Call for Volunteers: OCFOTA 2024

Oregon City Festival of the Arts logo

Volunteers needed!

By Kerry Edwards, Volunteer Coordinator for OCFOTA

The Oregon City Festival of the Arts is coming up on August 10 and 11 and 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!

If you have a child or grandchild over 15 who would like to help out – make it a family event! It’s going to be a fun weekend with a large variety of artists’ booths, all day live musical performances, food vendors and entertainment and a silent auction. A great way to contribute while you enjoy the Festival of the Arts.

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Oregon City Festival of the Arts

Oregon City Festival of the Arts logo

Oregon City Festival of the Arts

August 10 – 11, 2024, 9am – 4pm both days

End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
1726 Washington St, Oregon City, OR 97045

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 2024 will take place on August 10 and 11, 2024.

Hours of Operation are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 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.

Call for Artists: Oregon City Festival of the Arts 2024

Oregon City Festival of the Arts logo

For the eighth year, the Three Rivers Artist Guild is presenting an arts, culture and heritage event known as the Oregon City Festival of the Arts (OCFOTA) on August 10 and 11, 2024.

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. Hours of Operation are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days. This event is free to the public.

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Call for Volunteers: OCFOTA 2023

Oregon City Festival of the Arts logo

Volunteers needed!

By Kerry Edwards, Volunteer Coordinator for OCFOTA

The Oregon City Festival of the Arts is coming up on August 12 and 13 and 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!

If you have a child or grandchild over 15 who would like to help out – make it a family event! It’s going to be a fun weekend with a large variety of artists’ booths, all day live musical performances, food vendors and entertainment and a silent auction. A great way to contribute while you enjoy the Festival of the Arts.

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Call for Artists: Oregon City Festival of the Arts 2023

Oregon City Festival of the Arts logo

For the seventh year, the Three Rivers Artist Guild is presenting an arts, culture and heritage event known as the Oregon City Festival of the Arts (OCFOTA). It will take place on August 12 and 13, 2023.

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.

Hours of Operation are 10-5 both days.

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Volunteers Needed for Oregon City Festival of the Arts 2023

By Lynda Orzen, OCFOTA Coordinator

Oregon City Festival of the Arts

Volunteers Needed for Oregon City Festival of the Arts 2023

It’s that time again! Time to start forming committees for our big premier arts festival. The 2022 Festival was an enormous success, but it was coordinated by a handful of members-mostly board members. We need an army of volunteers for the 2023 event to make it even more successful. When volunteering for a position, you will be assisted by the previous year’s lead and not left on your own to “figure it out”. This is a professionally run event and we want everyone to be successful and that means teamwork!

There will be a meeting the end of January or beginning of February to begin planning. Below are some suggestions for volunteering.

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6th Annual Oregon City Festival of the Arts Oregon City’s Premier Art Event

By Lynda Orzen, OCFOTA Coordinator

Wow, just wow! What an amazing event this year! We had well over 3,000 visitors during the weekend. The parking lot was always full all weekend! Saturday morning we saw a constant stream of people entering the festival! Our artists gave the festival an average of 8.8 appreciation rating. Many said this festival had the best sales they’ve seen in years!

I’ll let them speak for themselves:

Well done everyone!! A great show, well organized and lots of visitors. This show continues to be a delight. We have enjoyed this event every year. Our thanks to you all for all your hard work and friendly faces

This was an amazing event and the anticipation for next year is already an exciting seed in my mind. Kudos to all of you wonderful folks and all your hard work.

Wow! I so appreciate the work of the OC Festival of the Arts Committee! You are super organized, your volunteers are the greatest, and your publicity is amazing!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thanks so much for the awesome show!!!! I had the best sales I’ve ever had at the event. So nice to see you and everybody again. I had a lot of my clients come and a lot of annual regulars who stopped in to buy bling.

You, the committee and all the volunteers were so very terrific! This is why I love this event. I hope you all get to take a well-deserved break.

Much Appreciation ~

Just a small example of the feedback from our artists. Truly heartwarming!

As the event coordinator, I would like to give kudos to our committee members who put in hours of planning to make this happen! Several members like Melody Bush were behind the scenes posting on Social Media daily. Yelena Shabrova kept all the applications and communications current. Ingrid Aubry used her magic creating our postcards, posters, banners, programs, and billboards for the event. Nancy Graham kept the financial information current along with those boring insurance details! Susan Woodworth signed up the music and food vendors, while being a vendor in the event and a television personality for our KATU commercial. Cathy Rowe manned the Silent Auction again this year and did her magic with the online bidding and gathering the auction items. Thank you to Tima Carlson and Soul Flags for hosting the Children’s Art activities. Lynne Collum created the artist booth signs and badges this year. Tamara Scott was the keeper of the key for the Storage Unit and always ready to help move supplies. Last but one of the most important committee chairs was Kerry Edwards who set up the volunteers for the festival. Kerry was invaluable and worked with me coordinating this event. She went above and beyond setting the volunteer schedules, she was my right hand in organizing the event! She always had a smile on her face even when trying to go in 2 directions at the same time!

Special thanks to our sponsors this year, World Heart, Citizens Bank and Double J Construction. If you have a chance to visit our sponsors, please thank them for their support.

Can’t forget to thank our Oregon City Tourism Department and Daniel Gehring for his support and getting us on KATU television for our interviews. The interview went out to the wider Portland community, and I believe increased our visitor count during the weekend.

Now the process begins for planning our 2023 Premier Art Event!

Lynda Orzen
OCFOTA Coordinator

Updated September 1st, 2022: Oregon City Festival of the Arts got Silver in the Best Festival in Oregon City from Readers Choice Awards through the Pamplin press!

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