Get ready for a weekend packed with Summer fun!
The 2022 First Interstate Bank Summer Festival will feature live music, family fun and more.
Saturday & Sunday | Bond Street Between Franklin & Greenwood
Stroll through the more than 100 fine artists and craftspeople as they fill the street with their handwork, design and artistry. Traveling to Bend from all over the state, region and country, these fine artists bring color and life to the First Interstate Bank Bend Summer Festival! A sampling of this year’s artists bringing pottery, photography, fiber arts and clothing, 2D fine art, 3D fine art and sculpture, home and garden adornments, jewelry and more.
Hand drilled holes into wood canvases, and then wool yarn weaved through to create designs.
Fused glass in bright vibrant colors using multiple techniques to create functional art including night lights, cheese plates, clocks, bowls, wall hangings, and sculptures.
Layers of acrylic on canvas.
Every painting begins with a chaotic paint pour. Once dried, order is brought to the piece through landscapes made of 18K gold, silver, and copper leaf. Finally, balance is achieved with a shining resin!
The process begins with study of the natural environment. Image capture with DSLR. Pigment giclee prints, exhibition paper & archival framing practices used throughout.
Refurbished vintage items, (ex: window sash) used to make an artist made frame. Printed images of wild animals on canvas are hand stretched to create a completely unique piece.
A self-taught artist. Primarily using acrylic paints for paintings and digital art for stickers.
A practicing architect & self-taught artist, with a somewhat whimsical spin on streetscapes & scenes of everyday life and fascinated with typewriters and the sculpture atop Grand Central Station.
Branch+Barrel is an artist-run jewelry company based in Bend, OR. Handmade designs use natural wood, reclaimed barrel staves accented and botanicals with hand-forged metals and hand tinted resins.
Using the sun, two chemicals, and curated leaves to create something simple, yet elegant. Capturering a study of nature using Cyanotypes, the result is a one-of-a-kind image of deep indigo blue.
Painted landscapes and portraits in oil on stretched canvas with an emphasis on the play of light.
All pottery is dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe. Functional potter making everyday life a little more beautiful.
Originally created abstract paintings composed of mixed media and acrylic paints on canvas. Mixed media elements integrated into the works include oil pastels, spray paint, charcoal, and pencil.
Contemporary stained-glass windows in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and styles. Earth elements (shells, fossils, etc.) amplify the narrative created by the glass and geometry of the pieces.
Davis Mae Jewelry is entirely handmade from sterling silver sheets and/or wire using traditional metal smithing techniques including cutting, forging, filing, and soldering.
Originally created, nature inspired garden art and home decor from 16-gauge plasma cut steel that is then rusted and/or hand painted. Products include over 60 species of birds and wildlife.
In their constant hunger for experimentation with mediums Elena Mosko Art pushes the limits to bring foils, rice paper, various pigments, and, of course, oils, together to celebrate the wildlife and human spirit alike.
Traditional contemporary oil painter that loves the challenge of realism. Subjects tend to gravitate toward whimsical inanimate objects, with interesting color and/or compositions.
Fluff Hardware meticulously textures, solders, patinas, stamps, & wire wraps, sterling silver plated brass or raw brass pieces in designs and hangs them from sterling or 14k gold filled necklace chain or ear wires.
Frolic on the Mountain creates thier work by first drawing with a waterproof pen, then usung watercolor over the drawing.
Traditional fabricating and forging techniques used along with metal clay techniques to create sterling silver, fine silver & gold jewelry blended with semiprecious stones to create wearable art.
HikerBooty creates unique maps, watercolor & illustrations of America’s Public Lands and National Scenic Trails. Let color filled images inspire you to venture outside!
Oil landscapes kept loose and impressionist like the textures of the outdoors. Acrylic ink seascapes directly on wood, using the grain as a medium. Watercolor washes mingling colors to mimic nature.
Beveled glass handcrafted vases with patented acrylic liner. Unique structure simplifies creating elegant floral displays with minimal effort. Liner makes cleaning effortless. Various sizes available.
