(Photo | Courtesy of the Old Mill District) The 2020 Oregon WinterFest officially gets underway Friday, February 14 with its annual Wine Walk through the Old Mill District. Join friends and neighbors for a fun soiree, as participating businesses in the Old Mill District offer samples of delicious wines from around the globe, including this year’s Wine Walk sponsor,…

(Photo | Pexels) The Deschutes Land Trust announced today its winter Nature Nights series. From rivers to microplastics to traditional relationships with the land, the Land Trust is offering free, monthly presentations on nature-related topics given by experts in their field. Presentations include: January 29: Long Memory of the Land 7-8:30pm, The Tower Theatre in…

(Walking in the Light, 12“x12”, mixed media on canvas) In 1948, artist and writer Elaine de Kooning was hired as an editorial associate by Art News, a highly respectable visual arts magazine that, to this day, features articles about art and artists and reviews of their gallery shows among other art-world happenings. Deeply entrenched in…

(The High Desert Museum Conservation Photography Workshop | Photos by Heather Duchow) “Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” — Marc Riboud Now that the New Year has been rung in, grab your camera and treat yourself to the Conservation Photography Workshop on Saturday, January 11. Join wildlife curators and seasoned…

The Waterston Desert Writing Prize 2020 is now open for submissions. Applicants must submit online through April 1, 2020. The Prize, now in its sixth year, honors creative nonfiction that illustrates artistic excellence, sensitivity to place and desert literacy, with the desert as both subject and setting. Inspired by author and poet Ellen Waterston’s love…

(The Calder Quartet | Photo Courtesy of High Desert Chamber Music) High Desert Chamber Music has announced that applications are available to perform in a Master Class with members of the award-winning Calder Quartet. The class will be open to violinists, violists and cellists. This event will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of…