Arts and Entertainment

Langlois, Oregon, an “unincorporated community” 17 miles south of Bandon and 13 miles north of Port Orford is one of those “blink and you’ll miss it” kind of places.  It has a population of fewer than 200 souls, and from the highway one will see...

Writer/poet, dancer, music producer, and photographer Jan Cedras Ayers and her husband Ken Ayers have teamed up for the most recent art show at the Bandon Library Art Gallery.  The title of the show is “Bronze” and includes Ken’s bronze sculptures and Jan’s photographs of...

I recently had the honor and privilege of talking with artists Mark and Victoria Tierney, two of the most fascinating people I have met since moving to Bandon.  Victoria told her story of her life’s journey that took her from coast to coast and involved...

Bandon is becoming an increasingly well-known town around Oregon and beyond.  The beaches are gorgeous, the cheese is hard to beat, the Cranberry Festival is hoppin’, and the golf is world-class.  A quieter but strong claim to fame for our fair town, however, is the...

The first annual Gorse Blossom Festival is in the books, and although Bandon’s founder Lord George Bennett (who infamously brought the prickly gorse plant to Bandon when he was feeling homesick for Ireland) would have rolled over in his grave, the town and its visitors...

The Bandon Playhouse's production of "Steel Magnolias" will be opening at the Sprague Theater the weekend of February 24.  This "laughter through tears" show is a must-see! From the Bandon Playhouse's press release of January 19, 2017: Rehearsal is well underway for Bandon Playhouse’s production of Robert...

It’s almost here!  The first annual Gorse Blossom Festival is happening next weekend, and Bandon couldn’t be more excited.  It’s going to be an epic weekend with local food; local wine, beer, and spirits; live music; games; films; and, if you can stand it, even...

Bandon photographer and painter John Butler and members of the South Coast Woodturner’s Club are the featured artists in "Dreamscapes", the newest art show in the Bandon Library Art Gallery, for the months of January and February. For the "Dreamscapes" exhibit, the cases in the lobby of...

During these oft-grey days of January, color is a welcome change and distraction.  Fortunately for Bandon’s residents and visitors, color is easily found at the newest art show entitled “Color: BIG & small” at Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center. For “Color: BIG & small,” artists...

This month's installment at the Bandon Library Art Gallery is titled "Earthly Delights III: Art of the Natural World" and features three very talented Oregon artists.   Crystal Landucci, Paula Reis, and Veneita Stender are showing pieces that reflect the natural world. Crystal Landucci's contributions to...

Bandon is a small town, but certainly not a sleepy one, and this holiday season is proof.  Saturday was a busy day for our fair town and included an artist reception, a nog walk/cider stroll, the annual Lighted Christmas Parade, and the opening night of...

Gorse Blossom Festival This Week A hugely successful weekend, more about local wine and drink than gorse; packed with fun activities and music ranging from a pub crawl to a film festival to the Bloody Mary Stroll to the festival itself. "Color: Big & Small" at Bandon's...