It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome the most elusive of our Central Oregon seasons into the fold! NorthWest Crossing Drive, off Mt. Washington Drive, between Skyliners and Shevlin Park Roads, will come alive, as we utilize art, food, spirits, music, and family-oriented activities to usher in Spring!
2014 Bend Spring Festival Program:
TeSo ‘Aria Art & Wine Bop!
Friday, April 11, 6-9pm
Kick off the weekend with the Northwest Crossing Art and Wine Bop! Happening in conjunction with the festival mainstage entertainment and food vendors, this popular event allows guests to check out the cool new businesses in NorthWest Crossing while connecting with festival artists, sampling wines and listening to the best local musicians in Central Oregon.
Bop Participating businesses:
The Garner Group
Artist: Sharon Poteet
Musician: The Quons
Little Bite Café
Artist: 541 Threads
All Mixed-Up Yogurt Shop
Artist: Adrienne Press – Jax Hat
Musician: Andy Warr
Artist: Bart Degraaf
Artist: Greg Bridges – Eager Beaver Surf Co.
Musician: Grit and Grizzle
Tooliani’s Italian Bistro and Pizzeria
Artist: Mitch Maciona Recycled Glassware
Musician: Hilst and Coffey
Sara Bella Upcycled
Artist: Kate Carder
Musician: Miguel DeAlonso
Sunny Yoga Kitchen
Artist: Cynthia Brown-Grochowski
Musician: Christina Griggs
Artist: Tai Vautier
Musician: Laurel Brauns and Julie Southwell
Greg Welch Construction
Artist: Rick Hibbard
Dr. Jeanne Young & Dr. Kimberly Klein
Artist: Cathy McElroy
Musician: Evan Young
Outdoors: Musician: Lino
Artists & Trashformations Exhibit
Saturday from 11am – 6pm and Sunday from 11am – 5pm
Over 50 artists from Oregon, Washington and Idaho will be at the Northwest Crossing Bend Spring Festival this year showcasing fiber, sculpture, jewelry, painting, wood, metal, paper and pottery arts. Support these artisans as they travel to Bend to introduce themselves to our community, or return to connect with a loyal fan base.
This year the NorthWest Crossing Bend Spring Festival will be the host site for the TRASHFORMATIONS exhibit! TRASHFORMATIONS is a brilliant partnership between Pak-It Liquidators, a local liquidation store and The Environmental Center, where from April 4th through April 6th this year (8am-5pm all three days), Pak-It opens their yard and store to individuals and teams of all ages, amateurs and professional artists alike, to create one of a kind sculptures, all recycled from the store. This year the sculptures will be delivered and installed in NorthWest Crossing during the festival for public viewing. The caliber sculptures will be visible throughout the festival with signage denoting materials and artist. If you are interested in participating, registration happens on site, April 4th at Pak-It Liquidators. Interested parties may email [email protected] for more information.
Northwest Crossing Bend Spring Festival
2014 Best of Jury Winner – Karsten Boysen – Port Orchard, WA
Karsten Boysen holds Bachelor degrees in art and education, and a Masters of Fine Arts degree, all from the University of Washington. His sculptures are created from recycled steel found in scrap yards. A bend, burned steel frame of a mobile home that was destroyed in a fire inspired him to see the beauty in loss. The shapes of the steel damaged by fire created a visual foundation for his art that continues to evolve today.
The artist has numerous large public percent-for-art and private art commissions in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Arizona. He formerly instructed art at the University of Washington, the University of Alaska, Juneau; and was Washington State Arts Commission Artist-in-Residence at the Seward Park Art Studio in Seattle.
Boysen explains his art in the manner of a native Alaska artist who worked with ivory. ‘To make a bear, start with a piece of ivory and cut everything away that does not look like a bear,’” he says.
Street Chalk Art Competition
Saturday, April 14, 11am – 5pm
“Pull your best Picasso” by entering the Street Chalk Art Competition (for both adults and kids) and qualify to win one of 6 cash prizes (including $250 prize for the chalk mural voted “best” in the adult category). The space is free, chalk will be provided (although you can bring your own), your images must be appropriate and feature “spring theme”– you can pre-register with [email protected] – or you can “walk up” to compete, assuming spaces will still be available for walk ups.
Peak 104.1fm Mainstage Performers
Located at the intersection of Mt. Washington Drive and NorthWest Crossing Drive, the Peak 104.1fm Mainstage features an outstanding lineup of local, regional and national performers.
