David Wiegan Acoustic Blues

David Wiegan
Saturday | February 10 |7:00pm
Admission $10
Hoffman Center for the Arts |594 Laneda Avenue

David’s live performances are best described as edgy acoustic/electric blues-rock along with some originals. Cover material features Eric Clapton, Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top, blues classics and a few Beatles and reggae tunes. He uses pre-recorded “loops” to create a full band sound when performing solo, including some 3 and 4 part harmonies.

David has played in a variety of bands and has recorded for Mercury Records and Harbinger Northwest Records. In 2004 he released a solo CD which is available on CD-Baby and i-tunes. In 2015 he released a solo acoustic CD which is also available at CD Baby.

David has also appeared on many television shows and has performed in a wide variety of clubs, festivals, fairs, and outdoor concerts including Northwind outdoor concerts on the north coast and outdoor concerts in Lincoln City for the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts. He’s appeared at McMenamins’ Hotel Oregon, Golden Valley Brewpub, Turkeyrama, and Brown Bag Concerts. More recently he has performed at the Florence Chowder, Blues, and Brews Festival, Columbus Day Festivals, Chamber of Commerce events including headlining for the Fourth of July Concert on the Florence Waterfront, Windfest Concerts on the Florence Waterfront for the Port of Siuslaw, Wakonda Brewpub, Homegrown Pub, Backstreet Gallery, Power of Florence and Relay for Life outdoor concerts and has opened twice for the Henry Turner Jr. band from Louisiana.  Some of his performances at the 2016 Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation Benefit Concert are available on Youtube.

Join Us At The Hoffman Center in 2018

 There’s nothing like the beach to feed your creative soul. And the Hoffman Center for the Arts provides a welcoming place to explore, create, and connect with others.

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Art Gallery will feature North Coast artists’ inspirations in white

Artists’ Reception
January 5 | 2:00-4:00pm

Through January  27 | Fridays & Saturdays
2:00-4:00pm | Gallery is free


Through January, the Hoffman Center Art Gallery will feature a show including a variety of art mediums inspired by white created by North Coast Artists.


This is the second annual “color” show in which we celebrate white  — the combination of all wavelengths of visible light.


 A wide community of artists from Tillamook to Astoria will participate. Creating… and enjoying… art is a way to stop and appreciate, most especially in this dark month of the year.

Discover Community Supported Arts & Culture

Your Support Makes A Difference. Join Us in the Season of Giving.

The arts are an important part of living well. They connect us with friends and family, foster creative expression, and bring joy to our lives. At the Hoffman Center for the Arts we provide an inspiring and welcoming place to explore, create, and connect with others. 

Donations are essential to making all this happen. Won’t you join us with your support?

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What Everyone Needs to Know about Memory Loss

Art of Aging/of Dying series  Tuesday, September 12 | 3 to 5 pm
Hoffman Center for the Arts | Admission is $5  

Have you ever wondered if your “senior moment” may actually be the beginning of something more serious?  Do you want to know the best way to relate to someone with memory loss?  Have you wondered what more you can do to prevent memory loss?  Learn the answers to these and other questions in a fun, interactive afternoon with videos, games and learning!

Janet Holboke, LCSW and June Longway, PMHNP, BC from Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. (GOBHI) will provide a practical update about memory loss: what we know, what you can do, and how to support people with dementia.

Participants will learn about the difference between normal memory loss and dementia, how behavior changes through the course of Alzheimer’s disease, strategies for relating to someone with memory loss and simple ways to test your memory.  We’ll review the effectiveness of prevention and treatment strategies such as nutritional supplements, brain games and medications.

Janet Holboke is an Older Adult Behavioral Health Specialist with Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. based in The Dalles, Oregon.  Janet is one of 25 specialists around the state working as part of the Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative.  This initiative sponsors community and professional education events promoting behavioral health awareness and improved services.

June Longway, PMHNP, BC is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years experience in Behavioral Health working with the older population in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. She is currently working with Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. and serves as a consultant.

The event will be held at Hoffman Center for the Arts; 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, OR from 3-5 pm on Tuesday, Sept 12, 2017.  There is a $5 fee to attend.  For more information, contact Janet Holboke at jholboke@gobhi.net

If you’d like to be on an email list for the Art of Aging and Art of Dying announcements, email telaskinner@gmail.com

The Art of Aging/of Dying Series is a program of the Hoffman Center of the Arts and will be held at the Hoffman Center (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Ave). For more information contact Tela Skinner, at telaskinner@gmail.com

Build The Perfect Birdhouse – Saturday, April 8

Don’t miss out! There’s still time to register for our workshop “Build the Perfect Birdhouse” on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a break for lunch.

