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Lake Oswego Gallery Without Walls Brochure

Click here to download the current Walking Tour brochure.


Lake Oswego Gallery Without Walls I Spy activity

Click here to download a fun I Spy activity sheet for Guardian of the Lake.

Art in the Garden at Luscher Farm

Sunday, September 25

5-8 pm


Artful Bounty from the Garden

Join the Arts Council of Lake Oswego for this year’s Art in the Garden held at the historic Luscher Farm. Enjoy a wine reception, festive music, and a sumptuous four-course Italian feast by Nicoletta’s Table with the sweet scent of the season lingering in the air. The culmination of our annual Plein Air paint out, attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to commune with participating artists and enjoy a convivial and festive evening in a farm setting—all in support of art in Lake Oswego. More information


Limited tickets are available. Reserve your place at the table today.


Tickets are $85 per person.

Click here for online reservations

Or order by phone at 503.534.5708

A portion of your ticket is tax-deductible.



Plein Air Lake Oswego

See a painting come to life during the third annual Plein Air Lake Oswego, culminating in the farm dinner Art in the Garden!


Don’t miss your chance to watch an artist create a masterpiece! The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is pleased to invite residents and visitors to enjoy the third annual Plein Air Lake Oswego September 22-25, 2016. This city-wide event will feature fifty artists who will paint the outdoor landscape while onlookers can enjoy seeing blank canvases transform into scenes which capture the beauty of Lake Oswego. (Participating artists)


Plein Air, which translates to in the open air is a painting tradition that began early in the nineteenth century, largely as a result of the invention of portable painting equipment and supplies. Championed by the Impressionist painters, plein air artists paint the majority of their canvases outdoors as they seek to capture the fleeting light.


The public can see artists in action from sun-up to sun-down at these Lake Oswego parks and plazas: Luscher Farm, Foothills Park, George Rogers Park, Roehr Park, Sundeleaf Plaza, Millennium Plaza, and Lakeview Village. This year the Arts Council is pleased to partner with Friends of Tryon Creek. Artists can paint within the Lake Oswego boundaries of the State Natural Area, accessible from the Red Fox Trail, on Friday, September 23rd.


Following the paint out, the public is also invited to see the finished plein air artworks in an exhibition at 510 Museum & ARTspace , located at 510 First Street, which will open with a First Friday reception on Friday, October 7th from 5-7 PM. The exhibition of completed works will continue through October 28th and awards will be given to first, second and third place.


Exhibition Hours: Tues-Fri, 11 AM – 4 PM and by appointment.


510 Museum & ARTspace is located at 510 First Street in Lake Oswego.


'Bound' by Brian “Huts” Hutsebout, Arts Council of Lake Oswego


Unveil Your Process!

On exhibit at 510 Museum & ARTspace

August 23-September 30

First Friday Reception: Friday, September 2, 2016

An exhibition featuring maquettes, process work, and other creations by the new 15 Gallery Without Walls sculptors.

Gallery hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 am-4 pm and by appointment.


Above: Bound by Brian “Huts” Hutsebout


Olando Lin, Small River, exhibition at Johnstone Financial Advisors, Lake Oswego, OR


Olando Lin Paintings

On view at Johnstone Financial Advisors

July 5-September 28, 2016

334 3rd Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Art opening and reception: Friday, August 12, 2016, 5-7 pm

Artwork will be available for purchase. The exhibition and opening are free and open to the public.

Shown above: Small River by Olando Lin



Clackamas is our 2016 People's Choice Winner

We are excited to announce that Mike Suri's 'Clackamas' has won this year's People's Choice award. Mike is a second-time winner in Lake Oswego; his sculpture 'Sprout' won People's Choice in 2010. Congratulations, Mike! We are thrilled to welcome 'Clackamas' to the Gallery Without Walls' permanent collection.


How can you help?

The Arts Council, a 501c3 non-profit, depends on the generous support of donors, members and business sponsors to help fund the Gallery Without Walls. If you appreciate the beauty, vitality and diversity that our nationally recognized public art program provides, then please consider becoming a pARTner! We need your support! Memberships start at just $50 and are tax-deductible. The Gallery Without Walls enhances our quality of life every day. Please show your support today!



