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Art in the Bubble

A monthly artist talk series held in Lake Oswego, OR

Join Art in the Bubble!

As we continue to adapt to Covid-19, many of us have formed social bubbles and quarantine pods with small groups of friends and/or family who practice similar social-distancing protocols. Art In the Bubble is a new program offered through Lakewood Center for the Arts that celebrates those efforts by offering a unique and intimate dialogue and viewing of art via Zoom, allowing guests to participate from the safety of their own homes. 


Join us as we explore the technical and conceptual practices of a new artist each month! A guest artist will present the unique aspects of their artistic practice, which may include demonstrations or discussions of the conceptual themes within their work. Each artist will present one-of-a-kind artworks during this event which can be viewed and purchased directly after the talk. Purchases of artworks help support our artists and Lakewood Center for the Arts. 

Our Art in the Bubble series begins at 5pm on Zoom and will conclude around 6:15 pm. Registration for this event is by donation only. In addition, we encourage groups to enhance their evening by ordering a to-go meal from Nicoletta’s Table and Marketplace, giving your social bubble the time and opportunity to experience and discuss the artistic event together over a delicious meal in your own home. Nicoletta’s is offering a coupon to participants to dine-in directly after the event in their adjacent dining room.

February 24 - Artist Website and the New Normal  presented by Leslie Zemenek


Art in the Bubble is a series of socially distanced art lectures sponsored by Lakewood Center for the Arts, and is one of several new programs resulting from the transition of the 2020 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts to smaller events in the wake of COVID-19. This program will have its fifth event on Wednesday February 24, 2021. Join us as we explore the artwork of Leslie Zemenek, and learn important methods of creating an effective artist website.

About this Talk
It’s no secret that the world changed in 2020. When everyone went into quarantine, merchants large and small rushed to find ways to reach customers via the web. Doing business online is going to remain part of that new normal we’ve all been hearing about. If you’re an artist who sells your work, having a website is more important than ever. Artist and Web Designer Leslie Zemenek will present simple options and best practices so artists can continue to thrive in our changing environment. Join us as she discusses effective website pages artists need and what to say on them; why artists should not use Etsy as their primary website; why artists need a mailing list; what’s a freebie and why artists offer them; best options for web hosting; easy Shopping Cart solutions; and more!

Click Here to Register for the Event
Registration for this event is free but donations are strongly encouraged. Your support helps continue Lakewood programming! The event will start promptly at 5:30pm via Zoom. In addition, we encourage groups to conclude their evening by taking a to-go meal from Nicoletta’s Table and Marketplace, giving your social bubble the time and opportunity to discuss the artistic event together over a delicious meal in your own home.

After the Event
Artworks will be available for continued viewing and for purchase. Purchases of Zemenek’s original artworks help support Lakewood Center for the Arts.


Click here to view an archive of all past Art in the Bubble Events

About the Festival of the Arts: The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is an arts education event of the Lakewood Center for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization. It is held the weekend after Father's Day each year and attracts nearly 25,000 people. Contributions to the Festival are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Our tax ID number is 93-0700108.

Mission Statement: The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts’ primary goal is arts education and the celebration of culture & community through art.

Location/Support: The Festival, an event created by Lakewood Center for the Arts, is a major regional arts event located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Lake Oswego is located 9 miles south of Portland, Oregon. The Festival presents the creative endeavors of recognized and emerging artists and enjoys an outstanding reputation for bringing special exhibits of quality and diversity to a weekend that is accessible to everyone. Held annually at the Lakewood Center and George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego, Oregon, the Festival proudly hosts six unique art exhibits including more than 600 local, national, and international artists. Visitors can also experience live music, performances, kids’ activities, artist demos, and a variety of food. It’s free to the public (donations encouraged) and attracts nearly 25,000 festival goers each year.  

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