First Friday

It’s the first Friday of March, so downtown Bend, the Old Mill District, and Northwest Crossing are hosting their monthly First Friday Art Walk. Art galleries and businesses will be open from 5 until 9pm (or later), many offering music and refreshments also. Here’s the details I have on the calendar:

The streets of Bend fill with art patrons on the first Friday of every month as art galleries in Downtown Bend, the Old Mill District, and Northwest Crossing stay open late with receptions for guest artists and special presentations of new exhibits.

In addition, the First Friday experience also includes musical performances and refreshments at selected galleries. 5-9pm.

Catch the free shuttle driven by Bend’s own John Flannery of Green Energy Transport to take you from downtown Bend to the Old Mill District and Northwest Crossing to celebrate wine, art & music all over Bend. The shuttle runs from 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and leaves from 900 Wall St. beginning at 5 p.m. The loop is about an hour and is free for riders.

The Downtown Bend site has a good guide for the various businesses that are participating tonight—check it out and plan your night around it.