Jewlery created with painted glass using acrylics and domed glass that magnifies the image painted on the back. Each design is unique, elegant and colorful.
Abstract shapes seen in nature formed into airy, feminine jewelry. Each piece hand shaped from wire, soldered, hammered & polished. Then, a variety of semi-precious stones are meticulously wire wraped on to each shape.
Wood bowls created on lathe using the segmented octagon design process. This conserves material and allows many different species of exotic woods to be combined together.
Fun and functional pots. Cats, fun sayings, and funny faces dawn this booth of whimsy.
Hand pulled prints, pastels, acrylics, collage & oil paints.
All blanks are made by using salvaged copper from one building demolition. They are stamped, riveted, shaped, drilled, or embossed. A workstation is set up to create custom pieces right in their booth.
Mosaics created from individually handmade clay pieces which are set into a custom steel frame. Surrounded by grout to complete the mosaic, each is a unique creation of color and surprise.
Carved tiles incorporating Tibetan designs and culture from thier homeland. Each tile is hand painted with glaze and includes a decorative copper hanger. Perfect for outdoor or inside decor.
Oil painting on canvas.
Working with acrylic colors and particles of metal mixed with different types of acrylic gels and modeling paste to create texture and transparent colors shaped through sanding.
Original artwork done using watercolor or gouache paint on watercolor paper. All reproductions are done with premium materials.
Handmade kitchenware, jewelry, and furniture created from natural hardwoods using a variety of modern and traditional methods.
Abstract art is thier invitation to join a conversation. Favoring bold color, rich textures, and unexpected contrasts, Merritt Richardson seeks to achieve a balance of energy and restraint in acrylic paintings.
Priority is creating the sharpest and most life-like images possible. This is achieved through in the field techniques, post-processing, and by using high-quality archival printing materials.
Landscape & abstract nature digital photography. Mood created w/ light & panoramic techniques.
Nature artist who paints using two distinct techniques, highly textured oil finger-paintings and highly detailed acrylic paintings. Originals are on gallery wrapped canvas or hardboard.
Postage Stamp Collage Art created out of postage stamps from countries around the world. Breathing new life into stamps that are usually thrown out or placed in albums rarely enjoyed.
Slab built functional pottery high fired both in atmospheric and electric kilns. The Earth tones and geometric patterns are intended to create a sense of grounding and peace.
African batik art on cotton. Also reproduced into litho and archival print. Each image is based on themes created by co-artist Lungala Rubadiri; representing family, friendship, peace, hope, and love.
High fired wheel thrown and altered sculptural art ceramics using porcelain and stoneware & self-formulated macro crystalline glazes, highly textural both small and functional, and large scale.
Meg Muldoon is a Bend-based artist who paints Western landscapes primarily on recycled materials such as scrap wood and cast-off tile from remodels. Her pieces include wall décor and ornaments.
Metalsmith creating beautiful handmade jewelry using sterling silver and mostly natural turquoise stones!
Traditional woodworking utilizing sustainably sourced and reclaimed wood and other organic material.
Fluid & heavy body acrylics on canvas, mixing in innate materials collected from subject habitat.
Using mostly heat, gravity, and breath, molten glass is used to create unique works of art that can be fun and functional.
Working with watercolor and acrylic and then scaning them in to make prints and greeting cards. Original art also for sale in booth.
Inspired by the Bauhaus slogan that beautiful items belong in our everyday lives, pieces emphasize the simplicity of form & the spontaneous movement of colorful glazes fired in cone 10 reduction.
All work is fabricated in sterling silver and 14k or 18k gold. Etching and roller printing techniques are used to achieve textures on the metals. A variety of stones are set in bezels to add color.
Traditional printmaking techniques such as relief, intaglio, lithography, and monotypes to create unique works of art.
Using found materials to compose a balance of pattern, texture, and value in creating unique home and personal accessories. Each piece has its own personality and vibe to enhance your lifestyle.
