Live Cultural Coast-LANGLOIS


Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 8:45am

Live Culture Coast

October 18-27, 2019


Southern Oregon Coast


Langlois is proud to be presenting DAY 6 of the first annual Live Culture Coast, a sensory celebration of fermentation, creativity & exploration that takes along the southernmost 135 miles of the Oregon Coast, from Reedsport to Brookings.

Wednesday, October 23:

  • Coffee Roasting Demo + Tasting at Floras Creek Coffee Co.
  • Valley Flora Farm Stand open
  • Cranberries, Music + Art: A Great Night Out! at Langlois Cheese Factory

In fact, the Langlois Cheese Factory will be hosting one of the 2 major art installations during the entire 10 day choose-your-own-itinerary event.From sunrise to sundown, explore this place-based project on the grounds between the stage and building that will also have a unique night time vibe to enjoy.

Live Culture Coast (October 18–27, 2019) isn’t a single event, but a menu 75-plus hands-on experiences focused on art, food, nature and adventure. Hosted by the makers, creators, and entrepreneurs of the Southern Oregon Coast, the experiences take place at shores, trails, farms, towns, restaurants, galleries, and businesses. Come for a long weekend or a week. Sign up for one experience or five. Learn more at

The celebration follows a choose-your-own-itinerary format: Forage for wild mushrooms with a farmer. Read roadside poetry or make a serigraph print. Learn about fermentation, cask ales, brewing or aromatic bitters. Ride a fat-tire bike on the beach. Hike with your five senses. Indulge in a lake-to-table meal.

Live Culture Coast also gives travelers easy ways to explore the best of the Southern Oregon Coast, including the Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail, and outdoor gems like the Oregon Coast Trail, the Whiskey Run Mountain Bike Trails, the Coquille River Water Trail, and the Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeways.



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Call for installation large art piece for Live Culture Coast


Monday, July 15, 2019 (All day)








Calling all large--scale artists!


For the upcoming Live Culture Coast event, we are commissioning two temporary, large-scale, outdoor art installations that comment, communicate, and collaborate with the land on which they are assembled.



Live Culture Coast is a 10 day choose-your-own-adventure of food, art, and place across 135 miles — a social probiotic that invites both residents and visitors to more deeply experience Oregon’s south coast from Reedsport to Brookings.

By plane, train, bus, car, buggy, bike, boat, or your own 2 feet, join us from anywhere between 2 hours and ten days, one stop or all 135 miles for experiences that ignite your curiosity and enliven your 5 senses. Place-based art, culinary workshops, outdoor adventures, and more await your visit to where land meets the sea, food transforms to ferments, and art flourishes with ecology.

Live Culture Coast will commission 2 original Art Works to be installed along the route. The work will be on public view at the Port of Gold Beach and Langlois Cheese Factory from October 18-27, 2019. We are seeking artists (individuals or teams) who are interested in creating site-responsive work and engaging with the landscape, landowners, and surrounding communities. This is an opportunity to contribute to a unique and exciting anchor event that incubates “creative placemaking” projects which elevate the south coast as a place to try entrepreneurial ideas and market the area globally to bring more visitors that return to share the experience with friends.

Artists are responsible for both installation and de-installation of their work and will have 5 days to install and 2 days to de-install. Artists are also responsible for monitoring the art work at least once a day and be available for media requests during the 10 days of the event. Artists retain ownership of the work after the DTour and will grant to LCC, OCVA, and OTC a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use and prepare derivative works based upon the art installation.

1. Port of Gold Beach
• 3 areas of the port to choose from. Note the red numbers on this photo of the port.
• Here are photos of the parking lot area and of the 2 beach areas

2. Langlois Cheese Factory
• grassy areas between the stage and the factory

• Here are photos of the property

NOTE: Please do not reach out to the land managers. If you have questions, please attend a scheduled Site Visit or contact Creative Director Amber Peoples at

Helpful Tips
• Oregon’s South Coast weather in October can be unpredictable, so plan for rain, cold, and high winds (especially at the port!)
• The landscape can dwarf even the most ambitious projects
• Audience interaction with installations ranges from drive-by to direct engagement. Keep both scenarios in mind as you develop your idea.
• For inspiration, look at photos of the landscapes as well as the 2018 Fermentation Fest: A Live Culture Convergence.

