To Market To Market to buy a nice painting

One of southern California artist Fred Babb’s posters reads: “Art is one of the few things left worth doing.” Fortunately there are artists in Lake Oswego who feel the same way. Many of them will be displaying their creations at Lake Oswego’s Art Market scheduled for June 16, 23 and 30 in Millennium Plaza Park from 4-8 pm.

“We’re always trying to think of new things to get people downtown,” explains Kathy Kern-Schilling, Events Supervisor for the Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department. That coupled with an overflow list of artists who have asked to be in the city’s Farmer’s Market, led Kern-Schilling and the City to decide to give artists their own event. Besides the art, which will include crafts, glass, garden art, jewelry, painters, photographers and more, attendees can also enjoy beer and wine, food from local vendors and live music, making it a festive outdoor happy hour.

To celebrate the kickoff of Lake Oswego’s Art Market, here is an updated version of the children’s nursery rhyme, To Market, To Market.

To market, to market to buy a nice painting

Home again, home again, I hope it’s not raining.

To market, to market, to buy a diamond ring

Home again, home again, to hear my wife sing.

To market to market to buy garden art

Home again, home again, I hate to depart

To market, to market to buy handmade toys

Home again, home again, to happy little boys.

To market, to market, to stroll and sip wine

Home again, home again but not before I dine

To market, to market, to catch up with friends

Home again, home again, don’t want it to end

Photo: morgueFILE: PdCBYK

About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right-hand column. I would love to show you around.
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