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
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