Special First Friday Closing Reception!
Join us Friday, August 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. Meet the artists, have a bite to eat, and enjoy a beverage. This will be the last time to purchase any of the art from this show!
The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is pleased to invite residents and visitors to enjoy the fourth annual Chronicle: Plein Air. This city-wide event features local and regional artists painting outdoor landscapes while onlookers witness blank canvases transform into scenes capturing the beauty of Lake Oswego. Plein Air, which translates to in the open air is a painting tradition that began early in the nineteenth century, largely as a result of the invention of portable painting equipment and supplies. Championed by the Impressionist painters, plein air artists paint the majority of their canvases outdoors as they seek to capture the fleeting light. The public can see artists in action from sun-up to sun-down at these Lake Oswego parks and plazas: Luscher Farm, Foothills Park, George Rogers Park, Roehr Park, Sundeleaf Plaza, Millennium Plaza, Lakeview Village, and new this year, beautiful Marylhurst University.
Artwork will be on view June 22 through August 3 at the 510 Museum & Artspace, located at 510 1st Street, Lake Oswego. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 to 4 p.m., and by appointment. All artwork will be for purchase. Artists that participate in Chronicle: Plein Air have the opportunity to enter the juried show for cash prizes and special gifts from Gamblin Artist Colors.
Check out the winners of 2018 Chronicle: Plein Air!
510 Museum & ARTspace
510 Museum & ARTspace is currently the only dedicated visual arts gallery space in the City of Lake Oswego. The Museum hosts approximately ten rotating monthly exhibitions each year, each with a First Friday reception open to the public. The museum features the work of both local and regional artists of all media. Museum hours vary for each exhibition; however, we are generally open Tues-Fri, 11 AM – 4 PM and by appointment.
Interested in exhibiting your artwork at 510 Museum & ARTspace? Fill out the form at the bottom of the page to begin the process of introducing yourself and your work to the Arts Council.
Interested in exhibiting with us or proposing your own exhibition? Start by introducing yourself to the Arts Council of Lake Oswego using this form below.