Summer Sunday Concerts Start on Father’s Day, June 18, 2017


Sedona Fire Band in 2016

This summer we’re pleased to bring back our free summer concerts in the Hoffman Gardens on Sundays from Father’s Day through Labor Day Weekend.  The concerts run from 1 to 3 pm.

We still have a few open Sundays.  Musicians who would like to perform should contact Michael Maginnis

June 18 Sedona Fire
June 25 Noah Dooley
July 2 Joe Wrabek
July 9 Nehalem Valley All-Stars
July 16 The Ferrets
July 23 No Garden Concert due to Manzanita Music Festival
July 30 Stay Tuned
(Yes, that’s the band’s name)
August 6 Sherrie Wolf
1 to 2 pm
August 13 Tsunami Drummers
August 20 David Weigan
August 27 Rhythm Method
September 3 Russ Watson

Seeking Volunteer Gardeners

We are seeking additional volunteers to join us in cleaning up and maintaining the beautiful Hoffman Garden for another season.  There will be 10 work parties beginning April 22, 2017 through early November when we ready the Garden for winter.  We work about two hours primarily in the late afternoon, from 3 to 5 PM.  May and July have work parties at the beginning and ending of each month in order to have the Garden looking nice for planned events.  The more people who volunteer the easier the work to maintain our lovely garden.

The next work party is Wednesday, May 3 2017 from 3 to 5 PM.

Each work party is ended with food and drink and time to socialize and relax.

The planned schedule is:

Wednesday, May 24th
Wednesday, June 21st
Friday, July 7th
Wednesday, July 26th
Wednesday, August 16th
Wednesday, Sept. 20th
Wednesday, Nov. 1st

Please join us for one or all of the work days.  If you would like additional information or would like to volunteer, please contact Madeline Olson at or Karen Babbitt at

Call for Art for the April Member Show


Get in on the Paper Bag Challenge!!

The Hoffman Center for the Arts will host a brunch party for its members on Sunday, April 23from 11 am to 1 pm. Please save the date; you will get an invitation to that event soon!

We plan to feature art by some of our members at the event and would like to include a piece of your artwork in the show. This year’s show features a Paper Bag Challenge. Paper bags can be cut, pleated, rolled, fringed, folded, painted, glued, stuffed . . . and so much more! Follow your playful muse as you create something unique to share with others! Feel free to incorporate other objects or media–the bag is just the beginning.

The Paper Bag Challenge will be on display in our Gallery through April 23.  For more ideas, click here:

All artwork should arrive at the Hoffman Center on Monday, April 3 from 2 to 4 pm and be ready to hang. We ask that you pick up your artwork on Monday, April 24 from 2 to 4 pm.  Questions, email us at

If you’re not yet a member, it’s easy to become one.  Simply donate $25 or more and help us bring the arts to life in our community.  It’s easy to do online here or send in a check to PO Box 678, Manzanita, OR 97130.

Photo:  BagLite, (obsolete Ikea lamp base, small Unfurl shopping bag), Vera Wildauer

Summer Sunday Concerts in the Hoffman Gardens

guitar in garden 1The Hoffman Center for the Arts will again host free concerts on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 3 pm in the Gardens.

Musicians who would like to get on a waiting list to perform should contact Michael Maginnis

June 5 Joe Wrabek
June 19  Peter Hinsbeeck and Scott Warren:  Jazz Standards
June 26  Stay Tuned
July 3  Fred Lackaff
July 10 Frank and the Ferrets
July 17  Dona Miller CANCELLED
July 24  Manzanita Music Festival (various artists)
July 31  Rhythm Method
August 7  Sherrie Wolf and Sarah Wolf
August 14  Tsunami Drummers
August 21  Stay Tuned
August 28  Sedona Fire Band
September 4 Trillium Blue



Manzanita Music Festival Schedule

If you’re in town on July 23rd-24th, be sure to stop by the Hoffman Gardens.  We’re one of three venues for the inaugural Manzanita Music Festival. Just about every style of music will be on offer, along with .  And it’s FREE!

Here’s the schedule for two of the Stages.  There will also be activities in the Cascade Sotheby’s parking lot (where the Farmer’s Market is held on Fridays).

