The Hoffman Center for the Arts is a community arts center located in the charming coastal town of Manzanita, Oregon. Founded in 2004, this facility strives to provide artistic, cultural, and educational activities to residents and visitors alike. Spend an afternoon at the Clay Studio, or visit the multi-purpose room for musical performances, workshops, classes, and more. Whatever your interests or desires, a trip to the Hoffman Center in Manzanita is a must! Here are some of our favorite things to do there.
How to Explore the Hoffman Center in Manzanita
Workshops & Programs
The Hoffman Center in Manzanita offers a variety of programs throughout the year. Sign up for a writing workshop led by a published Northwest author, or take a visual arts class taught by local artists. You can also browse work from local artists during events, workshops, and on Friday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. Most workshops are open to any skill level and are a fun way to get out and try something new! View the center’s online schedule for details.
Open Clay Studio
Now in its twelfth year of operation, the Hoffman Center Clay Studio is the only clay studio on the North Oregon Coast to offer both instruction and open studio hours. Monthly classes include wheel throwing, hand-building, and related ceramic techniques. The studio is open three times a week for anyone to come work on clay projects. Hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Artists can purchase clay for wheel or hand-building, have works fired in the studio’s kiln, or glaze pieces before firing. All levels of experience are welcome and a volunteer Studio Host is available to answer questions and offer tips. Studio fees are $2 per hour.
Manzanita Writers’ Series
The Manzanita Writers’ Series is an ongoing program at the Hoffman Center. Launched in 2008, the series showcases local writing in the community, promotes literacy and writing programs, and brings well-known authors to the north coast. A published author from the area is featured each month. The reading is followed by a brief Q&A period, book signing, and an open mic session. It’s a wonderful experience for writers and readers alike.
Mid-Winter Blues Concert
The Hoffman Center will host a Mid-Winter Blues Concert featuring local musicians on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The concert kicks off at 7 p.m. and is a fun event for the whole family! Head to the Center’s website for more information on upcoming events.
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