It's First Friday Art Walk! Head into Downtown Bend for a night filled with art, shopping, music and local food & drink. On First Friday in Downtown Bend, we celebrate ALL forms of art - music, comedy, photography, painting, sculpture, acting and more. Head to Downtown Bend, and delight your senses!
Megan Marie Myers at Townshend's Teahouse
Megan Marie Myers will be at Townshend's Tea in Downtown Bend with a show from April 1st to May 30th. You can purchase Megan's art here: http://www.meganmariemyers.com/, and make sure to attend a meet and greet with the artist from 6:30-7:30pm on Friday April 5th at Townshend's Tea
Jonezy Artwork at Velvet Bend
He is known in the art world as JonezyArtwork. He has been creating artwork since the 1990's and started exhibiting his work in galleries all over the world in early 2004. To date, JonezyArtwork has sold over 750+ paintings worldwide. He is self taught, growing up with many great influences and working each year to perfect his own unique style. He uses a steady hand and precise techniques to create these paintings. JonezyArtwork refers to his style as a mix between Cartoon and Urban. You can find his work at Velvet on Wall Street in Downtown Bend during the month of April.
Sage Custom Framing
Visit Sage Custom Framing during First Friday Art Walk and during the entire month of April! Located on Brooks Alley right next to Beach Hut Deli.
Memories to Quilt at Footzone
‘Heaven Can Wait’ and other races inspired this memory quilt. I chose bright colors to celebrate a worthy race well run. Do you know a runner who’d like their T-shirts preserved in a one-of-a-kind memory quilt? I'd be happy to help!
Friday, April 5th, Memories to Quilt will be at the Foot Zone, for their First Friday event. Please come by and visit. Let’s talk about your collection of race shirts!
Free Admission, more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2231007730561219/
MOsley WOtta, Richard Cork & Rhelms School at The Commons
The Commons is honored to host MOWO for their album, What Comes After, release party. This event will be an up close and personal performance in the house with MOWO with plenty of meet and greet time mixed in. As with all our shows, it is FREE, but a donation to the artist is greatly appreciated! All ages welcome, but some PG-13 content may be vocalized. More info here.
In addition, Richard Cork's art will be hung in the house for the month of April, and Realms School will be doing a mural presentation outside.
Jacob Joseph Norris at Found Natural Goods
First Friday APRIL 2019 plans entail...
Found is, of course, serving complimentary 100% agave tequila margaritas ––radical mixer to be announced–– with the colorful company of local plein-air oil painter, Jacob Joseph Norris.
"Jacob Joseph Norris is a plein-air oil painter, meaning he paints in the open air. His portfolio is filled with owls, trees, power lines, scenes and colors of Central Oregon, but there is also a magnificent transcendent nature to his work, beyond the range of mere human experience. It is as if he is able to catch things in their hidden moments before they are ready to be seen." - quoted from a Source Weekly article on Jacob in 2016.
Jacob's art fills the walls and shelves of Found and has since day one with his birds--inspired by our space. We are pleased to be hosting him for an official artist exhibition on April 5, 2019 for First Friday April.
Jacq & Jacob
Tosch Roy at Outside In
From beautiful Bonnie Raitt to the rasta beats of Bob Marley, Tosch plays a wide variety of covers performed with a moving and grooving kind of presence. Make plans now to join Outside In for Downtown Bend First Friday on April 5th. More info here.
Fettle Botanic, Navone Jewelry and
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Shelia Dunn at Outside In
Join Sheila Dunn at Outside In for First Friday with Worthy Brewing. Shelia will be selling and displaying her work from 5-9pm. March’s Downtown Bend, Oregon First Friday will be highlighting local female artist. Come down and celebrate the many talented women of Central Oregon.
Joey Van Blokland at Cascade Sotheby's Realty
This event is sponsored by Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and your hosts for the evening, Jacquie Sebulsky and Michele Anderson, along with co-sponsors Academy Mortgage, who will be serving wine and beer samples.
Scott Schauer at Deschutes Brewery
Learn a little more about Scott from the words of Scott,
Me? I’ve lived as far east as Colorado and hunkered down in Ketchum, ID., White Pass, WA., and Mt. Rainier National Park. I spent a truly adventurous summer in Cordova, AK. as well as the ever popular I-5 corridor in cities like Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, and Eugene. But I call Bend, OR home. Influenced, you bet!
Spending my formative youth in the beautiful Pacific Northwest has brought me the greatest joy imaginable. The exposure to the mountains, sea, forests and high desert has shaped me like wind against the sand. Each location has taught me to respect the outdoors, to tread lightly, be the kindness to all living things, not to mention a few heaping doses of humility. Real life. It exists outside of your comfort zone, but mostly outside your house.
This whole dream started as a young mischievous lad. I learned how to ride a bike and how to ski. I traveled the northwest looking for adventure. I also loved to draw growing up. There was a very creative side that reared itself periodically. My folks encouraged me to pursue anything that made me happy, (like a career... thanks, dad). Although my talents were raw, and technology was bubbling to the surface, I knew it was just a matter of time before the tech / art collision.
Matthew & Jerry Ohlson at Wabi Sabi
Look at these AMAZING landscape and art pictures! Please join us for March's Art Walk First Friday where we will see more from these very talented photographers
Everyone loves the First Friday Art Walk in Bend! The great company, the shops, the food, and of course the drinks. Come visit my booth that will be upstairs inside Forge Humanity for Bend's Art Walk March 1st. I will have all my herbal products available!
HONOR Modern at Found Natural Goods
HONOR Modern is the brainchild of two artists who fell hard for building something together. From life to furniture, their collaboration has been nothing short of symbiotic.
With woodworking at the heart and photography in the soul, Brandon Beckley & Kristina Cyr took what they knew of their crafts and put them to work. The duo approaches each piece with a fine art sensibility and a keen respect for their source materials. From the NW milled black walnut to the 100% natural wool out of New Hampshire, environmentally sustainable and USA made products are the backbone of each collection.
Beckley and Cyr are committed to bringing timeless innovation to the modern furniture scene, so stay tuned and turn it up.
How we feed our Community MUSE Salon at At Liberty Arts
Cost: $15 Purchase your ticket today!
Open Hub Singing Club Flash Mob
Come down to Open Hub Feb 25th to learn some of the songs we'll be sharing! openhubsinging.com
Plan on meeting up in front of Crow's Feet at 5:10pm
Kaycee Anseth at Forge Humanity
Forge Humanity is kicking off March Woman's history month with a bunch of badass women in the house!
126 NW Minnesota Ave. in Downtown Bend!
Barb Gonzalez at The Oxford
Barb made Bend her home in 2009 and, over the last 10 years, her photos of the #pnw and other destinations often appeared in the travel section of local newspapers (namely "The Bulletin" in Bend and "The Register-Guard" in Eugene).
Magazines including "Travel World Magazine", Alaska and Horizon Airlines’ "Alaska Beyond" in-flight magazine, "Cascade Journal", "Outdoors NW", and "Oregon Wine Press" have also featured her art. Her popularity as a photographer reflects her considerable skill.
Barb works to capture the essence of a place to create memorable images. Her refined perception of the subject tells a story — from vast mountain landscapes to close-up views of a determined, blooming foxglove winding its way through a rusting truck bumper. Subject proximity in her scenes further engages the viewer.
“I hope to share the beauty of both nature and manmade things,” she says, “so those who view my photos are as touched as I was when taking the shot.”
Barb will be in our lobby during #FirstFridayBend. Come say hello and view the photographs included in the exhibit!
Veronica Busch Photography at Team Coon, Alleda Real Estate
Amanda Clair at The Velvet Lounge
Amanda Clair works mainly with water-based media, spray paint and textiles. Extracting her inspiration from the Oregon landscape; it’s textures and colors, mixed with her memories of the moments she spent in a place.
Forge Humanity: Mama House, will be rocking the house. Justus Vega, featured artist for the night. Boneyard beer flowing from their tap.
OnPoint Community Credit Union: Join us on First Friday for the OnPoint Community Credit UnionOregon WinterFest where the Fire King and Ice Queen will hold a procession downtown, enjoy fire pits, ice carving, games, Oregon WinterFest ticket giveaways and other fun prizes.
Found Natural Goods: First Friday with Feather Divine. Found Natural Goods will be serving complimentary 100% agave tequila margaritas––radical mixer to be announced––with local jewelry designer, maker, endless-energy woman wonder, Feather Divine. Julia Duke is the hands behind Feather Divine "Goddess Feather Earrings 🌿 Cruelty-Free ❤ 10% of sales donated to wildlife and bird habitat conservation efforts. 🌎" You may also know her as Julia Duke Photo getting published left and right for her portraits, wedding work, and all around good energy behind the lens.
