The Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts is always the third weekend in August at Fowler Park in beautiful downtown Oconomowoc - rain or shine.
Watch for next season's call for artists and the committee will kick off another year of planning - both in November.
Scholarship applications are due each April, and our Spotlight Group applications are due each May.
The sculpture “Melody” is featured on our T-shirts, posters, and programs in 2018. “Melody” was a gift to the Oconomowoc Area School District and the community from the Oconomowoc Festival of
the Arts. She is located at the entrance to the Oconomowoc Arts Center on the north side of Oconomowoc High School. She was installed on November 14, 2008, prior to the opening of the OAC.
Sculpted of bronze, “Melody” is almost eight feet tall, and weighs 825 pounds. The sculptor, Tuan, is a Vietnamese refugee who arrived in America in 1989, and earned his fine art degree from the Art
Institute of Southern California. His studio is in California.
Volunteers from the festival apply a coat of wax to the sculpture twice a year in order to maintain her patina.
So come to Oconomowoc --Where the Waters Meet-- to leisurely shop for quality artwork in all media: photography, painting, drawing, fiber, jewelry, wood, metal, glass, stone… the artistic choices are as exquisite as the scenery.
Several scupltures have been installed throughout Oconomowoc in recent years. These gifts are in keeping with the Festival’s mission to bring fine art to the community. Enjoy!
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.
Check out the student artwork display and create your own work of art in the Children's Art Area. The festival committee has also facilitated youth programs for local kids.