Art in the High Desert
Central Oregon’s Premier Juried Fine Art & Craft Show & Sale
Arts & Entertainment
Central Oregon’s Premier Juried Fine Art & Craft Show & Sale
Visit the Artists’ Gallery in Sunriver to see how our many talented artists have been inspired! Located in the Village in Sunriver, the Artists’ Gallery displays approachable fine art, by local creative artists in a variety of mediums. This website shows samples of each artists’ work. Not all items on this website are for sale in the gallery. However, there are always lots of new artworks in the gallery.
We invite you to enjoy Central Oregon’s rich artistic culture—visit our art galleries! Experience art in the Old Mill District, Downtown Bend and Second Street, during our monthly First Friday Gallery Walk, and visit us all throughout the month. Be sure to check-out the Old Ironworks District on Last Saturday.
The First Friday Gallery Walk was created by the Bend Gallery Association over 20 years ago as a way to acquaint the community to the galleries. It has grown into a city-wide cultural event with many businesses joining in the fun. Galleries in downtown Bend and the Old Mill District kick-off their monthly shows on the First Friday of every month with an opening, inviting the public. Plan on making it a part of your monthly entertainment plan!
Pick up a Bend Gallery Association Gallery Guide at any gallery and in brochure racks throughout Central Oregon.
We invite you to enjoy Central Oregon’s rich artistic culture—visit our art galleries! Experience art in the Old Mill District, Downtown Bend and Second Street, during our monthly First Friday Gallery Walk, and visit us all throughout the month. Be sure to check-out the Old Ironworks District on Last Saturday. The First Friday Gallery Walk was created by the Bend Gallery Association over 20 years ago as […]
Enjoy more than 200 different craft beers along the Deschutes River
There might not be a better place in the country to fall in love with a new hazy IPA or rekindle the flames with a classic pale ale than the Bend Brewfest.
Central Oregon’s largest craft beer festival is set to welcome more than 70 breweries and cider makers August 15-17 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Craft beer hounds will have 200-plus different beers, ciders and wines to choose from at the 2019 Bend Brewfest, all against the backdrop of the Cascade mountains and the Deschutes River.
Known for featuring the most creative and innovative breweries in not just Oregon but the entire Pacific Northwest, the Bend Brewfest once again will host its X-Tap program dedicated to small batch and specialty beers. There’s typically only one keg of each X-Tap beer and once they’re gone, they’re gone. Anticipated highlights from this year’s X-Tap include Fremont’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark: Coffee Edition; pFriem’s La Muse, a Lambic-inspired with Oregon Marionberries and Black Cap Raspberries; and Sunriver Brewing’s Mi Casa es Su Casa Mexican Mocha Barrel Aged Blend.
Set in the heart of one of the nation’s most influential craft brew communities, the Bend Brewfest serves as the perfect trailhead for adventurous beer lovers. GoodLife, Crux, Deschutes, Sunriver, Bend Brewing, Immersion, Avid Cider and other breweries and cider houses are all within walking distance of the Bend Brewfest. Bend is also home to The Bend Ale Trail, the largest beer trail in the West, and stellar tap rooms like the Broken Top Bottle Shop and Platypus Pub.
Tasting packages that include a mug and tasting tokens start at $20. The Bend Brewfest runs from 4 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, August 15 and from noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, August 16-17.
Enjoy over 200 craft beers along the Deschutes River
The Bend Cultural Tourism Fund (BCTF) is a grant program created to enhance Bend’s economy through cultural tourism. From musical productions to art exhibits to film festivals and more, the BCTF supports cultural opportunities that draw visitors to Bend.
Visit Bend established the BCTF with the goal of attracting cultural tourists during shoulder seasons and winter months – a time of year when the city’s tourism industry struggles, yet a time when cultural tourism organizations are most active.
Thanks to a ballot measure passed in 2013, Visit Bend is able to fund the BCTF using 7.5% of the organization’s total annual public funding received from the City of Bend. The program awarded $125,000 to cultural tourism organizations in 2015, just under $200,000 in 2017, $205,000 in 2018, and $200,000 in 2019. Awards have supported cultural opportunities ranging from the Deschutes Public Library’s Author! Author! series to a Nordic skiing exhibit at the Deschutes Historical Museum to the launch of the Bend A Cappella Festival in 2016.
The Bend Elks Baseball Club is a collegiate summer wood bat baseball team. The Bend Elks have some of the best college players from all levels who come to play from June – August. Come catch a game of the true American pass time.
Tickets start at $6 for most games. Don’t forget our Free Kid Wednesdays or $2 Tuesdays! Season tickets, group rates and facility rental area options are available, please contact us at 541-312-9259 for more details.
Visiting Central Oregon year round? Come check out The Bend Elks Baseball Club indoor training facility, including 5 full size batting cages featuring 3 pitching machines. We also have a fully stocked baseball pro-shop for all your baseball and softball needs. Performance training and physical therapy also provided, please contact 541-312-9259 for more information.
The Bend Summer Festival is located in the beautiful, charming downtown area of Bend, Oregon in July each year. Minnesota Street becomes the hub for gourmet artisans from the Pacific Northwest to sip, graze and absorb the best free live jazz in Oregon! We pair a stellar line up of jazz musicians with world-class wines from Oregon, salts, oils, spices, exotic prepared food and more. Learn how to complement your foodie repertoire from the source, on the street, and with friends.
Located on Oregon Street between Bond St. & Lava Rd.
Enjoy two days of family fun at the First Interstate Bank Bend Summer Festival. Bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, kids activities and more!
Saturday & Sunday | Wall Street between Oregon & Franklin
Stroll through the more than 100 fine artists and craftspeople as they fill the street with their handwork, design and artistry. Traveling to Bend from all over the state, region and country, these fine artists bring color and life to the First Interstate Bank Bend Summer Festival! A sampling of this year’s artists bringing pottery, photography, fiber arts and clothing, 2D fine art, 3D fine art and sculpture, home and garden adornments, jewelry and more.
Our team travels the globe looking for unique art vendors (traditional, musical and culinary) who can bring “heart and soul” and a rich experience to our arts and crafts festivals and music events throughout Central Oregon. If you are an artist, craftsperson or restaurateur, check out our website
The Bend Summer Festival is located in the beautiful, charming downtown area of Bend, Oregon in July each year. Minnesota Street becomes the hub for gourmet artisans from the Pacific Northwest to sip, graze and absorb the best free live jazz in Oregon! We pair a stellar line up of jazz musicians with world-class wines from […]
The BendFilm Festival, coming soon on October 6-9, transforms our recreational haven into a town obsessed with independent films and those who make them. Film-loving citizens and visitors gather in movie theaters, lecture halls, music rooms and event spaces to behold the wonderful work of talented independent filmmakers.
And the filmmakers that travel to the fest? They delight in our collective embrace as we treat them like royalty. In return, they enrich our festival experience with their insight, creativity and passion, which they share generously at post-screening Q&As, panel discussions, parties and wherever they go.
Our event offers much more than marathon film watching; Bend is intoxicated with the overwhelming presence of cinema. Day and night, the energy is palpable. Everyone you see on the sidewalks, in the restaurants, at the bars—makes, loves or has an opinion about… film. The many serendipitous encounters, between fellow pass-holders and with our beloved filmmakers, generate lively exchanges, inspired connections and memorable moments for all.
Cascade Relays is a small, family-run business with the mission to provide exceptional race experiences. There are lots of relays to choose from, but Cascade Relays races are different. We are a small, family-run business with the mission to provide exceptional race experiences, while supporting the communities we run through. We prioritize rural courses, local vendors & businesses, personal relationships and supporting local non-profits. You’ll get to know your Race Directors – Scott & Carrie Douglass – through communication throughout the year and out on the race course. Our staff and volunteers embody the spirit of our company – safety, fun and competition. Join the CLRG family!
Cascade Relays is a small, family-run business based in Bend, Oregon. Founders Scott and Carrie Douglass grew up in Bend, met in 6th grade and eventually married five days before the inaugural Cascade Lakes Relay in August 2008. Working closely together, Scott & Carrie are focused on the Cascade Relays Family, including the loyal participants, dedicated staff and volunteers, and local communities that contribute to the success of Cascade Relays events.
Cascade Relays currently produces the Cascade Lakes Relay and The Beer Chase Series – with local one-day relays in Bend, San Diego, and Boulder.
One day, one van, six friends, twelve legs, 12-20 craft breweries hosting exchange points where runners sample their amazing craft. Seriously, what could be better? Join us for a Beer Chase near you, and let us know where you’d like to see Cascade Relays host the next Bend Beer Chase!
The Cascade Relays Foundation supports local non-profits, school groups, and community organizations in the communities our events travel through. Cascade Relays has directly donated over $300,000 to local nonprofits and community groups since its founding in 2008. In 2017, The Cascade Relays Foundation granted $65,000 to partnering charities.
Scott and Carrie Douglass, co-founders of Cascade Relays, announced the formation of the Cascade Relays Foundation in November 2016. The Foundation allows Cascade Relays to continue supporting nonprofits in the communities along its Cascade Lakes Relays, Bend Beer Chase, Centennial Beer Chase, and San Diego Beer Chase course routes. Cascade Relays also provides pro-bono support and free equipment for several local nonprofit events throughout the year, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend Thanksgiving I Like Pie run, The Ronald McDonald House Stronger Together Walk, and TEDxBend.
