In 2010 a group of artists and dedicated community members developed the concept of a community art center. With funding from the Meyer Memorial Trust, this group contracted the North East Oregon Economic Development District to complete a Feasibility Study and Business Plan. In 2012, a generous patron purchased the log building. With that and a grant from Community Bank, the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture was born.
With overwhelming support from the community and guidance from a dedicated Board of Directors, the Josephy Center now offers a variety of classes, programs and events, while also offering a venue for other local organizations to host performances, presentations, and meetings. Our staff includes Executive Director Cheryl North Coughlan, Library Director Rich Wandschneider, Lead Instructor Mellica McIntire, and Resource Coordinator Casey Schumacher.