Welcoming the New Sisters Arts Association


The new Sisters Art Association is hosting a reception in conjunction with Cascade A&E at Ken Scott’s Imagination Gallery on May 22 at 5pm. The gallery is at 222 W Hood Avenue in Sisters.

The event celebrates the formation of Sisters Arts Association, designation of the Hood Avenue Arts District and the 20th anniversary of Cascade Arts & Entertainment. A&E Publisher and Founder Pamela Hulse Andrews and her staff will be on hand to meet the public and take part in the Fourth Friday Art Stroll through Sisters Galleries. Galleries will have featured artists receptions, live music, refreshments and remain open until 7pm.

The vision for the Sisters Arts Association began with recognition of the Hood Avenue Arts District by Oregon Travel Experience (OTE), and the support from the City of Sisters and the businesses involved on Hood Avenue.

gallery3Once this mission had been accomplished, it was time to coalesce a unified voice in support of a wide range of arts in Sisters. This voice would represent and support galleries, artists, creative studios, production companies and arts education, community wide.

The Sisters Arts Association is a creative community dedicated to the promotion of the arts as an important and indispensable part of life and the economy of Sisters. The Association exists to provide its members with a gallery2collective voice for promotion of the arts and to create a spirit of cooperation and fellowship among artists and the community.

The Sisters Arts Association is officially registered with the State of Oregon as a nonprofit corporation. The organization is also a member of the Central Oregon Arts and Cultural Alliance, as well as a recognized entity by a number of Oregon cultural partners including the Oregon Cultural Trust, The Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Community Foundation and Oregon Humanities.

gallery4So far, the community of Sisters has been incredibly receptive to the formation of this association. This includes the Roundhouse Foundation, Sisters Chamber of Commerce, City of Sisters and a wide range of non art-based businesses.

“We also have very strong and clear support from Arts Central: the Arts and Culture Council for Central Oregon based in Bend,” said Tina Brockway, owner of Hood Avenue Gallery.

“Recovering from a challenging and difficult economic period, the Arts Association is bringing new life and passion to the town’s art scene, spearheaded by a group of dynamic new artists and new vitality from established galleries.”

Come to Sisters for a beautiful evening every fourth Friday, when galleries offer light libations, live music and educational discussions on art process and theory.

Alpinehimmel Creative Arts  (www.alpenhimmel.com)
Beacham’s Clock Company (www.beachamsclockco.com)
Bedouin/Navigator News (www.facebook.com/pages/Bedouin/330291620620)
Canyon Creek Pottery (www.canyoncreekpotteryllc.com)
Cha for the Finest (www.chaforthefinest.com)
Clearwater & the Open Door (www.theclearwatergallery.com)
Gary Cooley Collections Gallery (www.garycooley.com)
Cowgirls and Indians (www.cowgirlsandindiansresale.com)
Heritage USA (www.facebook.com/HeritageUsa)
Hood Ave Art Gallery (www.facebook.com/pages/Hood-Avenue-Art/638347402879917)
Ken Scotts Imagination Gallery (www.kenscottsimagination.com)
Old West Antiques (www.oldwesternantiques.com)
Sisters Artworks (www.sistersartworks.com)
Sisters Gallery and Frame (www.sistersgallery.com)
Studio Redfield  (www.studioredfield.com)
The Belfry/Angelines (www.belfryevents.com)
The Jewel (www.thejewelonline.com)
Things, Etc. (www.sisterscountry.com/business-detail/Shopping/382)
Thompson Guitars (www.pktguitars.com)

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