Head to the 15th annual Trout Lake Festival of the Arts on July 17 and 18.
The festival will be held at the Farm B&B, 490 Sunnyside Road. Admire the 120 year old farmhouse, the picturesque old barn and the gardens filled with riotous perennial flowers, all with Mt Adams in view.
Wander the grounds among displays of beautiful and affordable art. Sit under the trees and enjoy the music while sipping a cool refreshment. Admire the many types of art work including a children's corner that features hands on fun for the little ones.
Featured Artist is Lillian Pitt, a highly acclaimed Pacific Northwest Native American artist. She is primarily a sculptor and mixed media artist working in clay, bronze, wearable art, prints and glass. She is the recipient of numerous awards and her work has been exhibited throughout the Pacific Northwest, nationally and internationally.
Over 50 juried artists, most from the Gorge, will show a wide variety of work including jewelry, pottery, watercolor and oil painting, glass, photography, sculpture, weaving and more. Returning favorites are Bonnie White, watercolor, David Sherburn, oils & fountains; Linda Steider, fused glass and Scott Grey, raku..
In addition, there will be seven artists painting En Plein Air for the enjoyment of festival attendees. They are: Beth Verheyden/watercolor; Todd Smith/oils; Kat Sowa/watercolor and oil; Donna Van Tuyl/pastels; Hope Stevenson/oil with palet knife; Christine Knowles/pastel and watercolor; Cathleen Rehfeld/oil.
Live music is performed all weekend and there is no end of good things to eat and drink including Will's Lemonade, Maryhill wines, Double Mtn. Beer, Otto's Sausages (featured in Gourmet Magazine and on the Food Network). Cheri's wraps, salads and scrumptious Huckleberry pies.
Admission is free, and there's plenty of free parking.