10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Friday & Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday
Please leave your pets at home. Service dogs are welcome
Thank you for your interest in our annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. The 52nd annual event is scheduled for June 26, 27 & 28, 2015.There are events scheduled at Lakewood Center for the Arts and George Rogers Park.
Event Profile: The Festival, an event created by Lakewood Center for the Arts, is a major regional arts event located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. It 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. Attracting some 25,000 visitors during the three days of the event, the Festival includes several art exhibits, food booths, music, and fine art crafts.
The Festival is held in the Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego and George Rogers Park. It features multiple art exhibits, music, dance and demonstrations. The special exhibit is housed at Lakewood Center. Other art exhibits (Open Show, Lake Oswego Chronicle, Artist's Vision and High School Art Exhibit) are also located at Lakewood Center. Art in the Park, with more than 110 artists, is located at George Rogers Park across the street from Lakewood Center.
There will be hands-on arts activities, demonstrations, educational displays and the popular Martini Mingle on Friday and Saturday afternoons provides an opportunity to meet and talk with participating artists.
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The Festival is a non-profit event created by Lakewood Center for the Arts. Click here to make a contribution. THANK YOU for your support!
Suggested Donation: All events are open to the public and a suggested donation of $5 per person/$10-20 per family is encouraged. Please help continue to provide opportunities for artists.
Food: There are food vendors at Lakewood Center for the Arts and George Rogers Park.
Transportation: Parking is extremely limited. The Festival offers a complimentary shuttle system (courtesy of Mercedes Benz of Wilsonville) from designated lots. Shuttle information here. There is also a no-host bike corral at George Rogers Park. Bring your lock!
About the 2015 Special Exhibit
On the Fringe —
Today's Twist on Fiber Art
Fiber artists weave innovation into surprising visions using traditional fiber techniques
What you’ll find: Dramatic installation pieces where artists show exceptional ingenuity interpreting the theme of fiber art today. Plus, a bicycle “yarn-bombing” hands-on activity for the whole family.
On the Fringe draws visitors in through three dramatic installation pieces creating an immediate emotional impact. Innovative interpretations incorporate the traditions of fiber techniques and materials, generating creative excitement. The personal voices of the artists are shown in their distinctive styles, unique choices of materials, and views of the theme.
At the Lakewood Center State Street entrance, artist Janice Arnold makes a bold impression by wrapping the exterior columns in silk. Described as an extreme felter, Arnold says, “It is my artistic passion to take the ancient form of feltmaking and blend it with a modern aesthetic, to create pieces that transcend time, looking both modern and ancient.” Janice also provides an experience indoors, creating a tactile labyrinth of handmade Felt. Come walk through her work” CHROMA Passage: Dissected” which fills a room adjoining the exhibit space, and join us Friday June 26, 5:00 pm for her Lecture/ Presentation on the Headlee Mainstage at Lakewood Center. Click here to order tickets to her presentation. (Photo of Janice Arnold by Carlos Javier Sanchez).
Barbara De Pirro’s colorful work, “Flourish”, delights visitors as they approach the rear entrance to the Center. De Pirro’s observations of nature trigger a profound admiration for its brilliance and resilience as well as a deep concern for its fragility and vulnerability. She creates biomorphic, mixed media sculptural forms and installations.
Arnold and De Pirro set the stage for an unexpected view of fiber art that defines the exhibit. Co-curator, Marilyn Davis says, “Having two internationally renowned installation artists is a first for the Special Exhibit and the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. Walking through and under their amazing fiber art creates an event all on its own.”
Visitors expecting to view traditional fiber art such as quilting, weaving, and knitting will be astonished at the imaginative and inspirational use of these skills in profoundly new ways. Color, texture, and form create a new vision unique to fiber art.
The international and national collection of this year’s exhibit gives a worldly perspective to this show bringing a novel view of the theme. The 35 exceptional juried artists relate to their individual experiences and invite you to immerse yourself in the art and let it transport you to a new understanding of fiber art.
This exhibit is sponsored by:
Artists in the Special Exhibit
The exhibit will feature Janice Arnold, Barbara DePirro, Anya Astapova, Carol Benson, Melina Bishop, Susan Borger, Canyon Bowden, Christina Brown, Wendy Carpenter, Maris Cavanagh, Donna Cooper, Deb Curtis, Nicky Falkenhayn, Surabhi Ghosh, Trisha Hassler, , Carol Horvath, Fumi Hotta, Sarah Hulsey, Linda Jacobson, Yukiyo Kawano, Ayelet Lindenstrauss Larsen, Marlene Lloyd, Bonnie Meltzer, Jeannette DeNicolis Meyer, Carol Milne, Erin Paulson, Kristin Pesola, Tyler Peterson, Una Rose, Cicelia Ross-Gotta, Roberta Rousos, Emily Silvis, Sheri Smith, and Sue Yamins
Artists Credits: (Top to Bottom)
Header/Poster: Chance Connection by Bonnie Meltzer
Flourish by Barbara De Pirro
Janice Arnold at work in her studio
Dressed to the Nines - Victoria by Maris Cavanaugh
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Click the below image to see a short video clip with scenes from our event in 2014:
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 22-25,000 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 to educate by promoting, supporting, coordinating, and exhibiting the arts of the region.
Location/Support: The Festival takes place at the Lakewood Center for the Arts and George Rogers Park, both on State Street in downtown Lake Oswego, Oregon USA. 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 Lake Oswego 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.