Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

June 23, 24 & 25, 2017

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Friday & Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday

Volunteer with the 2017 Festival of the Arts

General info

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is an arts education event of Lakewood Center for the Arts. Its primary goal is to educate by promoting, supporting, coordinating and exhibiting the arts of the region. The dates for the 2017 event are: June 23, 24 & 25, 2017.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the 2017 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts!


volunteers check in art at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts


Over a beautiful weekend in June, a dedicated group of people- from company teams to individual volunteers- work to celebrate the arts and produce a fantastic community event. It takes hundreds of volunteers to help it all come together, and volunteers like you are the driving force of the festival. We could never do it without you!
There are a wide variety of volunteer positions open for the 2017 Festival. Some positions include planning over a longer period and others are for shifts during the weekend that typically run in 3 hour increments during any of the three days of the Festival.

Volunteers 2017

  • Review the volunteer positions listed below.
  • Email the contact listed below the position by clicking on the name.  
  • Upon receiving your email, you will be contacted with the dates and times of the shifts that need to be filled.
  • Once you agree to a shift(s) you will receive confirmation plus details regarding training.


Like to plan, organize, work with others/make things happen?


(Each of these roles requires some time commitment prior to Festival as well as during Festival.)

Volunteer Team Lead
Recruit and coordinate efforts of all  Festival volunteers. Meetings with Team Leads (every other Tuesday) and Steering Committee (monthly).

National Charity League Liaison
Identify volunteer needs with Steering Committee; contact NCL to request/schedule mother-daughter teams. Steering Committee member.

George Rogers  Park Hospitality Chair
Recruit/ schedule/ train hospitality greeters for Park gate.

If interested in more information about any of the above leadership roles

Enjoy interacting with the public? Being the face of the Festival? Here are opportunities for you!


Sign up for a shift or two on our  hospitality team
Work in small group at Lakewood Center (3 hrs) or at George Rogers Park (2 hrs)  to welcome attendees, ask for donations, hand out Festival info.

Host at Patron Preview Party
Welcome guests/serve wine, 2-4 hours (Thursday evening, June 22, 2017)

Act as docent for high school or art literacy exhibit
(3 hr shift)


Be a booth sitter
Assist vendors in the Park, watching booths and chatting with visitors while artists take a break.

Help with registration
Greet artists/ check in artwork/ act as runners/frame checkers (3-4 hours on Father’s Day Sunday, June 18, 2017)

Be on the Plants/Floral Team
Work with 7 Dees to provide and place plants for exhibit spaces; conduct plant sales during Festival
(2-3 hour shifts)


Ready the Open Show tent and rooms in LW Center for art work display (roles include: paint/repair/ set up panels; put down carpet; set up tables/ chairs; set up and take down signage at LW & GRP; take down panels, etc. and return to storage.)

Data Entry
Input information about artists/ artwork from registration forms.  Proofread/correct data entries before show cards are run.

Show Card Placement
Match show cards to artwork in the tent, place show cards on panels near correct artwork.

George Rogers Park Stage Crew
Help musicians unload, place, and reload equipment; provide security.

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June 23, 24, & 25, 2017

Click here or on the grqphic below to download a PDF flyer listing the volunteer options:
Festival hours: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Friday & Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday