TWO RIVERS ART GALLERY is a direct project of Chiloquin Visions in Progress since 2004 when the Community Center opened. But they've been a part of the community much longer than that.
In September 1995
Chiloquin resident Ginny Jayne sent out a letter; she was interested in getting
a community art shop started – a place where local artists could get together
to work on their art and share their ideas. There were other artists with the
same dream and working towards a similar goal. By the spring of 1996 an
organization had been born, named Two Rivers Village Arts, and was open for
Over the years the organization has grown and
evolved, but has never moved from its roots as a venue for local artists.
We owe a big vote of thanks to the founders of our organization and those
early members who persevered and did the hard work to get our gallery up and running. The Gallery participated with CVIP and Friends of the Chiloquin Library in raising
funds to build the Chiloquin Community Center, with purpose-built space for our
gallery and workrooms. Since 2004, when
the Center opened, we have enjoyed this wonderful venue and built our
reputation for providing a showcase for our local artists.
Currently our Gallery has over 67 artists representing varied
arts and crafts, and 22 volunteers who staff the gallery. We are entirely volunteer-run, and our
enthusiastic team provides vital support in operating the gallery, planning
special events and classes, and serving our community artists.
Get involved--it’s a great way to become active in
your art community, make friends, network, hone your current skills, learn new
ones and build your professional resume.
We welcome inquiries from new artists and from others who are interested
in supporting this unique Chiloquin organization.
The gallery mission is to promote good will within the community and to cultivate the quality of
life by enhancing and contributing to community development through the
arts. As a member of a non-profit corporation, our gallery is
dedicated to developing and expanding the marketing, education and
networking opportunities for individual artists, craftsmen, and crafts
businesses in the region.
You will find lots of great information in the 2 Rivers Gallery and Gifts section of this site, or at the Gallery's website: 2riversartgallery.com