• Festival of Arts

    Festival of Arts

    Our five-day gala event features a Film Festival, Plein Air Competition, Gallery Walk, Opening Night Artists' Reception with live music, and a Quick Draw Competition
  • Joseph Oregon

    Joseph Oregon

    The Festival of Arts is held mid September in scenic Joseph, Oregon. Visit our quiet season of color, see the galleries and explore our beautiful landscapes. Read More
  • Opening Night

    Opening Night

    Join us for an elegant evening of Art, live music, hors d'oeuvres and wine at our Friday Night Opening Reception. Meet our award winning artists and this year’s Judges. 
  • Quick Draw

    Quick Draw

    Each year the Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts hosts an exciting, timed event in conjunction with our annual three-day Festival of Arts celebration on Saturday.
  • This Year's Judge

    This Year's Judge

    This year we are pleased to announce the fantastic Collage Maker artist Cory W. Peeke as the 2018 Festival judge.
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Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts, Sept 11-15, 2019

Since 1982, Joseph Oregon has been welcoming Artists and Art Lovers to the Annual Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts! Please join this special attraction featuring the best of local, regional, and national fine artists working in a wide variety of media. Read on to discover an exciting array of entertaining opportunities awaiting you in our beautiful mountains, canyons and valley.

Celebrate! Our Opening Friday Night lineup includes a stimulating display of fine art, live music, awards, interaction with the artists, hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, door prizes, and a lovely hand-painted wine glass to take home. In this elegant atmosphere, you are invited to relax and enjoy an entertaining evening with old friends and make new acquaintances. Don’t miss this great opportunity to discover a new artist or find that perfect one-of-a-kind piece you've been hunting for at great value. The night also opens the silent auction. Buy your tickets early.

Explore! Our Festival of Arts takes place in the scenic, small town of Joseph, Oregon. Known for its breathtaking natural beauty and burgeoning art scene, we are frequently named among the top small town art scenes in the West. Art lovers can tour our foundries, explore our galleries, visit The Josephy Center, and look in on artists’ studios during your stay with us.

Check back for updates on workshops and other opportunities to explore and enjoy during your visit.