Ready to experience running as a team sport?
Join the Cascade Relays family, and Relay On Us
More than just a race…it’s a lifetime experience.
You’ve come to love CTC because it puts local residents on stage and backstage in productions that far exceed expectations of what “community theatre” is supposed to be.
Putting local residents on-stage and back-stage in local productions
Join us for our inaugural year of the Cascadia Adventure Film Festival. Sept 5th-7th. We will celebrate the adventures that push us to our limits, and help us forge a deeper connection to the natural world.
Cascadia Adventure Film Festival will showcase influential films that highlight the adventurous spirit that lives inside each of us — the films that get us stoked. We’re inspired by human-powered exploration and the values that keep the wilderness wild. It is through adventure that we discover who we are and what we can achieve. Adventure brings us closer to the natural world in our own backyard, and wherever we may go. So are you in?
4 SHOWS FEATURING INSPIRING ADVENTURE FILMS
CLIMBING — BIKING — TRAIL RUNNING — WATER
Celebrating Adventures That Push Us To Our Limits
The Central Oregon Film Office, located in Bend – Sunriver, Oregon is your one-stop resource for all Film and Television productions shooting East of the Cascade Mountain Range.
Central Oregon is home to one of the most diverse film regions in the United States. From towering snow capped mountains to sub tropical rain-forests, authentic Western desert tundras to bottomless crystal blue volcanic lakes and, of course, our own charming communities surrounding Bend, Sunriver, Redmond, Sisters and LaPine. Central Oregon has an abundance of assets to offer, at incredibly competitive costs for production.
Bend has 300 days of sunshine per year, four distinct seasons, and a professional location and infrastructure team that will ensure you get the most out of your Central Oregon production experience. The Central Oregon Film Office can provide working relationships with state, county, and city officials and is at the ready to facilitate all production needs.
Central Oregon has daily non-stop flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Salt Lake and Phoenix to the commercial airport in Redmond (RDM). We also offer access to private and charter flight to Bend’s general aviation airport and heliport.
The Central Oregon Film Office knows that production budgets are not what they used to be. Let us introduce you to Oregon’s 20% incentive packages, 16% cash back personnel rebates and more.
Before you decide on the site for your next production, come check us out in Bend, Oregon. Discover our world of new locations, access, less cost and ease of production.
The Central Oregon Film Office works in cooperation with the Oregon Film Office and the Central Oregon Visitors Association
to service all productions east of the Cascades.
Producers looking for more information on filming throughout Oregon, should contact Tim Williams,
Executive Director of Oregon Film, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917 254 4021
Central Oregon. Amazing locations for your next production.
One of the most inspiring ways to experience the communities in Central Oregon is through the art that decorates them. The high desert has its share of natural beauty, mountain peaks sparkling with a fresh dusting of snow, sagebrush stretched out for miles in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness and rivers that wind through forests of towering ponderosa pines. Much of our natural beauty is reflected in the art throughout the region. Outdoor murals are easy to find, you might even stumble on one as you shop in Bend’s Old Mill District, while walking in the idyllic downtown of Prineville or strolling into Marigold & True boutique in Sisters. Beauty is all around you when you visit Central Oregon, add some color to your day by experiencing our outdoor art while you’re here…
One of the most inspiring ways to experience the communities in Central Oregon is through the art that decorates them. The high desert has its share of natural beauty, mountain peaks sparkling with a fresh dusting of snow, sagebrush stretched out for miles in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness and rivers that wind through forests of […]
The Central Oregon Symphony is a regional orchestra whose concerts are available to the musically curious free of charge. The Central Oregon Symphony is proudly supported by Central Oregon Community College, the Central Oregon Symphony Association and a legion of generous donors.
Central Oregon Symphony Association has partnered with Crook County and Deschutes County Libraries to present Music In Public Places events throughout our season! The series includes performances in LaPine, Prineville, Redmond, Sisters libraries along with Symphony Spotlight recitals at Wille Hall in the Coats Campus Center, COCC Bend. The concerts will happen simultaneously at various locations throughout Central Oregon.
Music In Public Places is a program that highlights our Central Oregon Symphony musicians. Most groups perform classical chamber music concerts in public venues throughout Central Oregon. Concerts are open to the public and tickets are not required. Audience members may leave at any time, children are welcome to attend, and we expect there to be ambient noises in the background. These concerts are made possible thanks to our generous donors and a grant from the Deschutes Cultural Coalition.
Ways to Support
The Central Oregon Symphony Association education programs and chamber music events would not be possible without the generous support of individuals, businesses, organizations, and foundations. There are many ways to support your local symphony orchestra. Each opportunity offers its own experiences and rewards.
Annual Individual Donations from community members who love the arts and show their support through their gifts to the Symphony. We proudly display their names in our concert series programs.
Endowment Contributions through COCC Foundation are set aside and invested, with a portion of the income used to support the Symphony’s operations each year.
Matching Gifts double your gifts! Contact your employer to find out if your company matches gifts.
Planned Giving provides support through a bequest, charitable gift annuity, or trust arrangement. Remembering the Symphony through a bequest in your will or with a trust or annuity will assure an unparalleled musical experience for generations to come.
Sponsorships give local businesses exposure to audiences of music lovers. There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities within the Central Oregon Symphony concert season and special events.
Tribute Gift is a wonderful way to celebrate a milestone like a birthday, anniversary, or recognize accomplishments like graduations. It can also honor the memory of a dear friend or relative. Tribute gifts are listed in our programs.
Volunteer Opportunities abound with our Symphony including ushering at concerts, helping with our Beat Beethoven 5K run/walk, and serving on a COSA board committee.
Enriching Lives Through Dynamic Symphonic Music
The Central Oregon Symphony is a regional orchestra whose concerts are available to the musically curious free of charge. The Central Oregon Symphony is proudly supported by Central Oregon Community College, the Central Oregon Symphony Association and a legion of generous donors.
Central Oregon’s regional symphony that provides concerts free of charge
Clearwater Gallery features a colorful array of fine art. Clearwater Gallery showcases regional and local artists whose works represent a variety of artistic mediums including oil pastel, acrylic, oil, watercolor, bronze, stoneware, and handcrafted jewelry. Clearwater Gallery is located in charming downtown Sisters, Oregon
Art gallery in Sisters, Oregon featuring an array of fine art by regional and local artists
National Geographic Photographer
Fine Art Images of Nature & Natural History, Photo Workshops
Cork & Barrel Wine Event is an annual wine and food event series featuring a different wine region each year in Bend, Oregon. Wineries are paired with local and visiting chefs to create a tasting experience like no other in Central Oregon.
Cork & Barrel Wine Event is held annually in July at Broken Top Club and is proud to feature the winemakers of the West Coast.
On Friday and Saturday, Cork & Barrel Wine Event guests gather under sunny skies at Broken Top Club for an afternoon of top flight wine and food pairings. Saturday includes a five course gourmet dinner, paired with a choice of hand-selected wines by the featured wine region, or craft beers. Additionally, guests will enjoy a varied silent auction and thrilling live auction including wines from all over the world, exclusive travel experiences, unique dining opportunities and much more.
Included in the Cork & Barrel event are a number of local and regional guest chefs. The role of our guest chefs is to partner with wineries for exclusive winemaker dinners on the Thursday before the main event, and to provide small plates to pair with tasting wines during the reception portion of the Friday event.
A tightly limited number of more intimate winemakers’ dinners with our visiting wineries are held throughout Bend on the Thursday of the event.
All proceeds from Cork & Barrel benefit KIDS Center’s direct services for children and families impacted by child abuse. KIDS Center is a non-profit child abuse intervention center dedicated to the prevention, evaluation and treatment of child abuse.
Services include a head-to-toe medical exam, child friendly forensic interview, child & family therapy and family support services. These services are provided for more than 1,000 children, youth and families each year. KIDS Center is also a leader in child abuse prevention training and education providing the nationally acclaimed Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children training for adults throughout the region. Cork & Barrel is the signature fundraiser for this service.
The Crooked River Roundup and Fair Association brings two of the largest events to Prineville, Oregon every year. Thousands of people from all across the United States attend these events and many make the rodeo or the races their destination vacation!
The CRR is led by a board of volunteers who work hard to continue to make these events the success they are. Paired with local and national sponsors, the events continue to grow in popularity with the contestants and the fans.
Make Prineville YOUR destination this summer!
The Crooked River Roundup is a non-profit organization that is dependent upon local and national support to provide funding for two of the largest events in Crook County. We are offering new opportunities for businesses to be involved as sponsors. Whether you are new to giving or an old ‘hat’ at it, please click HERE to see what is new for this year.
The Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center is a 132-acre site located in Redmond, Oregon. It is placed strategically at the hub of the tri-county area (Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook Counties) together known as Central Oregon. It is 15-minutes from Bend, the largest city; 20-minutes from Prineville; 20-minutes from Sisters; 25-minutes from Madras; and 5-minutes from Redmond.
Our Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center facility is designed on a circular plot, standing at the center a person is never more than 300 yards from any one space. This Center Court is a beautiful location for any outdoor event, it features a showpiece water feature in a natural landscape setting on 3.65 acres, complete with beautifully manicured grass, ponds, cascading waterfall, and windmill. The view from our facility is unparalleled with a panorama of seven snowcapped mountain peaks that include, Mt. Bachelor, the Three Sisters; North, Middle and South, Brokentop and Mt. Jefferson. In the distance you will enjoy views of Smith Rock. A perimeter road gives easy access to the back of each building for easy load-in/load-out. The facility has a total of over 100 acres of parking.
Our facility site boasts up to 85% of the grounds beautifully manicured with landscaped lawns. Each lawn area can be rented exclusively by groups for a variety of events from Weddings, Picnics, Reunions, Car Shows, RV / Motorcycle Rallies, Animal Shows, Outdoor Trade shows, Vendors……. any event that can be placed outside will enjoy the lush green lawns.
The Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center also has high speed wireless access available from Bend Broadband. To view details, check out the Wireless FAQ.
The First Interstate Bank Center, a multi-purpose indoor arena, is the largest of the buildings that constitutes some 279,000 square feet of space under one roof. It can handle 7,800 for a concert, 4,000 for a rodeo and 5,000 for basketball; the building is capable of hosting virtually any kind of performance.
Five well- designed barns are at the heart of Deschutes Expo equestrian and livestock complex. Four barns are completely enclosed and one barn is covered. All barns are designed for multi-purpose use with blacktop flooring. Barns are equipped with drop-down electric plugs and plumbed with water for livestock. A total of 400 10×10 stalls of which 75 are permanent and 325 portable can be placed in the barns.
All spaces are designed for 10’x10’ stalls.
*Limited use October 1 through April 15
The High Desert Activity Center multi-purpose building complete with climate control,sound and restrooms. Its open floor plan offers 12,684 sq. ft of column free space.
Middle Sister is located within the Three Sisters Conference and Convention Center. It is the largest conference hall and measures 14,904 square feet. Surrounding the Middle Sister are four breakout rooms, East Lake, Elk, Eileen, and Doris, that can be configured in a variety of set-ups from a 19’x24’ area to a 19’x78’ setting.
South Sister is located within the Three Sisters Conference and Convention Center. It is adjoined by a hallway to Middle Sister and measures 9,416 square feet. Surrounding the South Sister are three breakout rooms, Tumalo, Sparks and Lava, that can be configured in a variety of set-ups from a 19’x27’ area to a 19’x54’ area.
The South Sister features power, telephone, and data connection in the floor on 20-foot squares. Built in sound system and wireless connectivity.
North Sister is located within the Three Sisters Conference and Convention Center and measures 9,416 square feet. Surrounding the North Sister are three breakout rooms, Ochoco, Haystack and Odell, that can be configured in a variety of set-ups from a 19’x29’ area to a 19’x69’ setting.
The North Sister features power, telephone, and data connection in the floor on 20-foot squares. Built in sound system and wireless connectivity.
The Deschutes Historical Museum features exhibits that allow you to explore Deschutes County prehistory; area Native American tribal history; early exploration and fur trapping; homesteading the High Desert; logging and Forest Service history and life throughout Deschutes County over the years.
The Deschutes County Historical Society is a 501(c) 3 non-profit. We fundraise to support the operations of the Deschutes Historical Museum. Reid School, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is owned by Deschutes County, which leases the building to DCJS for the purpose of running a museum. The Deschutes Historical Society is an organization “to gather, preserve and make available museum, library and other historical material relating to the history of Central Oregon…”. It was incorporated August 4, 1975. When plans were being made for the National Bicentennial Celebration in 1975 it was felt that Deschutes County needed a historical society, so the Bend Chapter of the American Association of University Women sponsored the organization.
Artifacts were soon being donated to the society and the need of a location was evident. Several possibilities were considered. Reid School, which was built in 1914 and is on the National Register of Historic Sites, was to be no longer used as a school. The Historical Society wanted to have the building for their home, many of the local citizens felt that Reid School should be preserved instead of destroyed, and the County Court felt that the building should be saved and used as a museum. After much negotiating, the county traded land to the Bend School District for the building and the grounds and in March 1979 the Historical Society assumed the responsibility for establishing and operating a museum and historic center.
Located in historic Reid School, the Museum is open Tuesday through Saturdyay, 10am-4:30pm.
Recommended by TRIP ADVISOR, The Erickson Aircraft Collection proudly displays a vintage aircraft collection started by Jack Erickson in 1983. The collection features over twenty-five rare aircraft, most of which are still in flying condition, such as the P-38 Lightning, P-51 Mustang, Ki43 Hayabusa, F4U Corsair, SBD Dauntless, Grumman Duck, Me-109, FW-190, B-17 Flying Fortress and many more. The Erickson Aircraft Collection is the Pacific Northwest’s premier Flying Collection.
The museum features one of the top collection of vintage warbirds in the country and offers a ride/membership program called “Soaring with the Warbirds”. Take a ride in a WWII aircraft and experience history in flight. Our top-notch pilots fly you out over areas such as Lake Billy Chinook, up close and personal with Mt. Jefferson, Haystack Reservoir, Lake Simtustus, Smith Rock, or where ever you want to fly within our 20-minute time limit. In the air, you can experience the beauty of Central Oregon from a totally different perspective and have the experience of a lifetime.
We are located at the Madras Municipal Airport on NW Berg Drive. To get to the hangar, take the NW Cherry Lane exit just off highway 26 and turn right on NW Berg. If you are navigating to the museum using Google Maps or other mapping services, just type in “Madras Municipal Airport” and follow NW Berg all the way down. In most cases, NW Airport Way has yet to be changed to NW Berg.
The roots of the Airshow of the Cascades started more than 30 years ago when pilot Ron Ochs held “fly-ins” at his ranch just north of Madras. One plane at a time and through homegrown hard work, the Airshow now draws upwards of 15,000 people.
With the help of our sponsors Willow Canyon Properties, Steve Forster/RE/MAX Out West Realty and the Airshow of the Cascades, we look to continue this spirit by taking a night to celebrate the many volunteers, businesses and members of the Central Oregon community that keep the tradition of aviation alive in Jefferson County.
COME SEE OUR WWII WARBIRDS
The Boeing Stearman PT-17 was typical of the biplane primary trainer used during the late 1930s and World War II and one of the most revered by pilots. Powered by a 240 hp seven-cylinder Continental engine, it was respected for its ruggedness, ease of maintenance, low operational costs, and flight characteristics. Challenging to an inexperienced pilot was its tendency to ground-loop in crosswinds. Over 10,000 were built for both the U.S. Army Air Force and the U.S. Navy and today many have found a new lease of life on the warbird circuit or serving as agricultural crop dusters and spraying aircraft.
The aircraft on display is a typical Boeing PT-17, USAAF serial number 42-16242. This aircraft was purchased surplus from the U.S. Government in February 1946 for $770.00 by a commercial aviation company and used as a pilot trainer until it was sold in January 1955. Over the next 32 years, it would be bought and re-sold seven times before coming to the Museum’s collection in 1992.
Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards. Vineyard, Winery, Event Center (weddings, corporate events), Real Estate and Vacation Home. Wines are available for tasting in their newly remodeled tasting room, home sites that are available for purchase, vacation rental, and we have a wedding or event site that features master gardening landscaping.
Wine Tasting is available 7 days a week, with food and beverage options while you are enjoying the lovely scenery. Enjoy our delicious Wood-Fired pizzas, and our, delicious vineyard fare of light salads, meat, cheese and fruit, then finish it all off with one of our decadent desserts. Sunday Brunch is a local favorite and the perfect compliment to a relaxing Sunday afternoon.
Did you know that you could live near the vineyard? Yes that is true! Enjoy expansive farm, vineyard and mountain views from these unique, elevated lots nestled between Sisters and Redmond. Although Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards currently offer a beautiful 15-acre vineyard, there are opportunities to purchase lots in this private 1,800-acre valley, that will include a guest ranch and cottages, an amphitheater, a tournament ski lake, and many more attractions.
Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards estates has 7 lots, with sweeping views of the farm and vineyard below. Property is adjacent to BLM land, which provides easy access to endless outdoor activities. Incredible opportunity to build your dream home in a quiet, serene setting surrounded by views, wildlife, and some of the best grapes in Central Oregon. Future master plan for the award winning Faith, Hope & Charity Vineyard includes winery, large lake, amphitheater, and more. Vineyard estates will include access to all that FHC Vineyards has to offer.
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Wine Tasting, Events & Residential Lots For Purchase
Step back in time to Oregon’s homestead era of the early 1900s at the Fort Rock Homestead Village Museum!
The Fort Rock Homestead Village Museum is a display of preserved and protected homestead-era structures that have been moved from their original locations to the museum site just west of the town of Fort Rock. The buildings and structures have been renovated for entry and furnished in early 1900s decor so visitors can experience what life was like in eastern Oregon before electricity arrived. A village has been created including period homes, school, church, store, garden and more. Vintage farm equipment and a blacksmith shop creates a sense of hard labor of the time. A self-guided tour offers visitors this unique setting.
