The Arts in Anacortes are Alive and well! For over 50 years, the Anacortes Arts Festival has been bringing visitors to our community to celebrate the arts. The community is home to thriving arts organizations who offer year-round programming in theater, music, visual and literary arts.
The Salem Art Fair & Festival returns for the 69th time July 20-22. Just blocks from downtown Salem you’ll find more than 200 artists, live music, theatre and dance on the Smiles Dental Stage and the Family Stage, two craft beer and wine gardens put on by Gilgamesh Brewing, more than 20 food booths, the Mountain West Kids’ Court with art activities for the whole family, the Friends of Bush Gardens Plant Sale and much more.
The Salem Art Association is the dedicated organization behind the Salem Art Fair & Festival which is both our largest annual fundraiser and the largest festival of its kind in Oregon. The Art Fair attracts more than 35,000 visitors from all over the nation and is committed to upholding the importance of fine arts and crafts by providing access to a range of artistic mediums appealing to both art appreciators and art collectors alike.
The Festival, an event created by Lakewood Center for the Arts, is a major regional arts event located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Lake Oswego is located 9 miles south of Portland, Oregon. The Festival presents the creative endeavors of recognized and emerging artists and enjoys an outstanding reputation for bringing special exhibits of quality and diversity to a weekend that is accessible to everyone. Attracting some 25,000 visitors during the three days of the event, the Festival includes several art exhibits, food booths, music, and fine art and craft.
The Edmonds Arts Festival has grown from a small community art fair to one of the most prestigious in the Pacific Northwest, attracting artists from across the nation and Canada. The Festival provides a unique opportunity for patrons to meet artists and purchase their work in a beautiful outdoor setting overlooking Puget Sound. The Festival offers free live entertainment, a juried gallery art exhibition and sale, a nationally-recognized juried student art exhibit, and a hands-on children’s art activity area.
The Wild Arts Festival will be held at Montgomery Park Building in Northwest Portland on November 17 and 18, 2018 — the weekend before Thanksgiving. Over the years the Festival has become one of the premier regional art shows featuring work focused on nature in both medium and style. Our 2017 Festival set another record in attendance, artist sales and sponsorships, which raised close to $124,000 for Portland Audubon.
The Wild Arts Festival is a key fundraising event of the Audubon Society of Portland and is possible only because of the efforts of over 250 volunteers who work to produce the event and assist the artists and authors. All proceeds of the Wild Arts Festival benefit the programs of Portland Audubon.