Northwest Crossing Bend Spring Festival

Northwest Crossing Bend Spring Festival

It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome the most elusive of our Central Oregon seasons into the fold! NorthWest Crossing Drive, off Mt. Washington Drive, between Skyliners and Shevlin Park Roads, will come alive, as we utilize art, food, spirits, music, and family-oriented activities to usher in Spring!

Presented by: The Source Weekly

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Friday, April 10th | 5pm - 11pm
Saturday, April 11th | 11am - 11pm
Sunday, April 12th | 11am - 5pm

Location: NorthWest Crossing Neighborhood, Bend, OR - Mt. Washington Drive at NorthWest Crossing Drive

Bend Live Music and Festival

Art and Wine Bop with Free Concerts

Fine Artist Promenade 

Street Chalk Art Competition

Conscious Living Showcase 

Spring into Fun Family Area


Call For Artists Open

Apply Here




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 Free Concerts All Weekend Long | Located at the intersection of Mt. Washington Drive and NorthWest Crossing Drive.

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Friday April 10th 

5:30pm | Tim Snider                                                   

7:30pm | Wilderness                                               

9:15pm | Fruition                                 


Saturday April 11th

11:00am  | The Moms                           

1:00pm  | Jacob Westfall Band                    

3:00pm  | The Junebugs            

5:00pm  | Weather Machine                                         

7:00pm  | Excellent Gentlemen        

9:00pm | Staxx Brothers                                                          


Sunday April 12th

11:00am  | Miguel D’alonso                           

1:00pm  | Levi Weaver                                  

3:00pm  | Mbrascatu                                



Get to know our performers/bands:

Performing Friday Night

5:30-7pm | Tim Snider   

Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 11.30.32 AM.pngWhen Portland-based musician, TIM SNIDER headed to Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2012 he couldn’t know that he was about to meet his musical twin and dear friend, Caio Andreatta.  From these two very diverse musicians, drawing on a musical history developed almost 7,000 miles apart, IN BRAZIL was born.  While most of the album was recorded in Sao Paulo, Snider recruited a few Portland musical powerhouses to round out the sound: Max Ribner on flugelhorn and the amazing vocals of soultress, Saeeda Wright (Liv Warfield).  The album will be released in the U.S. on March 10th and a U.S. Tour is set to launch on March 30th in Snider’s hometown, Portland, OR.  Snider is also booked to perform at the January 23rd Tedx Talk event at the University of Nevada Reno – he is set to perform one of his solo songs, “Hurricane," as well as "The Steeple” from In Brazil, demonstrating his use of live looping as a tool to layer and orchestrate parts. 


 7:30pm | Wilderness      

wilderness.promo1_-1024x488.jpgBend Oregon based Wilderness is a band dancing somewhere between the lines of rock n roll, folk, and experimental-noise-pop… If there is such a thing… Appropriately described by the Bulletin’s music editor, Ben Salmon,  as a “..north-of-the-border version of Southwestern roots act Calexico, or an earthbound take on Explosions in the Sky’s celestial jams, …or Wilco indulging their ragged edge. With an experimental streak that occasionally runs the stop sign.” An energetic, and sometimes chaotic live show that’s as dynamic as it is engaging, Wilderness is just as the name implies, not only a quiet place to reflect, but the unknown, the edge, the other side of the line.

9:15pm | Fruition

Fruition - Logo.jpgSharing a common love of music and life on the road, Fruition were originally brought together by the lure of adventure. For the last six years, the Portland, Ore. string infused quintet has racked up the miles playing sold out shows in their adopted hometown and garnering new fans across the country. Fruition released Just One of Them Nights in 2013 and it’s an album that finds the band tackling the many struggles and successes that come along with living a vagabond lifestyle and the search for artistic clarity.






