What Everybody Ought to Know About Nez Perce Art in the Wallowa

The 16th Annual Nez Perce Art in the Wallowa is coming up very quickly--Saturday of the first weekend in October 2012 to be exact.  If you like contemporary Native American art then you don't want to miss this opportunity.  Nez Perce Indian and nearly Columbia River Tribal Plateau artists will once again display and offer their work for sale at the historic Wallowa Lake Lodge in Northeastern Oregon.

Live and silent auctions take place in the afternoon of Saturday, October 4, 2012, from noon to 4 pm.  Every year's different so it's worth to see what the artists are offering this year.  Many of the artists are in attendance too.

In the evening at 6 pm, there'll be a dinner by reservation only in the dining room of the Wallowa Lake Lodge.  Tickets for this dinner sell out quickly as fewer than 100 people can attend.  The scrumptious dinner includes fresh salmon, local buffalo, local salad and vegetables, and cheesecake with huckleberry topping.  A culinary tourism or locavore delight!

The afternoon reception, live & silent auction is free admission.  Dinner tickets are $45 in advance and can be reserved through the Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center at 541-886-3101 or purchased through local vendors listed here

According to Coyote at the Mixed Blood TheatreEntertainment during the dinner features Nez Perce storyteller Carlotta Kauffman who will perform  "According to Coyote" a collection of Coyote stories collected and produced by her brother John Kauffman.  This show was recently performed Dakota State University (see photo).

You can stay at the Wallowa Lake Lodge for this event, but we'd like to recommend that you check into one of three Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild members located nearby in Joseph, Oregon (10 minutes away) or Enterprise, Oregon (20 minutes away). All three of these Oregon bed and breakfasts are equipped with only private bathrooms that are either attached directly to your guestroom or are nearby.  And by staying in Joseph or Enterprise you'll be able to enjoy more of the sights and sounds of this vibrant Pacific Northwest artistic community.  

Make your reservations soon!

See you at this northwest culinary and artistic event!

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