05 2022-central oregon symphony-conductor-zacharycperson-81.jpg

Maestro Michael Gesme seen during the Spring Concert at Bend High School in May 2022. 

For years, members of the Central Oregon arts community have dreamed of a large performance venue with plenty of space for seats, parking and accessibility for a variety of users.

That dream has taken a step toward realization with the results announced Tuesday of a seven-month feasibility study, which found area residents also show strong support for a multipurpose performing arts center, according to the study commissioned by the nonprofit group Central Oregon Center for the Arts and conducted by the Arts Consulting Group, or ACG.

Sign up for our Daily Headlines newsletter

Reporter: 541-383-0349,

djasper@bendbulletin.com

Assistant features editor

David Jasper is a reporter and assistant editor born and raised in Miami, Florida. He began his journalism career at the Weekly Planet, an alt-weekly in Tampa, before moving to Bend with his family in 2001.

(3) comments

60095

This is not a "study": it is a child's Christmas wish list. Just how much were the consultants paid to develop this unrealistic document?

373749

how about something accessible via transit, biking, walking a rolling and not just driving

91184

I was thinking the same thing. I have a fear this will end up like the new "central" library and be built close to nothing.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.