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.
Join us for Gleeful Giving on December 20th from 5 to 7 p.m. Shopping has never been easier! Enjoy a crafted libation, snacks, and browse for that last minute gift. Our selection of jewelry, wallets, beautiful artwork, and ceramic pieces will wow even the hard to buy for on your list. Shoppers will get exclusive special discounts, incentives, and free giveaways valid only 12/20 between 5 and 7 p.m.
Out with the old and in with the new! It's artMART time again, giving you a chance to donate artwork to benefit your arts community. Accepted pieces includes paintings, drawings, frames, ceramics, sculptures, prints, or mixed media works. ACLO will accept most any artistic creation that is in good condition.
Work Accepted December 27—January 13
Gallery Open January 5—January 27
First Friday Opening January 5—5 to 7 p.m.
Monday through Saturday 11 to 4 p.m.
Unsold items will be donated to Community Warehouse after January 27— connecting our neighbors in need with artwork and creating stronger home foundations and brighter futures.
The Arts Council is a 501 c 3 non profit. Your donation(s) are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our EIN is 93-127885
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