First Friday Art Walk is March 1st, 2019 -and it is also the first day of Bend Women's March and the MUSE Conference! There are lots of cool things happening in Downtown, the heart of Bend, including special female focused art events! See the list below, and remember to download your printable First Friday Art Walk guide!
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
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 Joey Van Blokland.
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
Swing by the Deschutes Brew Pub on your First Friday Art Walk and check out our March artist of the month: Scott Schauer
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
Abstract and Landscape photos by Matthew and 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
Found Natural Goods is, of course, serving complimentary 100% agave tequila margaritas ––radical mixer to be announced–– with the company of wood, metal, and photography fusion that brings the outside into your modern homescape, HONOR Modern.
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.
Let us all emerge from our winter hibernation to join together for an art-pop up and cocktails at March First Friday Art Walk! I'll have a table to peruse with fine art prints (in various sizes), greeting cards, camping logs, planners, stickers, AND the Puppy Trek board game.
How we feed our Community MUSE Salon at At Liberty Arts
Join the High Desert Food & Farm Alliance as we facilitate a panel around women in Central Oregon's food system at the World Muse conference! The 2 hour salon will be on Friday, March 1st from 11am-1pm and feature Audrey Tehan, Executive Director at Seed to Table Farm, Nickol Cady, Owner and Chef at Foxtail Bakeshop & Kitchen, Carly Sanders, Food Program Director at NeighborImpact and Briana an employee at DD Ranch. We will be discussing all aspects of our food system and how women help to feed our community!
Cost: $15 Purchase your ticket today!
Open Hub Singing Club Flash Mob
We are gonna fill the busy streets of the March 1st First Friday Artwalk with song. We'll show our neighbors the beauty and power made possible by people working towards a common goal.
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
Join The Oxford Hotel for First Friday #inbend! Throughout the month of March, we'll be displaying Barb Gonzalez's photographs of Central Oregon...and beyond.
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
Stop by Team Coon at 25 NW Minnesota and see my new collection of Equine and Landscape images taken from 2018, it was a wonderful year full of adventures.
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.
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