First Friday (back to school edition)

Downtown BendNot only are the kids back to school this week, but it’s also First Friday Art Walk this Friday, September 7—where the streets of Downtown Bend and the Old Mill District fill with folks partaking in the businesses and art galleries that are staying open late to feature special art exhibits accompanied by free refreshments, wine, and sometimes live music.

The Art Walk takes place from 5 to 9pm, and in addition to all the participants listed on Downtown Bend’s detail page, Deschutes Brewery will be offering up “Beer Bingo” at their back-alley BBQ along with special beers and live music. (Plus it’s also the release night for Deschutes’ The Dissident!)

And, don’t forget the GETIT Shuttle runs on First Fridays, shuttling people back and forth between Downtown and the Old Mill: it runs from 5 to 9:30 and leaves from 900 Wall St. beginning at 5. The loop is about an hour and is free for riders, and shuttles leave every half hour.