Saturday, July 23rd

Time Full Spectrum Stage at the Hoffman Gardens Lostrum Stage at 3rd & Laneda
1 pm The Thomasian Trio w/ Maggie Kitson
(Jazz and Blues)
Kate Morrison, Solo
2 pm Jenny Don’t and the Spurs
(Country Roots)
Blue Jug
3 pm The Junebugs
Kelsey Mousley
4 pm Maggie and the Kats
5 pm Jaime Leopold & the Short Stories
Jenny Don’t and the Spurs
6 pm Terry Robb
(Acoustic Blues)
Julie Amici


7 pm- 9 pm Kate and the Crocodiles
(“Eclectic, Eccentric” Jazz/Pop)
The Sextones



Sunday, July 24th

Time Full Spectrum Stage at the Hoffman Gardens Lostrum Stage at 3rd & Laneda
1 pm The Sextones
(Electric Jazz/Funk)
Mystery Ride
2 pm Boomer and the Millennials
The Junebugs
3 pm Sol Seed
(Reggae & Fusion)
Terry Robb
4 pm Sol Seed Jaime Leopold & the Short Stories


Wine and Weed the Gardens on April 7th

IMG_5868 It is time for our first Wine and Weed of the 2016 garden season.  The garden did well over the winter and so did the weeds.
We’ll meet on April 7, 2016 from 3 to 5 PM to pull weeds and enjoy wine, other beverages, snacks and catch up with our garden friends. 
Please let Madeline (allanmadeline at know if you are able to join us.  It helps us plan for food an beverages.

11th Anniversary Celebration Open House Scheduled

HCA Celebration Logo 4150Hoffman Center for the Arts will Celebrate its 11th anniversary with an open house on Sat. Sept. 5th from 3 to 5PM at the Center, followed by a concert from 5:15 to 7PM in the Hoffman Gardens (if weather permits, inside the Center if it is raining).

All events will be free to the public.

The open house will include an art show by Clay Studio Artists, and art from several participants from visual art workshops (encaustic, book craft, botanical drawing and embossed card making) held at the Center during the past year.  Art and writingscreated for the recent Word and Image event will also be displayed. There will be scheduled free events: film shorts, staged performances, open stage samples, clay studio demos, plus a chance to sample Wordplay at the Writing Lounge. Cake and cold beverages will be served at the open house.

Hoffman Center for the Arts will also kick off their membership program at the Celebration on Sept. 5th. Find out how you can become part of the creative, fun-loving community and support your local Art Center.

Raffle tickets will be available throughout the day, thanks to the generous donations by local merchants, restaurants and individuals we appreciate and hope you will support. Pizza Garden, Blackbird, Cloud and Leaf, Bread and Ocean, Buttercup, Angelina’s, Finnesterre, The Roost, Wanda’s, Creative Fabrics and Allan Olson, potter.

Local bands will perform at the free concert from 5:15 until 7PM. The raffle drawing for all six prizes will be held at 7PM, at the conclusion of the concert. You do not need to be present to win.

Save the date! Stop by and find out what’s new at HCA: Sat. Sept 5th, 3 to 5PM for the open house and 5:15 to 7PM for the concert. Raffle drawing at 7PM.


“Wine and Weed” Volunteer Day

IMG_5868The next “Wine and Weed” event is on Wednesday, July 29th. Please join us from 4-6.  Weeding, gravel spreading and, a special assignment will be part of the fun!

Beverages, snacks and good conversation will be enjoyed!

We need someone with a gas powered weed eater.

Hope to see you!
Call Karen Babbitt with questions.

Music in the Hoffman Gardens on Sundays this Summer

guitar in garden 1The Hoffman Center for the Arts will present free concerts on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 2 p.m. this summer.  Come enjoy a variety of musicians in the Hoffman Gardens at 595 Laneda Avenue.
Musicians interested in playing in the Hoffman Gardens on any of the open dates should contact Michael Maginnis at

June 14 The Ferret Family:  Eclectic mix of classic tunes with Michael Maginnis, Gary Seelig, Cliff Tuttle, Mickey Wagner and others as the spirit moves them.
June 21 Rhythm Method:  African drumming meets improvisational guitar, featuring Craig Mackie, Michael Maginnis, Gary Seelig, Anthony Stoppiello, and Mickey Wagner.  With special guest musicians, Barb and Chuck McLaughlin.
June 28 OPEN
July 5 Sherrie Wolf and Sarah Wolf: Mom/Daughter harmony vocals with guitar. Traditional and contemporary folk interpretations.
July 12 The Ferret Family
July 19 Joe Wrabek: Guitar and original country vocals
July 26 Sher Ireland: Acoustic guitar and vocals
August 2 Jazzatitude: Jazz trio including Bob Brook on guitar, Doug Proctor on keyboards, and Clint Smith on bass.
August 9 The Ferret Family
August 16 Fine Line: Band members include Cindy Lindahl on vocals and mandolin, Craig Stokke (Crog) on cello, electric guitar and bass, and George Van Meter on vocals, electric and acoustic guitars. The band plays  a variety of material including folk, blues, rock as well as some eclectic and popular songs.
August 23 Rhythm Method:  African drumming meets improvisational guitar, featuring Craig Mackie, Michael Maginnis, Gary Seelig, Anthony Stoppiello, and Mickey Wagner.
August 30 Fred and Friends