Your Bend, Oregon Arts & Entertainment Week Starts Here – August 3, 2016


August 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Old Stone
157 NW Franklin Ave
Bend, OR 97701

$10-$20 ticket sliding scale

Welcome to Bend Ecstatic Dance

…where all approaches to dance and movement are honored! We draw no arbitrary lines of separation between dance as therapy, art, recreation, or contemplation, all is welcome here. There is no method, formula, map, or guru for you to follow. We invite you to follow your own Self, cultivate your creative imagination, access your inner life, and allow yourself to be danced from the inside out!

Please arrive with your Whole Self, substance and fragrance-free.

We hold a sacred and safe dance space free from conversation and distraction. Please no talking or chit chat. Body vocals such as oms, whoops, trills, and tribal yells are welcome!

Please bring your open mind and heart. We ask that you take care of yourself in the dance, and respect the individual expression of others.

We recommend dancing in bare feet to connect with the Earth and to enjoy a safe, grounded traction on the beautiful wood floor.

Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing that allows for full freedom of expression.

Be sure to bring PLENTY of water to drink, the Dance is a fantastic workout!

Please bring your payment in the form of cash or a check. Feel free to inquire about trade options.


August 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

This community celebration is August 4th at the Bend Belluno Sister City Plaque next to Greg’s Grill in the Old Mill District. The activities begin at 5:00 pm with music by “The Summit Express” (Italian) Jazz Band with a special outdoor bar set up by Greg’s Grill. A short celebration begins at six
with a focus on current exchanges between our communities including culinary, masters
swimming, and the summer youth exchange with three students from Belluno participating.

Belluno, Italy, is a similar sized community 35 miles north of Venice located at the base of the
world famous Dolomites. Our cities have partnered, creating a unique sister city relationship
with a growing list of reciprocal cultural exchanges.

The BendBelluno Sister City relationship was official in 2011 with formal documents supported
by city councils of both communities. Prior to that, former Bend mayor Oran Teater and his wife
spent time in Belluno connecting with a former exchange student hosted by Jane’s family many
years ago. Oran shared the Belluno story saying “ We found many similarities between Belluno
and Bend as our cities are both regional centers for government and commerce, as well as
recreational communities with world class winter and summer activities. Both are blessed with
amazing mountain views as Belluno is at the base of the Dolomites .”

With the BendBelluno Sister City partnership, residents from each city are invited to learn first
hand through one-on-one relationships the common issues the two communities share, in spite
of cultural and language differences.

Just a few of the organization’s multiple cultural exchange successes:
● Italian cultural talks in Bend with the latest presentation entitled “Nordic skiing in the
● Summer Youth Cross Cultural Exchange: Bend area high school juniors spend 3 weeks
with a Belluno high school student, followed by a reciprocal 3 week hosting of the
Belluno student here in Bend. Twenty two
students have participated in the last 3 years.
● Cascade Culinary Institute at COCC six week educational exchange with Scuola
Alberghiera (SA) in Belluno: The Bend chef and students attend classes, teach and
participate in stage experiences in Belluno province, reciprocating with a similar hosting
of the Belluno chef and students at the Cascade Culinary Institute in Bend.

Laura Becker, who has been involved in the early development of both the summer student
exchanges and the COCC Cascade Culinary Institute exchange, expresses these sentiments,
“Any time you can connect students in real life learning opportunities in another place in the
world, there is much gained both for the individuals and the communities.” Echoing her
comments, Kit Carmiencke, long involved in exchanges, sees these exchanges develop and
deepen into lasting relationships. “These are summer vacations that can last a lifetime.”

This event is open to the public and is supported by the Bend Sister City Foundation, Greg’s
Grill, The Old Mill District and the BendBelluno Sister City Organization.


