Created by the Lakewood Center for the Arts, the Lake Oswego Festival Of The Arts is one of the most important and popular regional events around the Portland Metropolitan area. The festival brings forward some recognized names in the field of arts, and also gives an opportunity to budding artists to come and showcase their talent. The popularity of the event can be judged from the fact that every year more than 25,000 visitors come for this three day event! Art exhibits music, fine art and craft, and food booths; there are plenty of things for the visitors to come and cherish here!
This year the event is going to be held from June 23rd-25th. The timings for the event would be as follows:
Friday, 23 June – 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, 24 June – 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, 25 June – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Theme and Scope for 2017
For the year 2017, the theme of the event is the use of the pencil! Whether colored or uncolored, dry or water soluble, artists will present their creations that were made via a simple pencil. The public might be familiar with pencil, but the Special Exhibit committee has chosen this theme with the motive to promote the art and surprise the visitors coming to the event. The work to be presented at the exhibit at the Beyond the Point Gallery is going to exemplify fine art, varied styles and techniques used in pencil work and varied subjects as well.
Some of the popular names that will make it to the event include –
Pat Averill: The famous pencil artist who is also a part of the Colored Pencil Society of America. As a pencil artist, she has juried 16 International CPSA Exhibitions, and also co-authored a book.
Mary McCarty: An artist known for creating graphite botanical drawing, Mary also draws color accents. She started her career when he was 40, acquiring the skills along the way. Today she is part of the Oregon Society of Artists as well as the Oregon Woman’s Caucus For Art.
Tracy Frein: An award winning pencil artist with more than one and a half decade of experience, Tracy has been part of the Colored Pencil Society Of America for more than 15 years now. Today, he is known as one of the most prominent faces in the field.
You can see there is plenty of exciting things for you enjoy at this event. There are going to be hands-on activities, demonstrations, exhibits, awesome food, some great music and lot more!
So, are you ready to fall in love with art? Then by all means check out the Lake Oswego’s Festival Of The Arts from June 23rd-25th!