Dwarfing trees, shrubs, or vines and keeping them small while maintaining carefully controlled shapes and proportions by pruning roots and tops.
Scarola Photography finds pleasure in capturing simple things in new and interesting ways. Their minimalistic style of photography challenges to look beyond what is obvious for hidden photo opportunities.
Jewelry inspired by nature and its beauty using only sterling silver and natural gemstones. Applying the techniques of silversmithing to tell natures story in silver and stone.
Sheila paints the people, places, and wild things she loves, using oil paints with geometric brushstrokes and an emphasis on vibrant colors.
Steve Johnsen prints his own photos and mounds and frames them. He owned his own gallery and graphic art business in the past.
Hand carved rocks into heart shaped nightlights, framed art, magnets, and keychains. Used to promote suicide awareness and prevention thru simple reminders that people matter.
The Traveling Artist Consortium works with a variety of mediums: diachronic glass, copper sheet, copper and silver wire for weaving and wrapping, pearls and natural stones. They love creativity so most pieces are one of a kind.
Hand formed and welded using metal scrap, all of the art replicates animals and plant life found in the Northwest. After shaping and nearing completion, each piece is acid etched for color.
Original large-scale sculptures out of ceramics, metal & wood for the home or garden. Reclaimed wood and metal products are used to have a smaller imprint on the planet. Art=Joy.
Unique pieces of jewelry inspired by fantasy elven style and swirling lines. Hand formed silver and gold into visually stunning pieces of wearable art that feature vibrant natural gemstones.
West Coast woods shaped, sculpted and inlaid with eggshells, rice, stones, twigs, and various metals. With a tap, all castles collapse and pop right back up with a shake.
Real flower and faux insect jewelry. Once the flowers are pressed, they are encased in 4 layers of resin. Materials such as silver, gold, stones, and beautiful paper insects are then added.
Using the natural colors of various woods finished in either lacquer and wax or food grade mineral oil and waxes, Matthews creates beautiful and unique gift items to be cherished for generations.
Using a wide range of materials from Gouache, acrylic, charcoal, watercolor, and oils to create movement, texture, and vivid color to tell a story with paint.
Wheel thrown functional stoneware & porcelain fired to 2200°F then slowly cooled for glaze effects. Yellow Bird Pottery pushes and pulls thickened slip at the wheel to create an illusion of fluidity on surfaces.
Zion Warne Studios starts with glass that is 2000 degrees, the glass is kept at a certain temp so they can shape the piece. They then add color and sculpt the piece. Finished in a kiln to cool down slowly.
Saturday, July 9
From humble beginnings in 2008, Broken Down Guitars was always led by the talented and driven singer/songwriter/guitarist Stacie Lynn Johnson, known for her soulful, powerhouse vocals and passionately inspired melodies. With the addition of Aaron “Mystic” Chambers’ lyrical skills on the mic and percussion, the sound spun in a fresh direction, and adding a new male/female vocal dynamic for Stacie and Mystic to intertwine.
Milo Matthew demonstrates versatility unlike any other bassist. By using a drum pad, effects pedal, and a looping machine Milo can provide his own rhythm, bass line, keys and lead guitar turning him into an unstoppable one man show. Milo’s styles range from Jazz to blues, rock, pop, funk and even folk. Milo performs his own originals as well as as adding his unique flavor to 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s to the Present cover songs. It’s very rare to see Milo play the same song the same way, which makes every performance fresh and new!!!
17-year-old Maxwell Friedman is living proof that some musicians are indeed “born with it.” At an incredibly young age, in less than a decade since he started playing, his ferocious and inspired keyboard playing, and his tasteful and clever compositions are already becoming legendary while his skill, knowledge, taste, phrasing, artistry and professionalism are already on-par with many accomplished players on the national scene who, without hesitation, call him their peer. In 2019, the band released its debut album, “Beyond Neblar – Live in Bend” and they toured the West Coast in support of its release, including high profile support dates with Greyboy Allstars, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and The New Mastersounds. Now that the “pandemic pause” is nearing its end, the band has finally begun work on their first studio album, which they expect to release in early 2022.
