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Silent Auction

Come visit the Silent Art Auction Tent across the parking lot from the food pavilion. Bid on your favorites and help grow our scholarship fund.

A bid sheet is attached to each piece of art with the artist's retail price and starting bid at the top. You may enter a bid for any item by placing your name, contact number and offer on the bid sheet. You may bid multiple times on any item. We ask that all bids on artwork be raised in at least $5.00 increments.

We appreciate the generous contributions of the Festival artists, who donate the pieces for the Silent Art Auction. We thank these artists for their commitment to our Festival.

SATURDAY ART AUCTION

The Saturday auction will start at 11:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. At 3:00 p.m. all bidding ceases and the winners may stand in line to pay for their artwork, or continue to browse the Festival until the line dwindles. The tent workers will be available to give out artwork until 5:00 p.m. Workers will notify winners by phone if needed. Any artwork not picked up by noon on Sunday will be held over and added to the Sunday Art Auction.

SUNDAY ART AUCTION

Sunday, a second auction with new artwork will begin at 11:00a.m. Again, open bidding will cease at 3:00 p.m. Winners may pick uptheir items between 3:00-5:00 p.m. Winners will be notified by phoneto pick up their pieces.The committee encourages everyone to visit the Silent Art Auction Tent during his or her visit. Good luck to all bidders and thank you for your support of the Festival.

Children's Area

Are your children begging you to make their own art? The activity area allows budding young artists a chance to dig in and get their hands dirty! Children can make masks, don a smock and paint a mural, have their faces painted, string beads… every year there’s a new creation to make. Activities are best suited for ages 4 to 10.

This year the Children’s Art Area is focusing on the theme “creativity” by featuring projects that begin with a simple line or shape that becomes a creative work when projected onto a larger background.

Scratch Art: Kids make a line and then stretch and vary it on a
scratch art drawing.
Cartoon: Kids sketch shapes in pencil, then turn them into cartoons
with colorful markers.
Tessellations: Kids start with geometric shapes, create a pattern,
and tile them onto a plane.

In addition, there will be a coloring table for the little ones and an
art wall for those who enjoy painting.

The committee wishes to thank you in advance for stopping by and
making art with your children. Thank you to our friends and sponsors
for contributing to the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts.

2017: 
The Children's Art Area celebrated the city of Oconomowoc this year with art projects focusing on the local environment: the skyline splatter painting, the lakes lily pad, and the agriculture scarecrow puppet.

2016:
The Children's Craft Area is celebrating the life cycle and survival ofthe monarch butterfly in several different nature-themed crafts. Our young budding artists will paint colorful murals, design symmetrical monarch wings, and twist 3D wire sculpture creating an epic and responsible appreciation for nature through art.

Concessions

One very popular feature of the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts is the food tent. Vendors comprised of local civic organizations and churches provide an array of sandwiches, pizza, salads, soft drinks, cookies, snacks and pies (with ice cream).

Spotlight Group

The Oconomowoc Woman's Club

The Oconomowoc Woman’s Club was established in 1949. We currently have 83 members. Our mission is to better ourselves, our community and our country through volunteering.

Our Club organizes and hosts four primary fundraisers each year to raise money for charities in our community. Not only do we provide monetary donations, but we collect in-kind donations at each of our monthly luncheons and deliver them to the various charities. We perform various service projects through the area. We deliver cookies to the police and volunteer fire departments in the area and make quilts for children that receive cleft lip operations as part of Operation Smile. Our motto is all about giving to our fellow man.

Our Club meets once each month at the Oconomowoc Lake Club. These meetings include our general business, along with lunch and entertainment from local persons.

Our members are amazing women, ranging from their late 40s to early 90s. Their spirit and enthusiasm is contagious. They come from all walks of life, and their talents and abilities are limitless. We have a great deal of fun while providing support to our charities in the Lake Country area.

For more information on the Oconomowoc Woman’s Club, visit our website at: www.oconomowocwomansclub.com or call Theresa Custer, president, at 262.490.7614.

Shuttles

Pontoon Shuttle

Once again the Downtown Oconomowoc Business Association will be offering free Pontoon Shuttles to the Festival this year, sponsored by the Boat House. Departures will be every half hour from the city boat launch on Fowler Lake, in the municipal parking lot just north of City Hall. A short jaunt across Fowler Lake will land you at the Festival grounds in Fowler Park.

Look for Light up the Lake, an annual Venetian boat parade held on Lac la Belle in conjunction with Festival Week. Beautifully lit boats circle the lake at dusk, to the delight of the many spectators. This year’s parade will take place at City Beach on Saturday, August 18, following the 7:30 p.m. concert by the American
Legion Band. A fireworks display will end the evening.

Maps