Tonight (April 1st) is not only First Friday—whereupon art galleries and businesses downtown (as well as in the Old Mill) stay open late with special art exhibits, live music, and refreshments—it’s also the Spring Art Hop: the semi-annual event that’s essentially First Friday on steroids.
The Downtown Bend page says over 60 businesses will be open late (which I think is quite a bit more that the usual FF numbers). And of course the Old Mill has their First Friday going on, with the shuttle service running between there and downtown:
Take the Free Artwalk Shuttle offering a continuous loop approximately every 50-60 minutes. Service from 5-9pm. Station 3 is located in the Old Mill District between Lahaina Galleries and REI and picks up at 5:40pm+/- and heads to Atelier 6000 and then downtown.
Everything’s going on from 5 until 9pm tonight, and with the beautiful weather we’re having I’m quite sure it’s going to be incredibly busy downtown: so drive and stay safe.