Performing Saturday

11:00am | The Moms  

Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 11.19.30 AM.pngMOMS is the lovechild of Nashville narratives, Oregon folk roots and LA atmosphere. Their relationship began during college in Tennessee, and six years later they have found themselves as a creative duo in Los Angeles. Since the formation, MOMS has been covering ground in LA and Oregon, writing and playing in a variety of venues, festivals and backyards. “Our dream writing session is being surrounded by a million instruments. The process starts with the hum of a melody or the truth of an experience, and from there the creation madness begins. We often find ourselves writing songs outside of a specific genre, with the end goal being an honest story -- at least through our eyes." 



1:00pm | Jacob Westfall Band 

Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 11.18.48 AM.pngOriginally from Nashville, and now residing in Portland, Oregon, Jacob Westfall is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter with a strong appreciation for the craft. Soulful vocals that are consistently compared to Michael Bublé and John Mayer support the songwriter in his performances. He wrote his first song at age nine, and on April 7th, released his first commercially available album, "What If", which was produced, recorded, and engineered by renowned Portland producers Bob Stark (Esperanza Spalding, Decemberists, The Shins), Ryan Yerdon (Puddle of Mudd, Weezer), and Steve Sundholm (Carrie Underwood, One Republic). Jacob is a career artist, and has set goals to allow him to do this for the rest of his life. Always writing, always creating.




3:00pm | The Junebugs 

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Led by frontman and beard enthusiast Moses Barrett, The Junebugs combine high­energy pop with Pacific Northwest folksy goodness to create a genre­bending sound you can kick up your heels to.

The Junebugs originated on the Vancouver, BC circuit before migrating south to Portland, OR. There, guitarist Barrett picked up drummer Kyle Owen and bassist Sean Vinson, equally bearded and hailing from impressive musical backgrounds. Covering everything from Tom Petty to TLC to Lorde, the eclectic taste of the trio ranges from turn­of­the­century Americana to modern Hip Hop, with a strong emphasis on vocal harmony. Their original tunes have a dreamy, sweet quality reminiscent of Neil Young and Iron & Wine, peppered with fiery banjo lines. There is something for everyone here. 


 5:00pm  | Weather Machine

1426459545422.jpegThe Weather Machine’s sophomore full-length, Peach, was recorded over the course of two years, and showcases the band’s transition from folk-born storytelling into the realm power-ballads and effects pedals. Common threads of levity and intrigue tie the album together as the project experiments with musical identity to cover a breadth of sonic and lyrical ground. It’s not quite “tongue and cheek,” but Peach makes the listener wonder, pitting a faux-country anthem called “Wannabe Cowboys” right up against the electronic slow-jam title track, then moving deftly along into “Breakup Song” – a tune worthy of high-kicking chorus lines. Recorded between Pacific City and Portland, OR, the album was produced by the band’s guitarist Colin Robson at Kiwanda Sound Recordings and debuts on March 24, 2015. 


7:00pm | Excellent Gentlemen  

Excellent Gentlemen.jpgGrowing up together in New York forged a bond between these musicians that is evident in their lock-tight pockets and seemingly telepathic stage interactions. From their roots in the East coast neo-soul and hip-hop communities, these friends have forged a signature sound that is steeped in sweet soulfulness and ferocious grooves. Excellent Gentlemen plays danceable, vocal Soul R&B music. Think: 70's block parties and golden-age hip-hop records. Their music stands for positivity, love, happiness and getting sexy. 




 9:00pm | Staxx Brothers     

Staxx Brothers Lg Group-14 as Smart Object-1-3 (1).jpgThe Staxx Brothers are a high energy American band, hailing from Seattle, Washington, that has spent the last seven years crafting an incredible new sound they've branded Hard Ass Soul. It's quite simply the most danceable and hip shaking brand of rock & roll to hit US streets since Motown left Detroit. Where modern Rock most often has forgotten its Roll, The Staxx Brothers make it back to the juke joint, and take you back to the black church, dragging modern rock by its collar right back to its birthright - with an epic flare that matches any of the classics. 







