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 Northeast 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, and Resource Coordinator Megan Wolfe.