Art in the Wallowas
The Best of Mountain Art & Galleries
Scenic Wallowa Valley is nestled at the base of the towering Wallowa Mountains and is a sight to behold. A visual awakening! No mystery as to why the Wallowas are one of Oregon's Seven Wonders!
The beauty of the Wallowas provides a stunning backdrop for artists. Wallowa Valley is recognized as the " Valley of Bronze” and is renowned for world class bronze art. The Joseph Main Street Art Walk is lined with beautiful galleries and magnificent, life size bronze sculptures that captivate visitors from all over the world.
The local foundries are legendary. Some of the more recognized bronze figures, to mention only a few, include: Spirit of the Bull – outside the Reliant Stadium in Houston Texas, The Freedom Horses, outside the George Bush Presidential Library Center (the American Casting), the Veterans WWII Memorial in Washington DC – including the bronze frames of the Declaration of Independence.
Be sure to explore the Wallowa Valley Art Studio Tours. Get a first hand introduction to the stunning photography of Enterprise’s own David Jensen, Olaf pottery by long-time Alder Slope resident Ted Juve, Wind Dancer's custom hand crafted Native American Flutes by artist Roger McGee, eloquent hand blown glass by Wallowa artist Russell Ford, artisan Stewart Jone's jewelry; whom received the prestigious DeBeers Diamonds International Design award and the Aspen Grove Gallery with nature loving artists Mark Kortnik and Carol McLaughlin Kortnik.
So, when you are ready for a unique experience discover the Wallowas! The little western art town of Joseph is a great place to begin your journey whether you are an art lover, historian, or outdoor enthusiast.