Many dub Fort Rock a ghost town and the cemetery is haunted according to local lore. Nestled at the base of Fort Rock, you’ll find the resting place of many pioneers of the area. The Fort Rock Cemetery is the eternal home to those who have coveted living in the area, those who struggled to make and enjoy a life here. This century gone natural setting is nothing fancy, nothing ordinary. The wind seems to always howl, take a walk through and discover legendary Fort Rock history. Some say the windy existence has created shadowy spirits spiraling about in the night. It has been recognized legendary cowboy, Reub Long’s ghost has been seen riding his horse around the grounds! Darkness brings solitude and imagination. Noted as one of the most haunted places in the Northwest, you decide. It’s personal!
Supporters describe the museum rich and alive with Oregon’s homestead time, a great way to relive history. Children and adults alike can learn from this special experience! The museum is managed strictly by volunteers. Reviews are extraordinary.
Open Summer Season from Memorial Day to Sept 10
Thursday – Sunday
11 AM – 5 PM
Last tour 4:30 pm
Admission: $5. Adults; $3. children 12 & under; 5 and under free!
Visit the gift store at The Fort Rock Homestead Village Museum. There you can shop tax-free for t-shirts, souvenirs, many publications and books of history of homesteaders, the area, wildlife and more!
Fort Rock is located 70 miles southeast of Bend, Oregon, and 45 miles southeast of La Pine, Oregon just off highway 31.
Fort Rock Homestead Village Museum it is a fascinating place to visit!
CLOSER THAN YOU THINK
This one-of-a kind Museum reveals the nature of things in the West’s High Desert through artful exhibits, alluring animals, engaging programs and meaningful history. Otters, porcupines, owls, oh my! Encounter wildlife up close at the High Desert Museum, explore the history and culture of this vast region and take in beautiful art.
The High Desert Museum is a cultural gem that has been inspiring families since 1982 and is consistently rated as a top Central Oregon attraction by Trip Advisor. With 135 acres and more than 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, it’s a “must see” for anyone traveling through the area.
Get a close-up of native wildlife, such as an otter, burrowing owl, porcupine and badger. Talk with historic characters who share the tales of early Oregon explorers and settlers. Visit an authentic homestead and sawmill from 1904. Experience a close flying encounter with owls, falcons, hawks and even a vulture. Learn about Native American culture and history and delight your children with one of many fun, hands-on programs that bring history and science to life.
The High Desert Museum is located just five minutes south of Bend, Oregon on Hwy 97 and includes a Museum store and café. Open every day except the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
High Desert Museum provides the perfect rental venue for a wonderfully memorable special event, whether it be a wedding, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, family reunion, anniversary party, corporate party, trade show or conference.
Weddings & Receptions
Begin your “happily ever after” with a wedding and reception in the serene setting of the High Desert Museum. There is simply no other place like it. Choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces, including exhibit halls, for your special day. From set up and tear down to rehearsals and attendants, our wedding package will address all your needs. We were voted the Best Museum or Arts Venue Outside Portland by Oregon Bride Magazine in 2017, 2018 and 2019!
Hood Avenue Art Gallery is a premier art destination in Sisters, the wild west storefront town in Central Oregon. It includes a unique blend of contemporary and traditional fine art showcasing the work of 20 regional artists. They include exhibiting painters: Katherine Taylor, Winnie Givot, Kathleen Keliher, Patty Freeman-Martin and Joann Burgess. Also exhibiting are ceramics by Mitch and Michelle Deaderick and Tina Brockway, as well as jewelry designed by Elyse and Steven Douglas.
The art is reflective of the landscape and expression of the images, thoughts and sensations of the artists who interprets our unique High Desert culture. They are supported by a list of other talented artists, offering sculpture, fine woodwork, textiles, water features and metalwork.
The Hood Avenue Art Gallery displays its constantly rotating exhibits in a beautiful open space, allowing the viewer to participate in a sense of inspiration and creative conversation. Live music and refreshments help make every Fourth Friday of each month a classy experience. Hood Avenue Art presents a Spring Salon Series of performance art and literary discussion. Classes in fine art are available; more information is posted on our website, www.hoodavenueart.com.
Hood Avenue Art Gallery is located at 357 Hood Avenue, on the corner of Pine St and Hood Avenue in the Hood Avenue Art District in Sisters OR. Nestled at the base of the Cascade mountains, lakes, rivers, hiking trails and ski resorts offer visitors many outdoor adventures. Enjoy the friendly intimate setting at Hood Avenue Art Gallery while visiting with the artists that staff the Gallery. It provides a fun, informative day for the entire family.
Hood Avenue Art Gallery is a premier art destination in Sisters, the wild west storefront town in Central Oregon. It includes a unique blend of contemporary and traditional fine art showcasing the work of 20 regional artists. They include exhibiting painters: Katherine Taylor, Winnie Givot, Kathleen Keliher, Patty Freeman-Martin and Joann Burgess. Also exhibiting are […]
IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild is an outdoor concert series in stunning landscapes that showcase Oregon industry, history and culture. We bring a 9-foot Steinway grand piano to the middle of forests, fields, calderas and historical sites for classical music concerts. To meet the acoustical challenges of performing in the wild, music is transmitted via wireless headphones. No longer confined to seats, you can explore the landscape, wander through secret glens, lie in sunny meadows, and roam old growth forests. Event Schedule
In the spirit of the Works Progress Administration’s (WPA) Federal Music and Theatre Projects, which presented thousands of free concerts and plays in theaters, public spaces and parks across the country during the Depression, IN A LANDSCAPE events are offered primarily in rural communities for free or on a donation basis.
Classical pianist and native Oregonian Hunter Noack uses literature, visual art, dance, drama, and design to create a more dynamic classical music experience. Winner of the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, the coLABorate Award in London, Moritzburg Audience Prize in Germany, and director of numerous cross-arts collaborations in the U.S and Europe, NY’s Rising Star Piano Series calls Hunter “a true artist in a renaissance sense of the word.” Raised in Sunriver, Oregon and is now based in Portland, Oregon, Hunter most recently created “In a Landscape: Classical Music in the Wild” with government support from the Regional Arts & Culture Council, just as millions of Americans from 1935-1943 were hired by the U.S. Work Projects Administration (WPA). Timberline Lodge, one of the series’ seven venues, was built during this program. The WPA also employed over 40,000 musicians, artists, writers, actors and directors to complete individual cultural projects as part of the WPA’s Federal Project Number One. Seventy-some years later, “In a Landscape” is Hunter’s testimony to the possibilities for public benefit when society supports the visions and productions of individual artists.
Classical events near Bend and Sunriver, Oregon.
A Soundtrack To Your Outdoor Experience
There’s nothing like raising a glass to the jackpots you’ve won and the fun you’re having at Indian Head Casino while savoring the local flavors of Warm Springs.
Try your luck at one of the 500 slot machines or at the 8 blackjack tables in Central Oregon’s Indian Head Casino, located conveniently along Highway 26 in Warm Springs.
Indian Head Casino offers six tables for your gaming pleasure, all located in the heart of our exciting, action-packed casino floor. You’ll find our friendly dealers ready to play every afternoon and late into the night on weekends.
Table games? You bet! Featuring an expansive gaming area with everything from penny machines to blackjack, you’re in luck at Indian Head Casino when it comes to finding your game.
Open: Monday – Sunday . . . . 8 am to 8 pm
The Cottonwood Restaurant at Indian Head Casino features casual dining and a wide selection of locally inspired dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. From classic breakfast selections and your favorite comfort foods, to fresh Indian fry bread and salmon, there’s something to satisfy every appetite. We are excited to offer a new menu. Beer, wine, and cocktails are also available with the purchase of an entree.
SUNDAY—THURSDAY 10am – 12am FRIDAY & SATURDAY 10am – 2am
The Tule Grill at Indian Head Casino offers a variety of snacks, sandwiches, burgers, and salads to grab on the go. We are ALWAYS open late.
Have a quick snack at the Tule Grill or enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Cottonwood Restaurant. Check out the website for the special entertainment line-up.
777’S LOUNGE at INDIAN HEAD CASINO
Sunday 12 (noon) -9pm Friday & Saturday 5pm to 1am
Our 777’s at Indian Head Casino lounge is a cozy spot to enjoy an adult beverage, along with food specials.
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Indian Head Casino is the place to play & WIN in Central Oregon, where it’s always YOUR LUCKY DAY!
Whether you’re craving fresh seafood or your favorite comfort foods, Cottonwood Restaurant and Tule Grill have delectable meals for you to enjoy. Check out our menus and see what sounds good to you!
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Jill Haney-Neal is a contemporary painter who resides in Central Oregon. Her colorful paintings all incorporate a personal style that emanates joy, mood, sensuality and emotion. Whether it be the iconic “wild tasteful women” series, or contemporary art, all incorporate a unique style using love of color, design and composition.
The “Wild Woman” art captures the joyful, universal spirit of women, exaggerating the female form to create an attitude to celebrate and empower. Regardless of background, shape, color, religion, or size, all women share a commonality and personality when gathered together, or enjoying life’s special moments.
