Helping Students Explore Visual Arts

In order to introduce children as well as adults to the visual arts, the creative process and the environment of a working artist, many studios are open mid-week – this year Oct. 3, 4, 5 – for scheduled tours. Many artists offer hands on experiences and demonstrations. This is an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to experience art, see how and where it is made, and meet and talk with working artists.

By partnering with Yamhill County public and private schools and the Chehalem Cultural Center, we provide a truly unique and visual art experience that serves as a catalyst to spark a child’s interest and exploration in the arts. This year, on Oct. 3 and 5, we are offering free educational tours and classes. All transportation costs will be reimbursed. These educations experiences are made possible by support from the Collins Foundation and other tour contributors.


The Collins Foundation, an independent private foundation, was created in 1947 by Truman W. Collins and other members of the family of  E.S. Collins. The Collins Foundation exists to improve, enrich, and give greater expression to the religious, educational, cultural, and scientific endeavors in the state of Oregon and to assist in improving the quality of life in the state. 
A special recognition is extended to The Collins Foundation for fifteen years of grant awards to Art Harvest Studio Tours.

The Collins Foundation
11618 SW First Ave., Suite 505, Portland, OR 97201 / (503) 227-7171 /