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home : arts & entertainment August 22, 2017


Movie house offers art event screenings
With the solar eclipse and most of the summer behind us, it might be easy to conclude that summer is all but over.

But at Sisters Movie House, it is a time to reprise some of this year's most popular special event arts programming. For the final six days of August, from Saturday, August 26 through Thursday, August 31, the theater will feature one "event" per night, showcasing fine art and music.

The special event movies all start at 5 p.m. each day, with tickets priced at $12.50 per film for all ages.

Monday, August 21, 2017
Event features premium art for serious art lovers
Dave and Carla Fox had a vision to create a showcase for premium fine art that would attract serious art patrons to the banks of the Deschutes River in Bend.

Nine years later, Art in the High Desert is one of the most highly rated art festivals in the nation.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Show celebrates region's artists
Art enthusiasts browsed through an eclectic display of fine art Friday evening at the juried art show and silent auction that kicked off the 22nd Country Fair, held at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Luau brings Hawaiian spirit to Sisters
Last Thursday evening dark clouds congregated over Sisters, creating a tropical island flavor for the 4th annual Hawaiian Luau presented by Sisters Park & Recreation District and the Rotary Club of Sisters.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Fair serves up old-fashioned fun
Every summer Sisters Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration hosts its traditional small-town country fair, a crowd favorite, and last weekend marked its 22nd year. Folks rolled in from all around the region for some good old-fashioned fun.

The smoky air didn't deter folks from lining up at the Sweet Tooth Booth waiting for a piece of Ann Reed's delicious marionberry cobbler.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Honky Tonk band to play Sisters
Old-style honky tonk band Halden Wofford and the Hi Beams are returning to play the Sisters Folk Festival Summer Concert Series. Wofford and the band have been playing music together for 14 years with all the same people touring, playing old-school country music. Wofford calls it "Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk Music."

Wofford started playing music in college on the side as a hobby.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Beth Wood returns to Sisters
Oregon-based, nationally touring, award-winning singer-songwriter Beth Wood will take the stage in the food cart garden at Eurosports on Saturday, August 12 at 5 p.m. Wood will perform an intimate concert of story and song in a family-friendly setting.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Celebrate summer at annual Country Fair
The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration will hold its 22nd annual Country Fair and Art Show on Saturday, August 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Art Show and Silent Auction begin with a reception on Friday evening, August 11, from

5 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Library showcases local photographer
When Wendy Birnbaum was tooling around Ireland one day, a total stranger tapped her on the shoulder and said, "I love your sweater! I knit it."
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Painted rocks project rolls out in Sisters
Calling artists and creative types of all ages - Sisters Rocks!

The Nugget Newspaper is inviting the public to create hand-painted rocks to hide in all sorts of fun places throughout Sisters Country.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Music keeps summer hot in Sisters
Sisters' music-filled summer continues in August.

The family-friend and dog-friendly Food Cart Garden at Eurosports welcomes Central Oregon favorites The Quons on Friday, August 4, performing their originals and covers with Linda's big vocals and Mark's guitar. Eurosports' music runs 5 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Art show features acrylic artist
Charles H. Chamberlain is the featured artist at this year's Country Fair & Art Show at Sisters Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Western artist to hold show in Sisters
A living buckaroo legend - and accomplished artist - Len Babb will host a show in Sisters, August 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Sisters Fire Hall Community Room. The show will feature Len's original oil paintings, watercolors, pen-and-ink drawings and sculptures.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Fair rolls into Deschutes County
It's high summer and that means it's time for the Deschutes County Fair.

From Wednesday, August 2 through Sunday, August 6, the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond will host music, talent shows, rodeo, carnival rides, dozens of vendor and 4H livestock showing in one of the premier county fairs in the state.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Hoedown draws record turnout
Hundreds of guests showed up for a record turnout for the 2nd annual Sisters Rotary Hoedown. Folks dressed their Western best for the family-friendly event to enjoy live country-western entertainment by Dry Canyon Stampede, great food, a silent auction, live auction, and a raffle draw on Saturday evening.

A vast indoor horse arena, located on Cloverdale Road, was donated for the evening by Julie and Vito Bartolotta.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Country Fair and Art Show are on their way
This is Sisters' season of "right turns only" when every weekend offers a special outing and community fun.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
'Dunkirk' is a magnificent recounting of World War II battle
"Dunkirk" is a magnificent telling of an extraordinary story.

It is a visceral, gut-wrenching depiction of the evacuation of British (and some French) forces from the English Channel port of Dunkirk in France in 1940 - a World War II defeat that should have been a catastrophe for the Allies. Thanks to the extraordinary courage of ordinary people, utter catastrophe was averted, and a defeat was turned into a kind of victory.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Variety of antiques and crafts dress up park
Swarms of folks browsed through hand-crafted goodies and vintage trinkets at Sisters Arts & Crafts Festival and Antiques in the Park at Sisters Creekside Park, in a weekend of rare finds.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Studio tour to feature 12 local artists
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at throwing a pot, or color your world with pastels on paper? Maybe you've always wanted to see how a sculptor works on a large piece of art, what it takes to turn sheets of glass into fine art, or how an artist creates "knitting stitches" in paintings.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Commemorate eclipse with fabric postcard
Local crafter Jackie Erickson is offering a unique way to commemorate the total eclipse that will occur on August 21 - with a fabric postcard.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017















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