Downtown Corvallis Alley Art Walk

Spend an afternoon strolling Madison Avenue in Corvallis’ lovely downtown.

This self-guided tour will take you from the north end of Madison Avenue at 8th Street, all the way down to our beautiful Riverfront Commemorative Park. As you explore, you can view over 25 sculptures, enamel-on-metal reproductions of poems, photographs, and silkscreen prints.

Along the way, take a short detour to wander Central Park, and visit the Arts Center, across the street. Be sure to stop at the historic Whiteside Theatre at 4th Street and Burst’s Chocolates, a gourmet chocolatier who’s been creating hand-crafted confections in Corvallis for over 75 years, located right next door. From there, step across the street to the Book Bin to browse new and used books for a bit (be sure to say “Hi!” to the store kitty).

At 3rd Street, you’ll encounter plenty of great shopping opportunities like Many Hands Trading, Melhaf’s Clothiers, the Pottery Place, and more. There’s also some delicious options for lunch, such as Evergreen Indian Cuisine, just a bit north on 3rd Street from Madison, or Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse or Block 15, both a block south on Jefferson Avenue and 3rd Street.

Continue along Madison to 2nd Street, where you’ll find an abundance of shopping, art galleries, dining, and more. Of particular note are American Dream Pizza and Francesco’s Gelato, right next door to each other a short walk south from the corner. Directly across the street from pizza and handmade gelato you’ll find New Morning Bakery, a local favorite, and Grass Roots Books and Music, a great place for gift shopping.

Your Alley Art walk ends at 1st Street, where you’ll find the Riverfront Commemorative Park, another great place for walking and art appreciation.

Click here to download a printable brochure about the Alley Art Project.

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Corvallis, OR 97330