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

Festivities return Friday, May 6 from 3-6 p.m. – Enjoy art in the heart of Bend!

(Last updated 5.2.22) First Friday Art Walk in the Old Mill District is an inspiring event where Tumalo Art Co., Lubbesmeyer Art Studio & Gallery, Amejko Artistry and a host of retailers showcase an array of artists and mediums. Enjoy not only art from around Central Oregon, but different wine samples from Va Piano Vineyards and Evoke Winery.

This month, Tumalo Art Co. opens their first solo show of the year titled “Over Water,” by David Kinker. An avid rafter, river guide and adventurer on wild rivers from the Pacific Northwest to South America and beyond, Kinker knows water. As a painter, he is able to describe the mesmerizing movement and atmosphere, and colors and feeling of water, bringing it to the viewer as a felt experience. Kinker also makes plein air study paintings in the field and these are available unframed. Well-known for murals across Central Oregon, he was recently commissioned to do murals and original paintings for the Partners in Care facility in Bend, along with many private residences. Multi-talented, Kinker makes the frames for all of his paintings, mixing exotic woods, many that are reused materials, to complement his paintings.

May First Friday Art Walk David Kinker

First Friday Art Walk is a wonderful opportunity to chat with artists and makers and to expand your creative community, as well as the perfect prelude before downtown Bend’s activities that start at 5 p.m.