The Arts Council of Lake Oswego (ACLO) invites you to join us for an all-media Holiday Marketplace at its 510 Museum & ARTspace from November 24 – December 23, 2017. Holiday Marketplace showcases work including fine art, photography, wood, ceramics, jewelry, glass, handmade gifts, ornaments, textiles, and accessories and is located in beautiful downtown Lake Oswego.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. YOU ARE WELCOME TO CALL OUR OFFICE AND GET ON THE WAITING LIST. 503-675-3738.
Imagine yourself in the south of France, enjoying a crisp fall evening with the scent of lavender and freshly cut hay filling the air. Surveying the harvest landscape and seasonal light, we will study and paint in the style of Impressionist master Claude Monet.
Never painted? Don’t worry, we will guide you through the entire process. Using acrylic paint on canvas we will explore Monet’s study of light using his “Haystack” painting series as a guide. Along with a brief history of Impressionism in art and music we will learn a little about the French countryside in the time before the end of the 19th century.
This evening is designed to enrich, relax, and delight you.
Join us for this evening of artistic exploration on Friday, November 2 from 6-8pm. $50 secures your spot for the evening and includes inspired drinks, food, painting, and fun! Only 25 spots are available, so buy your ticket today.
Our guide for the evening will be artist Laura Janes, a fine artist specializing in painting natural forms. Her work is informed by the raw, organic beauty of mountains and deserts. She draws inspiration from elements found in the natural world, including plants, trees, water, and rocks.
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This FREE event is for children 2 to 8 years old. Oregon Ballet Theatre School will lead creative movement while exposing children to ballet technique, vocabulary, and basic motor skill training.
The Arts Council will guide children to make Autumn Leaf Sun Catchers. This project is a fun way to preserve fall foliage by pressing leaves in wax paper. Make your own composition using a variety of colorful leaves. Hang your creation in a window and watch the leaves glow! All materials provided.
Come join us Saturday, October 28 at the Arts Council for movement and art-making!
Space is limited so please sign up on our Special Event page or by clicking the link below.
Join us this Friday from noon to 1 p.m. for Emily Miller's demonstration on the process and technique of encaustic painting. Feel free to bring your lunch-we will provide beverages and dessert.
Encaustic painting is a spontaneous and intuitive process. Watch and learn how Emily begins with a general concept for each painting and how it flows into a work of art. Witnessing the unique effects of each stroke of the iron along with the addition of color keeps the process fun and exciting. Random results and accidental patterns are an integral part of the work.
The demonstration will be held in the gallery with attendees able to walk though and see the wonderful pieces in the Water & Form: Clay, Fiber and Encaustic exhibition.
No need to sign up. Drop in format!
Emily’s encaustic paintings use layers of colored wax melted together with heat, creating a velvety, luminous surface. Her work focuses on water forms and nature studies incorporating found objects, all inspired by the Pacific Northwest.
Emily's ceramics highlight the utility and beauty of natural forms through tradition wheel-thrown and hand-built stoneware and porcelain. Reflecting and responding to place and space, Emily will present work in media from clay to fiber and wax.
GALLERY HOURS - Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment.
Join the Arts Council of Lake Oswego for a celebration of our fifteen new sculptures!
Millennium Plaza Park
200 First Street, Lake Oswego, Oregon
11 am The celebration begins! Sign up for Docent Tours! Join us for ongoing kids’ activities throughout the day! Bring your appetite: food and beverages available for purchase!
11:15 am Drawing Rally One
12:30 pm Dedication of new sculptures and announcement of 2017 People’s Choice Winner
1:15 pm Drawing Rally Two
2:30 pm Docent-led sculpture walking tours depart from Millennium Plaza Park
Thank you to our sponsors!
510 Museum & ARTspace invites children up to one year and their caregivers to join us for Baby Hour! Crawling, cooling, and crying welcome! Event will take place every third Thursday of the month (May through September). Participants will meet at 510 Museum & ARTspace @ 10 a.m.
An educator-led tour of the public art in Lake Oswego followed by time to bond, play, and learn! Each program offers a sensory, age-appropriate activity for kids & coffee, tea, and conversation for their grownups.
Children must be one year or younger. Space is limited, so please register in advance by filling out the form below. A $5 donation is requested at day of event.
Join us for our First Friday opening, July 7 from 5 to 7 pm at 510 Museum & ARTspace.
