(Photo courtesy of High Desert Chamber Music) Fifteen years into a career spanning from the San Diego Symphony and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra to recording for the television and film industry, professional violinist Isabelle LaForêt Senger visited Bend. Looking for a change of scenery, she saw an opportunity in Central Oregon to bring what she…

Grant Review Meeting June 11 at 9am The Bend Cultural Tourism Commission is pleased to announce they will review grant applications for the 2018 grant cycle. The Commission invited applications from organizations that will help us meet the goal of bringing people to Bend, and supporting our local cultural activities – the priority is projects…

Busy is a word that really doesn’t do justice to the life of Sarah Ruzicka, concert master for the Central Oregon Symphony, full-time music teacher, wife and mother of three. Wonder woman is more like it. Sarah Ruzicka (rhymes with musica) was born in Canada, and raised in Salem, where her life of music began….

(Artwork above by Susan Luckey Higdon) Check out our complete listing of events, galleries, artists talks and more in Downtown Bend and the Old Mill District this Friday! Alleda Real Estate 25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 1, alledarealestate.com Nature In The Light Of Illusion Photography by Sonja Runar Describing Sonja Runar as a photographer, is to…

(Artwork above by Mary Medrano | Photography of artwork by Century Effects Photography & submitted by Portrait Connection) Connecting Art with Children’s Health If you ask a room full of people to explain the value of art, you may hear all different answers including the power of art to provide relaxation, story-telling, beauty, or peace….

Alleda Real Estate 25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 1, alledarealestate.com Featuring artist/photographer Kris Cranston First Friday from 5:30-8:30pm. “I was born and raised in Bend, living on our Tumalo farm since the ’70’s.After retiring from a 25 year teaching career with the Redmond School District  I returned to Tumalo Community School to teach art. My…

The Sunriver Music Festival invites a Central Oregon artist to create the 41st Season poster for the coming 2018 summer and join the esteemed ranks of our contributing artists of the last 4 decades. Benefits: – 300 posters are displayed on storefronts and businesses all over Bend, Sisters, Redmond and Sunriver. -A press release published in multiple local…