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“Art + Words” is a multi-disciplinary event that convenes writers, creative thinkers, performers and artists to encourage collaboration and inspiration across artforms. Through a series of performances, talks, workshops, and interactive art projects, “Art + Words” aims to spark curiosity and deep thinking. Attendees will explore how different creative modalities inform one another to generate new narratives, with opportunities to present bold ideas and examine a broad range of perspectives.


We invite audiences to explore how language can enrich our engagement with art and how visual forms emerge from the written word. Meaning and interpretation of creative works shift based on our ever-changing social conditions. “Art + Words” encourages audiences to consider the role of words and images in shaping social consciousness––while acknowledging the inherent power structures embedded in the language we use.


Readers, writers, makers and creatives of all experience levels are invited to get curious, share their stories and take creative risks.


Scalehouse Gallery 

550 NW Franklin Avenue, Bend, Oregon


Oregon State University-Cascades 

1500 SW Chandler Avenue, Bend, Oregon

Parking $2.00

Cost: $100

Includes all talks, workshops, opening reception, closing reception and DIY silkscreen tote

Attendees must purchase a pass and then select workshop options (one AM workshop and one PM workshop).



June 9, 2022


06:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Oregon United States

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