NE Oregon Arts

Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts

A Gathering Place for the Arts in Wallowa County

38th Annual Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts


September 17-20, 2020


Fine Art Show / En Plein Air Exhibit / Quick Draw
Summer Arts Classic Concert


Call to artists will begin in early April, 2020. Stay tuned for more information. The deadline for submissions will be July 26. Artists will be notified of their acceptance in mid-April.

The Wallowa Valley is truly a special spot on the map.  Our breathtaking scenery captivates the heart, piques the imagination, and has a knack for unleashing the artist within us all.  It’s not by coincidence, that this beloved corner of Oregon is renowned for its vibrant community of artists, its exquisite galleries, its numerous bronze foundries, and its “WOW-inducing” Main Street art installations.  Whether you’re a local artist who has lived here most of your life, or you’ve never ventured quite this far out to the “End of the Road”, we encourage you to come and let yourself experience, anew, how this place will enchant and inspire you.  And, while you’re at it, be sure to step out and play a bit…take advantage of the myriad outdoor recreation opportunities this area has to offer.  And, what better time to explore Joseph and the Wallowas, than during colorfully placid September?! Some have even taken to calling it our fifth season – our “Season of Art”.