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The Art That Surrounds Us

As we created this issue of Bend Lifestyle, it made me realize how fortunate we are to live in a community that values the arts. When we drive around our city, we can’t help but notice the stunning sculptures that make our roundabouts a thing of beauty. On any given day, there are a myriad of options to enjoy the flourishing arts in Bend—from live theatre and dance performances, film, art gallery events, First Friday art walks to the local music scene. And we are fortunate to have so many talented artists who make their home in Bend.

This issue includes a profile inside the studios of three local artisans who create world-class sculptures and waterfalls to custom jewelry and musical instruments. Look for our feature on the art in our roundabouts to find out how these sculptures came to make their homes on our city streets. Our story on downtown’s Red Chair Gallery highlights a unique partnership between a gallery and local artists. And, we can’t forget our local Yarn Bombers, who secretly add color and texture to our town.

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Jane Rial, Publisher