Lake Oswego, OR

Lake Oswego's Festival of the Arts is This Weekend, July 25th-26th!

Michelle Jaqua

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This year, the Lake Oswego Festival of Arts is so excited to return to the community after COVID-19; it's been named "Reemerge." The festival has expanded to include unique art exhibits and demos for everyone to enjoy.

Located at Lakewood Center and George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego, Oregon, the art festival has four major exhibits and over fifty artist exhibitions this year.

At George Rogers Park, outdoor booths will be set up to feature artists' work including artwork from all mediums, and for purchase. Meander through the tents, talk with the artists, and enjoy some aesthetic eye candy. And if something catches your eye that you can't live without, you can buy it from the artist.

The festival also includes an Art Demo on June 25th, 10 am-4 pm, and June 26th, 10 am-2 pm. Watch live demonstrations in a variety of mediums! This Art Demo will be held on the deck in front of Lakewood Center for the Arts.

Or enjoy a "Drink and Draw" Sunday, June 26th, 2:30 pm-4:30 pm for $25. Artist and retired educator, Allen Schmertzler, will lead you to draw in caricature while drinking some fine wine.

Enjoy the four major exhibits in the Lakewood Center:

  • The Dee Denton Gallery: Five selected artists show their work post-pandemic.
  • The Artist's Vision: A mixed media show of 2- and 3-dimensional artwork.
  • Soundscape: featuring all types of artists with a unique sound experience.
  • Youth Exhibit: View artwork from students around the region.

Several food vendors will be there, including a beer and wine tent.

There will also be live music, featuring several musicians including Flutissimos!, Norman Sylvester, and Fang Reveres the Raiders.

Lake Oswego's Festival of the Arts runs June 25th, 8 am-9 pm, and June 26th, 8 am-5 pm.

The event is held at George Rogers Park at 611 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR, and Lakewood Center at 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR.

If you want to read more about this event, go to https://www.lakewood-center.org/pages/home

Come to the festival this weekend, support the arts, find a piece that speaks to you, and take it home to enjoy.

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