A community center for the arts

Incorporated in 1976, Orcas Center is a non-profit arts and cultural organization located on Orcas Island in the San Juan archipelago of northwest Washington State. The arts and cultural hub of our community, Orcas Center is filled with a wide range of activities. We present and produce dance, music, theater and visual arts by local and visiting artists. We host various other local cultural events. We offer diverse learning opportunities for adults and children. We provide a warm, attractive venue for public and private events.

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Fundraising is on now!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE Orcas Center, our beloved community resource, has undergone a major makeover! From brand new theatre seating to a reinvigorated costume shop, all are invited to check out what Orcas Center staff

Orcas Center’s Reopening Plans

Orcas Center’s closure over the past 15 months has brought about great challenges, change, and opportunities. I am thrilled that we can look towards a more certain future now that the majority of San Juan

Happy 90th Willie Thomas!

Performed LIVE from Orcas Center September 22, 2019 Willie Thomas Memorial Concert https://vimeo.com/511335129 In celebration of what would have been Willie Thomas' 90th birthday, Oliver Groenewald and Wendy Thomas released the memorial concert played