JUNE 21-23 2024

The 61st Festival of the Arts hopes to inspire the community to explore the creative spirit within all of us. Look for new immersive exhibits for the whole family, interactive activities, great food and the Festival’s dynamic music lineup!


June 21/22/23 2024

Lakewood Festival Hours:
Friday & Saturday: 9am-6pm
Sunday: 9am-5pm
George Rogers Park Hours
Friday & Saturday : 9am-9pm
Sunday: 9am-5pm
Art in the Park Booth Hours
Friday & Saturday : 9am-6pm
Sunday: 9am-5pm


The Festival of the Arts is FREE!
At Lakewood Center for the Arts, a non-profit, we've worked hard to keep it that way. And while we love our major sponsors, they do not fully fund the Festival. Any money we make over our $350,000 a year operating cost goes to projects at Lakewood, such as Youth Outreach or theatre productions.

Please consider donating or becoming a sponsor to help us keep the Festival free for all.


Founded in 1963, The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is an annual arts education program of Lakewood Center for the Arts. The festival is traditionally held at Lakewood Center and George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego, Oregon!


We are currently seeking volunteers to help us execute our 61st Festival! We have hourly positions for the week of as well as spot on our year-round planning committee.

Come and join a true community event that utilizes over 500 volunteers every year!


The Featured Exhibit

Step into a world where imagination knows no bounds in the Imagination Menagerie. Explore the transformative power of creativity as each piece invites you to journey beyond the confines of reality. From whimsical creatures to abstract realms, witness the endless possibilities that unfold when imagination takes flight....and fur....and flipper!

About This Exhibit:

We invited students grades K-8 to draw us an incredible imaginary animal. Come and see what happens when professional artists reinterpret the animal in their own style!

We're looking for a few more professional artists to select pieces from student submissions and recreate the animal in their chosen medium! APPLY HERE


The Dee Denton Gallery

Click here to learn more!

This year's collaboration and partnership with Open Hearts Big Dreams will embody diversity and spark a unique creation of art literacy, as a new book will be produced locally, and sent internationally to Ethiopia.  Seventeen invited artists will paint and draw “Ethiopian Dances” artwork before and during this year’s festival.  Talented artists from diverse backgrounds will weave the vibrant elements of Ethiopian dances into their creations, capturing the essence of this rich cultural heritage. One of the invited artists is from Ethiopia and will be attending the festival.

About This Exhibit:

The collaborative effort is set to produce a stunning collection of original artworks that will illustrate a new book to be sent to families in Ethiopia.  The artists will be onsite during both events to autograph the books.


Our 2024 fine arts show in George Rogers Park will be better than ever with new and returning artists! We welcome makers working in long standing traditions, artists on the cutting edge of contemporary making, and newly emerging artists of all stripes.


We challenged artists to show us their Happy Place! Experience a realm of boundless inspiration and heartfelt tranquility as you join us on a creative journey. Immerse yourself in the magic of creation and watch your happy place unfold before your eyes.


Ten students exhibit and sell their work as professionals in a unique exhibit on the main floor of the Lakewood Center during the 2024 Festival of the Arts. This exhibit is their first show as professional artists!


Vibrant art from students across the region returns to the downstairs area at Lakewood Center.

The Open Show returns to the big white pavilion tent at Lakewood's parking lot, showcasing over 100 artists and artists representing local nonprofits!


Researchers say we're getting less creative. Less creativity leads to less innovations, discoveries, and joy. Yet the solutions to the creativity crisis are simple steps we can all take to invite creativity into our lives. Here are some easy ways to connect with your creative mind:


Go for a Walk!

Research shows that it doesn't matter where, when, or how. And creativity continues to soar hours after a walk.


Look at the Color Blue!

A study conducted at the University of British Columbia revealed that looking at the color blue, which helps us relax, also stimulates creativity.


Start Making Art!

We have new calls opening in November and calls for student art happening NOW! Dust off your pencils, brushes, and canvass and start creating!

Youth Outreach

Festival of the Arts Youth Outreach

Our Youth Outreach Program strives to bring opportunities to the underserved youth in the region, whom, because of geographic, socio-economic or language barriers have limited access to arts education.

Click here to read about our 2022 program with the Clackamas Education Service District!

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 nearly 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 arts education and the celebration of culture & community through art.

Event Profile: 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.