Cascades Teen Theatre, a Cascades Theatrical Company (CTC) program, has opened their fall sessions. Cascades Teen Theatre provides programming that challenges teens to develop their self-confidence, imagination and empathy by supporting their growth through teamwork and creative thinking. Their mission is to create a positive experience and participation in the performing arts to help nurture…

(Photo | courtesy of Plein Air Painters of Oregon) 2020 has certainly not ushered forth all our hopes and dreams for a new, benevolent decade. There remain, however, ample causes for celebration here in Central Oregon, one of which is the 25th anniversary of the Deschutes Land Trust! For a quarter century, the Land Trust…

Artist’s block is two words that every creative type will shudder thinking about and something that even the world’s most talented artists face from time-to-time. Artist’s block can appear seemingly out of nowhere and paralyze creative types on their latest project and often is a result of a lack of inspiration, worrying that the piece…

September 17 is a big day for the Waterston Desert Writing Prize. Not only will the sixth annual awards ceremony be held, recognizing the overall Prize winner, the two finalists and the inaugural student essay winner, but also, the High Desert Museum, Central Oregon’s renowned natural and cultural history museum, will make official its adoption…

Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) is pleased to announce the lineup for their new multi-day concert offerings on September 11-13, Close To Home 2. Resulting from a highly successful single-day concert offering in August, SFF is planning three days of live music over the traditional festival weekend, September 11, 12 and 13, 2020 with regional West…

(Klumaiyat-Roberta Joy Kirk of Warm Springs in ceremonial dress she sewed and beaded | Photo courtesy of Oregon Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program) The University of Oregon’s Oregon Folklife Network has been awarded a $45,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant supports Oregon’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program (TAAP) and other statewide initiatives…

(Debbie Lawler  | Photo courtesy of High Desert Museum) On a cold December day in 1976, stuntwoman Kitty O’Neil stood poised on the dry lake bed of Southeast Oregon’s Alvord Desert to make history. In a hydrogen peroxide-powered, three-wheeled rocket car, she reached an average speed of 512 miles per hour, setting a new land-speed…