Festival Dates in 2021
For 2021 only - 2 days Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM June 26 & 27, 2021
About the Festival
The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is an arts education event of the Lakewood Center for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Contributions to the Festival are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Our tax ID number is 93-0700108.
Founded in 1963, the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts in held at Lakewood Center and George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego, Oregon. The Festival proudly produces six unique art exhibits including more than 600 local, national, and international artists. Visitors can also experience two stages of 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.
In the park, you will find a juried exhibit entitled Art in the Park with 110 booths featuring fine arts crafts, a delightful variety of foods at the Food Court, a wine and beer pavilion, and a variety of musical entertainment on the Festival's Main Stage. The park also features Kids Get Creative, youth theatre performances, and ongoing art demonstrations by participating Art in the Park artists.
At the Lakewood Center for the Arts, festival-goers can experience 5 art exhibits. The largest exhibit is the Open Show, featuring over 1,100 pieces of art submitted by artists from across the region. In addition, the Festival produces a juried Special Exhibit whose theme is based on a different art media each year and includes artists from across the nation and world. Exhibits also include Artist's Vision, a visiting art exhibit, and a K-12 Education Exhibit. Viewers can also participate in a number of hands-on art activities for all ages, listen to live music on the stage in the Open Show tent, and lounge in our Garden Café.
Interested in the history of the Festival? Click on any of the years below for year-specific details.
The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts’ primary goal is to educate by promoting, supporting, coordinating, and exhibiting the arts of the region.
The Festival, founded in 1963, was originally started by the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce and moved under the umbrella of the Lakewood Center for the Arts 25 years ago, as an annual activity of the Center. It is sustained by valuable partnerships with the City of Lake Oswego, Clackamas County Tourism and Development Council, the Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Oswego Rotary Club, the School District, small and large businesses, the "Friends of the Festival," plus more than 500 volunteers who work throughout the year and the weekend to make the Festival the success it is.