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Top Additions to Culture in Central Oregon 

This year Caldera Arts received a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.

Steven E. Purcell

This year Caldera Arts received a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.

Kevin Barclay is the Arts and Culture Alliance Board Chair

1 The Bend Cultural Tourism Fund is an incredible opportunity for Bend to attract even more arts and culture to the area. Many of those that benefited from the fund are listed below.

2 Bend Design Conference was Scalehouse's exciting new venue that explores design from diverse disciplines. 

3 Des Chutes Historical Museum's Finding Fremont exhibit hit a home run with this exciting look at Fremont and our regional history.

4 Atelier 6 and the Deschutes Library Foundation brought Edward Curtis prints and author Timothy Egan to create a wonderful and rich experience.

5 Arts and Culture Alliance is partnering with Americans for the Arts to study the economic impact of arts and culture in the region with the Arts and Economic Prosperity study.

6 Madras High School opens its state of the art Performing Arts Center.

7 Caldera wins the 2015 National Arts and Youth Development Program and is honored at the White House. Wow! Great program and the award is well deserved.

8 Pop-up Art!—From the MUSE Art Walk to the Jenny Green Gallery to new Roundabout Art from Art in Public Places. Bend is bursting at the seams with new art and new experiences.

9 The city of Redmond receives the Ben Westlund Award. The Deschutes Cultural Coalition recognized Redmond for its commitment to the arts in urban renewal planning and development.

10 Finally, a shout out to our art and culture stalwarts, such as, Bend Film, High Desert Museum, Les Schwab Amphitheater, Sisters Folk Festival, Sunriver Music Festival and Tower Theatre (to name a few) that keep exceeding expectations year after year.

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