Save the Date for the Festival

August 18th and 19th, 2018, 10am - 5pm

Fun Facts

The Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts Ltd.:

• Has been in existence for over 47 years.

• Administers a non-subsidized, self-supporting annual budget of more than $50K.

• Has a Silent Auction of donated art from Festival artists. 

• Pays an Oconomowoc city park fee for the use of Fowler Park.

• Is fully insured.

• Is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors.

• Meets year round.

• Presents artist awards totaling over $3,500 annually.


Artists from around the country:

• Apply for only 135 available spaces in the festival.

• Submit online digital photographs, which are juried by a qualified panel. (see Artist Information for more details)

• Pay a flat fee to exhibit in the show. No percentage of their sales is shared.

• Compete for ribbons and awards in the following categories: Best of Show; Ceramics (decorative and functional); Fiber; Glass; Graphics; Jewelry; Mixed Media; Painting; Photography; Sculpture; Wood.


More than 500 local community volunteers:

• Provide security for the park.

• Act as Hosts and Hostesses during the festival.

• Provide food & drink under the direction of local churches & service clubs.

• Coordinate 30 hours of mostly volunteer entertainment on three stages.

• Entertain nearly 1,000 young people each year in the Children's Area.

• Provide free shuttle bus service to and from the festival.

• House Artists in their homes if requested.

• Furnish a picnic buffet on Saturday evening for all participating artists.


Scholarship Fund

Over the years, the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts has given away more than $200,000 in scholarships to local students pursuing studies in the fine arts.