Art Guild Clothesline Sale

By Jennifer Smith

Over 60 Corvallis Art Guild members will display their two-dimensional art in oil, watercolor, acrylics, colored pencil, collage, and digital work at the 52nd annual Clothesline Sale of Art. Original and reproduction artwork, framed or unframed, will be for sale with 15% of the profits being donated to local school art programs.

Tom Allen, who began the Clothesline Sale 52 years ago, still participates in it.

“The variety of art is endless and very creative,” Allen said. “Friends and neighbors come by to find out more about their artistic friend. I enjoy meeting everyone, especially those I haven’t seen for a while. It isn’t the sales or the money—it is talking with people. Since I paint outdoors, my paintings inspire them to visit new locations of interest.”


The Corvallis Art Guild’s Clothesline Sale of Art will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the lawn of the Benton County Courthouse, 120 NW 4th Street. Visa and MasterCard will be accepted. For more information or to see which artwork will be on display, visit