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Tour Your Capitol and Parks

August 1 – 31 (Monday - Friday, excluding holidays) Free​​​

Weekday building tours start at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda. Free. Tower Tour to visit the Oregon Pioneer start at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda, weather permitting. Free. Self-guided building tours from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Free. State Capitol State Park self-guided walking tour. Dawn to dusk. Free. Portions of State Capitol State Park are not available due to construction.



August 4 and 5

HOOPLA returns! This is not a Capitol-sponsored event, or an Oregon State Capitol Foundation event. HOOPLA does take place in front of our building though! For more information on HOOPLA, please see their website.


Margaret Prentice's "Love of Landscape" in the Governor's Ceremonial Office

August 2 through September 27, Free

The natural landscapes of Margaret Prentice's oil paintings are part of an artistic career that has spanned papermaking, etchings, woodcut prints and paintings, and has at its foundation the practice of drawing. Prentice's experience of a particular place in time –the space, light and shadows, reflections on water, the atmosphere – is translated into each composition. The paintings lead the viewer's eye through the picture plane with the direction of lights and darks, and the rhythm of brushstrokes. As viewers are drawn into the depicted landscapes, they are reminded of their own special experience in nature. Come and see this Oregon Arts Commission-sponsored show until September 27. 


Stacy Nalley

Public Outreach Coordinator