French painter and the founder of impressionist painting, Claude Monet once declared, “The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration.
Ponder how the Ponderosa Pine’s bark looks like a jigsaw puzzle or meadow wildflowers like an artist’s palette. Take a moment to listen to the birds’ morning and nightly concerts or admire how the sunlight playfully bounces off lakes and rivers. There are countless opportunities to find inspiration in Sunriver’s harmonious nature.
A MUST VISIT
The Artists’ Gallery in The Village showcases the work of more than 30 artists who masterfully capture Central Oregon’s beauty. Celebrate Second Saturday at the Artist’s Gallery for its art walk for participating businesses.
Sunriver’s natural beauty of sparkling sunlight on the Deschutes River, towering Ponderosa and Lodgepole trees, dazzling mountain views and twinkling stars all create a canvas to inspire the community’s enriching arts, festivals and events.
We invite you to explore the arts and culture of Sunriver and find your own inspiration.
The Artists’ Gallery in The Village at Sunriver is a co-operative of more than 30 local artists who bring their own unique creativity and personality to the gallery. The artists’ works vary from oil paintings in the style of the old masters, contemporary art and precision laser metal art to creative gourds and wearable art jewelry. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit http://www.artistsgallerysunriver.com/
The Sunriver Lodge Betty Gray Art Gallery features the works from local artists in a myriad of media from inspiring photography and sculptures to richly painted oils, pastels and abstracts. It is located on the second floor of Sunriver Resort’s main lodge.
Sunriver Books & Music is an inviting, friendly bookstore where you will feel comfortable to browse, talk about books or just stop in to say hello. Books are a wonderful way to experience the world through someone else’s perceptions and to expand your horizons from the serious to the silly to the sublime. Sunriver Books & Music has a wide selection of Fiction, Mystery, History, Biography, Current Events, Travel, Children, Nature, Animals, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Gardening, Yoga, Golf, Health, Architecture, Journals, Science Fiction, Thrillers and Local Interest. Check out its Book Clubs: Mystery, Classic, Fiction and Nonfiction. Visit sunriverbooks.com and click on Book Clubs 2021 to see this year’s selection.
Sunriver Art Fair
Recently named one of the Top Ten Art Fairs in the nation, the Sunriver Art Fair returns in August of 2021, to the scenic outdoor setting, the Village at Sunriver. This year, more than 80 artists will display and sell their juried work in many categories: ceramics, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, woodworking and mixed media. The selection process is designed to provide a range of styles and prices to please everyone. In 2018, the Sunriver Art Fair was voted one of America’s Ten Top Art Fairs, and one of the top 50 overall in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Sunriver Art Fair is a fundraiser for the Sunriver Women’s Club. All net proceeds support nonprofit agencies in south Deschutes County.
Sunriver Quilt Show – TBD
Sunriver Music Festival
Since 1978, The Sunriver Music Festival has brought classical musicians from all around the United States to Sunriver, Oregon. These musicians come together to form the talented Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra. Together with the Orchestra and our featured musicians, we hold Classical performances in the Sunriver Resort Great Hall and other venues. The 2021 Festival is Aug. 14 to 23
Visit https://www.sunrivermusic.org/ for tickets, to volunteer and more information.