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home : arts & entertainment September 20, 2017


Festival announces option for partial refund
Those who bought passes for the cancelled Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) may seek a partial refund or donate the price of the pass to the nonprofit. The festival was cancelled due to wildfire smoke-related air quality concerns in Sisters in the week leading up to the event.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Sisters Arts Association Fourth Friday Art Stroll
Fall is here, so why not step out and support local artists and merchants during the Fourth Friday Art Stroll, Sept. 22, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Pop-up concerts soothed impact of festival cancellation
The cancellation of the annual Sisters Folk Festival dealt yet another economic blow to the community. But with the effort displayed by locals and the generosity of visiting musicians, there was hope.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
East Pointers stayed in Sisters
The East Pointers returned to play the Sisters Folk Festival this year as the encore performer, after their lively performances at the 2016 festival.

Jake Charron, Koady Chaisson, Tim Chaisson and their sound engineer Donny Richard returned to Sisters for the Americana Song Academy at Caldera and the weekend folk festival.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Indie film goes to heart of Lakota country
A Lakota elder and his protective friend suck a white author into the heart of Lakota Country, encouraging him to see their reality without falling prey to white men's guilt-ridden clichés, so it can be distilled into a book that the old man can leave future generations.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Sisters Folk Festival looks to future after cancellation
As a pall of dense smoke settled across Sisters on Wednesday, September 6, an emergency meeting of the executive committee of the Sisters Folk Festival's board of directors convened to make a decision each of those involved described as painful and gut-wrenching: For the first time in the two-decade history of the event, they were forced to cancel.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Justin Townes Earle hits Sisters
Justin Townes Earle is an American songwriter originally from South Nashville, Tennessee. He is the son of alternative country artist Steve Earle, and his middle name honors after his father's mentor, Townes Van Zandt.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Grammy-winner Sarah Jarosz to play Sisters Folk Festival
Americana singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz will be playing as a headliner at this year's Sisters Folk Festival, bringing with her a very eclectic music background and influence.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Art quilts on display at Sisters Library
Art quilting is a unique way to express creativity and explore new methods of quilting. Rather than crafting a quilt using traditional patterns, the art quilt comes in many forms and is often inspired by the experiences, imagery, and ideas of the artist.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Celebrating Art at the Ranch
Black Butte Ranch Art Guild has been supporting art in Sisters schools with scholarships from the proceeds of the annual Art at the Ranch show for over three decades. Last Friday evening, the guild held its annual artist reception and silent auction at the Black Butte Ranch Lodge Brooks Room, where guests mingled with artists and bid on their works in a fundraising silent auction.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Sisters Folk Festival keeps an eye on smoke
Usually when people use the term "smoking" in connection with the Sisters Folk Festival, they're talking about a particularly hot flatpicker or a set from a lively band like this year's encore artist The East Pointers.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Black Butte Ranch celebrates the arts
Black Butte Ranch is celebrating the arts - and supporting arts in the Sisters community - with its annual Art at the Ranch show on September 1 and 2.

The event kicks off Friday evening with an artist reception and silent auction at the BBR Lodge, starting at 5:30 p.m. The Lodge is displaying works by several artists who are featured in the next day's art fair.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Book talk will explore race on frontier
Local author Jim Cornelius will read from and sign his newest book, "Warriors of the Wildlands: True Tales of the Frontier Partisans" on Friday, September 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Paulina Springs Books in Sisters.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Show shoots up its own smoke
Cascade Avenue between Oak and Pine streets was taken back to a time when the "Old West" was alive and well. With 140 feet of Western town façade, folks did a double take and sat for a spell to watch the Deschutes Desperados, formerly The Pine Mountain Posse Reenactment Players, and a rowdy bunch of new players entertain with skits for the 5th annual Sisters Wild West Show last weekend.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
McGregor paintings soon to be a book
Is there a term for animals that share their familiar names? If you know the answer, please tell Dennis McGregor.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Movie house offers art event screenings
With the solar eclipse and most of the summer behind us, it might be easy to conclude that summer is all but over.

But at Sisters Movie House, it is a time to reprise some of this year's most popular special event arts programming. For the final six days of August, from Saturday, August 26 through Thursday, August 31, the theater will feature one "event" per night, showcasing fine art and music.

The special event movies all start at 5 p.m. each day, with tickets priced at $12.50 per film for all ages.

Monday, August 21, 2017
Event features premium art for serious art lovers
Dave and Carla Fox had a vision to create a showcase for premium fine art that would attract serious art patrons to the banks of the Deschutes River in Bend.

Nine years later, Art in the High Desert is one of the most highly rated art festivals in the nation.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Show celebrates region's artists
Art enthusiasts browsed through an eclectic display of fine art Friday evening at the juried art show and silent auction that kicked off the 22nd Country Fair, held at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Luau brings Hawaiian spirit to Sisters
Last Thursday evening dark clouds congregated over Sisters, creating a tropical island flavor for the 4th annual Hawaiian Luau presented by Sisters Park & Recreation District and the Rotary Club of Sisters.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Fair serves up old-fashioned fun
Every summer Sisters Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration hosts its traditional small-town country fair, a crowd favorite, and last weekend marked its 22nd year. Folks rolled in from all around the region for some good old-fashioned fun.

The smoky air didn't deter folks from lining up at the Sweet Tooth Booth waiting for a piece of Ann Reed's delicious marionberry cobbler.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017















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