The roots of the art community in Ellensburg run deep. The landmark murals are just the start, complemented by gallery installations, studio space, town-wide events like First Friday Art Walks, Paint Ellensburg, and the sculptures accenting the downtown corridor.
inspiring art & galleries

Inspiring Art & Galleries

Gallery One
Gallery One is more than an art museum – it's a town staple. Stop in for one of their rotating exhibitions but stay for the art classes, events, or sponsorship opportunities, all for a good cause. Their most successful collaborative projects dot the town in murals, pop-ups, and public art sculptures that decorate CWU's campus and encourage local artists to pursue their talent.

Western Art Association & Goodey Gallery
Founded in 1904, the Western Art Association was one of the country's first schools to teach artistry. They continue the mission of education and support today with DIY classes, podcasts, in-person classes, and showcasing local highlights. You are invited to indulge in their plethora of knowledge and visit their rotating galleries.

Clymer Museum of Art
One of the most successful graduates from the beginnings of the Western Art Association, John Clymer became a master of Impressionistic lifestyle art. His namesake gallery celebrates not only his prowess but a love of the Wild West and rodeo energy that makes its home in Ellensburg. Explore the curated main gallery and rotating exhibitions as they roll through.

Dick & Jane’s Spot
We think it's important to share their specific philosophy prior to explaining this art site that doubles as a home: "One hearty laugh is worth ten trips to the doctor." Now that's settled, dive into The Spot, a work in progress for over 35 years. There are over 10,000 bottle caps and thousands of reflectors. The pieces in the yard are always changing.

Sarah Spurgeon Gallery
Located on the CWU campus, the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery celebrates a beloved professor of art and art education at the university. Exhibitions rotate through student art, traveling gallery events, and innovative designs that jump off the canvas or sculpture.