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Two Grants Ask for Big Ideas

Two Grants Ask for Big Ideas

Oregon Community Foundation and Bend Cultural Tourism Fund grants now open for applications
For local artists looking for opportunities to support their creative endeavors, check out these two.

New Artists' Space Opening

Outrage Art Collective seeks artists to join new collective on Bend's east side
With so many art spaces closing in Bend in the last year, a little silver lining has emerged. A new space, Outrage Art Collective, is opening for artists to share workspace.

Creative Side Hustles

For some local creatives, making art is a lucrative side business... for now
Finding a passion can sometimes lead to finding a career—if you're lucky. It seems like the American dream: follow your bliss and the rest will follow.

2019 Women in Art

A short list of accomplishments by local women in the arts
As the year ends, we're taking a quick look back at 2019 and making note of just a few of the many accomplishments and valuable contributions made by the women of the Central Oregon art community.

The Ups and Downs in Art

In Bend, 2019 was a year of loss for the art community. Elsewhere in Central Oregon, a few bright spots.
Often, as this time of year rolls around, I'm filled with love and gratitude for this ever-growing city. This town gets a gold star for buying local.

Giving the Gift of Art Supplies

Local art supply stores offer creative options for artistic gift-giving
For those still pondering the best gift to get for the artists or creative people in their lives, here's the answer: the gift of materials and supplies. All most artists want in life—and in gifts—is to be well equipped as they follow inspiration down whichever path it leads.

Witness to Wartime

The Painted Diary of Takuichi Fujii
Art is an entryway to understanding the complexities, and sometimes the atrocities, of history. The High Desert Museum's current exhibition, "Witness to Wartime: The Painted Diary of Takuichi Fujii," allows a close examination of internment camps in the U.S. through the eyes of an artist who experienced them.

Dear Stuart:

An open letter of support for a struggling artist
Dear Stuart Breidenstein,

Art and Craft Fairs Galore!

Local artisans offer locally produced goods as the holiday shopping season gets underway
When it comes to shopping local, there's nothing quite like the holiday art and craft fairs in Central Oregon. It used to be Craft-O was the only big event, and people would come in droves to get special precious items, always happening the second weekend in December at the Old Iron Works.

Skate School Gets its Own Mural

Muralist and skateboarder, John Pipes, shares his art with Bearings Skateboard Academy
The work of a world-traveling mural painter can now be found in Bend, at the skate school Bearings Skateboard Academy. John Pipes—who typically signs his murals under his professional moniker, Pipes Dreams—completed three pieces now on permanent display at BSA.

Crosstitutes Get Shut Down, Reborn

After a viral post, Instagram suspends local art account
Going viral on social media can be an exciting prospect for an artist. It can bring more viewers, generate sales and push social media reach to a larger fanbase.


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  • Re: New Artists' Space Opening

    • Right on!

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