This Friday is the First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Bend (also the Old Mill District and Northwest Crossing). In addition to the usual activities going on from 5pm until 9pm (galleries open late, often with live music and/or refreshments), I have some details on extra things happening that were sent in.
– At Paradigm Artist suites (upstairs from Local Joes), there will be featured Portland filmmaker Phil Davis (who will be there in person) and his documentary "Living in Community", about a community working hard to live sustainably away from modern society. It takes place at 7pm.
– They’ll also be "featuring Artwork by Karen Eland and Coffee Creations (coffee-art.com) and Photography from Native American Artist Forest James forestjames.com".
– There’s going to be a second Art Walk on Friday, December 11th:
The Downtown Bend Business Association invites bicycle fans to enjoy a special Bicycle Art Walk on Friday, December 11. Downtown business will display bicycle-themed art and other fun bike-related events will take place in conjunction with the 2009 National Cyclocross Championships in Bend, December 10-13. The Bicycle Art Walk event is in addition to the regular First Friday Art Walk downtown on December 4. For Bicycle Art Walk, everyone is encouraged to leave their cars at home and ride a bicycle.
Incidentally, the Downtown Bend website has been revamped and is now actually usable; they have a good listing of businesses participating in this Friday’s Art Walk, as well as participants for the Bicycle Art Walk.