FUTURE FAIR AT ART WALK
Friday, June 3, 5-9 PM
The Bend Livability Project is teaming up with more than a dozen partners at Art Walk to offer a glimpse of Bend’s Future and how Bend residents can help shape it.
First, visit the Bend 2030 Future Fair at St. Clair Place to see what Bend could look like in the future through futuristic, superimposed images of our city. Then experience your own personal investment in the future of Bend by visiting a dozen interactive art-based stations throughout downtown and the Makers District, the downtown Bend of the future.
Future Fair Station hosts include Bend 2030, Basecamp Design Studio, BendFilm, Scalehouse, Tiny Hey, River Song Montessori, The City of Bend/Bend Bikes/Commute Options/CET, Astir Agency, Nicole Fontana Painting, and eight businesses in the Makers District including Natural Edge Furniture, Humm Kombucha, Bethlyn’s Global Fusion, Bend Velo, Gear Peddler, InMotion Training Studio, Lost Season Supply Co., and Rack & Roll plus a special appearance of Tongue and Groove’s Tiny Tavern and BoxCar Stringband.
Part of the fun is just getting to the Makers District. Get there by taking a special #freshkermit protected bike lane created just for this event, by riding the Bend Trolley or by walking to create murals, grab a pint and hear great local musicians at this festival of the future. FREE! Downtown Bend and the Makers District.
More details on Future Fair Stations and our the special protected bike lane coming soon!
Map of the Future Fair
Bend’s first temporary protected bike lane!
ST. CLAIR PLACE
BEND 2030 FUTURE FAIR HEADQUARTERS
Grade Bend 2030 Vision accomplishment. See pics of what popular Bend streets could look like in the future and what high-density housing actually looks like. Visit the Arts and Culture alliance team. Check out a new 3D printing program from Pacific Crest Middle School helping students model community solutions. Learn about a new program called Museum of the Cities. Get a beer from Tranquilo and snacks from Hola!
Tin Pan Alley
“TINY HEY” WRITTEN AND SPOKEN WORD
Featuring spoken word and “letters to the future” by the youth who will inherit it. Stop by and write your own letter!
Wall & Franklin
BIKE/PED DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS
Visit with the City of Bend/Commute Options/Bend Bikes and CET to learn about how intersections can be safer for bikers and pedestrians. Adding curb extensions makes downtown more accessible to everyone and adding room to the sidewalk can provide opportunities for piano music, art displays and lounging. Plus a food cart!
CROWS FEET COMMONS PLAZA
RIVER SONG ART SHOW, FACE PAINTING, YOGA
Visit the Crows Feet Commons plaza area where River Song School will host their annual Spirit Animal Art Show. Children can consider what peace animal want painted on their faces and practice yoga.
CROWS FEET COMMONS (INSIDE)
BENDFILM AND SCALEHOUSE PRESENT FUTURE BEND
“What do you want to see happen as Bend grows?” Ily Logeais, a BendFilm Future Filmmaker, will get the community’s input on camera. The resulting film will premiere during the 2016 BendFilm Festival. And ScaleHouse, the producer of the Bend Design Conference, will use design thinking methods to learn from the community the livability issues facing Bend, with the intent of using creative solutions for an improved future.
FIBER ART PROJECT
Drop by Astir Agency, upstairs in the Bend’s Historic O’Kane Building, and write your vision for the future of Bend on fabric. Then, weave it into a large scale vertical loom to create an interactive, collective tapestry. Plus beer from Cascade Lakes Brewing, nibbles, the chalkboard wall and so much more!
COURTHOUSE PARKING LOT
TROLLEY/BIKE LANE TO THE FUTURE &
2ND STREET THEATER
Make your way to the courthouse parking lot and catch your transportation to the future downtown of Bend—the Makers District—plus live performances from 2nd Street Theater.
THE MAKERS DISTRICT
MURALS, MUSIC, HOT DOGS AND FREE BEER
At the heart of Bend’s Makers District, visit the businesses on 1st and 2nd Street to participate in one or all of the many activities: painting projects, food, drinks, live music and more. You won’t want to miss this party!