There's a touch of spring in the air and volunteers are organizing for the first seasonal event in Wallowa County--the 27th Annual Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts.
When: Friday to Sunday, June 5-7, 2009
Where: Joseph Community Center, Joseph, Oregon
More information: Festival website at www.wallowavalleyarts.org/festivalarts.htm/
This event is a juried fine arts show featuring professional and nonprofessional artists from primarily the Pacific Northwest. Mediums include two-dimensional artwork (oil painting, watercolor, acrylic, photography) and three-dimensional artwork (bronze, sculpture, multimedia). All artwork entered into the Festival is offered for sale, making it a wonderful opportunity to purchase original artwork.
Events surrounding the Festival this year include:
* Friday night opening reception (ticketed event) featuring many participating artists, the Featured Artist & Judge, wine & hors d'oeuvres
* Saturday artist demonstrations
* Saturday night Quick Draw
* An "en Plein Air" workshop throughout the Festival
* Silent Auction
When you come to Eastern Oregon for the Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts, consider staying at one of four outstanding members of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild:
A Barking Mad Farm Country Bed & Breakfast says it all in their name. "Oregon lodging pet friendly" is what comes to mind. This inn is the perfect place to bring along Bowser when you want to see the art and the countryside too. The 40 acre working farm supplies casual elegance, gourmet breakfasts, and amazing views of the Wallowa and Seven Devil Mountains ranges. International hosts Diana & Hunter will put you at ease and share their warm hospitality with you.
Nearby also on the high ground between Joseph and Enterprise sits the Alder Slope Bed and Breakfast. Barry & Jeri welcome you to commanding views of the Wallowa Valley and the Seven Devil Mountain of Idaho in the distance. When you're tired of looking at the art, a quick game of billiards might be just the thing to pick you up.
Belle Pepper's Bed and Breakfast is one of your choices if you want to walk to the Festival of Arts. Located one block off Main Street in Joseph, this bed and breakfast is in the 1915 historic McCully Mansion and features many distinctive architectural touches.
Pepper and John welcome guests into their green certified lodging. Their bed & breakfast is a Green Hotels member and is certified by Green America (formerly Co-op America) and the OBBG Green Lodging program.
The Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast in Joseph has a longstanding relationship with the Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts. Bill & Heather have been on the Festival organizing committee since 2002 and currently serve as part of the Festival's team of directors.
Their inn has 3 guestrooms and one suite and is walking distance (2 blocks) to the Festival.
When it comes to finding a bed and breakfast in Oregon for your Festival of Arts buying spree, you'll have plenty of choices. Give one a call today!