The Festival of the Arts, founded in 1963, is a major regional arts event. The Festival presents the creative endeavors of recognized and emerging artists from all disciplines of the art world. The Festival enjoys an outstanding reputation for bringing special exhibits of quality and diversity to Lake Oswego each June.
Each year, a different type of art is featured in the Special Exhibit which is meant to engage and educate the public. Recent years have featured creative process, wood turning, miniatures, sculptures, calligraphy, and even comic book art.