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Welcome to the 14th Annual Fine Arts Festival!

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The Silverton Fine Arts Festival is one of Silverton’s favorite festivals, a yearly reminder of how pivotal art is for our community. 

We are delighted to welcome you to ”the best little art fair in Oregon” and invite you to share, enjoy, and ultimately, own some of the wide-ranging creations of our participating artists.

 Art is what we offer and support. It has always been our goal to provide a strong supportive hand in developing an understanding and appreciation of the arts in the Silverton area. Indeed, art is recognized as the foundation of all learning by the Oregon State Department of Education and thus, the proceeds derived from the Festival provide major art education opportunities to children and adults at our local community schools as well as the Silverton Arts Association’s educational efforts. 

We are delighted that you are participating in our 13th Silverton Fine Arts Festival and encourage you to visit with our artists, enjoy the fine entertainment, partake of the wide gourmand flavors at the international food court, refresh yourself at the wine and beer garden, enrich and satisfy your inner artist with a visit to the art demonstrations and hands on activities. But, above all……. PLEASE ENJOY YOURSELF!

Moises Roizen, President, Silverton Arts Association

Event Details

The 14th annual Silverton Fine Arts Festival is set for August 16-17 in Silverton’s shady Coolidge–McClaine Park at the intersection of Coolidge and Charles Streets. The artist and food booths are open Saturday, 10am–7pm, and Sunday, 10am–6pm. Admission to the festival is free. The family-friendly days feature two entertainment stages, an international food court, a wine and beer garden, and arts activities.

Although the festival has been held regularly since 2001, it is not well known that an early festival actually occurred on Sunday, July 16, 1972 in a small area of Coolidge–McClaine Park. There were 140 local exhibitors and 24 of them were members of the Junior Art Club. Since there was no permanent Arts Center at that time, the Festival’s most important objective was to create a public awareness for a permanent center aimed at developing local artistic talent. In the ensuing years, other art festivals were organized, but it was not until 2001 that the Association’s newly-named Fine Arts Festival Committee launched what has now become a very successful decade as one of this region’s most respected and admired arts festivals.

The Fine Arts Festival’s successes support, to a large extent, the various educational programs of the Silverton Arts Center. Your interest and attendance in our festival, and the participation of the artists whose high quality creations you purchase and enjoy, are an integral financial resource for those programs.

We invite you and your family to become participants in this festival. Enjoy the cool environs of our park, visit with the artists, partake of the fine performances at our entertainment stages, experience the variety of flavors at our international food court, refresh yourself at our wine and beer garden, and, perhaps, wake up your artistic flair at our hands-on art activities. Above all, we are extremely proud to welcome you to our 13th Silverton Fine Arts Festival.
Moises Roizen, President, Silverton Arts Association

Admission is free.

Map and Directions

Coolidge-McClaine Park, with its sprawling oak trees and creek side location, borders charming and historic downtown Silverton. The Oregon Garden is minutes away and Silver Falls State Park is less than fifteen miles from the festival site.The festival is a comfortable one-hour drive from most anywhere in the greater Portland area, just over an hour from Eugene and Springfield, and just fifteen minutes from Salem. Once you arrive, convenient, complimentary festival shuttle service is available at several parking locations.