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Art in the High Desert - Best in The Northwest
BEND, Oregon (January 6, 2015) – At only eight years old, Bend’s Art in the High Desert has become a Central Oregon signature event with national recognition drawing top caliber artists from across North America. Greg Lawler’s Fine Art Fair SourceBook has put another spotlight on Bend, ranking Art in the High Desert as the 12th best fine arts festival in the nation based on sales of fine art. Art in the High Desert takes place the last weekend each August in Bend’s Old Mill District. A national ranking makes a statement about the show as well as Central Oregon. “To be ranked #12 on a list of over 600 shows the Art Fair SourceBook is a big deal,” says festival Director Carla Fox. “It is exciting for the show and an honor for Central Oregon. It says that Central Oregon is a place for great art and art appreciation.”
The ranking places Art in the High Desert (AHD) firmly in the big leagues and at the top of the list for Northwest shows. Art in the High Desert (#12) shares the TOP 25 spotlight with highly regarded shows such as La Quinta Arts Festival (#1) near Palm Springs, CA; Art on The Square (#2) in Belleville, IL; the St. Louis Art Fair (#3) in St. Louis, MO. Old Town Art Fair (#8) in Chicago, IL; and the main Street Art Festival (#20) in Fort Worth, TX.
Watch Us On OPB's Artbeat!
Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Emmy Award winning arts program, Oregon Art Beat (15th season) visited Art in the High Desert and filmed a wonderful segment. Watch it here
AHD on Facebook
The Art in the High Desert Facebook Page is a busy place. With over 3,000 LIKES and growing, this is a great place to go for up to date info and interaction. Stop by and get social!
Art in the High Desert Earns Bend’s Cultural Award
Art in the High Desert is a winner of the Bend Arts, Beautification, and Cultural Award for 2009. This award is presented to businesses and organizations that have made a significant contribution to the celebration, promotion, and preservation of the City’s arts, culture and natural environment and public spaces.
“On behalf of he Festival Board, the artists, our sponsors and the hard working volunteers, we thank the City of Bend for this honor,” said Carla Fox, director of the Festival. “This is a strong indication that Art in the High Desert has attained its goal of being a positive contributor to Central Oregon’s vibrant art and cultural community.
The Source Weekly Article — 8/2012
Photo gallery of past shows