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Art in the Dark 2019

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A-WOL's 15th Annual ART in the DARK:

Live music composed and performed by Chet Lyster

July 26-28 and August 1-4, 2019





Under the Trees at Mary S Young Park, West Linn, OR Located on Hwy 43 (2 miles north of I-205, Exit 8 or 2 miles south of Marylhurst Univ)

Snow Leopards are known for their striking beauty and are primarily solitary. A-WOL transforms our beloved Mary S. Young Park into a snowy scene filled with soaring lace, mysterious characters and eery shades of antique pearls. Watch as each character explores this forest setting swirling around in search of the “ghost of the mountain”, the elusive Snow Leopard.  Musician Chet Lyster brings his original soundtrack to life on the stage, blending the mysterious sounds of traditional and electronic instruments.

Questions: or call 503.351.5182

Suspended in trees, surrounded by beauty and illuminated by the stars...

A-WOL's Art in the Dark annual performance is a fantastical, illuminated, full-length, evening production set in a unique and rare outdoor theater style setting.  Transforming a dirt plot into a performance spot, each show is packed with the flavor of the Northwest and a wonderful taste of the talent this area has to offer!   Come see why A-WOL grabbed the attention of OPB's "Oregon Art Beat" during the 2012 season! Last year's show sold out entirely - get your ticket early.

Art in the Dark is enjoyed by all ages.

** No live animals are in the show and no real fur. Only humans acting like animals and faux fur.

No Refunds will be given. Feel free to trade/sell tickets at face value via our facebook event page.

Please note that if you want to choose a specific seat, you will need to purchase tickets on a computer. The mobile app will not allow you to choose you seats, they will be chosen for you.

Venue information:

Pre-show: feel free to arrive early and purchase snacks and beverages from us or enjoy your own picnic. Entry opens at 7:30.

Seating: This show takes place in a forested setting. There are several options of seating offered, please read the descriptions carefully when purchasing tickets. If you purchase "bring your own seating" tickets, low-back chairs are "better", blankets on the ground are "BEST" and high back chairs are "discouraged/not that great" (as they cause blocking and crowding). Arrive early for best options. You can bring a blanket or tarp if you prefer to sit on the ground.

Handicap Seating: please contact us to inform us of handicap seating needing. We will accommodate you and your group (the best thing to do is contact us first and we can assist you in your purchase).

Concessions: Snacks and beverages available for purchase (family-friendly and adult options).

Weather: this show will happen unless it is absolutely pouring. It is fairly tree-covered. Do dress in layers as the evening can be chilly. Blankets are welcome as well.

Other notes: Smoking within 500 feet of the performance area is not allowed. Formal photography and/or video recording is prohibited without a press pass (but feel free to post photos and short videos as long as you hashtag #awoldance and #artinthedark). Children of all ages are welcome. Please monitor them closely as they MUST stay seated during the performance. Pets are not allowed. 

Earlier Event: June 15
A-WOL Aeros Open Air Production
Later Event: August 10
Aeros Youth Audition