Artists, Mark Andres and Chris Knight will be in attendance to showcase their work on display. Food and beverages will be served.
Mark Andres is a painter and filmmaker living in Portland, OR. His paintings suggest narrative, but belie a sense of space and time, presenting the viewer with scenes that combine past, present, and future. Andres’ work is several public collections across the Pacific Northwest including the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem and the Portland Art Museum.
Chris Knight’s paintings offer a sense of narrative and discovery, often combining familiar imagery in an unfamiliar way. Viewers are encouraged to interpret these seemingly incongruent symbols according to their own understanding of the world. Knight holds a BA in Philosophy from Vassar College, a BFA in painting from PNCA, and both an MA and MFA in painting from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His work is featured in the permanent collection of Portland Community College, where he has taught since 2005.
Presented by the Arts Council of Lake Oswego. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11 am - 4 pm and by appointment.
Instagram contest for Chronicle
What do you see when you look around Lake Oswego? Show us with your Instagram photo!
As part of the Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s Chronicle exhibition at this year’s Festival of the Arts we are featuring photography of life in Lake Oswego, and we want you to participate!
Follow the Arts Council of Lake Oswego on Instagram and tag your photo of Lake Oswego with #aclochronicle2017.
Show us your best photo showing why you love Lake Oswego. It could be our rich history, natural and open spaces, urban life, farms, parks, people, or Oswego Lake itself!
Your photo may be selected to be included as part of the Chronicle exhibition in our special Instagram contest area. Tag your photo between June 1-19 for a chance to be included! #aclochronicle2017
Come by the 510 Museum & ARTspace to relax after school with some art making. To tie in with our featured exhibition, all activities will involve clay. We’ll make and paint pinch pots, All supplies provided. Advance registration is encouraged. A $5 donation is requested at day of the event.
Artist Ha Austin will do an artist demonstration on Saturday, May 13 at the 510 Museum at 11:00 AM
Ha Austin will demonstrate Hand- building a slab oval plate with a hump mold and to decorate it with Sgraffito technique. This Free demo will last 30-45 minutes starting at 11am.
We will also have flowers free with purchase to tie into Mother’s Day on the 14th. This program is free and open to the public. Ha will be at the gallery from 11:00 -4:00. Demo and bouquets will be from 11-1 (or until flowers run out).
The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is kicking off its spring Arts Now! Campaign with an eight week giving program targeted to raise money for improvements to Gallery Without Walls and the 510 Museum & ARTspace. As with many facilities and programming, time takes its toll. To continue to be a vital hub of energy to the community, expanded infrastructure and access is needed to reach the community through ACLO’s programs and services. The campaign will run May 4th through June 30th, 2017.
What will your donation go toward? There are three distinctive categories that Arts Now! will support, the first being added security for the 510 Museum & ARTspace. With technology changing in the world of security, the Arts Council needs better monitoring and equipment. The goal for this portion of the program is $5,000. In addition to security, further upgrades are needed in the museum space itself. New chairs, tables, equipment, and education program support and supplies for children, adults, and seniors is goal number two with the objective of raising $2,500. And lastly, for Gallery Without Walls, ACLO would like to expand access to the sculptures with portable seating, enrich and expand the education and docent programs, and provide additional interactive programming with more outreach. The goal for Gallery Without Walls is $5,000. In total, the ACLO is looking for $12,500 to be raised by July 1st, 2017.
As a bonus, every Tuesday from May 9th through June 30th, the Arts Council will collect names of donors and enter them into a drawing for the weekly Arts Now! Give Prize. Each donor who gives on Tuesday throughout the campaign has an opportunity to be chosen at random to win a great incentive prize. Items range in value from $40 to $2,500 and includes offerings from a Pete’s Mountain wine basket, to original artwork by local artists. Keep an eye out each week to see what the prizes will be and be sure to give on those days to increase your chances. Information will be posted through the ACLO website and social media.
Are contributions tax deductible? Yes! As a 501c3 organization, gifts to the Arts Council of Lake Oswego are deductible. Our tax ID # is 93-1278854 and we will send you an official receipt in July.
How can you help? Beginning on May 4th, go to and click on the Arts Now! banner under donation tab: http://artscouncillo.org/donate-to-arts-now-campaign/ and you will be directed to our secure site where you can make a donation to any one of our areas—or all three!