Performing Sunday

11:00am  | Miguel D’alonso                           



1:00pm | Levi Weaver

Levi Weaver photo.jpgLevi Weaver is not the kind of artist who likes to sit still for very long. To borrow a line from Willie Nelson, one of his favorite songwriters, he just can’t wait to get on the road again. The multi-instrumental singer/songwriter, who recently packed up his house and bought an RV for his family to travel the country with him in, readily admits to his inherent wanderlust. Weaver’s perpetual on-the-move lifestyle helps fuel the churn of the core concepts explored on his latest and most affecting album, Your Ghost Keeps Finding Me (Rock Ridge Music). 






3:00pm  | Mbrascatu  


Mbrascatu is a fusion of the cobbled streets and cafés of the Old World and the creative melting pot of Portland. The band is a group of talented musicians that draw from very different musical backgrounds to create a unique blend of sounds encompassing European and American roots. 

Since the formation of the band, back in 2010, Mbrascatu, has performed extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest delighting many at the hottest music venues, outdoor festivals, bars, clubs and local radio stations. 

3:00pm  | Mbrascatu
3:00pm  | Mbrascatu
Fine Artist Promenade
Fine Artist Promenade | Saturday from 11am - 6pm and Sunday from 11am - 5pm

A Sampling of the 2015 Festival Artists 

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(Featured: Tom Boatright, Tai Vautier, Peter Roussel)

 2015  Best of Jury Winner - To Be Announced Soon!




2015 Bend Spring Festival Fine Artist Promenade:

Tamara Adams (Official Fine Art for Spring Festival)!
Troutdale, OR
Disciple: Painting
Acrylic paintings of women and children and contemporary interpretations of traditional iconography pay tribute to the beauty, mystery and

strength of the female spirit.

Scott Allen
Bend OR 
Discipline: Wood
Relic Workshop handcrafts furniture from reclaimed materials using sustainable practices. Relic won first place in the High Desert Design Counsels 2014 Design Competition in the Re- purpose / Up-cycle category. 

Lyle Ang
Mill City, OR
Discipline: Jewelry
Silver and gold-filled jewelry created with torch brazing, lost wax casting, and wire sculpture showcasing gemstone cabochons and faceted stones or coins with accents of hand engraving and crystal.

Tom Boatright
Tumwater WA
Discipline: Painting
Tom creates his own paint with oils and resins and pigments. He adds luminescence and metallics. His paintings have vivid color, surface textures and light refraction.

Kate Carder
Portland OR 

Discipline :Upcycled Art

Tease recycles knit shirts and wool sweaters into hip, eco-friendly fashions, skirts, shrugs, scarves, and other accessories.

Debra Carus
Clackamas OR 
Discipline: Jewelry
Debra creates hand fabricated precious metal jewelry that celebrates nature and Nordic myths and magic.

Kirk Casey

Discipline: Wood
Terrasteel Furniture Design brings a contemporary Pacific Northwest selection of custom and production crafted furniture. They create a range of furniture from modern to traditional.

Christina Deyoe
Portland OR 
Discipline: Jewelry

Christina uses copper, brass, sterling silver, gemstones and patina to create her jewelry. The techniques she uses are soldering, etching, forging, sawing, reticulating and alternative castings.

Mike Dolinar
Bend OR

Discipline: Wood

Traditional Adirondack inspired outdoor furniture cutting boards planter boxes that are handcrafted and heirloom quality productts made w/select Cedar sourced from sustainable PNW forests.

Steve Giardini
Bend OR 

Discipline: Photography

Stunning digital photography w/advanced high-resolution photo equipment & techniques. Printts are on archival paper, aluminum metal & gallery canvas, with a variety of finishes, framing & matting.

Cynthia Brown-Grochowski
Bend OR 
Discipline: Jewelry

Statement bracelets made from bicycle spokes and gemstone beads. 

