The Downtown Bend Business Association has partnered with The Central Oregon Black Leaders Assembly to create a pop up store at First Friday Art Walks Downtown. The Colors Store is a place that creatives of color can display and sell their artwork and other creative designs downtown. Riccardo Waites who is the Diversity Coordinator for the D.B.B.A. and also C.E.O. of C.O.B.L.A. is excited about the store. "The D.B.B.A. has been working hard to bring more diversity to downtown. They have been looking for ways to share culture and creative ideas with the community. This store is the first step in reaching that goal."
The June 4th First Friday Art Walk will be the opening day of the Color Store. The Color Store will be located in the Commons Plaza downtown (875 NW Brooks Street) Store is open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.