Bend, Oregon Earth Party; First Friday in Old Mill District


Bend, Oregon shopping, dining and entertainment district hosts ďEarth PartyĒ to kick off Trashformations Art Exhibit, Oregonís largest art-making event


[USPRwire, Wed Apr 01 2009] The Old Mill District today announced that Lahaina Galleries will be hosting the First Friday ďEarth PartyĒ to kick-off Trashformations, which is Oregonís largest art-making event. The event coincides with return of Working Wonders Childrenís Museumís ďParents Night OutĒ where children can sign up to participate in a variety of fun activities while parents check out the art.

WHEN: April 3, 2009 from 5-9pm

WHERE: Lahaina Galleries in the Old Mill District, Bend, Oregon

WHAT: Trashformations Kick Off Ė First Friday Earth Party

See what happens when Bend artists are challenged to turn junk into works of art. Trashformations is the largest art-making event in Oregon. Participants create art out of discarded items that are thought by many to be of little or no value. The event is held in conjunction with Earth Month and the Earth Day Fair to highlight recycling, reusing, and most of all rethinking. Itís fun. Itís different. Artists will show their work during a special Earth Month exhibition within the Old Mill District from April 3-17.

Bend, Oregonís Green Energy Bus will be providing free shuttle service between the Old Mill District, NorthWest Crossing and Bendís downtown core during the First Friday gallery walk events.

About the Old Mill District
The Old Mill District is one of the Pacific Northwestís most distinctive and dynamic mixed-use developments. Located on 270 acres that formerly housed one of the largest sawmill operations in the world, the Old Mill District offers a rich history along with spectacular mountain views and scenic river vistas. More than 49 retail shops and businesses call the Old Mill District home. In addition, the Les Schwab amphitheater is Bendís premier music venue, accommodating up to 8,000 patrons in its park-like locale. The Old Mill District Ė Bendís most unique shopping, dining, living, and working experience.

The Old Mill District is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Many stores, including Regal Cinemas and restaurants, have extended hours. For complete information on the Old Mill District, visit http://www.theoldmill.com.

WHEN: April 3, 2009 from 5-9pm

WHERE: Lahaina Galleries in the Old Mill District, Bend, Oregon

WHAT: Trashformations Kick Off Ė First Friday Earth Party

See what happens when Bend artists are challenged to turn junk into works of art. Trashformations is the largest art-making event in Oregon. Participants create art out of discarded items that are thought by many to be of little or no value. The event is held in conjunction with Earth Month and the Earth Day Fair to highlight recycling, reusing, and most of all rethinking. Itís fun. Itís different. Artists will show their work during a special Earth Month exhibition within the Old Mill District from April 3-17.
Contact: Noelle Fredland, 541-312-0131, noelle@theoldmill.com

Company: The Old Mill District


Contact Name: Marie Melsheimer

Contact Email: marie@campbellconsulting.com

Contact Phone: 541-815-3951

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