The Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts takes place every year during the first weekend of June. It’s a juried fine art show and brings in artists from all over, especially the Pacific Northwest art community. It’s also the kickoff event for a great summer in Joseph Oregon and Wallowa County!
This year’s dates: Friday-Sunday, June 4-6, 2010.
Location: Joseph Oregon Community Center
The entry season for artists is currently underway and the Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts directors committee is posting about the artists on the Festival’s page on Facebook.
This event is the Eastern Oregon premier fine art festival. It starts with a fun wine & hors d’oeuvres Artists Reception on Friday night. It’s the public opportunity to meet many of the exhibiting artists, the judge and Featured Artist, the top award winners, and first public viewing of the art entered in the show.
An “En Plein Air” event where the public can watch artists working in various locations throughout Wallowa County is still in the planning stages but will be announced soon (and here on this blog too).
On Saturday night, June 5th, a Quick Draw event will be held somewhere in Joseph Oregon (location to be determined at this point). It’s a lot of fun to watch the artists work on the spot.
All the art entered in the Festival is available for sale plus there’s a silent auction throughout the weekend that closes on Sunday afternoon.
The Festival of Arts is walking distance (2 blocks) from the Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast. We have plenty of room available for the weekend. Give us a call soonest or click the link at right and reserve your room before they’re all taken!