The contemporary pieces emphasize layers of color, design elements, mixing watercolors, acrylics, pastels, pencil, ink and mixed media of all sorts to create a dynamic energy and spirit, from the simple to the complex, the pieces all have movement and soul.
Growing up in the Seattle area, Jill was surrounded and participating in art from an early age. She attended and obtained a BA in fine art/sculpture from Oregon State University, with a minor in Anthropology, also with some post grad work with Frederic Lippman at Portland State in sculpture.
Jill has exhibited in many west coast juried fine art shows and has had several featured artist gallery showings in the Pacific NW. She has also exhibited in Art Expos both in New York and Atlanta several times. Her work can be found across the US, on products in over 200 stores, as well as licensed on products including wine labels for Washington State’s Kiona and Westport wineries and Idaho’s Bitner winery. Anthony’s Homeport restaurants are among the establishments hanging Jill’s work in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. She has been featured in numerous magazines, including covers for Washington winery Cascade A; E, “U” magazine and most recently “Pink” magazine, a publication based in the Hamptons. Currently licensed with the Canadian company, Pacific Music & Art, her products will be seen across Canada. Private and public galleries hang her work across the US and Canada, as well as the UK, Russia and Norway.
Contemporary paintings by Pacific Northwest artist that reflect the universal spirit of women, exaggerating the female form to create an attitude to celebrate and empower
KKB Events specializes in event logistics to connect people in memorable and engaging face-to-face, well organized gatherings. Our experienced staff located in Bend, Oregon embraces the details to create unique experiences through creative planning and flawless execution.
Consider our team your experts on the ground for the best activities, tours and events to engage your guests and leave them with lasting memories. Leave registration, hotel and transportation coordination to us, we love logistics.
We are focused on providing meeting and event planning services with the highest level of custom satisfaction – we will do everything we can to exceed your expectations. For more information, please email us or visit us at KKBEvents.com.
Lay It Out Events produces more than 20 festivals, races and contract events each year. Events include Oregon WinterFest, Bend Fall and Summer Festival, Bite of Bend, The Little Woody, Cascades Wedding Show, Balloons Over Bend Children’s Festival and Theater in the Park. LIOE Races include the Happy Girls Run Series, Haulin’ Aspen, Salmon Run and Kids Rock the Races. For each ticketed event and race, Lay It Out Events donates a portion of proceeds to local nonprofit organizations.
Through our beneficiaries, we raise awareness and much-needed funds for vital nonprofit groups across the Northwest. In the past 10 years, LIOE has donated over $277,000 to local charities and nonprofits.
We look forward to seeing you at the event, we couldn’t do it without you! For more information please visit www.layitoutevents.com.
Oregon’s largest outdoor concert venue shines along the Deschutes
Built in 2001 and named in honor of one of Central Oregon’s most successful entrepreneurs – you might have bought tires from one of his stores – the Les Schwab Amphitheater has quickly become one of the premiere venues in the Pacific Northwest to see live music.
Located in Bend’s historic Old Mill District, the LSA boasts an all-grass infield and scenic views of the Cascade Range along the Deschutes River. The largest outdoor concert venue in the state, the Amphitheater can hold approximately 8,000 concertgoers. The LSA has drawn living legends such as Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Willie Nelson as well as artists who are shaping the sounds of their own generation like Jack Johnson, the Avett Brothers, The Roots and Brandi Carlile.
Nestled right in the heart of Bend, the Amphitheater also plays host to numerous community events. The Bend Brewfest is held every year at the Amphitheater during the third weekend of August and the classic Pole Pedal Paddle race – individuals and teams ski, bike, paddle and run their way from the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area into Bend – finishes in its infield. And in partnership with the North Pole, the Les Schwab Amphitheater welcomes Santa the day after Thanksgiving, providing landing ground for his helicopter before he is whisked away to SantaLand in the Old Mill District.
Welcome to Live Laugh Love Art in Sunriver! We have four main activities you can participate in at your convenience. Whether you enjoy canvas painting, working with glass, painting pottery, or painting signs, you can get creative with us. You can walk in and create with us. Explore our workshops and event opportunities as well.
We are your Central Oregon community art center where you can relax and get messy. Create gifts for others for birthdays, anniversary gifts, or the holidays. Make artwork to enjoy at home or in your office. There are endless possibilities for enjoying personalized art.
Our Live Laugh Love Art studio strives to be “a happy place” for those who want to create, connect, and celebrate. No experience is necessary to have a unique experience filled with FUN, CREATIVITY and lots of IMAGINATION. If you need a little encouragement, be sure to stop by the beverage station for some Liquid Encouragement.
Schedule a workshop at Live Laugh Love Art Our Art Workshop Schedule offers workshops in Glass blowing/sculpting, Glass Fusing, Painting, Metal Working, and Ceramics. There is something for everyone!
Let Out Your Inner Artist
Celebrate your creative and artistic side here at Live Laugh Love Art Sunriver. Nothing is better than a day spent with friends, family, refreshments and ART! We invite you to let out your inner artist and choose your own medium! Maybe you’re interested in painting your own wood sign, canvas masterpiece or pottery item? Or perhaps you want to try something quite different with glass fusing? Our studio has just what you need. We provide an enthusiastic staff, supplies, equipment and essential knowhow to help you make the most of your personalized masterpiece.
For information on larger groups or private parties click here or call (503) 244-7811. *Materials not included in open studio entry fee
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LOGE Entrada formerly known as Entrada Lodge is under new management with exciting new recreation and room remodeling on the way. We think it’s kismet that both of our names have versions of “Lodge” in them – ours is spelled the Dutch way, and pronounced just like “Lodge” – and we are excited to continue the tradition of making life-long friends who come back year after year!
Bend, on the sunny side of Oregon offers a year round playground! LOGE Entrada is the closest in-town property to Mt Bachelor, with a 20 min drive for your escape to the mountain, but only a 15 min bike ride to the breweries downtown! Our unique location puts you right on the connector trails to the popular “Phil’s Trail” for mountain biking or just strolling along the river. Whatever your activity of choice, Bend has it all! Rock climb, River Raft, Ski, Bike, Paddle…the list goes on!
LOGE Entrada is nestled on 30 acres of beautiful forested land adjoining the Deschutes National Forest, on the road to Mt. Bachelor. The 79 lodge-style rooms embrace the essence of Bend’s natural beauty, complete with amenities to ensure that guests’ needs will be catered to. Set amidst towering pines and stunning natural beauty, the LOGE Entrada has become a generational return spot, as well as a sought-out destination for people new to Central Oregon.
With cycling and hiking trails just outside the rooms, an outdoor seasonal swimming pool and large year-round spa, the Deschutes River a mere three-fourths of a mile away, views of Mt. Bachelor, and the world-renowned Tetherow Golf Course just across the road, Loge Entrada holds adventure in its backyard.
LOGE Camps, pronounced “Lodge”
We are a lot like you. We are surfers, climbers, bikers, skiers, creatives, builders. We love to travel, we love the outdoors and we believe community plays a huge role in both our lives and our adventures.
We travel to experience, discover, adventure, explore the unknown, find belonging, embrace discomfort, join a tribe, be a part of something bigger than ourselves, to live, to find our place.
Our goal is to create unique lodging experiences in the center of great outdoor recreation hubs that give you a place to connect with others, try out new gear, and see new places. Stay with us at LOGE Entrada and explore Bend, Oregon.
Visit the working studio and gallery of twin artists, Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer, and view their one of a kind fine art created through their dynamic collaborative process. The Lubbesmeyer Art Studio & Gallery is located in a 2nd story loft in the heart of the Old Mill District of Bend, Oregon. Twin artists, Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer, blend their former disciplines as a printmaker and oil painter to create collaborative visual statements in fiber.
The Lubbesmeyer Art Studio & Gallery located in beautiful Bend, Oregon, features the collaborative art of identical twins, Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer. Through a process of building over each other’s work layer over layer, without conversation or referring to sketches, each twin adds her style as a former printmaker and oil painter to create strong visual statements in their work. The Lubbesmeyers push each other to see things differently, while they share a commitment to investigate the qualities of the media in which they work.
As collaborative artists, the Lubbesmeyers explore the essential elements of their surroundings, as translated from literal images that live in their minds. Through their creative process, the twins distill those literal images into color and texture. Through color, the images become suggestions of places that seem vaguely if not distinctly familiar.
The Lubbesmeyers find inspiration in nature, Japanese block print, music of all genres, the texture of leaves and grasses, the pattern of light on the foothills, ethnic designs and patterns, the juxtaposition of old and new, architectural fragments, the elegance and grace of birds, road trips — both solitary and shared — and the patterns of turned farmland. The twins are inspired by roads disappearing into the distance, and by horizons dividing earth and sky, encouraging us to look outward as far and as wide as possible. These represent journeys of a meditative or spiritual nature, suggesting we are all travelers.
Twin Sisters Fiber Artist Collaborations
McMenamins Old St. Francis Pub is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the pub’s deep booths and original artwork make for a comfortable spot to linger over any meal. Set in the former Catholic school’s main building, the pub offers hearty pub fare, handcrafted ales brewed right downstairs in the onsite brewery and seasonal weekly specials.