11am: Catie Curtis
Spring into Fun Family Area
Saturday, April 13 & Sunday, April 14
Located on the south end of Fort Clatsop
Watch as your children’s jaws drop in amazement when they round the corner to the south end of Fort Clatsop and see our Spring into Fun Family Area. Music, pony rides, ballet dancers, giant puppets, stilt walkers, arts & crafts, face painting, not to mention a kids stage, petting zoo, exotic reptiles, rock wall, bike rodeo and inflatable rides!
On the musical side of things, The Cascade School of Music will be back with their “Musical instrument Petting Zoo”. Children will have the opportunity to blow a trombone or trumpet, toot a flute, bang a drum, strum a guitar or play a fiddle or cello. Parents can learn about the different opportunities Cascade School of Music has for both youth and adult music instruction. At noon on Saturday be sure to join us for “The School of Rock”—Cascade School of Music’s rock band classes, live in concert!
For active and adventurous kids, The Bend Endurance Academy returns with their incredibly popular Bike Rodeo, a challenging (but fun!) obstacle course of unusual ramps, rails and maybe even a seesaw. Don’t forget to bring your bike and helmet and stop by the Bend Endurance Academy booth to learn more about their youth development programs for cycling and more.
Back again this year, and just in time for spring, is the DD Ranch petting zoo with bunnies, chicks, pony rides and more. Yeehaw!
Spring Into Fun Stage Schedule
Saturday, April 12:
11am – Shireen Amini and the Westside Village Magnet School Roots Rhythm Drummers
12pm – Cascade School of Music Rock
1:30pm – Kinzel and Hyde
3pm – String Theory with Joe Schulte
Sunday, April 13:
11am – Christina Griggs Playing Top 40 Hits
12pm – Janellybean
1:30pm – David Visiko – “Fe Fanyi” West African Drumming Troupe (Workshop/performance; kids bring their own drums or there will be some additional on-site)
3pm – String Theory with Joe Schulte and Students
The Creation Station
Artists in residence will lead free, spring-themed art workshops throughout the weekend, many using recycled and repurposed materials. Look for “The Creation Station” in the kids’ area and create your own spring piece of art!
Workshop times for Saturday & Sunday:
11am – 1pm: Barb Smiley, Fine Artist, Art Instructor (up to 15 kids) “Spring Eye Mask-Making”; painting, collage, flowers and other decorations!
1-3pm: Courtney Rose, Fine Artist, Kids’ Art Teacher (up to 15 kids) “Spring Scenes” with water colors, mixed media
3-4pm: Katie Podwils, Kids Crafts (up to 15 kids) “Make your own Spring Flower Wreaths”; make spring-themed flower wreaths for your head, and a fairy want to accompany the head wreath!
Conscious Living Showcase on Fort Clatsop
Our Conscious Living street hosts businesses and non-profits that raise our quality of life with their products and services. Spend some time talking with these people throughout the weekend and we guarantee you will leave with an increased awareness of the good that exists in your backyard.
The Artisan and Fine Crafts Promenade
At the heart of NorthWest Crossing Bend Spring Festival are the artisans and craftspeople that bring their soulful and energetic talent to the street to showcase and sell their art. This intimate collection of 40+ fine artists allows festival attendees to take time reviewing the art and connecting with each artisan. Our curated collection this year offers art for all ages, and is intentional in offering products for the conscience consumer.
NW Crossing Drive from the intersection of Mt. Washington Drive to John Fremont St in the NorthWest Crossing neighborhood, and from Ordway Avenue through Fort Clatop Street.
For accommodations please contact C3 Events ADA Liaison Jennifer Peterson at 541-350-0990.
Mt. Washington Drive to High Lakes Loop or Ordway Avenue in the NorthWest Crossing Neighborhood to access parking. Parking is available in the merchant lots accessed by both of these streets as well as the High Lakes Elementary School parking lot.
Friday, April 11: 5 – 11pm
Saturday, April 12: 11 am – 11pm
Sunday, April 13: 11 am – 5pm
We will be offering local microbrews and regional wines, available for purchase Friday 6-10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-5 pm.
Thursday 10pm: NW Crossing Drive from Mt Washington to Fort Clatsop
Friday 2pm: Fort Clatsop from Ordway to Pisanos/Tate and Tate back parking lot
Friday 10pm: NW Crossing Drive from Fort Clatsop to Compass Park Circle
Admission & Parking
Parking: High Lakes Elementary School, Merchant parking lots (Enter off Mt. Washington at High Lakes Loop or Ordway Avenue) or Summit High School. Street parking also available in the neighborhood. Please respect our residents, taking care not to block driveways. As always, we encourage alternative transportation whenever possible!
Festival Sponsors Include: