Waterston Desert Writing Prize: Award Ceremony

High Desert Museum 59800 South Highway 97, Bend

Deserts have long offered rich inspiration for the written word. Join the winner and finalists from the 2021 Waterston Desert Writing Prize foran evening of readings and literary discussion exploring this complex landscape. In addition, 2021 Waterston Guest Judge Elizabeth Woody (Navajo, Warm Springs, Wasco, Yakama) willdo a reading. A writer, poet and visual artist, […]

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Waterston Desert Writing Prize: A Desert Celebration

High Desert Museum 59800 South Highway 97, Bend

The Grand Canyon is arguably one of the jewels of America’s natural wonders, yet it remains wild, mysterious and— even as a national park—under threat. Join writer Kevin Fedarko, author of The New York Times bestseller The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon, […]

$7

“Art in the West” Closing Party

High Desert Museum 59800 South Highway 97, Bend

Celebrate the last day of Art in the West! Mingle with participating artists doing plein air demonstrations while enjoying live music and café specialties. The exhibit and auction close at 3:00 pm. Auction winners who are present can take home their pieces starting at 4:00 pm.

Free with Museum admission

High Desert Halloween

High Desert Museum 59800 South Highway 97, Bend

Calling all ghouls and goblins! Celebrate Halloween at the Museum. Hear tales that make you tremble. Uncover myths about not-so-wicked wildlife. Visit the Miller family and explore their favorite spooky traditions from the early 20th century. Costumes encouraged.

Free with Museum admission

$20 Art Show Opening Night Party

High Desert Museum 59800 South Highway 97, Bend

Bend’s biggest little art show is back, presented by Bright Place Gallery. The Museum is honored to host this year’s $20 Art Show, featuring thousands of pieces of original art by over 100 local artists. Join us to celebrate with live music, food, drinks and $20 art. Costumes encouraged. Portions of the event will be […]

$5