First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Bend is growing and transforming! Our First Friday has always been a celebration of our unique downtown. It celebrates our distinctive, remarkable boutiques and retail shopping, our award-winning restaurants, our community of artists, fine art connoisseurs and our truly extraordinary Downtown.
Here at the Downtown Bend Business Association, we recognize First Friday as an integral part of our community. First Friday Art Walk speaks to the truth that Downtown IS the heart of Bend. We want to grow and build on this celebration of our Downtown. You can look forward to our addition of a First Friday Facebook Page, A First Friday Website, Maps, Lists of Events, Stories and bios about featured Artists, Artist written blogs, Promotion of artists and venues, and SO much more!
Many of you know the Downtown Bend Business Association’s Community Relations Guru, Mindy Aisling. This First Friday Art Walk expansion was her brain-child, but it’s being raised by a new amazing, dynamic, incredible woman: Lily G.
Lily is the head of all things related to First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Bend. She is the master, the craftsman, the architect for the (upgraded) First Friday 2.0!
Lily is a volunteer for the Downtown Bend Business Association. A few of her loves are: jewelry making, paddling sports, skiing, ice climbing & her cat Shadow (AKA Handsome). Bend has claimed her heart, and that is saying a lot as she has moved around from beautiful places such as Alaska and Hawaii. Currently she is working as a program manger for Campfire USA, and she teaches at Central Oregon Community College.
Bend is lucky to have a transplant like Lily who gives so much to our community, and spreads love and joy wherever she goes.
We want YOU to be a part of creating this next evolution of First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Bend! Do you have ideas, suggestions, or would you like to volunteer? Contact us!
We believe that it is our community that makes us strong and is the impetus of our success. To honor that belief we are starting this next evolution of First Friday with a logo contest! We want our new branding to come from out community! Entries accepted from men and women 5-105 years of age, see below for details:
For contest rules, click here
For a printable contest entry form, click here
Entries can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a photo of your entry, and send as a Facebook Message
Send to the DBBA office @ 916 NW Wall St. Bend, OR 97701