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) and Bjornson Vineyard (Eola-Amity Hills).

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.

Window Show Artist for June 2019 - Dan Brummer
Dan has a unique talent to share with River Gallery during the month of June 2019. It is difficult to reveal in a single photograph the levels of knowledge, accuracy and craftsmanship required in the execution of his scaled boat and ship models.

In the USA models seem to be considered art as they are usually exhibited or auctioned along with fine art. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts reopened it’s ship model gallery in 1982.

He specializes in models of period ships and traditional boats where wood is the primary material. He works from museum plans or contemporary boat construction plans or ship draughts. When possible, he lays up rigging line from fine threads, so the number of strands, diameter and direction of lay will be historically accurate.

River Gallery — Folk Art to Fine Art

Focus Show Artist for June 2019 - Richard Bunse
Richard’s watercolors and acrylic paintings are influenced by his intimate knowledge of the rivers, forests, and beautiful pastoral valleys of Western Oregon.

His art pieces include drawings, watercolors, and paintings. He studied art at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon and he continues to teach drawing classes and manage a life drawing studio for local artists and students at the gallery.

River Gallery — Folk Art to Fine Art

Window Show Artist for July 2019 - Sandy Houtman
Since 1967, I have had my hands in clay. About 10 years ago I started working in porcelain and I’ve found it a challenge but also a gift. The whiteness of the fired clay and it’s silky texture as I work with it are both reasons I enjoy using this pristine clay.

The work you see here has been carved when the clay is like hard butter. A black underglaze is applied to the entire surface, allowed to dry and then it is wiped away and finally scraped away to get the completely white surface areas. The red glaze is a copper red called Ox Blood. These reds are somewhat difficult to attain as the firing atmosphere needs to be reduced (removal of oxygen) and the glaze must be applied thick enough to give a good red. There are often losses due to placement of the pot in the kiln, too much oxygen in one area of the kiln or not quite enough glaze….or too much and it runs!

I hope you enjoy the work as much as I enjoyed creating it!

River Gallery — Folk Art to Fine Art

Focus Show Artist for July 2019 - Sheryl Thompson
Sheryl Thompson is a native to the Pacific Northwest and was born and raised in Seattle, WA. She is a paper arts and multi-media enthusiast and creates combinations of color and texture inspired by her materials. Her vibrant art reveals her inspiration from the natural world. She is one of the original founding members of River Gallery in Independence, OR.

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