Raised on James Brown and Sam Cooke, frontman Anthony Briscoe combines a style of emotional impact reminiscent of Prince in his vocal expressions and proudly steals the spotlight with his ballet-trained dancing. Psychedelic-jazz guitarist Nick Quiller dominates the fretboard with a limitless imagination that explores the soundscape from high to low. Bassist Brandon Storms blends slap and pop bass lines with deep synth, and pitch bent solos that parallel guitar leads, while drummer Conrad Real glues together a foundation through impeccable groove and powerful chops, his finesse, intensity, and strength are evocative of Chris Coleman and John Blackwell.
Jelly Bread has risen from Reno/Lake Tahoe area favorites into a nationally-touring powerhouse that delivers a high-energy, chameleonic playlist all over the United States. Jelly Bread’s distinct style is identified by a blend of desert twang meeting the urban tones of funk and rock. Exceptional songwriting and storytelling interlaced with four part harmonies, intricate “in-the-pocket” drum and bass grooves, swampy lap steel guitar, dirt under the fingernails guitar licks, tasty talkbox, “take-’em-to-church” organ come together into a sound that is downright appetizing.
Sunday, July 10
Every so often you will encounter a great performer. Someone who gets on stage, and then seems to just open up like a stadium roof, as if to better draw their audience into the dark canyon within. This ability is usually not acquired through the kinds of contrived musical efforts that are practiced or taught. It’s a particular talent that certain performers just have. Jess Ryan has this talent in spades, and to witness her perform is to feel the full force of unbridled human expression. Together, with four other extremely talented musicians, the five-piece band deliver a driving, twang-inflected, psych-infused rock with the kind of emotional power, passion, and intensity that can only come from deep within the heart.
The Soul Collective
Saturday & Sunday | Oregon Avenue
This area will feature apparel and wearable items in a unique and exclusive area. The perfect place for festival goers to explore clothing, accessories, and home goods that exhibit the influences of rich textiles from vintage to global.
Oregon Lifestyle Marketplace
Saturday & Sunday | Oregon Avenue
Come live your best life on Oregon Avenue!
Join us in presenting the full spectrum of the Oregon Lifestyle! From local handmade goods, specialty food products and award-winning wine. The Oregon Lifestyle area will showcase what is so unique and compelling about our little slice of heaven in the Pacific Northwest.
Applications are open now!
The Bend Family Play Zone
Saturday 11am-8pm | Sunday 11am-5pm
Kids Summer Sprint
A PacificSource Kids Rock the Races event
Join us on Saturday, July 9 for an exciting PacificSource Kids Rock the Races event! Kids between the ages of 3-10 will have a blast on this fun summer themed course at Troy Field.
Saturday, July 9 | Noon | Troy Field
Ages 3 to 4 — 12:00pm
Ages 5 to 7 — 12:10pm
Ages 8 to 10 — 12:20pm
About PacificSource Kids Rock the Races
Does your kid want to join in on the fun? Are you hoping to instill your love for running and the outdoors? Not only is this race series a chance for little ones to be a part of the “Big Kid” races, but it’s also a great way to teach children how to lead a healthy lifestyle.
The races are non-competitive — everyone receives a finishers ribbon and a punch card for earning more prizes! Run multiple races, earn more prizes! Learn More >>>
Food and Libations
Local favorites serving up deliciousness all weekend long.
Cold beer, delicious cocktails and more!
Bend Business Showcase
Saturday & Sunday | Bond Street (Oregon Ave. to Greenwood Ave.)
Discover local businesses in industries spanning from healing and wellness, nutrition, tiny homes, home improvement, insurance agents, banks, recreational vehicles, sporting goods, nonprofits, lawyers and financial consultants. The Bend Business Showcase offers one-on-one face time with various industry professionals, allowing you to make more informed decisions when researching and seeking products and services for your lifestyle!