White Bird Dance Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland Oregon
December 2021

2021: Remembering those who died

From children’s writer Beverly Cleary to jazz star Carlton Jackson to actor Philip Cuomo and more, we say farewell to artists who died in 2021.

2021: A Year of Looking at Things

In a year of sharp contrasts, visual art in Oregon bounced between the stark and the hopeful, with plenty of surprises along the way.

2021: A year of dance, up in the air

From dance on film at the start of the year to a flurry of Nutcrackers at the end, the ups and downs of Oregon’s Covid-tinged dance year.

2021: A year of rethinking who we are

Amid a year of cultural clashes over who belongs, artists in Oregon thought big, told untold stories, and spread the creative net wide.

Stage & Studio: Reflections on 2021

Dmae Lo Roberts talks in her newest podcast with ArtsWatch’s Bob Hicks, Steph Littlebird, Brett Campbell, and Amy Leona Havin about the highs, lows, and landmarks of the cultural year.

Arts Endowment gets a new leader

Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, from Arizona State University, is confirmed as the new leader of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Chamber music in the time of covid

Emotions run high at return to live classical concerts in Ashland, featuring the Ying Quartet and Castalian String Quartet

ArtsWatch Weekly: To Gogh, or Not To Gogh?

Inside an “immersive art” extravaganza. Plus: Philip Cuomo and other deaths in the family, Indigenous culture and the future, talking with Willy Vlautin, what’s up in December.

Now Hear This: December 2021 edition

Working class jazz, mountainous ambient, heavy electronica, psychedelic New Age, lo-fi Puntera, Sonic Meditations, molasses-slow hip-hop, delectable weird-angled pop

Judy Rose rehearsing at Catlin Gabel. Photo by Daryl Browne.

A weekend of winter songs

The collective radiance of Portland Symphonic Choir, Eugene Concert Choir, Central Oregon Mastersingers, and Choral Arts Ensemble

Portland Chamber Orchestra Valentines Day The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Portland Playhouse What I Learned In Paris Portland Oregon
Portland Center Stage Young Americans Portland Oregon
Boom Arts Okinum Hampton Opera Center Portland Oregon
Tualatin Valley Symphony Family Concert Featuring Star Wars NW Christian Church Tigard Oregon
Portland Piano International Solo Piano Series Portland Oregon
White Bird Dance Trinity Irish The Reser Beaverton Oregon
White Bird Dance Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland Oregon
Profile Theatre Welcome to Arroyo's at Imago Theatre Portland Oregon
High Desert Museum Creations of Spirit Bend Oregon
push/FOLD at the Reser Beaverton Oregon
Triangle Productions Me & Tammy Portland Oregon
Eugene Ballet Petrushka with Orchestra Next Hult Center Eugene Oregon
Oregon Children's Theatre Dragons Love Tacos Newmark Theatre Portland Oregon
Northwest Dance Project Portland Oregon
Portland State University College of the Arts
Future Prairie Artist Collective Portland Oregon