Oregon City Festival of the Arts
We are looking for volunteers to help out. Whatever time you can contribute would be greatly appreciated – whether it is a couple of hours, a morning, afternoon – or even the whole weekend!
Three Rivers Artist Guild presents an annual arts, culture and heritage event known as the Oregon City Festival of the Arts (OCFOTA). The goal of the event is to promote visual and performing artists while highlighting our heritage community, tourism groups, and local food and beverage vendors. This is a fun and unique community event that is free to the public.
OCFOTA 2023 will take place on August 12 and 13, 2023.
Hours of Operation are 10-5 both days.
The event is now considered the premier art event in Oregon City. The Festival will be held at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center located at 1726 Washington Street, Oregon City, OR 97045.
The festival always holds a silent auction to raise funding for the next years event. We receive pieces of artwork from artists participating in the festival. Guild members also make donations of artwork. The silent auction runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 am till 3 pm. New items are displayed and bid on both days. At 3:30 each day bidders are called to pick up auction items from the current days auction. It’s fun and you can find wonderful treasures.
OCFOTA 2023 Artists
Anne-Marie Moon (preserved food)
Betsy Soifer (recycled metal)
Bruce Lee (photography)
Caroline Brown (moss & resin art)
Casey Shannon (watercolor)
Cathy Rowe (painting, mixed media)
Chuck Bloom (drawing, panting, mixed media)
Diana Strom (painting)
Eli Sanders (textiles)
Rob Wiseman, Elisa Saucy (jewelry)
Ethan Davis (metalwork)
Evan Ahrendt (drawing)
Gary Blumanthal (wood)
Georgine Longfellow (ceramics)
Golden Taylor (metalworks, mixed media)
Gretchen Lambert (ceramics)
Heather Andrews (jewelry)
Hung Pham (painting)
Jackie Flowers (garden art)
Jackie Miles (photography)
James McCracken (books)
Jeanne Cardana (drawing, painting, textiles)
Jennifer Davis (jewelry)
Joe Bennett (glass)
Jude Welter (painting, mixed media)
Karla Minor (glass, mixed media)
Kathy Kollenburn (glass)
Kelly Shannon Kuhlman-Chester (watercolor)
Keri Littlejohn (painting)
Kristen Iseri (jewelry)
Kristine Kordell (painting)
Lara King (ceramics)
Lea McWhorter (jewelry)
Leahanne Budd (mosaics)
Linda Flannery (other)
Linda Holliman (wood)
Lucas Nickerson (drawing, printmaking, painting, wood)
Lynn Collum (jewelry, mixed media, textiles and wood)
Marv Binegar (photography)
Melissa Gannon (painting)
Michael Moullet (ceramics)
Mitzi Fordyce (dragon sculptures)
Nancy Graham (textiles)
Ned Wiberg (jewelry)
Neely South (ceramics)
Patrick Campbell (photography)
Peter Clark (photography)
Quire (mixed media, painting)
Rachel Townsend (painting, photography)
Robert Poulson (wood sculpture)
Roberta Michaels (soap)
Robin McDonald (ceramics)
Sys Qvist Johnston (rock sculpture)
Tamara Scott (mixed media)
Terry Rocheleau (beaded jewelry)
Tom Murray (wood)
Tony Wilson (mixed media)
Veronica Arquilevich Guzman (ceramics)
Vicki Pemberton (mixed media)
Festival Activities for Kids Small and Large
Join the fun under the covered picnic table area located directly next to the Main Stage for Free Summer Art Activities for our youth. Soulflags will offer free art activities every day. “Faux” stained glass and coloring on Day 1 and Tulip yarn art and coloring on Day 2.
Charlotte Swenson Face Painting, Henna Tattoos and Balloon Animals!
Be sure to Follow the Art path to the Garden area past the food vendors for face painting, henna tattoo, and balloon animals. Always a big favorite for young and old alike!
Saturday, August 12
Chicamarimba is an eight-woman marimba ensemble whose playing radiates with a love of music and deep friendship. Chicamarimba performs upbeat world music blending African and Latin American rhythms, as well as contemporary favorites for all ages to enjoy.
11:30am-1:00pm: Rogue Moon
Acoustic music from the Northwest. True Bluegrass band.
2:00pm-3:00pm: Mark Seymour on the Garden Stage
Acoustic music in the garden
1:30pm- 3:30pm: Dischords
Mix of original songs and covers of classic rock and roll, rhythm and blues and pop songs.
4:00pm-5:00pm: Mark Seymour
Mark Seymour and Friends is a collection of all-star musicians highlighted by their fine vocal harmonies. A delightfully upbeat show with irresistible dancing rhythms and soulful guitars, covering a fabulous variety of Folk-Rock, Country, and Blues, including a few of Mark’s catchy originals. While comfortable in cruise control, the music easily accelerates into the fast lane to dance the night away!
Sunday August 13th
10:00am-11:30am: Oregon City Children’s Theatre
Performances by the Varsity and Junior Traveling Troupe from the Oregon City Children’s Theatre! A 501 (c)3 organization creating equal performing arts opportunities, since 2005. What makes this children’s theatre unique is their “cast all” policy. Anyone can audition and Everyone gets a part.
They say that talent is born, but it can also be built if given the opportunity.
12:00pm-2:30pm: DJ Prashant, Bollywood Dance Party
Get ready for a 2-and-a-half-hour full body workout! DJ Prashant brings his Bollywood Dance Party to Oregon City. This is an interactive and fun high energy Bollywood Music and Dance event for all ages.
2:00pm-3:00pm: Heather Andrews, Harpist on Garden Stage
Harpist and local artist will provide soothing music to garden guests.
3:30pm-5:00pm Kelly Brightwell
Americana artist Kelly Brightwell and folk-rocker Woody Moran serve up catchy melodies and heartfelt messages with their collection of Eclectic Acoustic folk-rock tunes.
Authentic Mexican Cuisine including vegetarian options.
Oregon City food truck dedicated to the treats we love the best.
Freshly popped kettle corn products