Explore the Valley

Travel through the beautiful mid-Willamette Valley on Hwy 99W to visit and enjoy "Fifty Miles of Art" at art galleries, wineries and other venues featuring local Northwest artists.

From McMinnville in the north to Corvallis in the south, Hwy 99W travels through the heart of the Willamette Valley. It offers vistas of agricultural areas, forests and open fields with glimpses of the Willamette River. Along the route are many galleries, wineries and other venues featuring the best of Oregon wines and northwest art.

Click any gallery on the map to see their details below, along with links to their individual websites. Pick up the printed art trail map when you visit any of these galleries!

Mid-Willamette Valley Art Trail Map Currents Gallery Marilyn Affolter Fine Art Studio & Gallery The Gallery at Ten Oaks The Eagles Nest Artisan Studio Eagles Nest Carving Studio WOU Dan and Gail Cannon Gallery of Art Western Oregon University - Hamersly Library River Gallery Fairbanks Gallery of Art Giustina Gallery, The LaSells Stewart Center, OSU Pegasus Gallery The Arts Center

1: Currents Gallery

Located in historic downtown McMinnville, owned and operated by a small partnership of local artists. The gallery represents more than 70 additional artists and shows change monthly. The variety and high quality of the art brings visitors back to visit whenever they are in wine country.

532 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128
Open Daily 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 3pm

Currents Gallery

2: Marilyn Affolter Fine Art Studio & Gallery

The gallery features fine art photography and a beautiful curated collection of art by some of Oregon's most talented artists. The gallery is located in the heart of award-winning downtown McMinnville, Oregon. As good as it looks online there is nothing that compares to original art when seen in person. It is the perfect blending of a working studio combined with a fine art gallery and a museum quality gift shop.

325 NE Evans, McMinnville, OR 97128
Open 11am - 4pm, Wed - Sat or by appointment.

Marilyn Affolter Fine Art Studio & Gallery

3: The Gallery at Ten Oaks

The Gallery at Ten Oaks spans two full floors in a lovely 1908 Craftsman-style house. Representing over 35 artists, this fine art gallery also offers Oregon wine to enjoy while browsing a diverse array of media — oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, digital media, ceramics, glass, sculpture and photography. On Hwy 99 directly across from the oak grove at Linfield College. Satellite locations at Franny Beck Wine (Amity), Bjornson Vineyard (Eola-Amity Hills), and Yamhill Valley Vineyards (McMinnville).

801 SW Baker St, McMinnville, OR 97128
Open Tues - Sun, 11am - 5pm

The Gallery at Ten Oaks

4: The Eagles Nest Artisan Studio

Approximately 25 local artists, working in a variety of mediums from photography to oil painting, watercolors, jewelery, soaps and red wood furniture in two locations.

303 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128
The Eagles Nest Artisan Studio Facebook
Open Tues - Sun, 11am - 5 pm

The Eagles Nest Artisan Studio

5: Eagles Nest Carving Studio

3960 Whiteson Rd. Hwy 99W, Amity, OR 97101
Open Mon - Sat, 12 noon - 4pm

6: WOU Dan and Gail Cannon Gallery of Art

The Western Oregon University Art Department maintains this gallery which features six exhibitions during the school year. The exhibit is in the historic, beatifully renovated Campbell Hall, Western Oregon University.

345 N. Monmouth Ave, Monmouth, OR 97361
Open Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm and weekends by appointment

WOU Dan and Gail Cannon Gallery of Art

7: Western Oregon University - Hamersly Library

The Hamersly library hs exhibit space on all three floors for presenting visual and textual infomration that exposes the university community to topics and experiences to augment the classroom curriculum. Exhibits have included fine art by students, faculty, local and regional artists; traveling exhibits of art and interdisciplinary topics; and artifact exhibitions from WOU archives.

345 N. Monmouth Ave, Monmouth, OR 97361

Western Oregon University - Hamersly Library

8: River Gallery — Folk Art to Fine Art

For twenty years River Gallery has specialized in Northwest Fine Art to Folk Art. It is home to the famed Wild Women Show each January. New exhibits of 2-D and 3-D art monthly.

New Exhibit for August 2019 - "Light Up the Gallery"
River Gallery is presenting a new exhibit in August 2019. The theme is “Light Up The Gallery” and it will reflect various artists use of light and whimsy. Our reception is on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 2:00-4:00pm. Stop by for some art chat, a delightful show, and afternoon appetizers.

