Regional Arts Councils

Florence Regional Arts Alliance
Florence, OR – Visit their website
View the 2017 3rd Quarterly Report from Western Lane Regional Liaison, Ellen Traylor
Florence Passport to the Arts – Visit the Facebook page

Junction City Arts Council
Junction City, OR – Visit their website

Springfield Arts Commission
Springfield, ORVisit their website
Phone number: 541-726-2288

Lane Arts Council Regional Liaisons

Ellen Traylor – West Lane County
Ellen Traylor grew up in Eugene, attending South Eugene High School and the U of O. She is pleased to be working with LAC as a regional liaison for Western Lane County. Headquartered in Florence, Ellen is a writer, publisher and book store owner, at Port Hole Books and Publications. A bestselling author of 19 books, she launched her own publishing company in 2001 to publish new and aspiring writers of quality from around the world. Ellen is on the board of Florence Regional Arts Alliance, which is cooperating with LAC to encourage the arts in the western part of the county. Ellen’s special interest is in the literary arts, and she hopes to encourage this artistic pursuit throughout the county. Ellen and her husband own Port Hole Center, in Gardiner, Oregon, which hosts classes, conferences and seminars in the arts and other interests. She is on the Florence Festival of Books committee, which hosts an annual event featuring authors and publishers of “real books with real pages.”

Michele Rose – South Lane County
Michele has been a resident of Southern Lane County for over 30 years. A University of Oregon graduate with a degree in Special Education, Michele has a passion for making art accessible to all. After raising four children, Michele and her husband opened The Crafty Mercantile in downtown Cottage Grove- an Arts & Crafts supply store which connects her to artists young and old. Michele is the artist liaison for The Cottage Grove Art Walk and board president at The Opal Center for Art & Education. Very excited to be representing Southern Lane County, Michele is looking forward to working with all the wonderful people at Lane Arts Council and connecting her community with the rest of the county.