Lake Oswego's largest celebration of their thriving art scene is back unhindered in 2022, taking place June 25-26.
Art comes in many different forms here, and community celebrates arts' diversity every year during their annual Festival of the Arts. This event welcomes more than 25,000 enthusiasts each year. The festival is a tremendous celebration with endless art exhibits, live music, food booths, arts and crafts and free admission. It's a great event to bring the family to while also enjoying the beautiful weather.
There will be a myriad of art to enjoy, like the student exhibition, the Juried Artists Vision - a photography exhibit, Art in the Park focusing on regionally and nationally recognized makers and the very special exhibit titled "Layers: The evolving art of 3D printing." Emerging artists will get the spotlight shown on their work at an open show at the student's art literacy exhibit. Across the street you'll hear bands playing at the main-stage at George Rogers Park too, delighting a multitude of senses at once.
The event will most significantly benefit the Lakewood Center for the Arts and their Theatre Company which puts on theatrical entertainment year-round. Head to 368 S. State Street, across from George Rogers Park to experience the event and throughout the year to experience one of their fantastic musicals, comedies or dramas.
The City of Lake Oswego puts a high premium on art and has adorned the community in outdoor sculpture pieces as part of the Gallery Without Walls rotating exhibition. Featuring more than 70 permanent and loaned works of art, brought to you by the Arts Council of Lake Oswego, these pieces can bring a child-like wonder to an onlooker's eye when they turn a corner and see an over sized replication of a dog made out of recycled metal and other larger than life pieces.
So, as you can see, Lake Oswego is THE place to visit for fantastic art, whether at the Festival of the Arts or year-round. They also have top tier shopping, dining and lodging options to make it a well rounded trip.
Molly Johnson grew up in Mt. Hood Territory and loves getting to write content inspiring others to visit her beloved home.