The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is a 501c3 non-profit. Funds for this purchase are made available through the Transient Room Tax.

For more information or for a walking tour brochure of the complete Galley Without Walls exhibit, click here or call us at 503-675-3738 for a mailed copy.


Volunteer Opportunity and Upcoming Training

Do you enjoy the unique sculptures that grace the streets of Lake Oswego? Would you like to learn more about them and share that knowledge with others?  Do you enjoy speaking to groups of people, both young and old?  If so, we invite you to become a Docent, and lead sculpture tours through Lake Oswego.  It’s fun and you don’t have to be an expert to do it!


No art experience is necessary. All you need is a passion for helping others realize the quality, diversity, and depth of the art on our streets. Docents lead community groups as well as people from all over the world on the tours. Students from the Lake Oswego School District also tour the sculptures each year through a partnership with Art Literacy.


The sculpture tours have become one of Lake Oswego’s known attractions. As a Docent, you will help to broaden awareness of the arts and help people “see” so much more in the artwork.  The tours contribute to the vibrancy of our downtown core and community.


Attend one of our training sessions in order to participate in leading tours. For more information, contact us at 503.675.3738, or email us. For an application click here.


Consider a Tax Deductible Gift

We bring the gift of art to the community all year long. Please consider making a tax-deductible, contribution to the Arts Council.


Make a donation to the Arts Council and make a matching gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust and you can claim your entire contribution to the Trust as a tax credit! Click here for more details.


Your gift ensures programs like the Gallery Without Walls and the 510 Museum & ARTspace will continue to add color, vitality and inspiration to our cityscape.


We depend on you generous support! Thank you!


Please use the button below to donate via Paypal, or mail your donation to Arts Council of Lake Oswego, PO Box 369, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.



Book a Gallery Without Walls Tour

To schedule a docent-led tour for your group, contact 503.675.3738.


Lee Kelly's Angkor I in Lake Oswego

Angkor I is Staying!

We are thrilled to announce, that with the help of more than forty generous art patrons, we have successfully raised the $55,000 necessary to acquire Angkor I, by legendary Oregon artist, Lee Kelly. Now residents and visitors, alike, will have access to this magnificent work of art for generations to come. The 14’ tall, 1,000 pound stainless-steel sculpture will remain a prominent feature in Millennium Plaza, acting as a “gateway” to the Lake. We are honored to add this spectacular sculpture to Lake Oswego’s nationally recognized public art collection.


Board member Bonnie Schlieman first approached the artist and the Elizabeth Leach Gallery to see if they’d be willing to loan the work for public display. Since that time, it has been the hope of the Arts Council to make the work a permanent centerpiece of the city’s collection. In May, the Arts Council received a prestigious Art Acquisition Grant from the Ford Family Foundation in the amount of $10,000. The Arts Council has hosted several fundraising receptions and has been working hard since last May to generate the remaining amount. Significant contributions from Drs. Robert Bastian & Barbara Wagner, and Richard & Janet Geary helped push the fundraising campaign to a successful conclusion.


With deep gratitude, we wish to acknowledge the following foundations, families and individuals for their support:


Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Drs. Robert & Barbara Wagner, Robert & Bonnie Schlieman, Richard & Janet Geary, Bank of Oswego—Dan Heine, Richard Benoit & Margaret Snow Benoit, Corinna Campbell-Sack, John & Chris Brien, Dr. Ted & Marilyn Depew, Ted & Bonnie Halton, Paul & Teri Graham, Vicci Lee Martinazzi, John & Judie Hammerstad, Larry & Marilyn Reiling, Jack & Agnes Hoffman, Thomas & Anne-Marie Simpson, Donna Larson, Richard S. Testut & Marilyn Rudin, Lance & Kristi Lechner, Dr. John & Nancy Tongue, Georgia Leupold Marshall, Tom & Chris Utterback, Anthony Melaragno & Katherine Immerman, Andrew Apter & Mary Bosch, Jon & Pat Vessely, Anonymous, Roger & Mary Beth Burpee, Michelle DeCourcy, Max & Elizabeth Greenwood, Dr. Richard & Liane Cabot, Matthys & Darice Heyns, David & Debbie Craig , Bob & Lonna Liddell, Five Spice Restaurant, Malcolm & Linda Mathes, Ken & Susan Hornung, Marilyn Nycum, Sara Ogle Lea, Rick Okamura, Kevin & Katharine Mead, Chuck & Sarah Pollak, Dr. Alan & Shari Newman, Curtis Schade & Jacquie Siewert-Schade, Dermot O’Leary & Theresa Andreas-O’Leary, Kirk W. Smith, Lois Schnitzer, Carol Winston, Dr. Mark Wagner, Stephen Young & Kathy Kremer.


Elephant Spotted Along Boones Ferry Road

August Trunk by Alisa Formway Roe, with Arts Council of Lake OswegoIf you’ve seen a baby elephant in Lake Grove these days, don’t worry, it hasn’t wandered away from the zoo–-it’s August Trunk, the 2011 People’s Choice award-winning sculpture by Alisa Formway Roe. August Trunk was recently relocated there by the Arts Council to enhance and beautify Boones Ferry Road. The “mammoth” sculpture was unveiled on December 13, 2012 to a large crowd of enthusiastic onlookers. A big thanks to business owner Joe Buck, who generously provided the sculpture with landscaping and flood lights. August Trunk is located near 15964 Boones Ferry Road, in front of Babica Hen Cafe.


Enjoy Lake Oswego's Art

Follow Your Art! throughout downtown Lake Oswego. In partnership with the City of Lake Oswego, we are pleased to welcome you to our rotating Gallery Without Walls exhibition. Accessible to community members and visitors alike, the new sculptures celebrate creativity and innovation.


Over sixty rotating and permanent sculptures are included in the Gallery Without Walls. The rotating sculptures are on-loan from artists of national and international acclaim for a two-year period, and are for sale. A volunteer committee works for a year to select the artwork, balancing the exhibition to include a wide variety of concepts, forms and materials. Many of our local businesses sponsor the sculptures for the two year period. Click here to download a brochure.


Arts Council of Lake Oswego Smartphone appOur iPhone and Smartphone App

Volunteer Brian Strull, with assistance from Joy Strull, developed our smartphone app featuring the Gallery Without Walls sculpture. Backed by 25 years of experience in the computer software industry, Brian worked for several months on the program that utilizes the latest technology. Bonnie Schlieman and Pat Vessely wrote the copy for each sculpture on the tour. The iPhone app is free and can be found in the Apple App store by searching for 'LO Art Tour.' The smartphone app is also free and can be found here. (artscouncillo.org/tour)


The app showcases different tours, including Abstracts, People and Animals. The app allows anyone with a smartphone (excluding Blackberries at this time) to find the nearest sculpture, read the sculpture description, link to the artist’s website, and link to the sponsor’s website.


Support the Arts Council

Become a membFind us on Facebooker today with your contribution of $50 or more. Your membership ensures that public art and visual art are available to community members and visitors of all ages! Click here for details about member benefits and access to a printable membership form. Or use our secure link to make a contribution online.


Volunteer Opportunity

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is looking for volunteers to be on the Public Art Committee. Click here for a pdf of the job description.

The Public Art Committee of the Arts Council of Lake Oswego is responsible for the maintenance, placement and cataloging of the permanent art collection of the City of Lake Oswego. Members are appointed by a selection committee comprised of the Lake Oswego City Council and the Arts Council. Members of the committee are artists, docents, art historians and citizens who are interested in the art collection of Lake Oswego. Call our office at 503.675.3738 to obtain an application or click here for a printable application.


Bringing the Arts and Community Together

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and was formed to ensure a continuation of support for the arts in Lake Oswego. We promote education and appreciation for all of the arts by maintaining the City of Lake Oswego's art collection through exhibits, tours, lectures and performance arts.