Denise Harrison
Bend OR 
Discipline: Jewelry
Memorable jewelry pieces from photos. Her multi-step process includes etching, lost wax casting, fabrication, stone setting & handmade chains. Each piece is handmade in Bend.

Dori Kite
Bend, OR

Dori uses both slab and wheel thrown techniques. She incorporates inlaid slips, glaze pencil and stain painting, as well as layered glaze applications.

Kate Jaeckel
Moscow ID
Discipline: Soap and Handcrafted Body Care

Kate’s soap and body care line is infused with botanicals grown on her organic farm in Northern Idaho. Natural goodness for you, your body and the planet.

Tyler Jarvik
Portland OR

Discipline: Fiber

Tyler uses a traditional batik process consisting of multiple freehand-drawn applications of wax resist. The entire garment is hand-dyed in a low-immersion process, and the wax is removed by boiling.

Scott Lundquist
Emmett ID
Discipline: Upcycled Art

Using a variety of reclaimed and salvaged materials from architectural, industrial to automotive sources, Scott creates, designs and builds up-cycled, functional and contemporary artwork for the home.

Roxanne Mckay
La Pine OR 
Discipline: Upcycled Art!

Roxanne has been an up-cycled furniture artist for 25 years. using everything around her to make a piece unique and one of a kind.

Tylar Merrill
Eugene OR 
Discipline :Upcycled Art

By blending wool, silk & cotton fibers Tylar creates one-of-a-kind felt fashions that are soft, supple & stylish. Each highlight color blending, surface texture, & utmost wearability with a bit whimsy.

Joni Olsen
Bend OR 
Discipline: Digital Media

Each of Joni’s pieces start out as pen & ink illustrations, then watercolor is applied and the work is scanned into a computer for digital texture and color enhancements before printing. 

Jenelle Perry
Bend OR 
Discipline: Fiber

Quality handmade clothing for children. Jenelle enjoys mixing different prints and creating unique clothing.

Sharon Poteet
Salem OR 
Discipline: Mixed Media

Sharon transfers photos from her global travels to canvas, then gallery wraps on a frame and hand paints the piece to give texture and depth. Each piece looks like a painting. 

Bethany Priess
Portland OR 

Discipline: Fiber
Funky fashionable flapper hats made from recycled clothing. Handmade buttons of fimo clay and a JAX symbol to embellish each hat. Mixtures of fabrics range from warm wool, sweater, t- shirt and lace.

Marianne Prodehl
Bend OR 
Discipline: Jewelry
Marianne uses recycled and found objects to create modern earrings, pendants and rings. Silver and brass trays, old metal boxes, copper tubing and other such objects.

KarenLynn Robinson
Bend OR 
Discipline: Fiber
BlissPillows are created from select fabrics and stuffed with millet hulls. Hundreds of choices ensure individual preferences. Always a crowd-pleaser, free in-booth trials.

Amanda Rose
Bend OR 

Discipline :Wood

A variety of recycled pallet wood & reclaimed hardwoods to create rustic and distressed home decor, functional household items & small furniture pieces. Amanda uses a paint and stain technique to distress.

Peter Roussel!
Bend OR

Discipline: Ceramics

Wheel thrown ceramic vases finished using alternative firing techniques. Each of Peter’s pieces are one of a kind.

Randal Scot Smithey
Bend OR 
Discipline: Sculpture
Investigating the natural environment and movement of biirds, Randy welds and plasma cuts steel and combines with carved wood supports. He then applies acid patina and powder coat finishes.

Kristin Spear
Portland OR 

Discipline: Fiber
Kristin creates one-of-kind recycled sweater fashions. She cuts into old sweaters and recreates them, using a serger, into works of art.

Patricia Sadler Trainor
Boise ID
Discipline: Ceramics
Mid-fire stoneware pottery. Hand-built and thrown. Beautifully textured, stamped, and carved. Patiricia finishes her pieces with a brushed on glazes using wax resist to emphasize textures.

