NorthWest Crossing Bend Spring Festival
April 13-15, 2012
Presented by The Source Weekly

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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!

2012 Bend Spring Festival Program:

Art & Wine Bop!
Friday, April 13, 6-9pm

Kick off the weekend with the Cascade School of Music Art and Wine Bop! From 6-9pm, CSM faculty will perform, free wine samples will be served, and hand-selected, festival artists will be featured, all within the cozy, warm, and covered confines of various NorthWest Crossing Neighborhood Center merchants and restaurants. Mama Bear Oden’s Preschool will offer free childcare during the bop. The Drop and Bop Club will be open to 3-10 year-olds from 6-9pm on a first-come first-serve basis. They will have games, stories and activities that explore spring, the environment and the earth. Drop and Bop Club will be located inside Mama Bear Oden’s Preschool at 2689 NW Crossing Drive. 541-390-0396 for more information about childcare.

Saturday, April 14 & Sunday, April 15


Inspired by Bend’s fantastic cycling culture and forward-thinking trendsetters who make art, clothing and function from repurposed materials, we bring you Cycle/Recycle! New to NorthWest Crossing Bend Spring Festival, this theme of art, gear and activities will be seen throughout the festival weekend.

Look for this symbol throughout the festival for Cycle/Recycle related vendors, booths and activities.

Fine Artists Promenade

At the heart of NorthWest Crossing Bend Spring Festival are the artisans and craftspeople that will present a lively mix of original work, including a highlight on imagery and materials derived from cycling and recycling. It is also a great place to start planning ahead for outdoor entertaining with garden art.

Congratulations to Best of Jury 2012 Ryan Beard of Redmond, Oregon!

Featured Artists include:

Jackie Avery, fine painter
Vulture Bicycles
Bend Velo
Union Studio Metalworks, jewelery
Bella Sisters, fiber artist

Other artists include:

Tamara Adams Steve • Bangsund/NorgeBoards • M. Wade Beauchamps/Vulture Cycles • Tracy Curtis/Ballokai • Sierra Gwin • Berta & Rex Heisler • Audrey Kirchner • Celeste & Chuck Largen/Blue Dragonfly • Beth Larsen/Waggletops • Anna Lawrence/Anna’s Haute Aprons • Tiina McDermott/Indiekulture • Dawn Mead/La Petite Savonnerie • Blossom Merz • Lizzy Myers/Shabby Knapsack • Barb Peters • Eric Power/Bend Velo Bike Shop • Jason Quade/Abbey Bike Works • Peter Roussel • KarenLynn Robinson/Bliss Pillows • Francois & Kyla Schneyder • Michael Seeley • Linda Spring • Iain Stone • Tara & Shannon Townsend/Bantam Lane • Tai Vautier • Bradley Wilson/Capricorn Bicycles • Tim Wistrom • Caroline Deitrich • Heather Rose/Rose Garden Whimsies • Joelle Legay/High Desert Lotus

Street Chalk Art Competition
Saturday, April 14

“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 [email protected] – or you can “walk up” to compete, assuming spaces will still be available for walk ups.

We will once again welcome four professional artists to create street mural exhibition pieces. Kevin Schwarting and Andy Thornton, both of Bend, and Marissa Lopez and Laila Dzene who are both featured artists from the “Art Along the Rogue” festival.

View the Winners of the 2011 Chalk Art Competition

Peak 104.1 Mainstage Performers

Located at the intersection of Mt. Washington Drive and NorthWest Crossing Drive, the Peak 104.1 Mainstage features an outstanding lineup of local, regional and national performers. From tribal sounds and soul acoustic to Middle Eastern fusion and hip hop, this free stage of romp-stomping entertainment will implore you to dance all weekend long.

Chris Barron, Lead singer, Spin Doctors
Solo Acoustic
Saturday, April 14 at 11am

Todd Haaby and Sola Via
Nuevo Flamenco
Saturday, April 14 at 8:30pm


Saturday, April 14:
11am   Chris Barron     
1pm  2nd Hand Soldiers             
2:30pm  Katt and Roots Revolution        
4:30pm   Diego’s Umbrella       
6:30pm  Necktie KillersSurprise Fireshow before Headliner!   
8:30pm   Todd Haaby and Sola Via
Sunday, April 15:
11am Five Pint Mary    
1pm Abigail Nyman
3pm  The Oxfords

Spring into Fun Family Area
Saturday, April 14 & Sunday, April 15
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 Clotsap 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, super bungee, 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.

Resident Artists from around Bend will be hosting spring-related arts and crafts workshops throughout the weekend. Look for “The Creation Station” schedule and booth space in the kids area to create your own piece of Spring art! Trash sculptures, knee clay bowls and goofy bird masks and more!

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. For kids on foot, check out the  30-ft. rock wall.

The juggling, stilt-walking, hula-hooping Spinsterz will be back with their wide array of children’s toys. Back again this year, and just in time for spring, is the DD Ranch petting zoo with bunnies, chicks, pony rides and more. Yeehaw!

Afternoon High Tea with the Spring Fairy
Saturday, April 14 at 12pm and 3pm
12pm Seating is now SOLD OUT!

After a wildly popular premiere  last year, Spring Festival will once again host this deliciously endearing tea party for 25. The 8-foot-tall Spring Fairy will read (on stilts!) the newest story from Fancy Nancy, Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet, while guests dine on high tea finger foods and mango lemonade from Tate and Tate Catering. Kids should come dressed as mermaids, pirates, princes, princesses and fairies. The top 3 best costumes will win a Fancy Nancy book, signed by the Spring Fairy. Autographed books will also be for sale during the event for $20, cash-only. Tea party tables will be set for a maximum of 25 kids at 12pm and again at 3pm. First-come first-serve basis with pre-registration. Email [email protected] to reserve your seat.

Spring Sunrise Yoga Session
Sunday, April 15 at 10:30am

Help your children welcome spring with a 30-minute yoga and mindfulness session hosted by certified children’s yoga instructor, Brittany Ladd of Mindful Life Yoga for Kids of Bend. The circle of young yogis will be limited to 15 children (the first 15 to sign up) ages 5 and older. The workshop will be held on the kids stage and yoga mats will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Email [email protected] to reserve a mat for your child.

Spring Festival Food Offerings

Philly Style, Parrilla Satellite, Common Table, Taylor’s Sausage, Spork, Dump City Dumplings, Cascadia Kitchen, Veronica Castro’s, T&G BBQ, Famous Kettle Corn, All Mixed Up, Deez Nuts, and Pop Goes the Cake Ball.


NW Crossing Drive from the intersection of Mt. Washington Drive to John Fremont St in the NorthWest Crossing neighborhood, and from Ordway Avenue through Fort Clatop Street.

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 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.


Friday, April 13: 6 – 9 pm
Saturday, April 14:  11 am – 10 pm
Sunday, April 15: 11 am – 4 pm


We will be offering local microbrews and regional wines, available for purchase Saturday  11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-5 pm.

Street Closures

Northwest Crossing Drive from Mt. Washington to John Fremont St.  Ft. Clatsop St. north and south blocks.  These streets will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, the 13th to Monday, April 16th at 2 a.m

Admission & Parking

It’s FREE.

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

Festival Sponsors Include:

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