On warm days, guests can sit in the outside courtyard to enjoy their food and drinks al fresco.
On crisp, cool evenings, the Fireside Bar at McMenamins Old St. Francis invites visitors (21 and over) in with a warming fire, cozy surroundings and a variety of ales, wines and spirits. A pool table offers the opportunity to take a shot or two and the pub menu means guests won’t get hungry while enjoying the friendly atmosphere.
The Fireside Bar is open late for those looking for a midnight snack or a handcrafted pint, wine or spirit.
Situated in the former Catholic schoolhouse’s former garage set back beyond the parking lot, O’Kanes McMenamins Old St. Francis offers guests a relaxed atmosphere and delightful area to dine on delicious pub fare or enjoy a pint of handcrafted ale.
O’Kanes’ McMenamins Old St. Francis cozy spaces are the perfect destination for friends in search of a welcoming atmosphere, lively conversation and good food. Stay inside during inclement weather or join the party outside around the fire pits during warm and cool months.
The Old St. Francis School, conveniently located in downtown Bend, was transformed from 1936 Catholic schoolhouse to, in 2004, a hotel complete with classrooms-turned-lodging rooms, a pub, brewery, a movie theater, private meeting/event space, live music bookings, and a fantastic soaking pool that beckons day travelers, shoppers, hikers, skiers and outdoor adventurers alike.
In 2016 we completed two additional buildings – the Art House & Ed house – bringing our total number of guestrooms to 60. Optional amenities include patios, suites and kitchenettes, but all rooms have their own bathrooms.
We honor the property’s former life by featuring extensive artwork that pays homage to the history of the school and the surrounding community. Photos, memorabilia, our artists’ renderings and students’ artwork adorn the walls, making the hotel a unique gallery of sorts. Take note of the unusual custom-made light fixtures and absolutely stunning tile mosaics that surround the soaking pool. And in the Art and Ed Houses, wander slowly to discover secret hallways, secret rooms and a secret bar!
Old St. Francis School allows pets on the side patios and in hotel rooms for a $15 fee.
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Historic campus hotel, brewpub, movie theater, soaking pool and more!
Nowhere epitomizes Bend’s transformation from a sleepy lumber town to a world-class travel destination like the Old Mill District.
Once home to two of the largest ponderosa pine sawmill operations on the plant, the Old Mill District now boasts more than 55 restaurants, shops, art galleries and boutique fitness studios nestled alongside the Deschutes River. Paved running and bike paths hug both sides of the river – the trails are part of the larger Deschutes River Trail network – making the area popular with both visitors and locals alike.
While shopping and dining options anchor the Old Mill District on the east side of the Deschutes – the area has an eclectic mix of local, regional and national retail shops – the west side of the river is highlighted by the scenic Les Schwab Amphitheater. The state’s largest outdoor concert venue, the LSA plays host to more than a dozen shows each summer, drawing acts as large as Paul Simon, Jack Johnson and the Dave Matthews Band and as diverse as The Roots, the Avett Brothers and Tenacious D. Approximately 8,000 fans can fit into the amphitheater, which features an all-grass infield and spectacular views of the Cascade Range to the west.
Runners and cyclists aren’t the only outdoor enthusiasts to take advantage of the Old Mill District’s charms. A small armada of floaters, kayakers and canoers can usually be found on the Deschutes during the summer and fall months as they make their way down to the new Bend Whitewater Park.
History buffs can take pleasure in the various buildings and former sawmill equipment the Old Mill District has restored and upcycled. Eleven original buildings still sit within the district, including the mill’s former powerhouse and its three iconic smokestacks. Additionally, interpretive panels throughout the district mark areas of significant historical importance.
With its location right in the heart of Bend, the Old Mill District also holds numerous community events throughout the year. The Bend Brewfest is scheduled for the third weekend of August every summer in the Les Schwab Amphitheater, OSU-Cascades holds its graduation at the Amphitheater every June, and Santa flies into the Old Mill District the Friday after Thanksgiving.
Riverside restaurants, trails, shops & shows. Bend is here.
Rimrock Gallery is a new Prineville, Oregon, based art gallery featuring established artists from the Western states and beyond. The art gallery exhibits original paintings featuring landscapes, wildlife, farm scenes, equestrian and rodeo subjects, and florals. The bronze works feature sports, wildlife, equestrian, water birds, birds of prey, and figurative sculpture from professionally recognized artists.
The art gallery is managed by owner, Pamela Claflin who has been prominent in the Oregon and Washington arts communities for over 30 years, and Craig Harvey, who recently moved to Prineville after a career in government defense contracting.
Pamela, who founded Mockingbird Gallery in nearby Bend, Oregon, returned to her home town, Prineville, and is happy to establish a fine art gallery for the community she loves.
The gallery will be selling fine art for both residential homes and commercial business venues and is representing 21 artists both painters and sculptures of one of a kind original fine art.
The gallery is located on 3rd St/Hwy 26 and Deer Street across from McDonald’s, and will be open six days a week, closed on Mondays. It has convenient off-street parking with several spaces at the front door.
Original Fine Art Paintings & Bronze Sculptures
Sisters Folk Festival, Inc. enriches lives through innovative music & arts education programming and events that serve an inclusive, multigenerational community. The Sisters Folk Festival is a three-day celebration of roots music from blues to bluegrass, held the weekend following Labor Day in beautiful Sisters, Oregon.
Annual events include My Own Two Hands artist celebration, a winter concert series, a summer concert series and the Sisters Folk Festival, held the weekend after Labor Day in beautiful downtown Sisters, Oregon where “All the Town’s a Stage.”
Many greats have shared their talents since the initial Sisters Folk Festival in 1995, including but not limited to:
Ian Tyson, Natalie MacMaster, Jesse Winchester, Chris Smither, Dave Carter, John Gorka, Cheryl Wheeler, Ruthie Foster, The Subdudes, The Waifs, Tim O’Brien, The Wailin’ Jennys, Jon Cleary, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Lake Street Dive, Anais Mitchell, Shakey Graves, Eric Bibb, Richard Thompson, Shawn Mullins, and many more.
The Festival hosts eleven stages, including an 900-seat venue at the Village Green Park in downtown Sisters, and 1,100 seats at Sisters Art Works.
Sisters is located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range and the Three Sisters Wilderness Area, the community of Sisters is a wonderful place to live and visit. Outdoor recreational opportunities in and around Sisters are endless, with mountains, rivers, and lakes at your back door. Bike or ride horseback on the many beautiful mountain trails, or golf at any number of first-rate courses. Gift, home & garden, clothing, and antique shops abound for the shopper in your group, or just relax and enjoy the clean air and incredible mountain views. There is truly something for everyone in Sisters.
Parking (including handicap-accessible parking) is available near all the venues. Oh, and by the way, parking is still free in Sisters. If you need additional help, stop by the Information Booth at Village Green for assistance. Seating in all venues is provided. There is no need to bring your own chairs.
During the festival food & drink are available at the Village Green and Sisters Art Works, as well as most of our other venues. Many of our venues are restaurants and festival-goers are welcome to bring their food (either purchased from one of our food vendors or from home) into the tented venues at Melvin’s Market, Village Green, and Sisters Art Works. Beer and wine must remain in designated areas. There are also many great restaurants along the walking routes between stages.
Only certified ADA assistance animals are permitted in venues.
Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop has been a landmark of the town of Sisters, Oregon for nearly 30 years. The founders had a vision to showcase the numerous artists in the area that had earned regional, national and international reputations. By the 1990s, people were traveling to Sisters from all over the world. Resort communities like Black Butte Ranch, Eagle Crest, Sunriver and a host of others made this small mountain village a desirable destination.
Although the ownership of the gallery has changed, its mission has not. It is our good fortune to continue to present the work of photographers, painters, water colorists, illustrators, sculptors, wood crafters, and fabric and ceramic artists. We offer original art of the highest caliber as well as authenticated fine art reproductions.
We look forward to your visit. You can call ahead and inquire about what you might see on your visit, or send us an email.
Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop has been a landmark of the town of Sisters, Oregon for nearly 30 years. The founders had a vision to showcase the numerous artists in the area that had earned regional, national and international reputations. By the 1990s, people were traveling to Sisters from all over the world. Resort communities […]
Sisters Movie House is a four-screen theater located at the east end of Sisters, Oregon within the Five Pine Campus. Sisters Movie House showcases a diverse selection of films including feature first-run film, independent, documentary, foreign and animated film. Sisters are well known as a vibrant arts community that is committed to providing quality educational and creative opportunities to the community members of the greater Sisters area.
The facility is modeled after agricultural buildings from the Sisters area and the High Desert and features comfortable stadium seating. Described as a “labor of love” by founder and developer Lisa Clausen, Sisters Movie House is committed to involving the community by collaborating with community groups.
Sisters Movie House has harnessed the imaginative horsepower of Sisters residents, Juan Duarte for building design, Dennis McGregor for logo and image design and Curt Kallberg for general construction and is committed to using talent and expertise from Central Oregon.
