Arts & Culture

Festival of the Arts

Held early each summer, the Festival of the Arts has been in operation since 1961. The three-day event showcases the visual arts, performance and artist demonstrations.

 

The Lakewood Center for the Arts

The Lakewood Center for the Arts is a focal point of community pride and social activity. It features dance, music and exercise classes, art galleries, dramatic productions, student mentoring, community meeting rooms and the annual Festival of the Arts. It is a private, non-profit organization funded by private contributions.

 

Lakewood Theatre Company

The Lakewood Theatre Company, since 1952, offers first-run, year-round popular and classic plays in two staging areas of the Lakewood Center for the Arts. The quality of the productions is reflected by the high number of sold-out performances. Season tickets are encouraged.

 

 

 

 

Arts Council of Lake Oswego

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego works to ensure the arts are an integral part of life in our community, now and into the future. ACLO facilitates the placement and preservation of public art in Lake Oswego, provides access to art exhibits for residents and visitors, and advances lifelong learning about the arts through educational programs and docent tours.

The Arts Council makes possible the public art you see all around Lake Oswego. Gallery Without Walls, Lake Oswego’s Acclaimed Public Art Program is an outdoor sculpture exhibit of over seventy permanent and loaned works of art. It’s open all year and is free for everyone to enjoy. Our downtown rotating exhibition features thirty sculptures on-loan from artists for a period of two years, all of which are available for purchase. All other artwork in the Gallery Without Walls belongs to the City of Lake Oswego’s permanent art collection.

Pick up a walking tour brochure at the Chamber or the Arts Council, go to our website to download a copy, or download our app: L.O. Art Tour from the app store today. 

Find more artwork from the City’s collection in public buildings around town, including City Hall, the Library, the Adult Community Center, and the Maintenance Center.

The Arts Council’s 510 Museum & ARTspace is unique to Lake Oswego and is the only dedicated visual arts gallery within the city. The ARTspace hosts a number of temporary exhibitions each year focusing on a range of media and artists from local to regional and international. Join us for our free First Friday receptions where you can meet the artist, learn more about the work on view, and connect with fellow art enthusiasts. Each exhibition hosts a variety of programs and events tailored to children, youth, and adults. Visit our website artscouncillo.org and calendar for programs and events, and to sign up!

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Parks and Recreation Department

The City of Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Department operates one of the most active parks & recreation systems of its size in the Portland metro area.  The Department oversees the development and management of over 620 acres of parks and natural areas.  In addition, the Department manages five recreational facilities, including the Adult Community Center, Charlie S. Brown Water Sports Center, Lake Oswego Municipal Golf Course and Practice Range, Lake Oswego Indoor Tennis Center and Luscher Farm.  They provide a variety of recreation, education, and human service programs focused on health and wellness.  Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation also coordinates over fifty events annually that enrich the community and add to the City’s economic vitality, including the Summer of Music Concerts, Movies in the Park, Star Spangled Parade & Celebration, Christmas Tree Festival, and more.  For more information about Parks & Recreation programs and services, please visit www.lakeoswego.city/parksrec or call 503-675-2549. 
 

Lake Oswego Farmers Market

Discover the region’s finest products at the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market.  The Market is held Saturdays from 8:30am-1:30pm from mid-May through mid-October.  The Market, which takes place at Millennium Plaza Park in downtown Lake Oswego, boasts an average of over 80 vendors each week.  Delight in finding a wide variety of superior produce, meats, nuts, cheeses, artisan breads, jams, jellies, baked goods, fresh seafood, nursery items, hot foods and more!  The Market also features live music from 10:30am-12:30pm each week and a Kids Corner for youngsters.  For more information, visit www.lakeoswego.city/farmersmarket.