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Have a "Charming" Adventure Along the Southern Oregon Coast Charm Trail

Have a "Charming" Adventure Along the Southern Oregon Coast Charm Trail

Sat, Sep 15, 2018

Sat, Sep 15, 2018

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Grab a friend or family member and head over to Oregon's South Coast for a "charming" adventure as you experience local culture and collect a special, one-of-a-kind souvenir. ...

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Live from Oregon’s Adventure Coast: 25 Experiences with “That Oregon Life”

Live from Oregon’s Adventure Coast: 25 Experiences with “That Oregon Life”

Thu, Aug 9, 2018

It's been a very eventful week here! Last week, we were honored to host Oregon guru and journalist Rick Dancer from That Oregon Life and his wife Kathy as they explored some of our favorite places and spaces and interviewed wonderful locals from Coos Bay, North Bend & Charleston....

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Your Guide to the Arts & Culture on the Coast

Your Guide to the Arts & Culture on the Coast

Fri, Jun 1, 2018

Fri, Jun 1, 2018

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Our unique setting on Oregon's South Coast has been a source of inspiration to artists and performers from all over the world. Not only are we home to the Coos Art Museum, a cultural haven since 1966, the towns of Coos Bay, North Bend & Charleston are home to renowned festivals, events and spaces that celebrate the arts, theatre and music....

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Coos Art Museum Offers Free Summer Art Cart in the Parks at Three Locations

Coos Art Museum Offers Free Summer Art Cart in the Parks at Three Locations

Fri, Jun 16, 2017

Fri, Jun 16, 2017

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Coos Art Museum is preparing to present its free summer arts program at three locations. The mobile arts activity “Art Cart in the Parks” is designed to augment, enhance and expand the current Free Summer Lunch Program for children at Millicoma School, Boynton Park and John Topits Park. Programs will begin June 19th and run through August 18th. Scheduled times and days are Mondays 11:15 am at Millicoma School, Wednesdays 12:30 pm at Boynton Park and Fridays 11:45 am at John Topits Park. Each program is designed to run for one hour and is completely free to all participants....

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What's Special About The Washed Ashore Sea Life Art Exhibit?

Tue, Feb 7, 2017

Tue, Feb 7, 2017

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Did you know that one of the most powerful and captivating community-driven art projects in our region is just a short day trip away in nearby Bandon, Oregon? The Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, led by artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi, raises awareness about the problem of plastic pollution in Earth’s oceans. ...

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What are the best indoor activities on Oregon's Adventure Coast?

Thu, Jan 26, 2017

10 Ways to Explore the "Great Indoors" Last week, we revealed that it's not uncommon to experience a "secret miniature summer" featuring surprisingly beautiful and balmy days of sunshine during the winter months along the Oregon Coast. When the outdoors beckon, it's time to embark on a beach stroll, a hike through the woods or along the Oregon Dunes or one of our beautiful state parks. Perhaps you'll want to go for a drive along the The Cape Arago Beach Loop, go winter fishing, crabbing, clamming, biking, ANYTHING to get you outside!...

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Catch these winter exhibits at Coos Art Museum before they're gone!

Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Tue, Jan 10, 2017

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Coos Art Museum (CAM) is one of our favorite local places to explore. It might surprise you, but for the last 5 decades, CAM has been an important piece of our state’s cultural landscape providing countless opportunities for the extraordinary artists living in our region. ...

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Don't Miss Our "Second Summer"

Thu, Oct 6, 2016

Did you know that Fall is one of the BEST times to visit the Oregon Coast? In case you haven'Autumn is so lovely in fact, many of our locals refer to it as the Oregon Coast's "Second Summer". A few of the perks of traveling to the Oregon Coast during the fall season include: ...

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19 Free or Nearly-Free Ways To Experience Oregon's Adventure Coast

Tue, Sep 20, 2016

We understand that for many travelers, budgets can be tight. But that does not mean you can't take a fun trip to the coast any time of the year! Some of the best destinations and activities on Oregon's Adventure Coast can be experienced for a small amount and in many cases, absolutely FREE. Take the mighty Pacific Ocean for example. One could spend hours gazing at it's dramatic beauty without spending a dime. ...

