Washougal Art Festival set for Aug. 14 at Reflection Plaza

'We're delighted to have our festival back in person this year after holding it online last summer due to COVID,' says WACA co-president

The Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance (WACA) will present the sixth annual Washougal Art Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Reflection Plaza in Washougal.

“We are delighted to have our festival back in person this year after holding it online last summer due to COVID safety protocols,” WACA co-president Joyce Lindsay said in a news release. “Many artists had time during the pandemic to create, and we believe there is pent-up demand from our local art lovers to bring some beautiful new works into their lives. There is so much excitement already building around the festival. It’s going to be great.”

The event will feature the work of Linda Andrews-Riggs (water color), Eric Berlin (porcelain jewelry), Shirley Bishop (fused glass), Jean Blatner (watercolor and acrylic), Chrissie Forbes (found art and oils), Kayla Rae Friedrichsmeyer (watercolor and ink), Suzanne Grover )pen and colored pencil), Charlene Hale (fused glass), Brenda Lindstrom (oil), Beck Lipp (woodworking), Toni McCarthy (jewelry), Diane Moeglein (fused glass), Liz Pike (oil), Spike Palmer (oil), Karen Roule (silver jewelry), Hiroko Stumpf (watercolor and acrylic), Cyndee Starr (mixed media), Barbara Wright (watercolor ink and pencil) and Tom West (acrylic).

The event will also feature a raffle and silent auction.  

“A goal of the festival is to raise funds to bring more public art to our city,” WACA board member Chuck Carpenter said. “The raffle and silent auction is one way we do that.  We appreciate the generosity of our festival artists for their donations and the participation of festival attendees to purchase tickets and bid generously on these wonderful items.”