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 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

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

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