Creative creations abound in the heart of the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon.

First Friday Art Walk festivities return Friday, March 3 from 3-6 p.m. 

(Last updated 3.1.23) Art. Walk. Wine. Repeat! This month, the artists in Tumalo Art Co. open the group exhibit “Equilux.” Twice a year, day and night reach a perfect balance of 12 hours each, creating a little-known event called the Equilux. The Equilux happens just a few days before the much more well-known equinox, which happens on March 20 this year. Equilux means “equal light” in Latin and describes when day and night are equal. This is a compelling subject for artists who are often enthralled by that moment when day becomes night and the incredible light effects that are produced. Art in many mediums and sizes will describe the effect of light and dark on the land and objects in this exhibit.

Bright Bay Painting part of Tumalo Art Co. exhibit "Equilux" opening Mar. 3

At CycleBar, Bend-based, Seattle-born Artist Lindsey John, will have her Acrylic realistic and abstract masterpieces on display. Lindsey has blended her love for nature and PNW roots to create her first abstract mountain series. Having grown up surrounded by the cascades, there is muscle memory in Lindsey’s work. The canvases take a sculptural approach, with lathered acrylic paint curling up from the surface and out of the frame, exploring depths of movement in the composition.
The first Friday of every month, join Tumalo Art Co., Lubbesmeyer Art Studio & Gallery, The Stacks Studios & Gallery, and a host of shops as they showcase and show off a plethora of work from regional artists. 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.