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home : arts & entertainment June 17, 2018


Art in the park brings creative variety
Last Saturday and Sunday Creekside Park was filled with white tents and talented artists displaying their handcrafted goods at Art in the Park. The showcase of arts and crafts spread across the park grass, drawing in scores of folks to enjoy more than 85 vendor booths. The annual event, in its 16th year, was the perfect added attraction for visitors to enjoy during rodeo weekend in Sisters.

Folks strolled through an eclectic variety of craftmanship from metal art and vintage buttons to handmade earrings from recycled bullet casings.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Watercolors reflect Hayden's colorful life
One morning last week, every computer in the Sisters Library was in use. Patrons busily but quietly went about their tasks - job-hunting, researching history, or simply checking their email or Facebook. They may not have really noticed the beautiful watercolor paintings hanging right above each workstation, but the rich colors and soft textures lent an atmosphere of calm productivity to their tasks. The Friends of Sisters Library Art Committee covers the library walls with color each month.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Sisters blues festival supports community
In addition to bringing stellar blues talent to Sisters in August, the Sisters Rhythm and Brews Festival is supporting a pair of Sisters community partners.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
2018 Sisters Rodeo a record-breaker
The 78th annual Sisters Rodeo saw more than just bulls, beer, and balaclavas this year. Under chilly skies - and surprising record-breaking crowds - the rodeo weekend saw fur fly and historical moments made.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Feeding hungry buckaroos at rodeo
A hearty breakfast is just what's needed to keep a cowboy on the trail - or a rodeo fan full of fun.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Len Babb's art recalls the past in the West
There was a time, when Len Babb finished a painting, he'd give it to a friend, or maybe trade it, but mostly he'd toss it into a corner and then move on to the next one. But that was before he realized that, not only was he creating a legacy of art from Western history, he was crafting iconic images for future generations.

Len spent his life as a buckaroo. He wasn't out fixing fences or baling hay. He rode, and he rode hard. And when he was done, he painted, and did a little sculpting as well.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Sisters Rodeo draws the best in the West
Three hundred eighty-four professional cowboys and cowgirls will compete for $10,000 purses in each event in the 78th annual Sisters Rodeo beginning June 6 and running through June 10.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Local artist's work to be featured at The Lodge in Sisters
In the world of senior living, The Lodge in Sisters, currently under construction on Carpenter Lane, promises to be a place of beauty for those who live, work and visit there. As a part of their commitment to support local businesses and artists, The Lodge recently commissioned 138 architectural accent light fixtures from artisan Susie Zeitner, owner of Z Glass Act located on Sun Ranch Drive.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Folk festival to celebrate youth music
Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) is celebrating the release of the 2018 Americana Project CD, and the completion of hand-made guitars and ukuleles through the Americana Luthier Program.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Contractors make rodeo into a big show
Sisters Rodeo has a knack for bringing the best of professional contractors to town, a team that makes the rodeo's famous fast pace attract fans from across the nation.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Spring pops concert caps stellar year
Student musicians will perform their last concerts after a busy and award-winning school year at Sisters' middle and high schools.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Volunteers make rodeo ticket office go
Selling tickets for Sisters Rodeo is a fun, challenging and rewarding full-time job for an all-volunteer crew. Ticket sales begin in December and reach a crescendo in these final weeks before the rodeo.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Pueblo sculptor returns to Sisters
Master sculptor Cliff Fragua taps the rocks that he might acquire, then listens for ones that will resonate - singing back to him.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Noted Western artist returns to Sisters
A living buckaroo legend and accomplished artist, Len Babb returns to Sisters for a show at Black Butte Ranch on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The show in the Black Butte Community Room will feature Babb's original oil paintings, watercolors, pen-and-ink drawings, and sculptures.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
It's 'singtime' in Sisters
Springtime in Sisters? Well, yes; but, according to the Sisters High Desert Chorale, it's also "Singtime in Sisters!" That's what the chorale hit upon for the title of their annual free, spring concerts for the community, which will be conducted next week on May 18 and 20.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Students' musicianship recognized
Three Sisters High School students were recognized for their musicianship at the state level recently. These members of the wind ensemble competed in the Central Oregon Solo and Ensemble Festival and received state qualifying scores for their instruments, meaning they were eligible to advance to the state competition.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Luncheon supports mentor program
"Last year when I came on board for Circle of Friends we had 25 kids being mentored and we had a goal of reaching 30 and astoundingly we blew right past our goal and we're serving 40 kids today!" said Nicky Merritt, Circle of Friends executive director, during the 6th annual Friend and Fund Raiser Luncheon, held last Wednesday at The Belfry.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Business offers 'sport of quilting' challenge
As sponsor of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS), Laird Superfood has created the "The Sport of Quilting Challenge."

The challenge is this: Quilters are inspired to interpret symbols and logos that present Laird Superfoods to the world and how they relate to the "Sport of Quilting."

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
SFF to host free summer concert series
Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) will once again host the Summer Concert Series at Fir Street Park. The three-show series is free to the public and will be presented on Thursday evenings, July 26, August 2, and August 16; and is sponsored in part by First Interstate Bank.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Kids will enjoy Sunday 'Family Day' at rodeo
After 22 years of family celebration on Friday night, Sisters Rodeo has changed that day to Sunday afternoon, Family Day.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018















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