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Art Harvest Studio Tour of Yamhill County

October 2, 3, 4, & 9, 10, 11, 2015

This year we celebrate the 23rd Art Harvest Studio Tour. Engage in conversations, watch demonstrations and see artistic collaboration, innovation, tradition, and skill.

Visitors will learn about diverse approaches to the creative process while viewing exciting artwork. This self-guided tour brings the public into 39 Yamhill County artist studios located in Newberg, Lafayette, Carlton, Yamhill, McMinnville, Amity and Sheridan.

The $8 Tour button comes with an illustrated catalog with directions to studios and other select county locations. Explore this low-cost cultural family friendly activity. Children under 18 FREE. The Tour runs from 10am to 6pm on each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

For more information, please visit www.artharveststudiotour.org.


5th Annual International Video Store Day

October 17th, 2015

The Reel Hollywood Video, McMinnville's 30 year home of the NW largest gumball machine, is hosting the 5th annual International Video Store Day! Welcome one and all to attend and experience the awesome festivities!

The community can enjoy FREE popcorn all day, and discounts on movie rentals and sale titles. Also, hosting a rummage sale in the parking lot featuring local goods and artists work. And everybody can paint a pumpkin for the Pumpkin Painting Contest, all the pumpkins will be displayed at The Reel Hollywood Video all month long!

The event is from 10am to 10pm (Rummage Sale & Pumpkin Painting Contest During Daylight Hours). Located at The Reel Hollywood Video 105 NW 9th St (On the Corner of 9th and Adams/HWY 99W). For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/ReelHollywoodVideo.


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