Arts & Culture

Festival of the Arts

Held early each summer, the Festival of the Arts has been in operation since 1961. The three-day event showcases the visual arts, performance and artist demonstrations.

The Lakewood Center for the Arts

The Lakewood Center for the Arts is a focal point of community pride and social activity. It features dance, music and exercise classes, art galleries, dramatic productions, student mentoring, community meeting rooms and the annual Festival of the Arts. It is a private, non-profit organization funded by private contributions.


Lakewood Theatre Company

The Lakewood Theatre Company, since 1952, offers first-run, year-round popular and classic plays in two staging areas of the Lakewood Center for the Arts. The quality of the productions is reflected by the high number of sold-out performances. Season tickets are encouraged.





Arts Council of Lake Oswego


The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is is an integral part of the cultural life of our community.

The Arts Council:

  • provides free access to fine art exhibits for residents and visitors
  • promotes placement and preservation of public art in Lake Oswego
  • offers lifelong learning through our free Docent Tours
  • enlivens the urban landscapes while adding value to Lake Oswego’s economy
  • promotes dialogue; raises the level of appreciation and understanding of all art forms among people of diverse ages and backgrounds
  • strengthens our community through public and private partnerships


Parks and Recreation Department

The City of Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation department provides a variety of recreational and community services for all ages and abilities year round. Parks and Recreation promotes fun and enjoyment through mixed and family-oriented activities aimed at enriching the lives of Lake Oswego residents. For more information about their programs and services, link to their website or call 503-636-9673.


Lake Oswego Farmers Market

The Lake Oswego Farmers Market is a European style market that showcases some of the regions finest agricultural products. The market is held every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm in Millennium Park Plaza from mid-May through the end of October.

Free parking is provided and there is even doggie day care! Vendors from all over the region provide music, entertainment, food and produce. You will find something for any occasion!