Crater Lake Spirits: Come enjoy February's First Friday with cocktails, live music from Jesse, and we will be hosting Central Oregon LandWatch! LandWatch plays a vital role in achieving a responsible, balanced approach to planning for and conserving Central Oregon’s land and water resources, while recognizing the needs of future generations. We work to protect and conserve the region’s ecosystems and wildlife habitats, to foster thriving, sustainable communities and to spread the costs and benefits of growth equitably across the community as a whole.
Outside In: Join us for the February Downtown Art Walk at Outside In. We are featuring local photographer & climber, Austin White, and his beautiful landscape images of climbers in Central Oregon. Over the weekends of February 1-2 and 8-9, the USA Climbing Bouldering National Championships are being held right here in Deschutes County. Come and celebrate our local climbers & their photography!
Seven Nightclub: First Friday Free for All with Fuzzy Logic. "Fuzzy Logic" is a live, interactive, variety show, for geeks and nerds! Produced and hosted by local Bend nerds, ready to share their passions and interests with you, as long as you are ready to share your's. The open platform and fluid structure of this unique show, allows for everyone to get a chance to share what they enjoy with others. Our guest panel of experts, professionals and comedians will teach and entertain you. Everyone attending will get a chance to interact with the show and the guests. From audience trivia, to the Q&A with our panel of specialists, everyone will get a chance to play along.
Deschutes Brewery: Come down to the Pub this First Friday and welcome our artist of the month Lucynda Campbell. Lucynda creates amazing custom oil paintings for your home or business. Oil painting began for me in an unexpected way, when I became very ill with what was later discovered to be Lymes disease. I had been an active person, hiking, running, and volunteering. I found myself virtually disabled and nearly bedridden, my life had been stolen from me. I had never been a TV watcher and I was starving for a way to keep my mind alive while I was afraid my body was dying. A good friend of mine who is also struggling with health problems invited me to come over to her home. She had been a professional pastel artist, and she begin to teach me how to paint. As soon as I was again healthy enough to drive, I was at her home regularly.
Bend Brewing Co.: Join us for live music at BBC! Music will play from 6:00-8:30 inside our bar area. If the weather permits, musicians might play outside on our beer garden. This weeks music by: Seth Martin & Tyler Key
Footzone: Let’s connect about The Haven’s upcoming arrival on the scene! Stop in for some nibbles while we feed you Info of our exciting venture.
JDUB: Join us on First Friday as we welcome award winning The Ale Apothecary to J Dub and try some extraordinarily unique and truly craft beer from Bend's own vintage batch Oak barrel brewery! We also always offer the gold medal winning Sahalie Wild Ale. Sour fan? You can't miss this! Come learn and taste what origin beer is all about!
Wabi Sabi: Come see local goods made by artists and artisans just starting out! We'll have candles, chopsticks, woodworking, jewelry, photography, greeting cards, stickers, cosplay supplies, 3D printed items and so much more!! Come by, drink some sake, have a snack, and enjoy the items presented by these fabulous folks!
Cascade Sotheby's: Please join us Friday, February 1st at our Downtown Bend Showroom (821 NW Wall St, Bend, OR) from 5 – 8 PM, to enjoy the artwork of Kristine Cooper. This event is sponsored by Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and your hosts for the evening, Tammy Caruso, along with co-sponsors Academy Mortgage, who will be serving wine and beer samples.
Velvet: Artist Tara Doherty resists the temptation to be stable. Her figurative art is inspired in this resistance by insects – their ability to transform, to connect, to possess an exoskeleton, to have acceptance, and to move forward into the unknown. Using whatever materials she finds, she hopes her creations can inspire others to be unstable too.
Townshend's Teahouse: This Friday on February 1st, Paige Rajnus will be at Townshend’s Teahouse 5-8pm with a collection of small animal prints! This show is entitled “Held Together,” and has a very special and meaningful place in my heart. Come visit on First Friday for tea and art! Below are snippets of some of the work that will be there. ;)
The Oxford Hotel: For #FirstFridayBend, we'll continue displaying Debra Millette's exhibit titled "Pet Selfies with Their Persons" - a series of playful acrylic paintings. Debra will be in our lobby during First Friday #inbend. Stop by to view her paintings and say hello!
Bellatazza: Join the OPA children's cast in full costume for a sing-along with several songs from their upcoming show, Oliver! We'll be handing out flyers to promote the show and within those, there will be some hidden "Golden Tickets" for free entrance to the show on Saturday, February 16th at 7pm. See you in front of Bellatazza for First Friday Art Walk!
Princess Athletics: The theme for this art walk is LOVE! We will be showcasing art from the kids at the Bend International School. Sara with www.bundleofjoyinfantmassage.com will be here as well!
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