Hoppe Show Closes Out At Liberty

September 20, 2020 - At Liberty Arts Collaborative, which for the past three years has served as an arts events hub and contemporary art exhibit space in the Liberty Theater in downtown Bend, is undergoing some major changes. View Article

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MOsley WOtta Chosen As 1st Bend Creative Laureate
September 5, 2018 - Musician, educator and visual artist Jason Graham, aka MOsley WOtta, has been chosen as Bend’s first creative laureate. The two-year position, newly created this year, comes with a $5,000 stipend and a broad mandate to serve as liaison between the community and artists in the region. View Article

Bend City Council To Appoint Arts Envoy
April 19, 2018 - The Bend City Council is scheduled Thursday to accept a proclamation on the value of the arts. The council will also create a new position to serve as an arts ambassador in Central Oregon. The Arts and Cultural Alliance will accept applications for Bend’s first creative laureate through May 15. René Mitchell of Scalehouse Contemporary Creative Center, who proposed the position, said the winning applicant will be tasked with education and advocacy work. View Article

Bend Design Returns for Third Year with Intent to “Shape Our Future”
October 1, 2017 - With an emphasis on sparking conversations that drive social change, the annual Bend Design Conference is hoping to reach more than designers in its annual event. Bend Design Conference returns for the third year on October 26 and 27 with the theme “Shape Our Future.” The two-day event, presented by Scalehouse, brings designers, writers, architects, business leaders and more to Bend for a conference that will explore how art, design and ideas can spur conversation and action. View Article

Gray Magazine - Editor’s Picks
September 30, 2017 - In October, Bend Design 2017 will offer two days of speakers, hands-on exhibitions, and workshops dedicated to celebrating design and its communal impact. Hosted at the Tower Theatre, Liberty Theater, Oxford Hotel, and other iconic downtown Bend, Oregon, venues on October 26 and 27, Bend Design 2017’s speakers will include Chris Riley, Rebeca Méndez and Kawandeep Virdee. View Article

5 Things Tanner Woodford Knows For Sure About Design: Bend Conference
September 29, 2017 - “Shape Our Future” is the theme of Bend Design 2017, an interactive conference on design, innovation and contemporary living taking place Oct. 26-27 at the Tower Theatre, the Oxford Hotel and other Bend locations. The event is presented by ScaleHouse, a group with a goal to establish a Contemporary Creative Center in Bend.  View Article

Designing A Better Solution 
October 12, 2016 - Taking place Oct. 20 and 21, the Bend Design Conference touts itself as a "celebration of design culture in the modern world." This year, that celebration includes an effort to understand—and fix—the affordable and workforce housing shortage that exists in Central Oregon. View Article

Designing for the Future
October 25, 2017 - In a sea of uncertainty, these designers—some featured at this week's BendDesign conference—are creating solutions to solve humanitarian issues. View Article

Designing the Future
August 29, 2019 - In 2015, a group of design professionals from various disciplines mustered up a two-day event in Bend, hoping to inspire their peers by celebrating the practice and principals of design. Five years later, Bend Design, produced by local organization ScaleHouse, has grown to a four-day festival filled with talks, shows, workshops, screenings, and problem-solving sessions, all centered around the broader-than-design concept of “ideas.” View Article

Bend Design 2019: For The Creative Vanguard 

October 22, 2019 - After attending Bend Design in 2018, I could hardly wait to see the catalog of presenters for 2019. As a young professional employed in the marketing, writing and design industries, this conference has become a tipping point in my work. View Article

At Bend Design, A Focus On Solving Community Problems 
October 23, 2019 - For the second year, organizers behind the Bend Design conference are bringing solutions-oriented programming to the conference, on top of being an event aimed at convening creative thinkers from many walks of life. While the first few days of the conference focus on a host of creative topics, the Saturday "Bend Design for Good" sessions are focused on community problem solving. View Article

Q&A with Creative Laureate MOsley WOtta

March 26, 2020 - Jason Graham, aka Mosley Wotta, is now in his second year as Bend’s first-ever creative laureate. GO! Magazine reached out to Graham via Messenger for his take on life right now amid the chaos and confusion of life in the era of the coronavirus. View Article

5 Ways to Experience Bend Design Week in 2020

October 9, 2020 - The annual Bend Design Week, presented by Scalehouse, welcomes anyone and everyone curious about how design and creativity can shape humanity’s collective future, especially in volatile times. From October 19 to 22, registered creatives are looking forward to presentations, discussions, music, film and panels, all from the comfort of their personal device. Here’s a quick rundown of five of the top offerings queued up for Bend Design 2020. View Article

Feed Your Mind At Bend Design, Online
October 14, 2020 - The times we find ourselves in, elicit, basically, one of two things in people: The urge to retreat and wait out the storm, or the ability to see opportunity in chaos and to act upon that to forge a new path. Bend Design, long a draw for those looking for inspiration and new ideas, aims to serve those who draw creative inspiration from chaos and uncertainty; those who are, as the conference organizers describe, "curious in volatile times about how creative design can shape humanity's collective future." View Article

Changes for Local Art Collective 
August 26, 2020 - People engaged with the arts in Bend have likely sauntered through an exhibition or two at the Liberty Theater downtown, which has been the home of the At Liberty Arts Collaborative for several years. At Liberty has displayed the works of a number of fine artists—both local and international—as well as serving as host for gatherings. View Article

Bill Hoppe's Works, the Last at the Liberty Theater 
September 16, 2020 - Artist Bill Hoppe's latest show, Gradients & Gatherings, is on display through Sept. 26 at the Liberty Theater—the final installation in the gallery before it closes its doors. At Liberty, the collective that originally planned the show, announced last month that it was merging with Scalehouse Collaborative for the Arts for future installations and events, with future locations for works TBD. View Article

Featured artist: Bill Hoppe

September 24, 2020 - Who: Bill Hoppe’s latest exhibition, “Gradients and Gatherings,” is on display through Saturday at Scalehouse Gallery in Bend. Hoppe will also be in the gallery from 1-6 p.m. Friday. View Article

Out with the old, in with the new in 2021

January 7, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life for everyone in one way or another, and 2020 has not been an easy year for local artists, theater and other arts organizations. GO! Magazine reached out to members of the creative community to learn what they’re looking forward to in 2021, be it for themselves or the institutions they represent. View Article

Black in Bend
Feb 10, 2021 - Not long ago, Bend social studies teacher Brad Horn reached out to the Source to share how he and his students had recently completed a project in which each student conducted an oral-history style interview with a community member. Some talked with those involved in Oregon's deadly summer wildfires; others interviewed locals on the topic of race in Bend. View Article