Wilsonville Festival of the Arts is a contemporary art festival in Portland, Oregon metro area featuring visual arts, film, dance, music, literature and interactive arts. Over 100 local and regional artists and groups participate in the festival, which includes a Main Stage, Juried Art Market, Micro-Movie Theatre (partnership with NW Film Center), theatre (partnership with Milagro Theatre – bilingual), Art of the Word (literary partnership with Willamette Writers), and commissioned interactive and multi-sensory art installations by well-known regional artists. The festival also partners with Disability Arts & Culture Project on dance and inclusivity initiatives.
In 2019, the art festival will be featuring installations by Olga Oseth (sound/kinetic), Scott Wayne Indiana / Benjamin Stagl (large-scale Braille), Jeremy Rotsztain (virtual reality/kinetic/visual) and Myles de Bastion (deaf; translates music into light/sensation), creating pieces that one can experience with or without a disability. We also seek to reflect contemporary LatinX arts and artists in our planning, programming and attendance – visual artists, musicians, actors, authors, food vendors. Portland Opera’s Opera a la Cart will bring mobile pop-era, Morpheus Youth Project will bring hip-hop, breakdancing and popping, and youth robotics will be playing a thematic role in our local student art focus.
This is a free event to the public and there is plenty to entertain adults and kids alike – live music, an interactive fountain feature, play area, mask-making and Mask-Pa-Rades with renowned mask-maker and director Tony Fuemmeler, and lots of green space to run around in.
This a small but bold art festival offering entertainment with depth and substance — you’ll come away not only satisfied, but enriched!
Town Center Park in Wilsonville, Oregon (just south of Portland)
June 1 & 2, 2019
Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 10am-5pm