Sunday, July 4, 2021

Art in the Garden
Through September 6, 2021
The Oregon Garden, Silverton, OR

Once again this summer, local artists will showcase their handcrafted pieces alongside the natural splendor of The Oregon Garden, giving guests an opportunity to not only enjoy but also to purchase new pieces for their home and garden! There is no additional fee for enjoying our Art in the Garden event: the art can be viewed at any time during open hours for the duration of the exhibit.

Take the “art walk” and chat with the featured artists who will be available to talk about their installations and inspiration. Guests 21+ can enjoy complimentary wine tasting from Willamette Valley Vineyards and an array of food offerings from Little Leaf Café. Our Opening Reception is available to all garden guests with regular admission. Check the Oregon Garden Facebook page for up-to-date details.

Plein Air Pandemic Paint Out
Various Events, June 21-July 11, 2021
Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg, OR

Each year during the Oregon Lavender Paint Out, the regions’ lavender fields become outdoor studios for over 90 artists. For two weeks, artists from throughout the Northwest and beyond will work on location in the lavender fields, where they will capture the atmosphere of the moment, including the ever-changing colors, light, and shadows encountered when working outdoors. The Oregon Lavender Paint Out celebrates the tradition of painting en plein air. This gives artists the opportunity to paint some of the most striking landscapes imaginable, on site, at different Oregon lavender farms.

What is plein air painting? It’s a French term that literally translates as “fresh air.” The term in art refers to the practice of painting scenes outdoors, as opposed to painting in a studio or from photographs. Plein air painters receive their artistic inspiration directly from the landscape and the conditions of the day.

The Paint Out culminates at the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival and Plein Air Art Show on July 10-11, 2021 at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon, where participating artists’ work will be showcased. The paintings will be judged and prizes will be awarded. Work will be available for viewing and purchase by the public during Festival hours. Admission is free. Proceeds from artists’ registrations and painting sales benefit many charitable causes.

Call to Artists:
Paint the lavender fields of Oregon between the dates of June 21 to July 7, 2021. You may enter up to five completed paintings in the Plein Air Art Show and Sale held at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon on July 10-11. There will be professional and open divisions in the show. Artists in all media are invited to participate. This public show and sale is part of the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival, July 10-11, 2021. The lavender fields are located throughout Oregon. The art show will be judged and prizes will be awarded.

main page this week

plant of the week

tip of the week tool shed how to gardens to see sponsors events calendar the happy spot
streaming video read our blog join our twitter e-mail us archive press relations links to other websites

Website design and content ©2006-2021 Gustin Creative Group.  Please send website inquiries to  This page last modified June 30, 2021.