The Contemporary Bend

Giving shape to a new contemporary creative center in Bend, Oregon through programming and events that promote creative thinking, innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration.


ScaleHouse seeks to connect creative thinkers, providing opportunities for artist congregation and collaboration, cross-pollination, education and exhibition. By collecting the creative energy that is currently diffused across the community, that energy intensifies, sparking new ideas, new relationships and new awareness of Bend’s rich creative culture.

Bend Design Conference

Bend Design is a celebration of design culture in the modern world. Led by artful and innovative thinkers both local and national, Bend Design seeks to explore the processes and practices that enable design thinking to alter our approach to the challenges and opportunities in our lives, embracing creativity in anything and everything. 

2017 Dates are October 26 and 27.