Eight years ago, a group of artists recognized that an opportunity stood ready and waiting for a seasonal gallery to offer their work for sale. Using the 510 Museum and ArtSpace at the Arts Council of Lake Oswego, the small group presented a refined palette of art and craft during the holidays. By 2016, the group had grown from twelve to 28 artists presenting both two-and three-dimensional works in a wide variety of media.
Over the years, the group has reached out to the community in a number of ways. It has offered holiday activities for families and children. The Rain Spark Gallery Community Treasure Hunt has become a holiday tradition, with 50 hand-made ceramic tree ornaments “hidden” throughout the Lake Oswego community in parks, public spaces, and businesses during December of each year. Clues to each ornament location are posted daily to Facebook and on this website.
The group decided in 2017 that it had outgrown the 510 Museum and ArtSpace and sought out a new, larger location. Rain Spark Gallery was formally incorporated in the State of Oregon to provide an independent entity for the purpose of displaying, marketing, and selling members’ work.
Rain Spark Gallery has quickly gained a reputation with both consumers and the practicing artists’ community for presenting unique, finely made artworks. Now representing 31 member-artists and 8 guest artists, we enter the 2018 holiday season stronger than ever before.