Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts
In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.Get directions on Google Maps
Renowned artist James Lavadour (Walla Walla) and friends incorporated Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts in 1992, with the idea of using art as a transformative tool within the Native American community. Just as art had changed and given new meaning to his own life, Lavadour wanted to create a place that would help others of American Indian heritage similarly realize the potential of art.
Over the years, CSIA has offered various youth services and educational workshops covering a wide spectrum of art forms, also serving as a location for special projects and collaborations with major artists.
In 2001, CSIA turned its main attention to fine-art printmaking, whereby artists could come expand their professional portfolios to create and market monotypes, monoprints and print edition.
The art gallery is open to visitors Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See their online calendar for special events and workshops.