August 28th, 2014

Rise Up Poster Fiji_Tonga_Tuvalu

August 27th, 2014

2014 Roots Festival Bend

Bend Roots Revival. Over 80 Bands and workshops. A Celebration of Central Oregon Music. Brought to you by: Deschutes Brewery, The Oregon Community Foundation, BIGS, Broken Top Bottle Shop, Jim Guild Construction, Chow, 4 Peaks Music, REDBIRD, Pizza Mondo, Skjersaa’s, and Tony Levison of Windermere Real Estate. Free // Family // Fun.

May 28th, 2014

Art camp_flier

Sign Up now for Creativity Camps! Art, Music, Spoken Word, Performing Arts!!! For those who took our camps last year we are adding advanced skills, individual mentoring, and new classes. One week combined art & music. For students aged 8-14. 9am – 12noon Monday – Friday. Limited spots available! Registration/sign-up’s are due by June 9th. Click the paypal link below to purchase the camp or call 541.241.6517


April 8th, 2014

Art Brings Smiles // Rise Up Art Ambassadors in Albania & Macedonia.  ((click here to check out some pictures))

smiles Macedonia


March 8th, 2014

Art Brings Smiles // Rise Up Art Ambassadors in Condega Nicaragua. Stop one on our Spring Tour!!! ((click here to check out some pictures))

Nica smiles

February 22nd, 2014

Spring tour

February 3rd, 2014


November 12th, 2013

We are excited to invite you to three nights of revelry bringing in 2014. Celebrating Larry & His Flask 10th year as a band!

flask head

New Years Eve – At Old Stone 157 NW Franklin Ave – Doors at 8pm
Tommy V, Will T + band, Cornshed, The Flask
21+ Three Bars so no waiting in line. Tickets are limited. Buy online:
$15 advanced. $20 at the door.

New Year’s Day at Pak-It – All Ages.
903 SE Armour. Doors at 7:30pm
Dirty Kid Discount, Slaughter Daughters,
Soda, The Flask. Tickets are limited. Buy online:
$15 advanced. $20 at the door. $7 with student ID.

tom v head
Sat. January 4th @ Pak-iT featuring Tom Vandenavond with some members of the Flask in his backing band and Blackflowers Blacksun.

All Ages. 8:30 903 SE Armour.

October 15th, 2013

Bend Roots

Thanks for coming out to Bend Roots! Over the course of a storm soaked weekend we had over 90 bands, and three thousand people come through. This free community event was supported by many volunteers and some amazing sponsors. We raised over 10k which will go directly into local music and arts education in Central Oregon. A BIG thanks to: Pak-It, The Oregon Community Foundation, Broken Top Bottle Shop, Eastside Gardens, Piece Of Mind, Jim Guild, Teafly, The Casey Family, Bend Circus Center, KPOV, Oregon Spirit Distillers, Boneyard, Crux, GoodLife, Deschutes Brewery, El Sancho, Parrilla, Miller Lumber, Sonic Solutions, Cosmic Depot, City Of Bend, Junkyard Dog & The Stage Builders, tbd, Team Skjersaa, and most of all – YOU!

September 15th, 2013

Here is a link to a gallery from our most recent trip to Morocco. Interactive Art Diplomacy!