Christine Treick
Tigard OR 
Discipline: Fiber
Christine’s very unique millinery hats are hand sculpted from the highest quality felt and straw fabrics available. 

Jim Tunell
Sioux Falls SD
Discipline: Photography
Traditional 35mm photography of America's vanishing west finished in rich copper an gold tones. Printed on fine art watercolor paper, float mounted achieving a vintage, faux leather appearance.

Tai Vautier
Lake Oswego OR 
Discipline: Jewelry

Tai hand forges and fabricates all of her jewelry from sterling silver and high karat gold. She uses advanced techniques such as fusing and reticulation to give her work unique and beautiful texture.

Nicholas Vracin
Bend OR 

Discipline Upcycled Art

Handmade leather accessories made from a mix of upcycled and new materials. He uses vintage and new classic tools to create functional, signature pieces. 

Suzy Williamson
Bend OR 

Discipline: Jewelry
Hand fabricated silver and copper jewelry with contrasting wire overlay. Suzy often creates hollow forms and texture the metal. Stones and pearls are used as accents.

Paul Wisdom
Deary ID 

Discipline: Metal!
Stunning fabricated steel sculptures utilizing a variety of patinas to achieve a look ranging from traditional to modern.

Ping Zhang
Bellingham WA 
Discipline: Fiber

Ping acquired the skills from her grandparents to devote herself to embroidery art for more than 30 years. She has won multiple national awards in China fiber arts exhibitions.



Art & Wine Bop

Art & Wine Bop | Friday, April 10th | 5pm to 9pm

This event will feature festival artists, live music, and wine tasting inside participating NorthWest Crossing restaurants and retailers. Musicians will play live music from 5-9pm in the cozy confines of these neighborhood businesses.  

2015 Locations/Entertainment for the Art and Wine Bop (to be announced soon!)

Conscious Living Showcase

Conscious Living Showcase


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Our Conscious Living street has become one of the more popular streets of our festivals.  We love hosting businesses and non-profits that raise our quality of life here with their products and services.  Spend some time talking with these people throughout the weekend and we guarantee you will leave with an increased awareness of the good that exists in your backyard.    For vending information click here


Great Northern Windows and Door  Conscious Living Co-Sponsor

Northwest Quality Roofing  Conscious Living Co-Sponsor

Turf-N Central Oregon

Green Savers USA 

Sunlight Solar Energy 

The Bend Energy Challenge

The Environmental Center

Budget Blinds Of Central Oregon 

N-Hance Revolutionary Wood Renewal

Alta Rock Energy

SOS Alarm

Invisible Fence Central Oregon

Solar Light and Energy  

Bend Area Habitat For Humanity / Restore  Sponsored by Pro Build 

Air Link

Steve Hull Agency

Natural Approach Chiropractic 

IQ Massager

You Angel You

Living Well Therapy


Esthetix MD

Clarks University of Martial Arts


MAX Fitness of Bend

PLEXUS Worldwide

Jeremiah Pedersen Agency

Dwight's Window Washing

High Desert Wildlife Rescue  Title Sponsor: Wild Birds Unlimited   Presented By: NW Quality Construction

Central Oregon Veterans Ranch Sponsored by: Sunwest Builders

Wood N Stuff

Eco Home Clean

K9 Herbalist

Bend Kayak School

Fun Family Activities

NorthWest Crossing Art & Wine Bop 

Friday, April 10 | 5-9pm | NorthWest Crossing Drive


Kick off the weekend with the NorthWest Crossing Art and Wine Bop in Northwest Crossing! From 5-9pm, there will be foot stomping in the street,  beautiful wine sampling throughout the businesses in the neighborhood, and hand-selected, festival artists will be featured. 

Street Chalk Art Competition

Saturday, April 11 | 11am-5pm | John Freemont Street

"Pull your best Picasso” by entering the Street Chalk Art Competition (for both adults and kids) and qualify to win one of 6 cash prizes (including $400 prize for the chalk mural voted “best” in the adult category). The space is free, chalk will be provided (although you can bring your own), your images must be appropriate and feature  “spring theme”-- you can pre-register with  – or you can “walk up” to compete, assuming spaces will still be available for walk ups.  