River Gallery — Folk Art to Fine Art

September 2019 Window Show - Southwest Show
River Gallery Partners will display a Southwest themed exhibit in the front window for the month of September 2019. Stop by our gallery to view the artistic treasures.

September 2019 Focus Artist - Ann Durley
Our September featured artist is Ann Durley who is one of our original partners at River Gallery. Ann’s art pieces are constructed of whimsical and eclectic clocks that will enlighten your life.

October 2019 Window Artist - Rinee Merritt
Her artist statement
I am so honored to be the October window artist at River Gallery. The opportunity to show glass in such a lovely, large space with so much natural light has excited me ever since I was asked to put together a window display. I wanted to use this space as a challenge to create and show pieces that might otherwise be problematic to show as light in, on and for glass is so critical.

I concentrated on creating sealife, pyramids, and functional glassware so that the variety of art moved through roundness to sharp peaks, from flat objects to 3D forms and from no color to saturated full-on color. I have incorporated led lights into a few pieces to help bring light to the glass in the evenings as does the daylight for this glass and mixed media display.

I hope that the show is as inspiring to experience as it was for me to create.

October 2019 Focus Artist - Becki Trachsel-Hesedahl
Becki is a Partner at River Gallery in Independence, and an artist at The Gallery at Ten Oaks in McMinnville. She is a member of Artists in Action in Salem where she served as president for three years. She is also a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and the Northwest Watercolor Society. Becki also teaches beginning watercolor at the Art Department in Salem.

I believe each person is gifted with a creative space in his or her soul and it is our personal responsibility to express our creativity. At this time in my life I express myself in transparent watercolor, other water based mediums, drawing and oil + cold wax.

River Gallery — Folk Art to Fine Art

October 2019 Gallery Exhibit - Book Arts + Letters
River Gallery is hosting a national juried exhibit from October 1st - 31st, 2019. It is titled “Book Arts + Letters”. The exhibit will focus on book art, text and will be a delight to view various artist’s interpretation of this theme. Enjoy creativity at River Gallery!

Join River Gallery for some fun, snacks and music at our book arts reception on October 12th, 2019 from 5pm-8pm.

There will be a FREE (less than one hour) art book workshop on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 from 1pm-3pm which will be conducted by Susan Stogsdill. Susan owns Cyrano’s Bookbinding, a creative art book design, paper and art supply shop in Corvallis. Take the book you make home with you!

River Gallery — Folk Art to Fine Art

184 S Main St, Independence, OR 97351
Open Tues - Sat, 11am - 5pm

River Gallery — Folk Art to Fine Art

9: Fairbanks Gallery of Art

Fairbanks Gallery of Art is Oregon State University’s professional art gallery. Its mission is to initiate, produce and present scholarly visual art exhibitions to advance contact and dialogue with original works of art as an indispensable part of liberal art education.

Fairbanks Hall, 220 SW 26th St, Corvallis, OR 97331
Open Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm

Fairbanks Gallery of Art

10: Giustina Gallery, The LaSells Stewart Center, OSU

Giustina Gallery is located in the heart of The LaSells Stewart Center and is the largest art gallery in the Willamette Valley. It proudly hosts upwards of twelve exhibits annually, featuring art of all mediums and representing local, regional and international visual artists. Giustina Gallery is recognized for cultivating creativity and building connections among the community and the artists. Monthly receptions are free and open to the public.

875 SW 26th St, Corvallis, OR 97331
Open Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm, evening and weekends during events

 Giustina Gallery, The LaSells Stewart Center, OSU

11: Pegasus Gallery

Pegasus is a fine arts gallery and custom framing studio in operation for nearly four decades. The gallery supports and explores the creative and practical alchemy at hand in the arts. It offers monthly exhibits with local, regional, national and international artists throughout the year.

341 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, OR 97333
Pegasus Art Gallery Facebook
Open Tue - Fri, 11am - 5:30pm and Sat, 12 noon - 4pm

Pegasus Gallery

12: The Arts Center

A hub for community creatives for 55 years, the center offers inspiring contemporary arts exhibits, professional development opportunities for working artists, and art classes for youth and adults. Monthly 2nd Saturday Art Days in the Gallery (1 - 4pm) are a chance to make art with friends and family. No Charge. The ArtShop features over 60 local and regional artists.

The Corrine Woodman Galleries will feature new work by Tara Robinson, Justin Lodge, Peer Mentor Claire Elam, and Kimberly Long created during their four-months as Artists in Residence at The Arts Center.

700 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333
Open Tue - Sat, 12 noon - 5pm, Open until 8pm during monthly Third Thursday Corvallis Art Walks

The Arts Center