City Walls at City Hall will unveil a special invitational exhibition of the members of the Bend Gallery Association in honor of two decades of art in Bend, Oregon. The show will be unveiled at a public reception on Thursday, October 9, 5-7pm at City Hall, 710 NW Wall Street. The show will remain on display through January 2015.
The Bend Gallery Association is celebrating 20 years of existence as a visual arts organization composed of art galleries and organizations in Bend. The BGA started in the mid-90s by Sandra Miller of Sunbird Gallery and Pamela Claflin of the Mockingbird Gallery, along with Karen Bandy with the support of Pamela Hulse Andrews of Cascade A&E.
It was a way to bring patrons together every First Friday to see and appreciate art in a festive atmosphere. Thus, began the First Friday Art Walks in downtown Bend which have spread to the Old Mill District and beyond. These well-attended gatherings were started through the grassroots efforts of the art galleries and have continued to become a favorite activity in Bend.
All of the members of the Gallery Association have been invited to participate in this invitational exhibition as way to showcase the professional Gallery Association members and artists.
City Walls at City Hall is an arts initiative of the City of Bend Arts, Beautification & Culture Commission continuing to make a difference by inspiring the community through art.