Why It’s Christmas in August in Lake Oswego

This sculpture greets you as you enter City Hall.

This sculpture greets you as you enter City Hall.

Drive around town and you’re likely to see great big gifts from the Arts Council of Lake Oswego wrapped up in holiday-worthy bows. Is Santa making an early appearance in LO this year? No, but the 15 new rotating sculptures in Lake Oswego’s Gallery Without Walls are and the Lake Oswego Arts Council has heralded their arrival by putting a bow on them and inviting viewers to its annual “Unveil Your Art” celebration on Sunday, August 21, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Millennium Plaza Park.

“This year the Gallery Without Walls Selection Committee has worked especially hard to bring in a diverse collection of art offering a wide range of sculptures that the community can fall in love with and enjoy,” explained Bonnie Cartwright, the Gallery Without Walls Selection Committee Chair. “Traditional bronzes, colorful vibrant abstract works, sculptures that talk about the local environment, and even an interactive sculpture that emits sound, make up some of what you’ll be seeing in this new collection.”

Both walking and shuttle artist-led tours of the new works will begin at 1:15, giving the public an opportunity to learn more about the sculptures from concept to finished product.

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the artwork you’ll be seeing:

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This piece can be found on A Avenue near 1st Street.

Stroll down A Avenue between 2nd and 3rd and you'll find this new addition to the Lake Oswego Gallery Without Walls.

Stroll down A Avenue between 2nd and 3rd and you’ll find this new addition to the Lake Oswego Gallery Without Walls.

This piece blends into the background of the park at 3rd and Evergreen a little better than its predecessor--a Mr. Potato Head doppelganger.

This piece blends into the background of the park at 3rd and Evergreen a little better than its predecessor–a Mr. Potato Head doppelganger.

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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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