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Galleries and Museums

Ashland is home to a thriving artist community with art galleries, shops and museums. Ashland’s galleries and shops offer a remarkably diverse range of fine arts and crafts. You can find representational as well as contemporary paintings and fine art prints, sculpture, glass, Native American and visionary art, pottery and ceramics, jewelry and fabric art, and fine hand-crafted furniture. There is a First Friday Art Walk each month sponsored by the Ashland Gallery Association (AGA).  Each April AGA puts on A Taste of Ashland — a fantastic way to walk through town, viewing art while sipping wine and sampling locally created delicacies. Lithia Artisan’s Market each weekend from Spring to Fall, showcases handcrafted art and more. Another attraction is the Ashland Historic Railroad District’s Walking Tour which showcases many galleries, restaurants, photography studios and coffee shops.

At the Schneider Museum on the Southern Oregon University visitors can see major exhibits from around the country with bimonthly exhibitions focusing on contemporary visual arts.  ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum is a fun, engaging science center with over 100 interactive exhibits for children and adults alike, offering live science shows, educational programs for students and teachers, as well as public programs.

Originated in 2009, the new Ashland Art Center is a visual arts organization based in Ashland that serves Southern Oregon citizens with art education, art exhibitions and art services. The center’s focus is on artist support, arts education and artistic collaboration.

“Ashland’s quality of life,” writes John Villani, in his book, 100 Best Small Art Towns In America, “is the stuff that dreams are made of.”

Historic Railroad District

Experience art amid the history of the Ashland Railroad District.  In 1887, when they drove the last spike on the rails along A Street in Ashland, they completed the railroad that encircled the nation.  That Golden Spike marked the beginning of our connection to markets along the West Coast and far beyond. 

Train time was exciting in the Historic Railroad District.  At the sound of an approaching whistle, horse-drawn coaches would rush down to A Street to be the first to meet the passengers and get a spot to park.  Nearby restaurants would bang gongs to lure hungry passengers past the station dining room. 

Today the Historic Railroad District is home to unique galleries, artist studios, inns, restaurant and cafes, live music and a railroad museum where a grand station once received train passengers from distant cities.

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