Sunriver Art Fair

The Sunriver Women’s Club will be sponsoring the eighth Annual Sunriver Art Fair on August 11-13, with over seventy artist booths exhibiting art in 11 different mediums: ceramics, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, gourd art, woodwork, metalwork and mixed media. The artists are coming from as far away as the east coast and right…

Art in the high desert

Each August since 2008 the welcoming banks of the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District in Bend come alive for one of the premier fine art shows in the country: Art in the High Desert (AHD). In its short ten years Art in the High Desert has been nationally recognized year after year accumulating…

sisters folk festival lineup

The Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) awarded Sisters Folk Festival Inc. (SFF) the Organizational Achievement Award. FAR-West is a chapter of Folk Alliance International, who fosters and promotes traditional, contemporary and multicultural folk music, dance, storytelling and related performing arts in the U.S. SFF grew from an annual folk festival into an arts organization that…

Follow Your Bliss 
by Casey Gardner

My Own Two Hands (MOTH) is a regional celebration of the arts. Each year a theme is selected to inspire artists to create and donate a piece of art to be sold at the benefit auction in support of music and arts programming in the Sisters schools and community. Sisters students and the entire community…

civil war

The Northwest Civil War Council will present a full Civil War reenactment at The House on Metolius Meadow, May 20-21. The reenactment and living history camps include over 300 Civil War reenactors presenting living conditions and circumstances of the 1860s, as well as battle reenactments. This is the only event of its kind in Central…

BendFolliesogo

It’s time to put the “fun” back in fundraising! Saturday, April 29 at 7:30pm the Tower Theatre Foundation presents its major fundraiser- Bend Follies. It’s a night of comedy starring local civic, business, education and media personalities performing sketches and singing parodies — plus, live and silent auctions all benefitting the programs and mission of…

COS Conductor Michael Gesme, photo courtesy of Benjamin Edwards

Stepping back into the late 1960s, Central Oregon was a vastly different place. Rugged, it was still considered the untamed wild west of America. Populations were sparse, farm land was abundant, and few thought that classical music withstood even a chance of surviving, let alone thriving, in the relatively unknown mill town of Bend. “If…