The Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts is always the third weekend in August at Fowler Park in beautiful downtown Oconomowoc - rain or shine.
2020 was an unusual year with the Coronavirus Pandemic and the cancellation of our festival. We have extended automatic invitations to our 2020 artists that were selected by the jury. These artists will be given priority in assigning booth spaces. Therefore open booth spots could be very limited for the 2021 festival.
Artist Applications now available on ZAPP.
Scholarship applications are available each spring.
Spotlight Group applications are due each May.
Celebrating its 46th year of bringing fine art to the community, the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts Board voted to "fill the gap" at the Lac La Belle beach front when the relocation for the flagpole was announced.
The removal of the flagpole left the buried GPS signal for the city without a historical landmark.
Terri Field, a local artist, designed the sculpture, “Where the Waters Meet,” collaborating with the Park and Recreation Board to create a shared vision and historical symbol of Lac La Belle. This sculpture
represents the sailing regattas that still grace our lake front. Featuring four sail-like pieces of metal, it symbolizes the four main lakes in Oconomowoc: Lac La Belle, Oconomowoc Lake, Fowler Lake and Silver Lake.
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.