Atelier 6000 (A6) opens its doors in its new location in the Old Mill Marketplace on Friday, January 8 with a grand opening celebration and an exhibit of richly textured prints and mixed media work by California artist Bob Nugent.
A6 is a nonprofit studio and gallery in Bend. A6 provides creative and educational experiences in printmaking and book arts by offering on-going classes and art appreciation programs. A6 presents monthly exhibits of original prints and artist books in its gallery and participates in Bend’s First Friday Gallery Walk.
A6 opened in 2007 on Scalehouse Court on the edge of the Old Mill District. Executive Director Dawn Boone lovingly called A6 Bend’s best kept secret. “Now we have a location that is more at the forefront of the Bend art scene. With this new visibility, we hope to continue being a great cultural entity in the community,” says Boone. A6’s new space in Old Mill Marketplace is similar in size and maintains a familiar layout, with a gallery in the front and a professional print and book arts studio in the back.
As far as future goals, Boone shares that there are plans to reach out to more artists and students. “We plan to build on programs that connect the art in our exhibits with hands-on arts learning in the studio,” explains Boone. Teachers will be able to give student tours of exhibits, and students will be able to participate in hands-on activities directly related to the artwork. “Students, artists and everyday visitors deepen their appreciation and understanding of art when they can see, listen and do,” says Boone. A6 now has the ability to become a great resource for students, artists and the community, even more than it already has.
A6 is open Monday-Friday from 10am-7pm
Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 12-5pm
550 SW Industrial Way, Suite 180