Art in the High Desert recently announced that it has received a record 397 applications for its 2009 festival. From this pool of applicants, 110 artists will be selected to display their works and offer them for sale during the 2009 Art in the High Desert festival, scheduled for August 28-30 in the Old Mill District.
The Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau today announced plans to change its name to Visit Bend, in an effort to more closely align the organization name with the destination brand. The agency has also introduced its new logo (shown above) and has unveiled a comprehensive branding campaign that will be reflected throughout the organization’s marketing and operations.
Visit Bend (formerly the Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau) has hired Lynnette Braillard as marketing director. Prior to joining Visit Bend, Braillard spent more than six years as the marketing director for RE/MAX Sunset Realty & Vacations, the largest independent property management company in Sunriver.
Conan O’Brien’s tweeting beard served as inspiration. Until an A-List bearded celebrity agrees to serve as a judge in the June 5 2010 National Beard and Moustache Championships in Bend, Oregon, organizers will court them online.
What does a pulse-pounding, adrenaline-fueled national championship bike race have in common with the arts? Quite a lot, thanks to the second annual “Cross Culture: Bike + Art Love Festival” scheduled as part of the 2010 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships in Bend this December.
Long after the 3,600 athletes and fans from the USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross National Championships have packed up their bikes and gone home, local residents and tourists will enjoy the gifts they left behind, including groomed Nordic ski trails, a new community park, and even arts education for kids.
EVENTS SOLIDIFY BEND AS PREMIER TRAIL RUNNING DESTINATION On the heels of hosting three XTERRA trail running national championships and two USA Track & Field trail running national championships over a three year period, Bend, Oregon has been picked to host the 2011 Half-Marathon and 50k Trail Running National Championships.
Chris Horner, a world class road cyclist and resident of Bend, Oregon will kick off the first Cascade Gran Fondo fundraising cycling event in Bend this August. This announcement comes on the heels of Horner’s best season, which was highlighted by a top 10 finish at the Tour de France, road cycling’s version of the Super Bowl.
Triple Crown Sports, a national youth baseball tournament organizer, has partnered with the Bend Elks to take the annual Memorial Day Youth Baseball Tournament to the next level. The Youth Baseball Tournament has been held in Bend since 2005, and is set to take place May 28-30, 2011. The new partnership between Triple Crown, the Bend Elks, and Visit Bend is designed to grow the event into one of the premier youth tournaments in the country.
On February 2, 2011 Visit Bend became the first destination marketing organization in the Pacific Northwest to offer a smartphone application. The new travel app is designed to help visitors navigate Bend, Oregon’s popular Bend Ale Trail, which showcases the region’s renowned craft beer industry.
(BEND, Ore.)—Northwest Outdoor Writers Association (NOWA), which is comprised of professional outdoor communicators dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in outdoor journalism, has awarded the 2012 Northwest Outdoor Writers Association Annual Conference to Bend, Oregon.
(BEND, Ore.)— Officials from the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross announced today they have accepted a bid from Visit Bend to host the final two races of the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross series presented by Greenware®.
(BEND, Ore.)— Signaling a major shift in how cross country races are organized and operated, USA Track & Field announced they have selected Bend, Oregon as the site of the 2013 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships.