Oregon ArtsWatch goal is to discover, report on and evaluate art that we think is most important to the public, and then to encourage discussion by the public of that art and the issues it raises.

We report on Oregon and Northwest culture, mostly the arts end of that culture, though we may digress from time to time, because the arts are permanently entangled within life itself, life in all its degrees and stations.

The arts offer special benefits to the culture – a model for the finest execution of our daily tasks and momentary respite from those tasks, a space to consider the deepest problems and greatest joys we face as individual humans and societies, a place to wonder and laugh and celebrate together.

Our journalism is professional – independent, transparent, fair, accurate and responsive – and we aspire to be a trusted public source for journalism about the arts.