Betty LaDuke reflects on 8 decades of activist art

Ashland’s Betty LaDuke is one of Oregon’s most internationally recognized artists. She's been traveling the world for over 60 year, sketching and painting, telling the stories of people linked to land and community.

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Zapotec weaving tradition is alive in Sandy

Francisco and Laura Bautista draw on centuries old Zapotec designs to create hand-dyed tapestries and rugs at their studio in Sandy, Oregon. Now their 16-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son are on their way to becoming master weavers as well.

Portland's Jam Skaters Dance On Wheels

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For two decades Art Beat has traveled the state profiling hundreds of artists, offering a behind-the-scenes look at their creative process and fascinating insight into their work. Best of all, we hear the personal stories behind each one’s individual journey to their craft, learning what drives, inspires and ultimately shapes them as artists. Join us on Art Beat to meet Oregon’s extraordinary artists! Due to federal closed-captioning requirements, some of our stories are no longer available online. Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience.