The Old Mill District is a hub of creative connections, especially during First Friday Art Walk

Festivities return Friday, Aug. 5 from 3-6 p.m. 

(Last updated 7.28.22) Celebrate art in the heart of Bend! Join Tumalo Art Co., Lubbesmeyer Art Studio & Gallery, Amejko Artistry and a host of shops as they showcase and show off a plethora of work from regional artists.

Friday, Aug. 5, Tumalo Art Co. opens their exhibit “Thinking Wild” featuring a new collection of Katherine Taylor’s poignant wildlife portraits. PLUS, Katherine is partnering with the local non-profit organization Think Wild, to bring attention to the great work they do to rehabilitate injured or orphaned wild critters so they can be returned to the wild. She will be donating a portion of the proceeds from sales.

Katherine’s oil paintings of animals are so intimate, their spirits and personalities shine through. This exhibit includes a bobcat, raccoon, wild horses, a fox, an owl and many more…all in action and with eyes that that make you feel you can see into their reality. A “painter of light and dark”, she succeeds in portraying their wildness and their natures by employing the dramatic chiaroscuro lighting and luminous glazing she learned from her classical art training.

Tumalo Art Co. Think Wild August Exhibit

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 while enjoying different wine samples from Va Piano Vineyards and Evoke Winery – the perfect prelude before downtown Bend’s activities that start at 5 p.m.