Liberty Theater Work Day Sign Up

Liberty Theater
It’s an exciting time for La Grande with so much happening downtown! The amount of restoration going into existing business expansions, facade restorations, and downtown entertainment venues shows how much our community cares about the life of our downtown core.  

If anyone in the community is willing to put in some work to help the downtown revitalization movement, the Liberty Theater Foundation is organizing a work day this Saturday, September 20th from 8:30am-noon. Sign up here!

Downtown Handicapped Parking

Parking here in La Grande is always a hot issue. Many people don’t know that if a person has a handicapped placard, they can park anywhere without restrictions. That’s right. The downtown two hour restrictions don’t apply to handicapped drivers as long as you have your handicapped parking placard.

EOU Football First Game of the Season

First game of the EOU Football season is tomorrow September 13th! Join the La Grande community at the EOU Tailgate Zone. The public is welcome to stop by and take in the party atmosphere. For those that are wanting to setup their own tailgate, the prices are on the below web link. Also, the football team will walk through the Tailgate Zone and then enter the field. It’s a lot of fun and a great chance to meet and visit friends and neighbors.

ArtsEast Biennial Classes

In conjunction with the ArtsEast Biennial 2014 show, ArtsEast and the Art Center at the Old Library will present a total of four Professional Development Workshops for any who wish to attend.

Topics include:

Monotype Printing with Frank Janzen of Crow’s Shadow in Pendleton (Sept. 13, 10am – 4pm, $75, limited to 12) 

Batik Watercolor with Jan Clark and Denise Elizabeth Stone (Sept. 13, 9am – 3pm, $75)

Finding Exhibition Opportunities with Robert Tomlinson (Sept. 22, 6 – 7:30pm, $35)

Presenting Your Portfolio/Portfolio Peer Review with Robert Tomlinson (Sept. 23, 6 – 7:30pm, $35).

Please call ArtsEast at (541) 962-3629 for more information or to register for workshops. Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

The ArtsEast Biennial 2014 show will run through September 27 at the Art Center at the Old Library. The ArtsEast Biennial 2014 is made possible in part due to the generous support of the Wildhorse Foundation in Pendleton, OR.

Recruiting New Board Members

Are you passionate about the revitalization of downtown La Grande? If so, consider joining our board of directors for the 2015-2018 term. Board members for LGMSD  play a vital role in the success of our historic downtown core. Board members attend one board meeting a month, and sit on one committee of their choosing: business development, design, organization, or promotion. For more information, email 

3rd Quarterly Marketing Class – Sept 10th

Wednesday, September 10th – Integrated Digital Marketing: Building a Strategy and a Digital Brand
Led by:  Publisher of The Baker City Herald & The Observer: Kari Borgen;
EONI Owner: Jeff Crews
Main Street Director: Saira Siddiqui

Discover why digital branding is important, and how to create digital traffic.  Figure  out the best way to plan and execute a digital branding strategy for your business, while also learning how to   track your social media, using web software such as WordPress and Google Analytics. Explore Best Practices of Social Media as presented at the National Main Streets Conference.

All workshops will be held from 
7-9AM in the Upper Room at 
The Marketplace – 1101 Washington 
Breakfast is provided.

Cost:    Free for LGMSD Member
                $10 for non-members