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Unveiling details

The newest pieces in the downtown arts collection of the Lake Oswego Foundation for the Arts will be unveiled Sept. 20.

The event, which will be presented by Umpqua Bank, begins with a reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Five Spice Pan Asian Cuisine and Oswego Lake Gallery, both in Lake View Village. There will be no cost to foundation members; $10 contribution asked of non-members.

A walking tour of the 21 pieces of downtown art will then follow, featuring individual artists unveiling and talking about their specific pieces.

RSVP by Sept. 15 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-675-3738.

Event sponsors include the city of Lake Oswego, Dennis' 7 Dees Landscaping and Garden Centers, Lake Oswego Ace Hardware, Graham's Book and Stationery, Five Spice Pan Asian Restaurant and Oswego Lake Gallery.

Additionally, the foundation invites citizens to attend the dedication of a new sculpture in the city's permanent art collection next Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Second Street and B Avenue in downtown Lake Oswego.

Drew Prell and Jim Morton, developers of the new Stafford Commons, commissioned Frank Boyden to develop the sculpture, 'The Way It Is,' to honor Lake Oswego poet William Stafford, who died in 1993.

There will be a short ceremony and champagne celebration. The public is invited to attend. Mayor, Judie Hammerstad will be present along with foundation board members to receive the gift from Prell and Morton.

The 24 new townhouse condominiums will open soon; a model will be open to the public to tour following the dedication.