Proposal Selection Criteria:
• Reclaimed, reused, recycled, reimagined materials
• Artistic excellence and innovation
• Visual Impact
• Spirit of community collaboration with Oregon’s south coast and specific location
• Demonstrated ability to realize
• Feasibility in the context of the larger event
• Withstand various weather conditions (rain, wind, heat, cold, etc)
• Curatorial Vision
• In ecology there is a concept called "edge environments” – areas between one sort of landscape and another, where ecosystems overlap. These edges tend to have more diversity (and therefore more hardiness) than either of the adjoining environments alone. These mixed-use zones, both literal and conceptual, characterize the Live Culture Coast experience and allows us to see new possibilities for our land, our work, and our communities.

Proposal Submission Requirements
• One page pdf Letter of Interest including contact information and desired location (Port of Gold Beach #1-3 or Langlois Cheese Factory)
• One page pdf Preliminary Project Concept including a bid estimate (an itemized budget is not required yet). The maximum allotment per art installation is $5000 — including materials and labor.
• Concept drawings or visual references in JPEG format “high” or “fine” quality, file size not to exceed 2 MB per image.
• 4-6 images of applicant’s recent work demonstrating capacity to realize large-scale outdoor project. JPEG format “high” or “fine” quality, file size not to exceed 2 MB per image.
• Email submission to with the subject “Art Work RFP Concept Submission” by July 15 at 5:00pm PST

June 10 Announce Art Installation RFP
June 25&26 Site Visits with Live Culture Coast’s Creative Director

une 25&26 Site Visits with Live Culture Coast’s Creative Director
June 25: Port of Gold Beach (5:30 - 7:00pm) Meet by the public fish cleaning station
June 26: Cheese Factory (5:30 - 7:00pm) Meet by the stage
July 15 Email Applications due by 5:00pm PST
July 23 Finalists chose, notification sent to applicants
July 30 & 31 Finalist Site Visits and Dinner
July 30: Cheese Factory (5:30 - 8:30pm)
July 31: Port of Gold Beach (5:30 - 8:30pm)
Aug 21 Final Proposals due at 5:00pm PST
Aug 30 Artists chosen and contracted, notification sent to finalists
Oct 14-18 Installation of art work
Oct 18-27 Live Culture Coast, daily monitoring
Oct 23 Langlois Art Reception
Oct 25 Gold Beach Art Reception
Oct 28&29 De-installation of art work

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Artists wanted for Veteran related murals for Curry Annex Building

What do you get when you take an old parking garage, add walls, and desks? You get the County Annex Building – the location of Commissioner meetings, tax payments, building permits, and other general county services. What do you get when you add art? A cultural attraction for visitors to explore and the artists to be proud of -- the Veterans Mural Project, Phase 1.

Curry County is seeking youth groups, art classes, artists and other interested parties to paint Veteran related murals on the inside walls of the County Annex. “We are a county that honors veterans, so we decided our theme should be Veterans“, noted Board of County Commissioners Chair, Christopher Paasch, who was recently appointed by the President last week to the National Veterans and Military Services Committee. “We want people engaged in county government, and this is a good way to introduce youth, or other interested parties, to what happens in our building. We also hope to add some more art to our cultural inventory”.

Interested parties are asked to propose a scope of work that will be reviewed by Commissioner Sue Gold, Veteran’s Service Officer Anthony Voudy, and Director of Operations Julie Schmelzer. The available wall space is approximately eight feet in height and varies in widths. There is no charge for the ‘canvas’, but artists must supply their own paints and tarps. All painting must be done during normal business hours, which are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If interested, contact Schmelzer at the Board of Commissioners’ Office or by e-mail at

Why is the project called ‘Phase 1’? It is the county’s intent to inspire building owners and artists to partner together to create more visual art in Curry County.

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