Competition Guidelines

*Free Spaces and Chalk*

Adult Competition 18 and Up

4x8 space will be provided

$250 “Best of Show"

Two (2) $100 honorable mention

Student Competition 8-17

4x4 space will be provided

$50 first place winner

Two (2) $25 honorable mention

 School Spirit Competition

High School and Middle School teams of 4

4x8 space will be provided

1st Place: $100 donation to art program at your school

2nd Place: Pizza feed for your school’s art class

3rd Place: white water raft trip for your group of 4 

The Chalk Box (for kids under 8 years)

Non-competitive street chalking area

Chalk, sponges, brushes, brooms, etc. provided

Check-in location on the east corner of

NW Crossing Drive and NW John Fremont St

Some pastel chalk provided – can bring your own

Images must be “appropriate” and “spring-themed”

Winners announced Sun., April 12th from the Main Stage 

Spring into Fun Family Area 
Saturday, April 11 & Sunday, April 12 | 11am - dusk | South end of Fort Clatsop Drive
Watch as your children’s jaws drop in amazement when they round the corner to the south end of Fort Clatsop and see our Spring into Fun Family Area. Music, pony rides, ballet dancers, giant puppets, stilt walkers, arts & crafts, face painting, not to mention a kids stage, petting zoo, exotic reptiles, rock wall, bike rodeo and inflatable rides!

On the musical side of things, The Cascade School of Music will be back with their musical petting zoo and on-site free guitar lessons. The Wacky Percussion Ensemble offers a chance for your kids to play some traditional, and perhaps not so traditional, drums and percussion instruments. Be sure to check out the school’s booth space to make and decorate your own take-home instrument.

For active and adventurous kids, The Bend Endurance Academy returns with their incredibly popular Bike Rodeo, a challenging (but fun!) obstacle course of unusual ramps, rails and maybe even a seesaw. Don’t forget to stop by the Bend Endurance Academy booth to learn more about their youth development programs for cycling and more.
Back again this year, and just in time for spring, is the DD Ranch petting zoo with bunnies, chicks, pony rides and more. Yeehaw!


Bites at Spring Fest | All Festival Hours | NorthWest Crossing Drive

  • Dump City Dumplings
  • Demetris
  • Bonta Natural Artisan Gelato
  • Bend Pizza Company
  • Famous Kettle Corn
  • Thai on the Fly
  • Parrilla
  • Addy Mac's Ice Cream
  • Philly Style
  • Oregon Fritter Company


Beer | Wine | Spirits

Join us for "Hoppy Hour" on Saturday between 2-4pm and Sunday from 1-3pm for specials, games and giveaways from our Friends at Deschutes Brewery.

Here's what's on tap:

Deschutes Brewery : Fresh Squeezed IPA, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Chainbreaker White IPA, Red Chair NWPA, Deschutes River Ale, Pinedrops IPA

Atlas Cider Co : Hard Apricot Cider & Hard Blackberry Cider 

Bend Distillery : We'll be serving up cocktails made-to-order with Bend Distillery favorites including Crater Lake Vodka. 

Selection of red and white wines.

Policies & Contacts

Policies & Contact Information

Festival Dates & Hours:

  • Friday, April 10th | 5-11 pm
  • Saturday, April 11th | 11 am - 11 pm
  • Sunday, April 12th | 11 am - 5 pm


Admission & Parking

Free Parking at High Lakes Elementary School, Merchant parking lots (Enter off Mt. Washington at High Lakes Loop or Ordway Avenue)



Mt. Washington Drive to High Lakes Loop or Ordway Avenue in the NorthWest Crossing Neighborhood to access parking. Parking is available in the merchant lots accessed by both of these streets as well as the High Lakes Elementary School parking lot.

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