Online the week of July 6th-12th
In light of the continued restrictions and health and safety risks due to COVID-19, all IN-PERSON EVENTS for this year’s Willamette Valley Lavender Festival & Paint Out scheduled to take place July 11-12 are CANCELLED. Paint-Out registrants and Festival vendors will receive direct communications regarding refunds.
This festival is a cherished celebration throughout the valley and beyond; the decision to cancel is not made lightly. Now in its 16th year, this year’s festival will take place ENTIRELY ONLINE the week of July 6 – 12.
Paint out: In lieu of the Lavender Paint Out Exhibition that annually brings together around 125 artists who have been painting out in the lavender fields, the CCC is coordinating a Plein Air Pandemic Paint Out, inviting all of the artists who had planned on participating in the Lavender Paint out, to submit plein air paintings of The Landscapes Around Them. The call for submissions will be open to any artist that wishes to participate: www.wvlavenderfestival.org/plein-air-pandemic-paint-out The Pandemic Paint Out will culminate in an online exhibit hosted on the CCC’s website where all of the artworks will be for sale from July 20-August 31, 2020, with a Zoom Artist Reception on August 1st, 5pm PCT.
Lavender Online Marketplace: In addition to the virtual exhibition there will be an online Lavender Marketplace, where guests can find all of their favorite lavender vendors and buy their products online: www.wvlavenderfestival.org/online-lavender-marketplace. While we may not be able to breathe in the scents of lavender together, we are still going to celebrate this beautiful flower that graces our valley
Visit Lavender Farms: There are several nearby lavender farms that will still be open this year that we encourage you to visit. Each one has something different to offer. Red Ridge Farms has a shop, and on site wine tasting. Chehalem Flats has an adorable farm store featuring many local specialty food items. Wayward Winds Lavender has rustic charm and one of the largest lavender u-picks in Oregon. Mountainside Lavender has an extensive selection of lavender available for u-pick.