Lane Arts Council, founded in 1976, is a nonprofit organization in Lane County, Oregon that provides in-school arts education programs, supports local artists and arts organizations, and coordinates community arts programs such as Fiesta Cultural and the First Friday ArtWalk.


Lane Arts Council cultivates strong and creative arts communities by providing high-quality arts experiences, engaging people of all ages in arts education, and encouraging artistic endeavors.


Lane County is a thriving, creative community and arts destination. All artists, the diversity of art forms, and equal access to arts education make essential contributions to the quality of our lives.

  • Artists sustain and grow their creative practices, empowered by resources and networks that provide inspiration, collaboration and encouragement.
  • Schools prioritize arts education, igniting creative and independent thinking in students, hiring arts specialists in every school and training all educators to confidently engage students through the arts.
  • Arts organizations of all sizes grow sustainably as they realize their visions.
  • Residents and visitors of all ages are inspired by meaningful arts experiences and drive the growth of our creative communities with enthusiastic support.

Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan encompasses our programs, services and commitment to the community in the following five pillars:

Lane Arts Council leads arts education throughout the county to ensure that every student in Lane County’s 16 school district has access to art programs.

Lane Arts Council connects communities and visitors with regular, accessible, and diverse arts experiences.

Lane Arts Council is the central hub that works in collaboration with arts organizations to support and empower artists in realizing their ambitions.

Leadership & Partnership
Lane Arts Council leads efforts to build and promote Lane County’s identity as a creative community and arts destination.

Lane Arts Council prioritizes visionary leadership and robust organizational capacity to fulfill its long-term goals

Download our 2018-2021 Strategic Plan

Annual Report

Read our 2023 Year of Impact