Art Activities

Thomas Merton once said that art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. If your vacation includes doing just that, the area offers a number of galleries where you can view (and purchase) the works of various local and regional artists using a variety of media. Take a page from Pablo Picasso and let "art wash away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

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Artists' Gallery Sunriver
The Village at Sunriver, Bldg. 19
57100 Beaver Dr., Sunriver (map)

Offers the creative work of over two dozen local artists in ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, mixed media, canvas, photography, and wood. A different featured artist is highlighted each week. Occassionally offers evening classes.

"When was the last time that you gifted someone with something so special that you could hardly wait to see the recipient's face light up upon opening the box?" —Artists' Gallery Sunriver

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Betty Gray Gallery
17600 Center Dr., Sunriver (map)

The Betty Gray Gallery hosts a variety of works from local and regional artists including David Wachs, Vivian Olsen, Jean Requa Lubin, Barbara Slater, Courtney Holton, Brent Lawrence, Daniel Florea, Pat Oertley, J.M. Brodrick, Kelly Thiel, and Marjorie Wood Hamlinand. Various media may be shown including traditional canvas, metal, glass, clay, wood, and textiles.

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Mockingbird Gallery
869 NW Wall St. Suite 100, Bend (map)

Offers original paintings and sculpture from over three dozen established local and national artists.

"Mockingbird Gallery is one of the Pacific Northwest's premier fine art galleries and features original paintings and bronze sculpture by regionally and nationally established artists." —Mockingbird Gallery

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Red Chair Gallery
103 NW Oregon Ave., Sunriver (map)

Offers the exclusive work of regional artists in various mediums including fiber, wood, glass, mosaic, sculpture, clay, two-dimensional, and jewelry.

"Red Chair Gallery offers the finest in art and contemporary craft. The diversity of the art mediums is key to realizing the gallery's mission." —Red Chair Gallery

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Peterson Contemporary Art Gallery
206 NW Oregon Ave. Suite 1, Bend (map)

Offers works in all different kinds of mediums from roughly two dozen artists from across the U.S. and Japan. Periodically hosts special exhibitions (see gallery web site for schedule).

"Bend's foremost contemporary art gallery. Be sure to stop in to see our wide array of lovely works for every size space and for every budget." —Peterson Contemporary Art Gallery

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Tumalo Art Company
450 SW Powerhouse Dr. Suite 407, Bend (map)

Offers the work of local artists in oil, acrylic, and mixed media as well as ceramics, glass, sculpture, photography, digital media, original hand-pulled prints, and hand-turned wood. When you visit, don't be surprised if you are personally greeted by one of the member artists.

"This fine art collective is owned and operated by local artists who are committed to bringing the best of Northwest art to its patrons." —Tumalo Art Company