Announcements from High Desert Museum

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The 20-Dollar Art Show is this weekend, the Hatfield Sustainable Resource Lecture is back and another Virtual Natural History Pub!

An Art Celebration as Unique as Bend

Tickets are going fast for The 20-Dollar Art Show presented by Bright Place Gallery!

Grab your Halloween costume, some winter layers and join us Saturday, October 30 for the Opening Night Party featuring thousands of pieces of original art by over 100 local artists. Bend poet and artist MOsley WOtta will MC the event, with special guest Killy Holiday. There will be food, drinks and $20 art. Costumes encouraged. Portions of the event will be held outside, rain or shine. Come dressed for the elements!

Participants will be required to show upon arrival a COVID-19 vaccination card or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours and a photo ID. Those under 12 years of age are welcome without a vaccination card or negative test.

Everyone is required to wear a face covering outdoors and inside the Museum. Please keep a six-foot distance between parties.

Art lovers can still visit the Museum to purchase art from The 20-Dollar Art Show after the Opening Night Party. The exhibit is on display and sales are open through Wednesday, November 10.

The 20-Dollar Art Show Opening Night Party
Saturday, October 30
Participants may line up beginning at 4pm
$5 per person
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Discover a Land of Fire & Ice at the High Desert Museum Virtual Natural History Pub

The first Monday of the month means another Virtual Natural History Pub! Monday, November 1 at 7pm, grab your favorite cold beverage, put your feet up and logon for A Land of Fire and Ice: Forest Resilience in Central Oregon.

Fire can have dire consequences for those in its path. How can adaptations of forests in the face of natural disturbances be beneficial to biodiversity? Join Ariel Cowen, regional fire specialist, and Thomas D. Stokely, forestry and natural resources extension agent from Oregon State University Extension, for the story of how fire has shaped the lives of various organisms throughout Central Oregon.

Virtual Natural History Pub: A Land of Fire and Ice: Forest Resilience in Central Oregon
Monday, November 1
FREE but registration is required
RSVP: Registration

The Return of the Hatfield Sustainable Resource Lecture

We are thrilled to announce the return of the Doc and Connie Hatfield Sustainable Resource Lecture on Thursday, November 11!

This year features Nikki Silvestri, the founder and CEO of Soil and Shadow, a consulting firm that works in the agricultural sphere to bring social and environmental entrepreneurs more impact in their work and joy in their lives.

Silvestri has traveled the world speaking about and strengthening social equity for underrepresented populations in food systems, social services, public health, climate solutions and economic development. Her numerous honors include the OxFam America’s Act Local, Think Global Award and being named one of The Root’s 100 Most Influential African Americans.

This lecture series honors the passion and work of Doc and Connie Hatfield, ranchers from Brothers, Oregon who were committed to developing partnerships to further sustainability in the High Desert.

Doc and Connie Hatfield Sustainable Resource Lecture
Thursday, November 11
Rimrock Café open
FREE but registration is encouraged
Everyone is required to wear a face covering inside the Museum.
RSVP: Registration

Winter is Coming

The Museum returns to winter hours beginning Monday, November 1, open daily from 10am-4pm. Winter rates go along with the change!

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