The Greater Newport Area hosts a thriving arts and humanities community that is sure to inspire, entertain and awe. Allow us to introduce you to some of our community arts & historical organizations.
A non-profit organization promoting culture, collaboration and communication among the various local and regional arts and humanities organizations, River Arts Alliance is pleased to be your host at the Newport Visitors’ Center, where rotating regional art is also on display and available for purchase.
If the performing arts is more your thing, we’ll steer you towards the Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre - a performing arts theatre and events center located in downtown Newport. POPA produces plays and musicals, offers concerts, summer music-theatre camps, open mic nights, sponsors an annual one-act play festival, and produces an annual children’s musical.
And if your passion is painting, drawing, sewing, dancing, photography, singing, acting, weaving, or any other 'art,' CREATE is the place for you. A non-profit community arts and humanities organization located in Newport, CREATE hosts weekly art and dance classes, art festivals, the annual Rhubarb Festival, juried competitions and more.
As you explore our area, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for work by other talented local artists and crafters on display at various Chamber member locations including Treasures A to Z, Into the Garden Up to the Lake, Bushels and ERGJ Gallery, to name a few.
Finally, for those who appreciate the simple beauty of the past, you can learn about the history of Pend Oreille County as you tour the museum and peruse the gift shop offering crafts, gifts and local history books. Located in Centennial Plaza right beside the Visitors Center in downtown Newport, there are also picnic tables and off street parking available for your convenience.