From its beginnings in 1957 as the Emerald Empire Art Association, the Emerald Art Center has grown to become a thriving arts organization of over 200 members. It has a rich history, extensive arts education program of classes and workshops, and an active exhibition schedule each year. Located on the city's Main Street, the art center's restored historic building is a cornerstone for the renaissance of Springfield's downtown cultural district.
Membership Benefits include displaying your art at least 9 months out of the year. Opportunities for exhibitions outside of the Art Center, an extensive Art Library, discounts on workshops and free lectures and demos to help our artists learn about marketing, promotion and the ins and outs of showing your art professionally.
Participating memberships start at $6.00 per month or $72.00 yearly and require 5 hours of volunteer work. Volunteers are needed to assist in the gallery operations, workshop committee, promotion committee, hanging and maintenance, Special events, fundraising and more.
Associate Memberships are $15.00 per month or $180.00 annually and they do not require any volunteer hours.
Supporting Memberships are only $30.00 a year and that is for anyone living outside of the State of Oregon.
Student Memberships are $25.00 annually for High School and College students.