Take in art, appetizers, wine and live music from 5 to 9 tonight at First Friday Gallery Walk, when galleries and cafes around downtown Bend and the Old Mill District stay open late for the free monthly event.
New exhibits will open tonight at the following galleries, among others:
• Atelier 6000, 389 S.W. Scalehouse Court, in the Old Mill district, will display small handmade pieces in “Objects," and works exploring the theme “Branching Out."
• Townshend’s Bend Teahouse, 835 N.W. Bond St., will exhibit works by Atelier 6000 members.
• Karen Bandy Design Jeweler, 25 N.W. Minnesota Ave., in the atrium adjacent to Bandy’s shop, will host a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. for “The Memory Project," featuring painted portraits Summit High students painted using photos of orphans from Rwanda, one of the poorest regions in the world. The paintings will later be sent to the orphans.