The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce’s Visitor Center, 290 Highway 101, features a different local artist each month. Their newest display of local artistry features the coastal photography of Jo Beaudreaux, owner of BeauxArts Fine Art Materials in Florence. Included are scenic portraits of boats and bridges, nature’s textures, and some of the floral beauty of our area.  Click here to see the exhibit details! “If you haven’t seen the changes in the Visitor Center yet, now is a great time to come by and see how we’ve re-purposed the space and feature local artist’s work,” says executive director Bettina Hannigan. “Throughout June you’ll see the works of local photographer and arts aficionado Jo Beaudreaux, and see how we’re greeting our out-of-area visitors and local residents to promote the Florence community.”  “Florence is a happening place and the arts are strong here,” says Beaudreaux. “By promoting the arts in our […]

Businesses – Get Ready to Rhody!

A message from the Rhododendron Court. To create excitement about Rhody weekend (it’s almost here!) and to help us raise scholarship money for our graduating senior court, we would like to paint pink, red and yellow Rhodies on business windows all over town. People will notice your windows, know you’re supporting the community and want to do business with you. We’ll generate anticipation about Rhody weekend, and you’ll be helping us immensely. We can paint 1 rhody for $50, 2 rhodies for $100, 3 rhodies for $150, 4 rhodies for $200, etc. The choice is yours! Contact the Chamber office at 541-997-3128 or Wendy Krause at 541-999-7765 Click HERE for details and to sign up.

Winner of Rhody Days Logo Contest Announced

RHODY FESTIVAL LOGO CONTEST WINNER The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce selected a design submitted by Susan Johnson of Florence as its official logo for the 110th Rhododendron Festival. Johnson, who has submitted winning designs in previous years, will receive a cash award of $250 and a choice of 2017 Rhododendron Festival memorabilia featuring the logo. The design incorporates elements of Florence’s Historic Old Town skyline, rhododendrons, nautical images, and includes the words “Always Ready to Rhody.” The theme integrates the US Coast Guard’s motto Semper Paratus (Always Ready). The Chamber named US Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River in Florence as Grand Marshal for the 110th Rhododendron Festival Parade on May 21, 2017. “We are delighted with the design for its vibrancy, local icons, Coast Guard elements, and its ability to transcend all media,” says Bettina Hannigan, the Chamber’s executive director. “Susan captured what we were looking for to help […]