City of Lake Oswego Permanent Art Collection

The Arts Council, with support of the Public Art Committee, provides management, maintenance, and collections records for the City’s permanent art collection, both indoors and outdoors. 


2018 Permanent Installation Gallery

On June 26, 2018 our team was in action reinstalling three of our favorite permanent sculptures back to the new Windward block.

Aspens by artist: Reven Marie Swanson is the 2017 People’s Choice Winner.

Aspens came to Gallery Without Walls in 2015 as part of the 15 rotating sculptures in the Gallery Without Walls Program. In 2017 it was voted for People’s Choice winner and then became part of the permanent collection. In 2017, it was located off of 4th and A (in front of Safeway). It has been in storage for the last year awaiting the Windward construction to be finished. It is located on the public walkway at Windward.

Complement II by artist: Merrilee Moore

The piece is dedicated to former mayor,  Judie Hammerstad, in recognition of her public service and support of the arts.

This piece was originally located on the site of Windward as part of the GWW permanent collection. When the construction of the Windward block began, the piece was relocated to Boones Ferry Road. With the construction complete in 2018, we have decided to bring Complement II back. It is located on the public walkway at Windward.

Sail by artist: Rodger Squirrell

This piece is a recent purchase for the Gallery Without Walls collection. Originally it was located off of 3rd Street behind the fire station and came to Lake Oswego as part of the rotating GWW collection in 2016. The Arts Council of Lake Oswego raised funds so Sail could join the permanent collection. Thank you to PHK Development, Liz Gage & Family, Don & Ruth Caldwell and Eric J. Weberg for their donations toward making this a permanent piece for Gallery Without Walls. It is located on the public walkway at Windward.

Permanent Collection

Indoor Art Collection

The indoor collection is housed and publicly viewable in these locations: City Hall, Library, Adult Community Center, Arts Council, Palisades (Parks and Recreation), and Luscher Farm.