the parking lot at the IGA makes an inexpensive lunch readily available. You can even eat lunch while you watch glass art being created. If a number of people in your group plan on blowing their own float or making their own paperweight, it is best to call ahead for reservations. Recommended time allotment for your stay is 45-60 minutes plus 20-25 minutes for every person in the group who wishes to blow a float or make a paperweight.
MORART GLASS FUSING STUDIO
4933 SW Hwy 101• 541-994-2427 • www.morart.com
Create a unique piece of fused glass in just one day. Classes offered to suit your schedule, multiple students welcome! For more information, check out their website!
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
Founded in 1970, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology fosters creativity, intellectual inquiry, and education. By helping others discover more about their core creative selves and their connections to nature, the Sitka Center works to fulfill its mission of expanding the relationships between art, nature and humanity.
The Sitka Center offers workshops, residencies and community events, while maintaining a facility appropriate to its needs in harmony with its inspirational coastal environment near Cascade Head and the Salmon River estuary.
Literally a center at the edge, where land meets sky, saltwater meets freshwater, the Sitka Center is a place where a diverse group of people and ideas converge, co-mingle and depart transformed.
Artists' Studio Association
To this day The Artists' Studio Association continues its mission of offering classes in several mediums including watercolors, block printing, acrylics, drawing and mosaics. Children's art classes, free open studios and workshops round out the art opportunities offered to the public for no fee or reduced costs.
Festivals and Events
Fall Kite Festival
The Fall Kite Festival is held on the beach, in the center of Lincoln City, at the D-River Wayside from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information about the festival call 800-452-2151.
Location: D-River State Wayside, Lincoln City, OR
Wild Mushroom Cook-Off
Join us at the Pacific NW Wild Mushroom Cook-off held Saturday, Oct. 12, 11AM-2PM, at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City. Admission is free, with tasting-sized portions available for a small fee. Enjoy live presentations, wild mushroom identification, food vendors, wild mushroom books, wild mushrooms for sale, mushroom forays, and more! For more information call 800-452-2151.
Enjoy the comfort food of the Oregon Coast, prepared by some of the best chefs in the Pacific Northwest. Best Chowder competition, local beers and wines, live music, face-painting and more!
For more information call 800-452-2151 or visit the event page .
Mardi Gras Jambalaya Cook-Off
Jambalaya is one of the Creole Cookery's hallmarks. See what our Oregon coast chefs can create at this annual event held at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City on Saturday, Feb 1st, from 11am-2pm. Admission is free, with tasting-sized portions available for a small fee. For more information call 1-800-452-2151 or visit the event page .
Antique specials and deals throughout Lincoln City during this 10-day event. Antique appraisals, historical exhibits, and more! For more information, visit the event page or call 541-996-1274.
Festival of Illusions
It's not an illusion that Lincoln City is magical during Spring Break! Enjoy nights of live magic performances and trickery. Learn magic tricks to entertain your friends! For more information visit the event page or call 541-996-1274
Spring Learning Feast
Lincoln City Spring Learning Feast two-week program featuring an interesting collection of classes and seminars where you can come to Lincoln City and learn something new. FMI 800-452-2151, 541-996-1274, or visit our website
Fish Taco Cook-Off
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, join us at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City where Chefs from throughout Oregon will compete to take home the title of “Best Fish Taco.” Admission is free, with tacos available for $1! For more information visit the event page or call 1-800-452-2151.
Summer Kite Festival
The Summer Kite Festival is held on the beach, in the center of Lincoln City, at the D-River Wayside from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information about the festival visit the event page or call 800-452-2151.
Location: D-River State Wayside, Lincoln City, OR.
Hoop It Up
Tanger Outlets Lincoln City will host the popular and nationally known “Hoop It UP” 3-on-3 basketball tournament June 28-29, 2013. The deadline for registration is June 24, 2013. Visit the event page for more details. For more information on the Hoop It Up tournament send us an email .
4th of July Celebration
Celebrate the 4th of July in Lincoln City with a fireworks display over the Siletz Bay and a parade and other family fun in Gleneden Beach. FMI visit the event page or call 800-452-2151
With its ample accommodations, a multitude of restaurants and central location, Lincoln City makes the perfect home base for family excursions on the Oregon Coast. Lighthouses, air museums, whales and history are all within an hour's drive.
Oregon Coast Day Trips
Cape Perpetua , just south of Yachats, will take a full day. Sights there include the Devils Elbow, the Cape Perpetua Trail, Heceta Head and many other wonderful scenic features.
A longer trip south, about 80 miles (128 km), is to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area near Florence – 32,000 acres of mountainous dunes, freshwater lakes, beaches and marsh. Stop by the Sea Lion Caves , the largest of its kind in the world.
Coast Aquarium, Ripley's & Wax Museum
Go south to Newport on Highway 101 to visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium and its with many other marine birds, mammals and fish. Right next door is the Hatfield Marine Science Center with excellent scientific displays. Along the historic bayfront are the Undersea Gardens , Ripley's Believe It Or Not and the Wax Works museum .
Deep Sea Fishing
Just minutes south of Lincoln City is Depoe Bay . You can find many deep sea fishing excursions and whale watching charters that will take you out for a day on the Ocean. Dress appropriately and make sure you have your sea legs!
Make it a day for lighthouses at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and in Yaquina Bay, see the visitors center, nature and tidepool walk. After visiting the ghost in the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, drive east to the Coast Guard Station to see all of the rescue craft.
Tillamook Cheese Factory
Driving north to Tillamook on Highway 101 you'll see the Tillamook Cheese Factory , which is owned and operated by local dairy farmers. See cheese being made and packaged in the short self-guided tour, then sample the ice cream and other products in the extensive gift shop. On the way home, see the Tillamook Air Museum , a former blimp construction hangar that now houses World War II-era and other vintage aircraft on display.
Evergreen Aviation Museum and Water Park
Evergreen Aviation Museum and Waterpark , located in McMinnville, OR, less than an hour east of Lincoln City, is home to Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose and the Blackbird SR-71. Also check out their new water park! 503-434-4180
Salmon River Fish Hatchery
Head east to the Otis Junction, then turn north (left) on the Old Scenic Highway to North Bank Road, then east about one mile to the Salmon River Fish Hatchery . Biologists there will show you huge salmon (if the season is right) and how they hatch fish for release in the river. Then, get back on the Old Scenic Highway to Highway 101. Cross it to end up on Three Rocks Road, then take Three Rocks Road across to Cascade Head, the home of the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology . Folks there will show you what they do in art, sculpture and writing.
East of Lincoln City on Highway 99 is the Willamette Valley , where some of Oregon's best grapes are grown. The combination of fertile volcanic soil and temperate climate make this area comparable to the vineyards of Europe. Take a driving tour, stop in and sample some vintages and meet the special people of the Oregon Wine Industry.