Painted Sky Center for the Arts is located in John Day, Oregon just blocks from the famous John Day River. John Day is in the heart of Grant County which is situated in Northeastern Oregon at the foot of the beautiful Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. John Day and the surrounding areas are well known for year round, outdoor activities and are rich in history. Many historic buildings remain today. Highway 26 and Highway 395 both pass through downtown John Day, about a 3 hour drive from Bend, Boise, and the Tri-Cities, Washington. This quant little town is surrounded by the natural beauty of the John Day Valley and is home to many talented artists that enjoy the landscape and peaceful place they call home.