The Art of Wilderness

wildWilderness themed art, music and films for everyone are at the Discover Your Forest and the Deschutes National Forest the last weekend of June at Lava Lands Visitor Center.


The Art of Wilderness event features music, art and film inspired by the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. All activities will be held at the Lava Lands Visitor Center of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, 58201 S Hwy. 97, on Sunday, June 29, 4-8pm.

Throughout the event visitors can view wilderness themed paintings in the Chitwood Exhibit Hall and enjoy short Wilderness films. Paintings are available for sale. Films to be shown include: The Meaning of Wild, Untrammelled and a portion of American Values, American Wilderness.  

Kicking off the event will be music by The Bend Brass featuring Renaissance/Baroque to Contemporary Music, the band Rare Boots will close out the evening playing Americana swing music.
Event schedule:

Artist reception will occur throughout the event.

4pm            Music by The Bend Brass – Renaissance/Baroque to Contemporary
4:30pm       Film Meaning of Wild
5:30pm       Music by The Bend Brass – Renaissance/Baroque to Contemporary
6pm            Film American Values American Wilderness with Christopher Reeve
6:30pm       Music by Rare Boots – Americana Swing and more
7:00pm       Film Untrammeled
7:30pm       Music by Rare Boots – Americana Swing and more


A suggested donation of $5 to Discover Your Forest will be taken at the door. Food and beverages, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase. In coordination with Discover Your Forest, all funding for the Art of Wilderness is being provided by the Roundhouse Foundation, which encourages community enrichment and economic development through the arts in Central Oregon.

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