2 Excuses to Get Out in Lake Oswego This Week: Sculpture Unveiling, Collector Car and Classic Boat Show

The unveiling of the new 2012-2014 additions to Lake Oswego’s Gallery Without Walls outdoor sculpture collection will take place this Thursday, August 16 beginning with a celebration at 5:30 p.m. at Millennium Plaza Park.

Summer shows no signs of winding down in Lake Oswego. Events this week take full advantage of sunshine and the joie de vivre attitude the season fosters. So get out and enjoy—no excuses!

1.    Follow Your Art! Sculpture Celebration and Unveiling. Leave it to the Arts Council of Lake Oswego to find a creative way to introduce the 2012-2014 new lineup to the Gallery Without Walls, the city’s outdoor sculpture collection.

The new additions have been cloaked in rainbow fabric for several weeks with a sign saying, “Do not open! Until August 16th.”

The artists themselves will be on hand as well as artist Keith Jellum, this year’s People’s Choice award-winning creator of, “Vincent.”

Entertainment includes balloon sculptor Chad Rutan for the kids and a parade of stilt-walkers from Portland’s “Do Jump!” for all ages. Thursday, August 16, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Millennium Plaza Park, First and Evergreen.

2.    13th Annual Oswego Heritage Council Collector Car and Classic Boat Show. True to its mission, “to assure and promote the preservation of our history and culture,” the Oswego Heritage Council is sponsoring its 13th annual Heritage Council Collector Car and Classic Boat Show on Sunday, August 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Venture out to one of three venues to “Follow Your Art!” of the four wheeled and sea-worthy variety—George Rogers Park featuring classic cars and on-land classic boats, and the Lake Oswego Corporation docks in Lakewood Bay and Foothills Park Docks on the Willamette River for classic boats.

In addition, spectators can board and tour the PT 658, the only usable PT boat in the world at the Foothills Park Docks on Sunday. Be on hand to welcome the boat on Saturday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m.

Other pre-show festivities include a water ski spectacular Saturday,  at 3:00 p.m. in Lakewood Bay followed by a boat parade at 4:00 p.m. of classic boats.

What’s your favorite excuse for getting out and enjoying the summer weather in Lake Oswego?

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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 costellok@hasson.com 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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