Visual arts are arts that we see. 
Visual arts include: Ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking, architecture, furniture making, metal crafting, wood working, jewelry making

Art Harvest Studio Tour / October
Coastal Hills Art Festival /  November
Art Walk- McMinnville and Newberg
Craft fairs



Performing arts is art we experience. 
Music, dance, drama, puppetry, theatre, comedy, circus

Gallery Players
Chehalem Players Repertory
Valley Repertory Theater
Tunes on Tuesday – outdoor summer concerts Newberg
McMinnville Summer Concert Series
Brown Bag Summer Concert Series- McMinnville
Dayton Friday Nights- Memorial Day to Labor Day
Walnut City Music Festival



Literary arts convey emotions, imagination, and style through written material. 
Literary arts include: Novels, essays, poetry, memoir, book signing, storytelling, writers’ workshops, book groups, author talks

Paper Gardens Writing Contest
Terroir Creative Writing Festival
Velvet Monkey Open Mic for Writers

Humanities provide general knowledge and intellectual skills in the arts and sciences. 

Humanities events include: lectures, demonstrations, workshops in the arts and sciences.



Heritage is practices, attributes, or even property that is passed down through generations.  
Heritage includes customs, traditions, objects, stories, values and preservation.  
Cultural heritage includes the built environment: buildings, archeological remains
the natural environment: rural landscapes, agricultural heritage
artifacts: books, documents, objects, pictures
Historical events, demonstrations, displays, lectures, collectors, archivists, master gardeners, native plant society, hardy plant society, watershed stewardship
Yamhill County Historical Society  events- Harvest Fest, Treasures of the Attic Quilt Show
Plant sales



Epicurean is the appreciation of food, drinks, and comfort. 
Epicurean includes: food, wine, cider, beer, farm to fork, farmer’s markets, specialty food makers: sausage, cheese, jam, chocolate

Wine Weekend – Memorial Day weekend/ Thanksgiving weekend
International Pinot Noir Celebration
Flavors of Carlton



Celebration is festivity through a special party or event. 
Celebration includes: Local festivals, ethnic festivals, seasonal festivals

Newberg Old Fashioned Days
Dayton Harvest Festival
McMinnville Turkey Rama
Yamhill Derby Days
Carlton Fun Days
Phil Sheridan Days
Amity Daffodil Festival
Willamina 4th of July Celebration
Alien Days
Camellia Festival
Lavender Festival
Dia de los Muertos
Native American Spring Gathering