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 and Whole Foods Market

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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

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KWPK Logo.jpgPEAK 104.1 MAINSTAGE   Located at the intersection of Mt. Washington Drive and NorthWest Crossing Drive.

Friday, April 10th - Art and Wine Bop from 5pm - 9pm 

Bop into each of the participating NorthWest Crossing neighborhood businesses to savor fine wines, listen to top local musicians/bands and get up close and personal with selected festival artists early!   Full listing of participants under Art & Wine Bop.


Friday April 10th - Free Friday Night Kick Off Concert


Saturday April 11th


Sunday April 12th



Get to know our performers/bands:

Performing Friday Night


Performing Saturday


Performing Sunday




Artists & Trashformations Exhibit

Saturday from 11am - 6pm and Sunday from 11am - 5pm

2014 Festival Artists pictured below are:  Spencer Reynolds, Greg Bridges, Mandie Fleming, Paul Wisdom, Tai Vautier and Cynthia Lucas. 

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Northwest Crossing Bend Spring Festival

 2014  Best of Jury Winner - Karsten Boysen - Port Orchard, WA

 Best of Jury Karsten Boysen-River Run.jpgKarsten Boysen holds Bachelor degrees in art and education, and a Masters of Fine Arts degree, all from the University of Washington.  His sculptures are created from recycled steel found in scrap yards.  A bend, burned steel frame of a mobile home that was destroyed in a fire inspired him to see the beauty in loss.  The shapes of the steel damaged by fire created a visual foundation for his art that continues to evolve today. 

The artist has numerous large public percent-for-art and private art commissions in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Arizona. He formerly instructed art at the University of Washington, the University of Alaska, Juneau; and was Washington State Arts Commission Artist-in-Residence at the Seward Park Art Studio in Seattle. 

Boysen explains his art in the manner of a native Alaska artist who worked with ivory. ‘To make a bear, start with a piece of ivory and cut everything away that does not look like a bear,’” he says.


Art & Wine Bop

  Friday, April 10th - Art & Wine Bop with free festival concert

Art & Wine Bop 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 5:00-9:00pm in the cozy confines of these neighborhood businesses.  Starting from 5pm and ending at 11pm, the first block of NorthWest Crossing Drive at Mt. Washington, on the Peak 104.1fm Mainstage, will be a free concert featuring 2nd Hand Soldiers at 5pm, Hobbs the Band at 7pm and Larry and His Flask at 9:30pm. The festival food court and bars will be open from 5pm – 11pm.


2014 Locations/Entertainment for the Art and Wine Bop Included:


The Garner Group:

Artist: Sharon Poteet- Photography

Musicians: The Quons


Little Bite Cafe:

Artist: 541 Threads


All Mixed Up:

Artist – Adrienne Press – Jax Hat

Musician: Andy Warr



Artist: Bart DeGraaf- Painting

Sara Bella Upcycled:

Artist: Kate Carder -Fiber

Musician: Miguel de Alonso


Sunny Yoga Kitchen:

Artist: Cynthia Brown-Grochowski

Musician: Christina Griggs


Umpqua Bank:

Artist: Greg Bridges– Surf and Stand Up Boards

Musicians: Grit and Grizzle


Tooliani’s Italian Bistro & Pizzeria:

Artist: Mitch Maciona– Glass

Musicians: Hilst and Coffey


Dr. Jeanne Young and Kimberly Klein:

Artist: Catherine McElroy - Painting

Musician: Evan Young


Greg Welch Construction:

Artist: Rick Hibbard- Metal


Jem Raw Chocolate:

Artist: Tai Vautier –Jewelry

Musicians: Laurel Brauns and Julie Southwell



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

Heart of Oregon Corp Corps   Sponsored by Sage Brothers 
Turf-N Central Oregon 
Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation         Sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited

N-Hance Revolutionary Wood Renewal

Bend Spay Neuter Project  Sponsored by Home Federal Bank 
AAA Oregon/Idaho 
Central Oregon Veterans Outreach  Sponsored by Sunwest Builders
Cascade Breath LLC 
Brilliant Environmental Building Products 
Enagic Kagen Water 
Green Savers USA  
Bend Area Habitat For Humanity / Restore  Sponsored by Pro Build 
Bend Electric Bikes 
Sunlight Solar Energy 
Chimps Inc.    Sponsored By Bend Equine Medical Center 
All Natural Pest Elimination
Great Northern Windows  
Home Heating and Cooling 
Budget Blinds Of Central Oregon 
Solar Light and Energy  
ACC Spray Foam 
Oregon Adaptive Sports  Sponsored by Bend Broadband Vault a Green Data Center  
Farmers Insurance 
Take Shape For Life
It Works April - Haldy
Clean Air Lawn Care   
Natural Approach Chiropractic 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon     Sponsored by Miller Lumber
Trout Unlimited   Sponsored by Subaru of Bend
Deschutes Plumbing 

Fun Family Activities

NorthWest Crossing Art & Wine Bop 

Friday, April 10, 5-9pm


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

"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.  

Spring into Fun Family Area 
Saturday, April 11 & Sunday, April 12
Located on the south end of Fort Clatsop
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!



Food Vending
Philly Cheese Steak, Philyaw's BBQ, Real Food Street Bistro, Parrilla Satellite,  Dump City Dumplings, Famous Kettle Corn

Beer/Wine Vending
We will be offering local microbrews and regional wines, available for purchase Friday from 6pm - 10pm,  Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-5 pm.

Policies & Contacts


Friday, April 10: 6 - 9 pm
Saturday, April 11: 11 am - 10 pm
Sunday, April 12: 11 am - 4 pm

Admission & Parking

It's FREE.
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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