The class will be led by Wes Cropper.  Wes has a long history in the art of model making, constructing with paper and wood. Birdhouse construction processes fulfill his passion for 3D spaces, shapes and forms.  He has built several birdhouses for family and friends and is happy to encourage the natural community of birds with suitable housing, while reclaiming and restoring materials to their usefulness.

Students will choose from 2 basic models, “Classic”, or “Modern” and prepare, assemble and customize with your own creative taste.
You will learn various techniques to make your birdhouse beautiful…painting, staining, engraving, wood burning etc.,
You will complete the project by preparing your house for installation to a wall, post, or hang from a tree branch. Your birdhouse will be a lasting beautiful addition to your back yard, built with environmentally responsible reclaimed materials.

Also, learn useful tips for your new birdhouse, including
–The best tree house locations
–The right opening for the right bird
–Shrubs and plants that attract your favorite birds, and which birds live in your area
–Birdhouse maintenance and upkeep

Tuition for the class is $45, with a materials fee of $25, payable directly to the instructor.
Register for the class using the button below.


Manzanita Writers’ Series Expands Offerings to Include Writing Workshops “Online and at the Beach”

Each online course (5 weeks worth of sessions) is $199.
The optional retreat weekend is $99.

Learn More & Register

This May, the Manzanita Writers’ Series expands offerings to include writing workshops “Online and at the Beach,” as part of Hoff Online, a new Hoffman Center for the Arts program that will offer writing and visual arts workshops.

In its ninth year, the writers’ series brings regional authors to the coast for author readings and workshops. To augment that program, Online And At The Beach will provide more in-depth instruction online over a five-week period. Students will be able to work on their own schedule as well as interact with the instructor and fellow students.

The initial series begins May 1, 2017, and culminates in an optional writing retreat weekend in Manzanita the weekend of June 2-4, 2017. Registrations open April 1.

Jennie Shortridge will teach “Putting Your Prose to Work” and Megan Kruse will teach “Creativity Catalyst”. Read more about the classes and register at our new Hoff Online page.

The optional weekend retreat will allow students to meet their instructor and fellow students, enjoy additional craft writing sessions on building tension even in quiet stories, and on the transformative power of setting and “stuff.” After a session on effective open mic readings, participants will have an opportunity to read their work at Open Mic. Optional activities will include “Yoga for Writers,” hikes and a fun Prompt-O-Rama (a new writing prompt every five minutes for an hour).

Jennie Shortridge

Megan Kruse

View author bios here.

The Manzanita Writers’ Series is a program of the Hoffman Center for the Arts. For more info contact Kathie Hightower, kathiejhightower@gmail.com

Emotional Wellness for Older Adults

Janet Holboke MSW, LCSW
Emotional Wellness for Older Adults
Art of Aging Series February 14

 Janet Holboke, MSW, LCSW, will present information about Emotional Wellness for Older Adults on Tuesday, February 14th from 3-5pm at the Hoffman Center for the Arts. This is a part of the ongoing series Art of Aging. There is a $5 fee.

 Participants will learn strategies for staying emotionally healthy and socially active throughout life. Normal changes as we age will be discussed. There will also be information about recognizing and getting help for early warning signs of common problems such as depression, anxiety, social isolation and memory loss.

        “No one ever talks about this stuff and we need to know.” – Astoria participant
“It’s such a relief to know I’m normal.” – Tillamook participant

Janet Holboke is an Older Adult Behavioral Health Specialist with Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. based in The Dalles, Oregon. Janet is one of 25 specialists around the state working as part of the Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative. This initiative sponsors community and professional education events promoting behavioral health awareness and improved services. For more information, contact Janet Holboke at jholboke@gobhi.net.

Intro to the Wheel

Friday February 17, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m

Mary Roberts instructor

This workshop introduces you to the studio and our throwing equipment. We cover basic clay throwing and you will learn how to center clay and pull a wall. There will also be hands-on time with the instructor. The cost is $35 which includes three pounds of clay and two hours of instruction, plus use of all tools needed.  The fee also includes glazes and kiln firing of your work. The cost for follow-up work time is only $2 per hour and clay is available for $1.50 per pound.


Sign up by delivering payment to the Studio, located at the corner of Laneda and Division Streets in Manzanitaor use the button below to sign up online.