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Free "Music on The Bay" Concerts at Mingus Park Every Tuesday Through the End of September

Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Mon, Sep 12, 2016

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Fall is one of our favorite times of year here on the southern Oregon coast. Not only do we have fabulous festivals and events happening almost every weekend, Coos Bay visitors and residents are treated to fabulous free musical entertainment every Tuesday evening thanks to "Music on The Bay", a local non-profit that strives to bring musical excellence to Oregon's South Coast....

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23rd Annual Maritime Art Exhibition opens at Coos Art Museum

Fri, Jul 8, 2016

Fri, Jul 8, 2016

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The Coos Art Museum will open its 23rd Annual Maritime Art Exhibition in the first floor Maggie Karl Gallery this weekend! The juried exhibition displays maritime-themed artwork by major artists from across the United States. Seventy-six works by forty-four of the nation’s leading maritime artists are featured....

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Experience UO's NEW Charleston Marine Life Center

Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Wed, Jun 15, 2016

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It's here! After months of anticipation and nine years of development, The University of Oregon has opened a brand new public museum and aquarium for visitors of all ages in Charleston! ...

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Coos Art Museum Marks 50th Anniversary with 2016 Arts and Culture Rally and Charm Trail

Sun, May 29, 2016

Sun, May 29, 2016

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The Coos Art Museum (CAM), one of our favorite cultural gems on Oregon's Coast, is turning 50 this year! To celebrate this milestone, the Museum invites you to participate in the 2016 Arts & Culture Rally & Charm Trail happening now through December 31, 2016. ...

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Two Coos Bay Historical Attractions Featured on KCBY's Western Oregon Living

Tue, Feb 16, 2016

Tue, Feb 16, 2016

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Two of Coos Bay's most treasured landmarks were featured recently on KCBY's Western Oregon Living hosted by Sabrina Reese!...

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New Exhibits to Enjoy this Winter at Coos Art Museum

Wed, Dec 9, 2015

Wed, Dec 9, 2015

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We believe that Coos Art Museum (CAM) is one of the best kept secrets on Oregon's South Coast. For the last 5 decades, CAM has been an important piece of our state’s cultural landscape providing countless opportunities for the extraordinary artists living in our region....

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Holiday Activities at Coos Art Museum

Wed, Nov 18, 2015

Wed, Nov 18, 2015

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FREE Admission to Coos Art Museum on Saturday, November 28th! On Saturday, November 28, Coos Art Museum will be participating in Small Business Saturday and the Noggin Cider Walk sponsored by the Coos Bay Downtown Association in downtown Coos Bay. In honor of the event the Museum will be open extended hours from 10 am to 4 pm. Thanks to the thoughtful generosity of Checkerberry's Flowers & Gifts and Bay Appliance and TV the Coos Art Museum will be open with FREE admission all day....

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What's New at CAM this Fall? King Tut, Contemporary Art and More!

Thu, Oct 15, 2015

Thu, Oct 15, 2015

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We believe that one of the best kept secrets on Oregon's South Coast is the Coos Art Museum (CAM). Through collections, exhibitions and educational programs, CAM is building a robust arts and cultural scene in our community while promoting the appreciation, understanding and expression of visual arts. ...

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Vintage Railroad ‘Speeders’ to Return to Oregon's South Coast September 12th & 26th

Thu, Sep 3, 2015

Thu, Sep 3, 2015

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Fans of the tricked-out vintage railroad maintenance cars known as “speeders” should be on the lookout for their return to South Coast communities on Saturday, Sept. 12 and again on Saturday, Sept.26. Weekend trips by members of the Pacific Railcar Operators will include stops at Sturdivant Park in Coquille and at the Oregon Coast Historical Railway museum and display area in Coos Bay, where fans can get a closer look and talk to crew members....

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Governor Kate Brown to Attend September 9th Grand Opening of Coos History Museum

Thu, Sep 3, 2015

Thu, Sep 3, 2015

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Though the beautiful new Coos History Museum has technically been open for several months, the museum is inviting the public to help celebrate it's official grand opening and a new era of cultural and tourism for Coos Bay's historic Front Street on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission will be free all day. A commemoration will officially open the building at noon and Oregon Governor Kate Brown is scheduled to appear at the museum from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m....

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Annual Steve Prefontaine Memorial Run Honors Beloved Icon

Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Mon, Aug 31, 2015

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"A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways as they’re capable of understanding."- Steve Prefontaine...

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