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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Friday & Saturday June 22 & 23, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday, June 24, 2018

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Thank you for your interest in our annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. The Festival is an arts education event of Lakewood Center for the Arts. The 55th annual event is scheduled for June 22, 23 & 24, 2018. Exhibits, music, artist demos are scheduled at Lakewood Center for the Arts and George Rogers Park.

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The Festival is a non-profit event created and staged by Lakewood Center for the Arts. Click here to make a contribution. THANK YOU for your support!

Event Profile: 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. Attracting some 25,000 visitors during the three days of the event, the Festival includes several art exhibits, food booths, music, and fine art and craft.

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 Happy Hour on the deck at Lakewood on Friday and Saturday afternoons provides an opportunity to meet and talk with friends.

About Exhibits for the 2018 Festival

See our welcome artists page for submission guidelines and deadlines for application

The Special Exhibit
Layers: The Evolving Art of 3D Printing provides a unique experience to engage the artistic side of 3D printing and advanced art-making technologies. Displaying artworks by multidisciplinary creatives, this exhibit offers 3D printed art as a voice among Fine Art.
Submission Deadline: 1/28/18

Art in the Park
Guided by the incredible beauty and rich history of the Pacific Northwest, this exhibit promotes and showcases the work of regionally and nationally recognized makers in a broadly inclusive venue. This year it explores an exciting and rigorously contemporary approach to the arts and crafts movement.
Submission Deadline: 2/23/18

Education
Experience exceptional artwork by local students presented in two unique exhibits: the Art Literacy Exhibit featuring artworks by K-8 students, and the High School Exhibit featuring all mediums of work by students grades 9-12.  

The Open Show
The Open Show is a non-juried exhibit displaying work from emerging and established artists, and is one of the largest of its kind on the West Coast.  Each year, judges select from a wide array of mediums and aesthetics, awarding a limited amount of locally sponsored cash and non-cash prizes. Submissions are open June 1, 2018.

Artist’s Vision
Artifacts of a Journey is an exhibit of art pieces documenting the process an artwork takes on the road to creation. The exhibit explores the changes we make to our original ideas while creating the physical object, and the byways and cul-de-sacs our minds take while getting there.
Submission Deadline: 2/18/18

 

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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. Lake Osweo is located 9 miles south of Portland, Orwegon. The Festival 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.