And Even More Art!
There's also 14 works, mostly paintings, sprucing up alleys and side streets around downtown as part of the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection. Don't miss Voyage, Tangled, or Ride With Me, a three-dimensional wood and metal creation that showcases the very popular pastime of mountain biking.
On a rotating basis, an artist is elected to draw on two large cement pillars in the lobby with chalk. Other works by that artist will be displayed and sold inside the center as well. There's an organized Old Mill District and downtown gallery hop on the first Friday of every month, and the art walk inspires other retailers and restaurants to feature music and stay open later. At the end of August, more than a hundred juried artists display their wares on the shores of the Deschutes River as part of the annual Art in the High Desert Festival.
And if all of this gets your creative juices flowing, head over to the Bend Art Center to take a workshop in calligraphy, photo-etching, collagraphs, monotypes, or Chine Collé. They also sponsor exhibits and talks with visiting artists. Even if you aren't the next Picasso or Banksy, getting your hands dirty is a fun way to spend a morning.