The first two days of November denote a colorful, festive Día de los Muertos holiday for many of Mexican and Latin descent. However, the “Day of the Dead” celebration in the U.S. generally pales in comparison to Mexico’s or is missed altogether. Read more

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ENTERPRISE — Emily Withnall, a writer and editor, will lead an online workshop on nature and environmental writing on Tuesdays in November, beginning Nov. 2 and continuing every Tuesday through Nov. 23. Read more

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JOSEPH — A special online November episode of Fishtrap Fireside will feature readings from three Wallowa County writers: Lauren MacDonald, Randi Movich, and Amy Zahm. The next episode is available for streaming beginning Friday, Nov. 5, at www.fishtrap.org and on Fishtrap’s YouTube Channel. Read more

ENTERPRISE — Fishtrap’s writing workshops traditionally encompass a wide and creative array of courses, and the 2021-22 season is no exception. A variety of online classes from weekend seminars to month-long courses in poetry, fiction, essay, nonfiction and more will be offered. Read more

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PENDLETON — The members of the Grande Ronde Rappellers get dropped into some of the most remote and beautiful areas of the Northwest and beyond, and in October their unique viewpoint will be on exhibit in the East Oregonian Gallery at the Pendleton Center for the Arts. Read more

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BAKER CITY — Crossroads Carnegie Art Center is already planning fall art classes. Those interested are encouraged to register in advance at www.crossroads-arts.org. All classes are held at the center, 2020 Auburn Ave. Here’s a look at the offerings: Read more

JOSEPH — The 39th annual Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts premiers Friday, Sept. 17, at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, 403 N. Main St., to highlight 95 pieces of artwork accepted from 54 artists. Read more

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FLORA — The Flora School Education Center’s mission to share pioneer skills and recover lost arts hasn’t diminished despite not being able to host in-person classes, demonstrations and celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

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BAKER CITY — Labor Day weekend starts with new art shows at downtown art galleries and businesses. Here’s a look at what you’ll find during this month’s First Friday art walk on Sept. 3. Read more

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MT. VERNON — The Grant County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will give quilts along with their gratitude to area veterans at a Quilts of Valor event Saturday, Aug. 21, at Clyde Holliday State Park, on the John Day River near Mt. Vernon. Read more

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LA GRANDE — Art Center East is busy putting together in-person and online classes and activities — in the meantime, bring the art to you with the center’s Take & Make Art Kits, perfect for a car ride, a camping trip or a long hot August afternoon at home by the AC. Or, if you’re feeling … Read more

LA GRANDE — The community is invited to a special screening of "George Venn: The Literary Lion of La Grande," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at HQ, 112 Depot St. Read more

FLORA — The pioneers did not have computers or smartphones to learn what they needed, but the Flora School Education Center does — and the organization is taking advantage of current technology to present its pioneer skills classes online this year. Read more

Art galleries across Eastern Oregon offer rotating exhibits, and feature local artwork in the sales galleries. Here’s a look at Eastern Oregon’s galleries and what you can find this month. Read more

BAKER CITY — An exhibit highlighting the handwork of women in Lima, Peru, is gracing the walls at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center this month. Read more

LA GRANDE — In June, Art Center East launched its newest offering: Take & Make Art Kits. More than 20 artist-created kits for a variety of ages are live on the art center’s website, and more are on the way. Purchase them online, then enjoy a screen-free art experience with written instru… Read more