First Friday Art Walk in the heart of the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon.
Festivities return Friday, Oct. 6 from 3-6 p.m.
(Last updated 9.29.23) October First Friday Art Walk is lining up to be a festive one loaded with local art! Join Tumalo Art Co., The Stacks Studios & Gallery, Amejko Artistry, Lubbesmeyer Art Studio & Gallery and a host of shops as they showcase a plethora of work from regional artists. This month, our artist collective Tumalo Art Co., opens “Simple Pleasures + Jewelry Makers’ Showcase” offering a delightful array of paintings, printmaking, photography, glass, sculpture and ceramics. In addition, pieces from four local custom jewelry makers will be on display including lamp worked Murano glass from Danica Curtright, hand-worked metal from Judy Clinton, Jane Juhazi’s vintage and exotic beads, and hand-made metal work from Grace Gasior. Tumalo Art Co. artists work from abstract, to classical realism, and in between using a variety of mediums—oil, watercolor, mixed media, acrylic, pastel and more.
At The Stacks Art Studios & Gallery artists in residency Lindsay Gilmore and Jennifer McCaffrey offer a behind-the-scenes look at their creative process. This First Friday Jennifer unveils a collaborative new collection of Oregon landscapes made with her sister, BethAnn Hayden. They’ll have a pop up shop next to Anthony’s in the little red Makers Shed, but we also recommend making the trip upstairs to peek at all of their exquisite and vibrant pieces, and to say hello to the Lubbesmeyer artist duo next door!
First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District is a wonderful opportunity to chat with artists and makers and to expand your creative community. Each of the participating studios and shops also offer different wine samples compliments of Va Piano Vineyards
and Evoke Winery
– the perfect prelude before downtown Bend’s activities that start at 5 p.m.