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!
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!
The 2024 Festival of the Arts
will take place:
June 21/22/23 2024
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.
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!
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!
Apply now via ZAPP for our 2024 fine arts show in George Rogers Park! We welcome makers working in long standing traditions, artists on the cutting edge of contemporary making, and newly emerging artists of all stripes.
Show us your personal Happy Place! Use your emotional and creative ideas to interpret a place you'd like to escape to real or imaginary. Think about places you dream of going or just have your head in the clouds. Maybe your happy place is on the sofa with a favorite book. Transport yourself to a place you hold dear to your heart, and then get it onto your canvas!
Ten selected students are given the opportunity to 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. The art works in the gallery will also be judged separately from the other pieces in the Youth Exhibit and the artists can attend the professional artist reception during the Festival. This exhibit can be considered as their first show as professional artists!
We invited students grades K-8 to draw us an incredible imaginary animal. Now we're looking for professional artists to select pieces from student submissions and recreate the animal in their chosen medium! APPLY HERE
Festival of the Arts Youth Outreach
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.