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Artwatch This Week: Art in the High Desert, Stuart's of Bend Anniversary and Bright Place Grand Opening 


Art in the High Desert


ver 100 artists from around the country will descend on the banks of the Deschutes River in the Old Mill over the Aug. 25 weekend for the Art in the High Desert. Find an impeccably juried selection of painting, sculpture, mixed media and more. Meet the artists in their booths and learn about their process and inspirations while enjoying one of the last weekends of summer. The location and time make for a great way to enjoy a stroll along the river while discovering some beautiful art.

Art in The High Desert

August 25-27

Fri.-Sat. 10am to 6pm

Sun. 10am to 4pm

730 SW Columbia St., Bend

Gallery Anniversary


fter a long summer of building a unique space on 9th Street, Stuart's of Bend is celebrating its gallery opening and its 7th year being in Bend. The new Bright Place gallery and collaborative artist space is nestled behind 9th Street in a nook of concrete and garages that Stuart Breidenstein has brought to life by utilizing his vast creativity and love for design. Find a re-visioned school bus, now home to a cute, cozy cafe and a charming outdoor area complete with planters made from salvaged materials and painted concrete that doubles as a fun group game.

Inside the space, which houses the Stuart's of Bend jewelry showroom, small studios house eight artists whose work varies from painting to pen and ink to jewelry and sewing. You can even crawl into a small portable gallery that Stuart has built to view small pieces of art up close. The evening will feature the work of the eight studio artists, as well as a DJ, dancing and food trucks. Visit with Stuart and learn how his vision for this space will grow in the coming year.

Stuart's of Bend 7-year Anniversary and Bright Place Grand Opening

Sat. Aug. 26, 7pm

Stuart's of Bend

909 SE Armour Rd., Bend


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