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Contact: Holli Wagner, Executive Director
McMinnville Center for the Arts
636 NE Baker Street, McMinnville OR
Launch of new Art Center in McMinnville Oregon

February 26, 2019 – McMinnville, OR: Local business owners open a new gallery for local artists and musicians.

The McMinnville Center for the Arts—MECA—is located three blocks from 3rd street in the McMinnville Historic District. MECA combines art and music, prose and poetry, and will be a center of collaborative art. The 1850 sq. foot-gallery houses over 30 artists from Oregon and around the country. We offer a diverse collection of visual art paired with a live stage, spacious atmosphere, classroom and wine tasting.

The gallery is owned and operated by local business owners, Mick and Holli Wagner, of Stay McMinnville LLC. Our belief is that art is essential to our common existence, and providing a space for our guests to be submerged in art will be the key focus. 

MECA is a space designed to be an addition our city needs to help raise McMinnville's artistic credibility to the next level. MECA is a space where McMinnville’s greatest minds will gather, where groups of artists will find representation, and where speakers, companies and performers from all over will find a place to hold their events. 

30 Artists from Oregon and around the country.  

Wine tasting provided by Burton Bittman and live music by Buddy Lamorey  

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