Celebrate art in the heart of Bend during First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District.
Festivities return Friday, Dec. 2 from 3-6 p.m.
(Last updated 11.28.22) Art. Walk. Wine. Repeat! Join Tumalo Art Co., Lubbesmeyer Art Studio & Gallery, The Stacks Studios & Gallery, Amejko Artistry, 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.
This month, Tumalo Art Co. features their annual Tiny Art Trees adorned with original, one-of-a-kind artwork. Plus, the artist collective opens the group show “Wonderland.” The holidays and winter months conjure up sparkle, joy, and wonder. Whether it’s the shimmering white of snow-covered mountains, lights twinkling on water, a bird on a twig….whatever moves the artists into a state of wonder, this is what the exhibit will showcase.
Be sure to stroll up to the 2nd level to visit Lubbesmeyer Art Studio & Gallery and help them celebrate their Season of Thanks! Each year the Lubbesmeyers will introduce a new ornament depicting one of their favorite fiber art ‘paintings,’ and for every purchase of original art, ceramic tiles, or holiday ornaments they will provide a contribution to their two favorite natural resource nonprofits in Central Oregon: The Deschutes Land Trust and The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council. When you choose to collect, or give them as gifts, a portion of each sale will be given to organizations dedicated to preserving and protecting the water and green spaces of Central Oregon, while offering educational opportunities and stewardship for future generations.
While your eyes will be dazzled by artwork, keep your ears open this Friday to hear the sounds of the season being sung by carolers roving the district! Carolers from Waldorf School of Bend and Bend High School will serenade art walkers with holiday favorites, spreading cheer for all to hear.