The building which currently houses artists of the Pendleton Art Center was erected in 1909 for the Krohn-Fecheimer Shoe Company, the company that later became U.S. Shoe. It was purchased in the mid-1900's by Shillito's Department Store to serve as a main warehouse facility. In September 1991, The Verdin Company, the world's oldest and largest bell and clock manufacturer, opened the building close to their world headquarters to promote and showcase local artisans. With eight floors of studios featuring original pine floors , eight foot arched windows and over 200 artists, PAC is the world's largest collection of artists under one roof.
Studio walks are the Final Friday of each month from 6 pm to 10 pm. Studios of the Pendleton Art Center are open to the public, giving guests the opportunity to view creative art space, as well as purchase one-of-a-kind artwork directly from artists. It offers the public a chance to meet artists, view and purchase their artwork, attend lectures, live demonstrations and FREE interactive classes.