“I’ve always loved art,” Lee Freed says. “After a career in real estate, I decided it was time to pursue my other great passion. I had dreamed of living on the Oregon Coast for many years. I traded in the stress of managing a large office in the northern suburbs of Chicago for the incredible beauty of the central Oregon Coast. It has here that I decided to open an art gallery where artists could flourish.
“Build it and they will come.”
Surrounded by evergreen trees, pristine white beaches, and coastal mountain peaks, the Freed Gallery brings together art and nature. All mediums of art are display in the contemporary gallery and on the grounds.
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“The gallery is square, bold, and contemporary, with two floors of display space and a circular staircase that leads to a balcony viewing area. The front of the building showcases 18-foot window walls that bring natural light into the interior and provide a visual feast to the million cars that pass on Highway 101 each year.”
The gallery features over 100 artists in all mediums: two dimensional, glass, pottery, wood, painting, metal, photography, jewelry, sculpture, weaving, and kinetic art. Our artists are from the Northwest as well as the rest of the United Sates, Canada, Poland, Greece, the United Kingdom, the Caribbean, Japan, and South America. The garden features the wind sculptures of Lyman Whitaker and the stone sculptures of Kazutaka Uchida, which beacon the traveler to stop.
The Freed Gallery has been the inspiration for arts in the community by bringing the arts to the students of Lincoln County School District. Thousands of children have benefited from the arts programs in the schools and the community.
We are passionately dedicated to art, our artists, and our community.