The Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon will host the 2018 Willamette Valley Lavender Festival and Plein Air Art Show on July 14 and 15, 2018. This regional celebration of lavender, art, food, music, and exceptionally-made crafts is a unique and festive event which brings local lavender growers and the community together. The public is invited to attend at no charge.
Festival guests can enjoy a variety of juried art and craft booths, distinctive lavender products, purchasable fresh-cut lavender and lavender plants from local farms, the plein air art show, and lavender in myriad forms. Live music will be offered throughout the weekend and five food trucks will offer their full menus, as well as specialty lavender-infused food and beverage options. Festival hours are 10 am – 6 pm on Saturday, July 14th and 10 am – 5pm on Sunday, July 15th.
Over 100 artists will display original paintings created “en plein air” (outdoors) during the Oregon Lavender Paint Out. The Paint Out takes place in the beautiful lavender fields of Oregon in the weeks prior to the Show and attracts both amateur and professional artists from around the Northwest and beyond.
This will be the second year of the youth art contest and the Essential Oil Showcase. Children can create artwork on site – all materials will be provided and ribbons will be awarded for exceptional artwork. The Essential Oil Showcase will feature lavender essential oil that has been judged and awarded; festival guests will have the opportunity to explore and vote for their own favorite oils.
Full festival information and scheduling is available at www.wvlavenderfestival.org
The Chehalem Cultural Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire and enrich lives by connecting community and culture. For more information visit www.chehalemculturalcenter.org