Cindy Ross

Thanks for a wonderful weekend of writing. We had a fantastic time and it was an amazing journey all the way from Orange Beach, Alabama… see you soon Manzanita, Oregon 🙂 from the Socialize Your Bizness Team.

Susan Paduano

The Container Show …at The Hoffman Center in Manzanita [was] terrific! I applaud the artists and their varied and beautiful work. I’ve seen previous shows there and have also watched artists work there. I think my favorite past activity was getting to watch the end of the raku firing last summer – gorgeous!

Ingrid Ploem

I’ve been recently going to the open studio at Hoffman. The community has been so welcoming and encouraging. They have all the equipment thinkable to use for your projects. I spend Saturday more than 6 hours and totally lost track of time. Incredibly relaxing. I’m very thankful i have been introduced to this treasure!

Hoffman Center Awarded Grant for Online Program

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita has been awarded a $2,600 grant from Tillamook County Cultural Coalition (TCCC) to launch its first on-line programs. The grant came from Oregon Cultural Trust funds that are channeled through TCCC to selected county organizations.

“The Hoffman Center has seen steady attendance at various writing and visual arts workshops, drawing both locals and visitors from along the coast and Portland,” said Vera Wildauer, President of the Hoffman Center board. “The Cultural Coalition grant will enable us to launch ‘Hoff Online’ programs for people who cannot get to our local workshops, as well as for those who want to do even greater in-depth work than a one-day workshop allows.”

The online programs will culminate with optional retreat weekends in Manzanita where the students can meet and interact with instructors and their fellow students.

The first online writing workshops will focus on fiction writing, and are scheduled to start in May. Acclaimed authors Jennie Shortridge and Megan Kruse will conduct separate programs. Both have appeared at the Hoffman Center in the past as part of the Manzanita Writers’ Series.

“We will put out information on the May workshops, as well as additional writing and visual arts programs, in the near future,” said Wildauer. “Interested persons can check our blog — — for details and registration.”