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

Friday, April 8 (5pm - 11pm)
Saturday, April 9 (11am - 11pm)
Sunday, April 10 (11am - 5pm)

Location: NorthWest Crossing Neighborhood

Bend Live Music and Festival

Free Concerts

Art and Wine Bop

Fine Artist Promenade 

Street Chalk Art Competition

Conscious Living Showcase 

Spring into Fun Family Area



Behind the Scenes and More on Facebook



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Friday April 8 

5:30pm |      

7:30pm |         

9:15pm |  

Saturday April 9

11:00am |

1:00pm   |       

3:00pm   |

5:00pm   |

7:00pm   |

9:00pm   |  

Sunday April 10

11:00am  |  

1:00pm    |            

3:00pm    |    



2015 Performers - (2016 to be announced soon!)



tom-snider-bend-spring-festival-1.pngTim Snider - When 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 10 and tour is set to launch March 30 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. 


 wilderness-bend-spring-festival-1.jpgWilderness - Bend 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.

fruition-bend-spring-festival-1.jpgFruition - Sharing 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.





the-moms-bend-spring-festival_1.pngThe Moms  - 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." 



jacob-westfall-band-bend-spring-fest-1.pngJacob Westfall Band  - Originally 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.




the-junebugs-bend-spring-fest-1.jpgThe Junebugs 
- Imagine if you put R. Kelly through a banjo.

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. 



Weather Machine - The 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. 

excellent-gentlemen-bend-spring-fest-1.jpgExcellent Gentlemen  - Growing 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. 




staxx-brothers-bend-spring-fest-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. 




miguel-dalonso-bend-spring-fest-1.jpgMiguel D’alonso  - plays instrumental Latin Jazz on Guitar and Violin. He also plays Oud and other Middle Easter instruments like the Baglama and Bouzouki. This multi-instrumentalist and composer begging performing at the age of 12 playing Latin American folk instruments from most regions of the Continent. He is an Ethnomusicologist who did his musical studies in Mexico, France, Germany, and Canada. The music he plays is characterized by extensive use of Latin percussion, lively rumba flamenco rhythms, and his own brilliant soloing techniques. In California, he plays with his “In Tempo Band” for festivals like the Festival of the Arts, the Sawdust Arts Festival, and the Orange County Fair, among others. In Bend, he is a member of the Middle Easter Band Imzady who this time, will accompany him for his appearance at the Bend Spring Fest.






levi-weaver-bend-spring-fest_1.jpgLevi Weaver - Levi 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). 







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

2015 Featured Artists (2016 to be announced soon!)


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(Tom Boatright, Tai Vautier, Peter Roussel)

2015 Best of Jury Winner

Kirk Casey
Discipline: Wood

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"Award winning high desert contemporary designs by Terrasteel Furniture of Bend bring new life to the custom lifestyle connoisseurs in Central Oregon. Justin & Kirk's philosophy of "If you can dream it, we can build it." feature artisan blending of exotic hardwood species. Handcrafted right here in Bend, Oregon. TerraSteel was recognized with a High Desert Design Award in 2014 and bring their passion to every detail." 


Other Artists

Tamara Adams  
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.


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.

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.

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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Event | Friday, April 8 | 5pm to 9pm

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

2015 Participating Restaurants and Retailers (2016 to be announced soon!)



Little Bite Cafe

Artist: Joseph Balsamo


Portello Wine Cafe

Musician: Andy Warr


Sunny Yoga Kitchen

Artist: Lisa Sipe & Tease Recyclewear

Musician: Parlour

Elemental Eye Care

Artist: Dori Kite

Musician: Bobby Lindstrom

Umpqua Bank 

Artist: Tamara Adams

Musician: Rob Fincham


Montlake Media

Artist: RELIC Workshop

Musician: DJ Marc


Greg Welch Construction

Artist: Jax Hats 

Musician: Miguel de Alonso


Garner Group

Artist: Giardini Photography


Sparrow Bakery

Artist: Randy Smithey

Musician: Coyote Willow


JEM Raw Organics

Artist: Tai Vautier

Musician: Franchot Tone


Martolli's Pizza

Artist: Spoke Bracelet

Musician: Smallcano





Conscious Living Showcase

Conscious Living Showcase Presented By


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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 right in your backyard.

Interested in becoming a vendor? Click here to learn more. 

 Participating Companies


Fun Family Activities

NorthWest Crossing Art & Wine Bop 

Friday, April 8 | 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 9 | 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 9 & Sunday, April 10 | 11am - dusk | South end of Fort Clatsop Drive

Entertainment and activities include: Spring Arts and Crafts workshops from local artists, live music, magic and dance performances and workshops (see schedule below), face painting, shay feathers, petting zoo and pony rides from DD Ranch. 

Plus, giant puppets, Bend Endurance Academy Bicycle Obstacle Course and the Cascade School of Music, Musical Instrument Petting Zoo.

Kids Stage Schedule (2016 schedule to be announced soon!)

Saturday, April 11

11:00am | Fe Fanyi West African Drum Workshop

12:00pm | Uhane Hawaii- Hula Dancing Performance

1:00pm | Fairy Tale Encounters reading

1:30pm | Cascade School of Music; School Of Rock

3:00pm | Interactive Story Telling by Deschutes County Library      

4:00pm | Joe Shulte and String Theory


Sunday, April 12

11am | MoMuLa (Movement.Music.Laughter)

12:30pm | Dance Performances

1:30pm | Fe Fanyi West African Drum and Dance Demonstration

2:30pm | Fairy Tale Encounters Readings

3:00pm | Joe Shulte and String Theory


Food & Drink

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


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 :

Atlas Cider Co :

Bend Distillery :

A selection of red and white wines will also be available.

Policies & Contacts

Policies & Contact Information

Festival Dates & Hours:

  • Friday, April 8 | 5-11 pm
  • Saturday, April 9 | 11 am - 11 pm
  • Sunday, April 10 | 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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