Arts Festival

Second Annual Forest of Arts Festival in Oregon, USA

From: Portland Tribune

“Celebrate the natural environment and see art created out of organic substances found in nature; explore a familiar part of our world in new ways; breathe in the open air; and sense the wonder of nature,” said Linda-Merry Gross, the president of the Three Rivers Artist Guild, describing the upcoming second-annual Forest of Arts Festival.

The Oregon City-based artist guild is partnering with the Hopkins Demonstration Forest, managed by Forests Forever as an accessible example of sustainable forestry, to sponsor the Oct. 4 and 5 arts event that drew nearly 1,000 people last year.

The collaboration combines a free art show and live demonstrations with music, local food, wine, hiking-trail tours and children’s activities in the forest, 16750 S. Brockway Road, Mulino.

No-cost admission includes free parking, a free shuttle and free guided forest tours.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, family-friendly hands-on crafts and demonstrations will offer opportunities to meet the artists and purchase gifts of sculpture, paintings, jewelry and woodwork.

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