August 5, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Oxford Hotel
10 NW Minnesota Ave
Bend, OR 97701

WHAT: COMAG Metal Arts at the Oxford Fine Jewelry & Metal Arts Annual Show & Sale

WHEN: Friday, August 5: First Friday Art Walk 1pm to 9pm
Saturday, August 6: 10am to 6pm

WHERE: Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave, Bend, OR 97703
The Minnesota Room is adjacent to the 10 Below Restaurant & Lounge

COST: Free

CONTACT: Kellen Bateman: 541-550-6370
Goph Albitz: 541-410-9958

Event website:

Door Prizes: Two $100 gift certificates for artist of choice & gift from the Oxford Hotel

COMAG – Central Oregon Metal Arts Guild is a diverse group of metal artists
representing a wide range of styles and techniques including jewelry designers,
gemstone cutters, sculpture artists and blacksmiths.
We come together for support, education and fun.

Our love of art, metal and fire bind us together.

COMAG mission statement: Dedicated to the promotion of education, information, and collaboration in the metal arts and crafts.

Come and enjoy the wide variety of talented metal artists in our community. Over 20 artists will be represented.


August 6, 2016 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The High Desert Mural Festival is excited to announce our first reception in the newly developed Midtown Art Alley. It is Saturday, August 6th from 5:30 to 9pm

The art alley is a privately owned 18ft by 60ft strip of land near Juniper Park. It fronts the alley between  NE Franklin Ave & NE Greeley Ave at the 5th street end of the block between 4th & 5th. It is the block behind the Safeway/Ace Hardware shopping center.

The Midtown Art Alley has 90ft of mural walls and space for small sculptural installations.  It is intended as an art space for local artists, students, and as a venue for mural festival activity.


August 7, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Sunriver Resort Great Hall
17600 Center Dr
Sunriver, OR 97707

Don’t have time to take in performances of the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington D.C.), the Colorado Symphony, the Utah Symphony, or the Oregon Symphony? Don’t worry, just take a short drive to Sunriver and listen to world-renowned pianist William Wolfram kick off the 39thedition of the Sunriver Music Festival on Sunday, August 7th.

Highly sought after for his breathtaking performances of the music of Beethoven, William Wolfram has appeared with all of these orchestras and numerous others around the world. Winner of the silver medalist at both the William Kapell and the Naumburg International Piano Competitions and the bronze medalist at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow, he is bringing his considerable talent to Central Oregon for two special performances.

“Bringing world-class talent like William Wolfram to our area is why we’ve earned the reputation of being Central Oregon’s professional classical music experience,” explains Pam Beezley, Executive Director of the Festival. “We are thrilled to showcase William’s awesome talent in two performances – one with the Festival Orchestra and a second performance with our Festival Concertmaster Steven Moeckel.”

CLASSICAL CONCERT I – Sunday, August 7th 7:30 p.m., Sunriver Resort’s Great Hall.

Pianist Wolfram will lead off this year’s Festival series with a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The world-class Sunriver Festival Orchestra will also perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 Pastorale and Dvorak’s In Nature’s Realm.


August 8, 2016 – September 5, 2016 all-day

Black Butte Ranch Lodge
Black Butte Ranch
OR 97759


Invited Western and Central Oregon artists will be featured at the Black Butte Ranch Lodge Gallery. Come! Enjoy the outstanding art and the spectacular views at the Ranch.


August 9, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Al Moody Park
2225 NE Daggett Lane
Bend, OR 97701

Arts Central, in collaboration with Bend Parks and Recreation Department, is hosting Art in the Park, a series of free arts programs held at various parks in Bend throughout the summer.

For the third year, Arts Central is bringing Art in the Park to the community, with each session led by professional teaching artist Anne Rustand. The upcoming Art in the Park schedule is as follows:

Arts Central’s Interim Executive Director, Deborah Allen, says, “We look forward to hosting Art in the Park every summer because it’s a great way for people to explore Bend’s beautiful outdoor spaces and engage in different art activities at the same time. And, nothing inspires creativity like fresh air, gorgeous surroundings and sunshine!” All events are free of charge and open to all ages. No reservation or registration is needed but children under age eight must be accompanied by an adult for the entire session. For more information, please contact

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