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Explore Artists of the Gorge This Weekend

09/17/2019 | Art, Event, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge

Troutdale is the home to many wonderful artists who have found inspiration from the Columbia River Gorge. With this in mind, the City of Troutdale and West Columbia Gorge Chamber, working with the local artists, will be hosting the fifth annual Fall Festival of the Arts September 21st - 22nd, 2019 at Glen Otto Park. 

The festival is the perfect occasion for both residents and visitors to enjoy the artists work, watch their demonstrations and meet northwestern authors. There will also be live music, delicious locally sourced food, wine and craft beer from the area. You can also check out the  silent auction!

This year’s featured artist is Donna Erwin. Donna is a significant member of the Arts in the West Columbia Gorge as the founder of the first Friday art walk in the region. She is well known for her picture framing, paying close attention to textures and patterns that elevate the art within.

Take the time to connect with and support the thriving community of artists, studios, workshops, and galleries in the region, like Robert MacGinnis who was the featured artist in 2018. 

While you’re in the area, take the time to explore downtown, popping into various galleries and shops. Then, grab lunch at Sugarpine Drive-In, or head out for a fall hike in the Gorge.


The festival will run from 10:00am - 6:00pm at the Troutdale Glenn Otto Park by the beautiful Sandy River.

 Contact the West Columbia Gorge Chamber office with questions, open Mon-Fri 9-5 or call 503-669-7473.

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