As of August 2016, Sisters Movie House is now under new owners quoin media & entertainment, led by Managing Partner Andrew (Drew) Kaza. But the commitment to a diverse, quality movie offering, along with the same great food and beverage selection, is unchanged. For future developments, check out the new Sisters Movie House Twitter account: @sisters_MH or join our mailing list.
Sisters is well known as a vibrant arts community that is committed to providing quality educational and creative opportunities to the community members of the greater Sisters area. The Sisters Movie House is a proud to support this mission for the Sisters community.
We can custom create your holiday celebration from 20 to 200 people; which includes movies (your choice of current movies or DVD presentations), dinners (themed to fit your celebration, including Italian, French and Western themes), concession snacks and wide choice of beverages. You can event rent the whole theater!
You can even rent out the entire Sisters Movie House theater! For information concerning scheduling your event call us at 541-549-8833
Sisters Movie House is a four-screen theater located at the east end of Sisters, Oregon within the Five Pine Campus. Sisters Movie House showcases a diverse selection of films including feature first-run film, independent, documentary, foreign and animated film. Sisters are well known as a vibrant arts community that is committed to providing quality educational and […]
Billed as the the “Largest Outdoor Quilt Show in America”, The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, features over 1300 quilts on display throughout the town. A week of events precede the show, including classes, textile demonstrations, art and quilting exhibits, music and refreshments.
The Largest Outdoor Quilt Show in the World
There’s no shortage of lodging in Sisters. Whether you’re looking for a romantic spot for you and your partner after the Sisters Rhythm & Brews Festival, a house for you and your friends, or a budget-friendly night in the wilderness, Sisters has something for you.
We are proud to say that Sisters Rhythm and Brews Festival is not an all-for-profit company. The Festival will give back to the Sisters community by donating proceeds to local nonprofits and charities specializing in housing and empowering youth and families, such as the Heart of Oregon Corps YouthBuild Program and Sisters Habitat for Humanity.
We here at Sisters Rhythm and Brews want to be good stewards to the environment. It is our goal to be responsible about our waste and ask that you join us in our efforts.
We are excited to offer commemorative beer cups for you to fill and refill at the beer gardens. Not only will you help us cut down on our plastic waste, but you’ll get a nifty souvenir by purchasing a glass.
In addition we will serve out of compostable cups in the beer gardens.
We also encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle from home to stay hydrated – we will provide water bottle filling stations at each of our stage locations. Help us cut down the amount of plastic waste we produce.
Join us for the Sisters Rhythm and Brews Festival – August 3-4, 2018 it’s a two-day music event nestled in the small town of Sisters, Oregon. Our vision is to bring high-quality blues musicians to Central Oregon while supporting the local community. 2 STAGES, MULTIPLE PERFORMANCES Multiple artists will be performing multiple times at the Sisters […]
Smith Rock Ranch is a Central Oregon favorite for celebrating the fall harvest season. Operating as a regular farm throughout the year, during October the Ranch opens to the public each Saturday and Sunday so guests can enjoy fun activities that include Pumpkin Picking, Zoo Train Rides, Petting Zoo, Archery Shoot, Miniature Golf, Farmer’s Market, Pumpkin Cannon Shoot, plus live entertainment and great food booths. Visitors can also challenge themselves to make their way through the paths of The Amazing Maize, a 7 acre corn field complete with bridges and spectacular views.
Smith Rock Ranch is also available for private parties and school or group field trips.
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Offering a variety of ranch activities for both adults and kids in Terrebonne
Sunriver Art Fair is a three-day juried Art Fair takes place in the Village at Sunriver each August and features over 70 artist booths exhibiting art in 11 different mediums: ceramics, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, gourd art, woodwork, metalwork and mixed media. The artists are coming from as far away as the east coast and right here in the Pacific Northwest.
While browsing the Sunriver Art Fair artist booths, attendees can also enjoy professional entertainment on the stage, including music in jazz, country, classic rock, swing and easy listening. After grabbing dinner at one of the many local restaurants, join in the fun at the Saturday Night Street Dance – a great finish to a day of art and entertainment!
The Sunriver Art Fair is ranked as the #1 Favorite Small Town Art Fair and one of America’s Top 50 Best Art Fairs in 2016! The event is sponsored by the Sunriver Women’s Club with all net proceeds supporting nonprofits for arts, education and families in Central Oregon.
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Sunriver Art Fair, Sunriver, OR – August 9-11, 2019
The Sunriver Art Fair is a year in the planning involving more than 140 volunteers of the Sunriver Women’s Club, held in the Village at Sunriver. “Consistently stunning array of fine art, price points are appropriate, and it’s located in a picturesque setting within the heart of Central Oregon, located in a high desert resort with beautiful views and wonderful family activities.” “Level of artist talent is high. High caliber event, well run, something for everyone!”
#1 Favorite Small Town Art Fair & Voted in Top 50 USA Art Fairs
The Sunriver Music Festival brings premier classical music to the historic Great Hall in Sunriver each August for two weeks of concerts, master classes, music workshops, family concerts, free concerts and rehearsals. The Fireside Concert Series kicks off in November featuring top-notch soloists and ensembles throughout the winter months. Tickets: 541-593-9310
Quality performances of classical music and youth educational programs
Tucked away in the stately pines of Central Oregon’s high country, at the foot of the Cascade Mountains, Sunriver Resort is regarded as the Northwest’s finest year-round vacation. Sunriver Resort is the premier family, meeting, golf and spa destination. Sunriver is located on the dry side of the Cascade Mountains and generously spread over 3,800 acres.
Resort accommodations include 211 Lodge Village guest-rooms and suites complete with wood-burning fireplaces and private decks and more than 300 vacation homes and condominiums, ideal for families and larger parties. River Lodges (33 total) are elegant and spacious rooms along the Sun River between the Sunriver Lodge and the Great Hall Conference Center.
At the focal point of the Resort is the Sunriver Lodge. The Lodge captures the history of the area while highlighting the grandeur of the Great Northwest. This elegant showpiece provides a place to relax and enjoy the magnificent views and offers several dining options, entertainment, a specialty shopping experience and art gallery. Concierge, award-winning Meadows Golf Shop, meeting/banquet rooms and guest registration are located in the Sunriver Lodge. Located on the dry side of the Cascade Mountain range, Sunriver Resort offers a unique vacation experience for all ages. For a memorable golf outing, quality family vacation, that important corporate meeting, or a beautiful Oregon wedding, our facilities and services remain unmatched!
With more than 45,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space, breakout sessions, meals, and exhibits are all in close proximity. The Resort earned a “Platinum Choice Award” as selected by the readers of Smart Meetings Magazine for Excellence in Achieving the Highest Standards in a Meeting Facility & Service in the Western Region, as well as “World’s Best Conference Resort” by Executive Travel and other meetings awards by Meetings & Conventions Magazine, Meetings and Incentives, and Meetings in the West.
Three 18-hole championship golf courses: Crosswater Golf Club, Meadows and Woodlands. Also available are the Meadows nine-hole putting course and Caldera 9-hole Links style par-3 course.
Savor the flavor of the west at any of Sunriver Resort’s restaurants: Carson’s American Kitchen, Crosswater Grille, Twisted River Tavern, Zeppa Bistro, Merchant Trader and the Spotted Frog.
The Sage Springs Club & Spa offers the latest in therapeutic body and beauty treatments. Club amenities include three indoor and four outdoor tennis courts; a two-lane, indoor lap pool; conditioning center and movement studio. Reservations: (541) 593-7891
Where Sunriver Resort sits now was some 60 years ago the home of Camp Abbot, where major training exercises and accomplishments were carried out by the Army Corps of Engineers during the time of World War II. To this day the history of our resort is memorialized through the dedication of the Besson Commons to the family of Camp Abbot’s founder, Colonel Frank. S. Besson.
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Offering great spaces for your golf outing, family vacation or meetings.
Sunriver Stars Community Theater is the vision of Artistic Director, Victoria Kristy-Zalewski. With more than 40 years’ experience directing children’s theater in Arizona, California and Washington State, this Sunriver home owner has started this new company with a handful of local volunteers.
Sunriver Stars is an all volunteer Community Theater group. All positions from the Artistic Director on down are non-paid positions and, as such, require a strong commitment to the work at hand. This creative group produces several theater productions each year. Check out our Facebook Page for the most current production.
Sunriver Stars Community Theater is the vision of Artistic Director, Victoria Kristy-Zalewski. With more than 40 years’ experience directing children’s theater in Arizona, California and Washington State, this Sunriver home owner has started this new company with a handful of local volunteers. Sunriver Stars is an all volunteer Community Theater group. All positions from the […]
The Sunriver Women’s Club is a non-profit community service organization. Our mission is to engage in philanthropic endeavors while providing social and community enrichment to our members and our neighbors in southern Deschutes County.
The Sunriver Women’s Club offers fellowship and recreational activities while promoting charitable and educational grants. Many residents of south Deschutes County have significant needs for the basic necessities of food, shelter, clothing, health, education, and child development and care.
The goal of the Sunriver Women’s Club Philanthropy Program is to provide these basic necessities in south Deschutes County, improving lives and strengthening community. Annually the Sunriver Women’s Club (SRWC) raises funds to support their Philanthropy Program; funds accrue through membership fees, the Sunriver Art Fair, the Winter Gala, other fundraising activities, and member donations.
