Tiller Arts Center

Tiller Arts Center

Plan your next event with us! The center offers beautiful surroundings for your wedding, reception, reunion, birthday, conference or meeting. The building is approximately 4,400 square feet with a large ballroom, a lobby and restrooms on the upper floor and ion the lower level a kitchen and large room shared with costumes and dressing rooms. Contact Brad Nelson for information and reservations. 360-496-5672.

About Tiller Arts Center

Built in 1954, the Tiller Art Center contains many decorative handcrafted features. Mahogany-inlaid wainscoting surrounds the upstairs room while the floor – jigsaw cut black and white, is a replica of the floor found in King Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem. Handcrafted doors greet you at every turn. The attention to detail and craftsmanship of the Tiller Art Center is unmistakable. A born teacher, Barbara touched the lives of countless students and instructors in the many classrooms she presided over, from her first-grade students at Chico Elementary to the education students at Chico State where she taught from 1960 to 1995. During her tenure at CSU, Barbara also served as Chair of the Education Department, Director of Credentials and Student Teaching, Director of Liberal Studies, and Director of the Intercultural Center. Although Barbara did not begin painting until after she retired, her artistic talent was soon as obvious as her teaching skills had been. Focusing on scenes from life and nature, her works capture the simple beauty and joy that she saw everywhere in life. Nestled in the Cascade foothills of Morton, Washington, the gallery first opened its doors May 1, 2007, as part of the newly renovated Roxy Theater. This exciting endeavor was made possible through the vision and hard work of the Fire Mountain Arts Council and many generous donors, including benefactor Ladd Johnson in memory of his wife, Barbara Clevenger Johnson. Interested in displaying your artwork in the gallery? Please contact the Gallery via the e-mail or phone number listed below. We welcome new area artists to feature in our gallery!


Come and join the dance, song, music and theater classes at the Roxy Theater and Tiller Art Center complex. We offer classes for kids and adults.

Centralia Ballet Academy Classes at the Tiller

Centralia Ballet Academy will be holding dance classes at the Tiller Arts Center in Morton starting Wednesday, September 16.  The classes will be once a week and run through June when the dancers will participate in an end of the year recital.  Below are the names of the classes, times, and costs.
  • Explore Dance for 4-6 year olds, 3:45 PM-4:30 PM, $45 a month
  • Explore Ballet for 6-8 year olds, 4:45 PM-5:45 PM, $50 a month
  • Ballet 1 for 8 years and older, 5:45 PM-6:45 PM, $50 a month
  • Musical Theater for 8 years and older, 6:45 PM-7:45 PM, $50 a month
To register for the classes, please click here.
If you have any questions, email  info@centraliaballet.com or text 360-623-9010.

Bellydance Lessons at the Tiller

Vanessa Nixon Klein offers Belly Dance Classes Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 888-817-1831. 

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Adjacent to the Roxy Theater and just down the block from the BCJ Gallery of Fine Arts, the Tiller Art Center is an instrumental element in achieving the mission of the Fire Mountain Arts Council to promote arts education and economic development in the region.