Lake Oswego, OR. The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is expected to draw about 25,000 visitors from June 22nd – 24th. This year’s special exhibit is called Layers: The Evolving Art of 3D Printing. It provides a look at the artistic side of 3D printing and advanced art-making technologies.


One piece of 3-D printing art on display is by a California professor at Pitzer College, David Bachman. His background in mathematics and his affinity for working with his hands converged when he began to experiment with 3D printing. Since then he has created unique sculptures by using several CAD modeling packages.

UK product artist Lionel T Dean has explored digital design and manufacturing technologies for almost ten years. In 2002 he founded Future Factories, a studio focused exclusively on 3D printing. Lionel’s pieces are being showcased at the “Layers” exhibit. 

Southridge High School is collaborating with co-curators to print a sculpture onsite during the Festival. 

Exhibits, music, and artist demos are held at the Lakewood Center for the Arts and George Rogers Park. Over 1,000 pieces of art are on display, ranging from local to international, all juried so only the best make it to the festival. Juried artisans also fill George Rogers Park along with food vendors, the main music stage and the Chamber of Commerce Wine & Beer Tent. The festival offers entertainment, education and shopping for all ages in a family-friendly environment. Here’s a look at some activity at the park:

Visitors can also see artwork by local students presented in two unique exhibits: the Art Literacy Exhibit featuring artworks by K-8 students, and the High School Exhibit featuring all mediums of work by students grades 9-12.

About the Festival of the Arts: The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is an arts education event of the Lakewood Center for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization. It is held the weekend after Father’s Day each year and attracts 22-25,000 people. Contributions to the Festival are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Our tax ID number is 93-0700108.

Here’s a PSA about the festival:

Mission Statement: The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts’ primary goal is to educate by promoting, supporting, coordinating, and exhibiting the arts of the region.

Location/Support: The Festival takes place at the Lakewood Center for the Arts and George Rogers Park, both on State Street in downtown Lake Oswego, Oregon USA. Lake Osweo is located 9 miles south of Portland, Oregon. The Festival is sustained by valuable partnerships with the City of Lake Oswego, Clackamas County Tourism and Development Council, the Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Oswego Rotary Club, the Lake Oswego School District, small and large businesses, the “Friends of the Festival,” plus more than 500 volunteers who work throughout the year and the weekend to make the Festival the success it is.

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