The Sunriver Art Fair is the number one fundraiser for the Sunriver Women’s Club. Held the second weekend in August, this three day event brings artists and visitors from across the country. The event includes juried artists, live music and a kid’s art center. Please contact: email@example.com
Charitable Fundraising & Community Service
The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation – Warm Springs, Wasco and Northern Paiute, created this museum to sustain their cultures and preserve their traditions for their children and visitors. The museum is a vital part of the Warm Springs tribal community. Once you are done indoors you can stroll the 1/4 mile Twanat Interpretive Trail to learn about the plants, animals, fish and geology.
Culture. History. In Living Color.
Inspired by the cosmopolitan mountain town we call home, The Oxford Hotel in Bend, Oregon is a welcome respite from your outdoor adventures. As the only eco-chic boutique hotel in the area, we offer amenities and luxuries you simply won’t find anywhere else in town.
Our award winning boutique Bend hotel, our friendly staff, eco-friendly design and convenient location both in the heart of downtown Bend and minutes away from the endless outdoor opportunities found in Central Oregon, you’ll discover hospitality, comfort and convenience that until now you could only dream about.
The upscale, unique Oxford hotel experience you have deemed unimaginable has finally arrived. Our Bend, Oregon accommodations afford our sophisticated guests everything the active, eco-conscious traveler desires-a gorgeously designed, full-service luxury hotel that manages to organically fuse eco-sustainability amenities and luxuries you simply won’t find anywhere else. Located in the heart of downtown Bend, The Oxford Hotel fuses eco-sustainability with luxurious amenities, convenience and incomparable service you expect from a four diamond hotel in Bend, Oregon.
From Green bedding, state-of-the-art corporate meeting space availability and stunningly chic decor to on-site fine dining at the divine 10 Below Restaurant and a culturally impressive array of things to do, The Oxford Hotel Bend is the discerning, eco-conscious traveler’s ultimate hotel destination.
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Eco-Chic Boutique Hotel in Bend, Oregon
In the heart of Central Oregon, next to the world-class Sunriver Resort, you will find The Village at Sunriver. The Village features exceptional dining, boutique shopping, groceries, a variety of real estate and vacation rental companies, seasonal sports rentals, activities, tours, and events.
From breakfast to after-dinner dessert, The Village at Sunriver has you covered with a variety of unique dining options. Find international cuisine from Portugal, Italy, France, and Mexico or American fare made from organic, local ingredients. Alternatively, pick up groceries and have a homecooked meal at your vacation rental. Whatever the mood, you will find delicious food in Sunriver’s gorgeous, alpine setting.
The year-round shops in The Village have something for all ages and interests! Discover unique boutique women’s fashion and trendy accessories for the fashionista, seasonal clothing, and high-end gear for the outdoor enthusiast. For those hoping to find a one-of-a-kind souvenir, The Village’s specialty shops are the place to be. Also, find books, toys, and activities for the kids, and much more!
In the summer, take a guided stand-up paddleboard, river rafting, or fishing trip. If you would rather have an adventure on land, rent some bikes and pedal around the miles of beautiful bike paths Sunriver has to offer. Or try your hand at miniature golf, rock climbing, and other family-friendly activities in The Village at Sunriver.
In the winter, get everything you need for the mountain before you go! Purchase lift tickets and book reservations, rent skis, snowboards, additional snow sport equipment, and more! Alternatively, stay in The Village and skate at the Ice Rink.
Sunriver’s Open Air Mall Featuring Dining, Shopping, and Much More
Since 1940, the iconic Tower Theatre has been the center of downtown Bend. Fully renovated in 2004, the Art Deco Moderne venue remains Central Oregon’s premier stage. This vibrant community gathering place hosts nationally and internationally acclaimed performances ranging from music, theater comedy, to films, educational opportunities, civic gatherings and social events.
The Tower Theatre is a hub for culture, connections, and artistic experiences. It is “Bend’s Living Room.” Hundreds of nonprofit and community organizations use our stage each year. And the next generation of theatre-goers enjoy LessonPLAN programs that engage their minds and hearts.
The nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation believes the performing arts strengthen our community and improve our lifestyle. We’re committed to providing top-quality events and educational programs. But the Tower does not run on ticket sales alone. Donations are appreciated.
The Crown Jewel of Bend’s performing arts community
Tumalo Lavender, located in the golden triangle just outside Bend, is home to 10,000 beautiful lavender plants with colors ranging from white to purple to pink. Owners, Gordon and Judy Knight, planted the first 1,000 test plants in 2006. Twenty different varieties now bloom profusely in the summer months with harvest beginning in mid September.
Angustfolia and X-intermedia lavender oil and hydrosol are distilled at the farm, which coincides with harvest of the lavender buds. We provide specialty propagation and year around field consultation. To date we have helped create and expand multiple lavender farms across the county. Fresh cut lavender can be enjoyed in the summer.
Our Vintage Market Place shop offers handcrafted lavender soaps, luscious lavender lotions, gourmet lavender infused jelly and honey as well as handcrafted neck paks, eye pillows and wonderful cake and scone mixes.
Tumalo Lavender pleasant scents can put you in a peaceful state of mind. The calming, fresh, unique fragrance of lavender is available in potpourris, buds, oils, handmade soap, lotions, lip balm, and hydro-mists and wreaths, all made at the farm and available in our marketplace.
Our wonderful dried lavender buds perfect for crafting, wedding favors or making your own potpourri and sachets. Provence and several English lavenders are also available for culinary use. Tumalo Lavender produces & distills the highest quality lavender essential oils. The oils are extracted by steam distillation at the farm. These highly concentrated and fragrant oils are aged for quality and are recognized, among other things, as being a natural antiseptic, insect repellent, as a help with migraines and to aid in relaxation.
Capture the aromatherapy benefits of a lavender mist created with essential oils. For cosmetic, industrial and personal ingredients of all kinds such as body spray, room mist, linen spray…wherever you need the fresh, delicately scented fragrance of lavender. You can order these and other products on-line. Credit Cards are accepted. We gladly ship UPS and FedEx.
Tour Tumalo Lavender: Gordon and Judy invite you to visit their greenhouse and view the fields of lavender. They offer 3” border plants or 1 gallon lavender plants for your garden. You will find lavender not only beautiful and sensory, but a practical choice for your garden. Lavender has a reputation for being notoriously non-palatable to deer. It is also considered a drought-tolerant plant and is easy to grow and manage.
The lavender is in full flower in mid-July and is at its peak for viewing and cutting. You can wander through the vibrant purple fields and take in the strong, sweet fragrance of lavender as you hand-cut your own bouquet.
This year, make a point of enjoying some relaxed time at Tumalo Lavender.
CONSULTING – Let Gordon help plot your future lavender field or area. We can give you ideas on soil preparation, irrigation expertise, weed mat installation and lavender plant suggestion. Call 541-419-9449 for specifics based on size of job.
Visit Tumalo Lavender in Bend, Oregon’s Drake Park Farmers Market on Wednesdays 3-7pm & Saturdays at NW Crossing Farmers Market 10am-2pm. Enjoy our fabulous fresh lavender lemonade, lavender shortbread cookies and lavender-lemon pound cake…all available to take home, too!
Directions to Tumalo Lavender
From Bend, take highway 20 West to Tumalo, turn Right onto Cook Ave in Tumalo; This road will turn into Cline Falls Highway. Go 2 miles N. turn left onto Connarn. The Farm is ½ mile on the left.
Volcanic Theatre Pub, located at 70 SW Century Drive, next to GoodLife Brewing, is Bend’s premier spot for Live Music, Live Theatre, Film Screenings, Comedy, Venue Rentals, and many special events. Voted #1 Indoor venue 6 years running in The Source Weekly’s Annual “Best Of” Edition. VTP is an All Ages Theatre that hosts international, national, regional and local artists every week throughout the year in a cozy and intimate warehouse space. Furnished with comfy sofas, chairs, and state of the art audio/visual equipment, VTP holds itself to the highest standards for the best event experience possible. Get your Tickets Here
Volcanic Theatre Pub is committed to enhancing Central Oregon’s cultural environment by providing a unique artistic venue and making an essential contribution to the High Desert community. We provide some of the best live music, live theatre, and special events in Bend, Oregon.
Our respect for artistic expression holds us to the highest standards possible, presenting plays that will challenge you with relevant material, acting that will astonish you, films that will shake you, and live music that will move you.
All of this in one cozy intimate black box warehouse furnished with comfortable sofas, recliners, four-tops, and bar tops, and equipped with state of the art projection and sound, while serving many of the best local and regional beers and wine.
Are you interested in acting classes? The Volcanic Actor’s Studio and Professional Actor Derek Sitter (M.F.A. Acting, Life Member of The Actors Studio) and owner of Volcanic Theatre Pub conducts periodical workshops. Check the calendar for upcoming FREE acting classes on Tuesday nights. Contact Derek@VolcanicTheatrePub.com or 541-215-0516.
Book the Pub! For meeting and event planners seeking a venue or group experience, we invite you to contact us with your dates and event description and we’ll check our availability. We look forward to working with you.
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