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Leah Burgess talks classes, ceremonies and other attractions at the Sherwood Center for the Arts.

PMG FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Barb Florig looks at old photos of Sherwood during Sherwood's 125th birthday in 2018 at the Sherwood Center for the Arts.Come enjoy the current gallery exhibit "Four Eights" on display at the Sherwood Center for the Arts.

This annual exhibit has become a community favorite, highlighting pieces created during the Four Eights Artists Challenge, which tasks participating artists with creating original artwork around a singular theme on four 8-inch square canvases. Artists may use a wide variety of media as long as it fits on the 8-inch square canvases.

The show features artists from all across the county; 2022 will be our biggest Four Eights show yet! All artwork will be for sale and priced between $25 and $100. What a great way to start or enhance your own art collection, as well as support local artists! The show closes on Dec. 12, which is when purchased artwork may be retrieved. This show is on display Oct. 10 through Dec. 12, 2022.

Fall classes are happening now

The sun may be shining with final hints of summer, but we are thinking pumpkin spice and sweater weather over here!

The Center for the Arts is excited to welcome a handful of new instructors and classes this season as well as some of our favorites. Come join us for some in-person art time! We offer small group, weekly classes, as well as interactive workshops for children, adults, and families. Revisit a hobby or try something new! Dive into candlemaking, choir, ukulele, guitar, piano, cupcake decorating, painting, acting, ceramics and more. With new classes offered each session, you are sure to find a class that inspires you!

Visit our website at to view the full fall class schedule and to register.

Honoring those who have served

Join the City of Sherwood, friends and neighbors Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. for the annual Veterans Day Ceremony.

We are excited for the return of this in-person, community event! Engage in the stories and honor those who have served, with the American Legion Color Guard, music by the Sherwood High School Mixolydians and remarks by special guests. Light refreshments will be provided.

The ceremony will take place at the Sherwood Center for the Arts, located at 22689 S.W. Pine St. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the ceremony, call 503-625-4278 or visit

Open mic night

Calling all musicians, singers, poets, and performers — this is your night!

Join your neighbors and aspiring artists on Monday, Nov. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. Try out new material, show off your best song, or give us a reading of your original work.

Signup begins half an hour before the show. We provide the mic, you provide the talent. Non-ticketed, free community event.

Visit for more information.

Leah Burgess is events and program coordinator for the Sherwood Center for the Arts.

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