Welcome to PLAYA

On the edge of the Great Basin, PLAYA offers creative individuals the space, solitude, and community to reflect and engage their work through its residency program. PLAYA supports innovative thinking through work in the arts, literature, natural sciences and other fields of creative inquiry and encourages dialogue between disciplines to bring positive change to the environment and the world. 


Come to PLAYA to sample the space and solitude that is so valued by residents in the arts and scientists. Our monthly PLAYA Presents are perfect opportunities to step into this landscape for awhile.

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“The vista, the brightness, the heat, the dust and the silence were wonderful.”

Francis Ashforth

Give to PLAYA

PLAYA’s residents share their work and creativity through events, workshops, readings, and performances in Lake, Deschutes, and Harney counties. All outreach is possible thanks to your contributions. Read more about giving options for Playa.

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