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With the many artists living in and around Ellensburg, is it any surprise there are lots of galleries and museums to choose from? Gallery One, a nonprofit public visual arts center, is dedicated to showing local as well as national and international artists. The Clymer Museum of Art is a haven for Clymer art fans, with one of the largest collections of John F. Clymer originals. And the Kittitas County Historical Museum is a great place to learn about how the valley came to be, with information on pioneers, local Native American tribes and more. The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery at Central Washington University is where some of the freshest and newest in art talent can be found.


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420 Loft Gallery map,link,for,420,loft,gallery
420 N. Pearl St. | Ellensburg, WA 98926
Clymer Museum of Art map,link,for,clymer,museum,of,art
416 N. Pearl St. | Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 962-6416
Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday Saturday, noon-4 p.m. and until 7 p.m. on the first Friday of each month The Clymer Museum of Art features a year-round exhibit of John F. Clymer original works. Clymer, born in Ellensburg in 1907, is well known for his many illustrations featured on the covers of "Field and Stream" and "The Saturday Evening Post." His large oil paintings depict the many faces of life, from family outings to cowboys and Native Americans. Later in life he began to focus his work on the Pacific Northwest landscapes. The museum, also a First Friday Art Walk venue, shows many local artists, has a gift shop, special events and a big holiday show. The Clymer Museum also offers regular art classes, workshops and artist guest lectures.
CWU Japanese Gardens map,link,for,cwu,japanese,gardens
400 E. University Way | Ellensburg, WA 98926
CWU's Japanese gardens, designed by renowned landscape architect Masa Muzano (Lake Oswego, Or.) combines the natural beauty of the Kitittas Valley with a traditional Japanese flavor.
Gallery One: Visual Arts Center map,link,for,gallery,one:,visual,arts,center
408 N. Pearl St. | Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 925-2670
Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday and until 7 p.m. on the first Friday of each month Gallery One has monthly shows as part of the First Friday Art Walk (an event that takes place in various locations throughout Ellensburg). Shows generally consist of local artists, but also feature regional, national and occasionally international artists. The gallery fosters the local art community in many ways, including rental studio space, shows for Central Washington University art students and a big variety of art classes. It has also recently introduced artist guest lectures and often has special events, such as hands-on workshops, wine tastings and live music. And the gallery's holiday sale is not to be missed.
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J.DUBS map,link,for,j.dubs
107 E. 3rd St. | Ellensburg, WA 98926
If you're on the road this year and happen to travel near Ellensburg, we invite you to stop in and check out all the products we have to offer. We'd be glad to talk with you about custom pieces or any project you have in mind for your home or ranch. If you'd like to set up a specific appointment, just call us at 1-800-622-9015, and we'll be glad to pencil you in on our calendar.
Kittitas County Historical Museum map,link,for,kittitas,county,historical,museum
114 E. Third Ave. | Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 925-3778
Open 10am - 4pm, Monday-Saturday The Kittitas County Historical Society, founded by ancestors of valley pioneers, started the one-room museum in the 1960s and eventually moved the items, plus new ones, to its present-day location. At the museum, visitors will find nearly every era of life in Kittitas County. Permanent exhibits include the antique doll and buggy collection, historic photograph and slides, Mires glass plate negatives, Native American bag and basket collection and much more. The museum also offers several events for families.
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Leah Polacek Butterfly Garden map,link,for,leah,polacek,butterfly,garden
400 E University Way | Ellensburg, WA 98926
What will be one of the only open-air butterfly gardens on a college campus anywhere in the world will be dedicated at Central Washington University on Friday, June 2, at 10 a.m. So says Nan Doolittle, CWU art and family and consumer sciences instructor. The garden is her brainchild. Sadly, it was a brainchild born out of tragedy -- the death of her then 31-year-old daughter. The garden is named the "Leah Polacek Butterfly Garden" in her honor.
Pacific Studio

410 Pacific | Ellensburg, WA 98926
Sarah Spurgeon Gallery map,link,for,sarah,spurgeon,gallery
CWU Campus, Randall Hall on 14th Avenue | Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 963-2665
Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday,Noon-3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is dedicated to showing CWU student artwork, as well as artists and faculty. Central's art department is known for its talented students - many who have gone on to show their work in cities and opened their own galleries. The gallery shows a large variety of mediums, including photography, painting, jewelry, sculpture, collage, mixed media, pen & ink, lithographs and more. It spices things up by having individual and group shows, always providing a visitor with something different each time.
Thorp Mill Town Historic Preservation map,link,for,thorp,mill,town,historic,preservation
11640 N. Thorp Hwy | Thorp, WA 98946
(509) 964-9640
The Thorp Grist Mill is the only remaining mill in Washington state that made the transition from stone buhr to modern rollers. Built between 1880 and 1883, the mill has been lovingly restored and maintained so visitors can catch a glimpse of history back to the early days of settlement in the state.
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Western Art Association map,link,for,western,art,association
309 N Pearl St | Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 962-2934
The Western Art Association (WAA) was formed in 1972 to promote interest in western art, artifacts and to preserve our unique western heritage. Thanks to its dedicated board members and the WAA membership, this non-profit corporation has remained alive and healthy for over 30 years. The Association views the Ellensburg National Art Show & Auction as their primary annual event. Hundreds of community volunteers rally to make this weekend an enjoyable success for all. It is our intent to provide a first class forum for new and established artists to display and sell their artwork as well as share their creativity and technical skills with the public.
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