Since 1982, Joseph Oregon has been welcoming Artists and Art Lovers to the Annual Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts! Please join this special attraction featuring the best of local, regional, and national fine artists working in a wide variety of media. Read on to discover an exciting array of entertaining opportunities awaiting you in our beautiful mountains, canyons and valley. Our four-day gala event features a Plein Air competition , Opening Night Artists' Reception with live music, a Quick Draw Competition and a Classical Woodwinds concert.
Our En Plein Air Artists will be at the Mt. Joseph Lodge (across from the Josephy Center) to put finishing touches on their work, mat, frame, and hang their work. You are invited to follow the artists during the day and watch the final leg of the competition. Artwork will be on display Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 & 15, 12-4pm, Sunday 12-2pm
On Friday, is The Party! Opening Night Artists' Reception. Our featured, annual Fine Arts Show kicks off with an elegant reception and a chance to mingle with the artists. Select a free hand painted wine glass created by local artisans specifically for this event. Savor sumptuous hors d' oeuvres and sip wine while your eyes feast upon the diversity of fine art assembled for you. The evening will include a silent auction items, Judge Cory Peele’s artwork and our featured Raffle artwork by Tom Clevenger – the Chocolate Adobe - segmented wood piece.