Lake Oswego’s 49th annual Festival of the Arts is set for this weekend, June 22-24, at various locations throughout town including the Lakewood Center for the Arts, George Rogers Park, the Gallery Without Walls and Marylhurst University. With this year’s cornerstone exhibit featuring “Photography: Pinhole to iPhone,” it makes sense to approach the event like a photographer would.
FOCUS. This might be hard to do, given the activities to choose from. From music to theater to artwork to food, your attention span will be pulled in many directions. Check out the schedule and make out a game plan so you can FOCUS on the things you don’t want to miss.
SHUTTER SPEED. When taking pictures, shedding a little light on things, can make all the difference in the world. So why not shed some light on this year’s artwork by taking a guided tour of the photography exhibit? Tours are offered at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day. Venture a little further and take a tour of Lake Oswego’s outdoor sculptures, the Gallery Without Walls. Tours meet at the garden Café at the Lakewood Center at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
ZOOM. Want to zoom in and get a better look at how artists do what it is they do? Attend one of the art demonstrations scheduled throughout the weekend. Choose from topics that include” Computer Photo Artistry” at noon and 3:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with featured artist Dan Burkholder in the lower level of the Lakewood Center and “Living Art” at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday with Nicole Forbes of Dennis’ 7 Dees in the Pavilion Tent.
EXPOSURE. Don’t just look at photos during the festival—be in one! Expose yourself to the camera at the Instant Photo Booth for a $1 fee on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11: 00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Pavilion Tent.
DEVELOP. Let the festival inspire you to develop into that person who swears he is going to start taking more pictures or pick up a paint brush for the first time. You’ve got to start somewhere and the 49th annual Festival of the Arts would love to be your inspiration!
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