The Walla Walla Symphony Orchestra (26 E. Main, 509/529-8020, www.wwsymphony.com ) has been performing since 1907 and is the oldest continuously performing symphony in the West. Its season runs October–May, with the special Mares ’n’ Music performance falling in June.
Founded in 1944, the Walla Walla Little Theatre (1130 E. Sumach, 509/529-3683,,www.ltww.org) is a community theater that produces four plays each season. Harper Joy Theatre at Whitman University  (345 Boyer, 509/527-5180) also stages several student productions each year, and the local community college puts on Outdoor Summer Musical productions at Fort Walla Walla amphitheater each July.
Art buffs will want to visit the Clyde and Mary Harris Gallery (509/527-2600) at Walla Walla College, focusing on faculty, student, and regional shows. Other galleries include the Sheehan Gallery (509/527-5249, www.whitman.edu/sheehan ) at Whitman College, home of the Davis Collection of Asian Art.
The Carnegie Art Center (109 S. Palouse, 509/525-4270, www.carnegieart.com , 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Tues.–Sat., free) sits on the site of the historic 1855 Great Indian Council. Once a public library, the 1904 building is home to a pottery studio and a changing gallery of largely regional artwork.