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Recap: Caldera Artist and Rodeo Weekends

At our Stories of Change fundraisers last year, Caldera presented two fantastic auction packages: a Sisters Rodeo Weekend and an Artists Retreat Weekend that gave participants an opportunity to spend time at our Arts Center on Blue Lake. Read more about the culmination of these two unique experiences below.

Rodeo Weekend 2013

Saturday morning, guests were shuttled into Sisters for the Rodeo parade and pre-rodeo shopping. There was perfect weather and everyone had great seats for the 73rd Annual Sister’s Rodeo. Guests were then driven to the Davis Miracle Farm in Tumalo for cocktails and appetizers followed by a delicious barbecue serenaded by country music. After dinner, there was line dancing and mechanical bull riding at Mavericks Country Bar in Bend.

We would like to thank Duncan and Cindy Campbell for hosting a terrific pre-rodeo party and Gail Hayes-Davis and Mike Davis for hosting a fabulous post-rodeo party! See photos on our facebook page.

Artists Weekend 2013

Caldera’s first ever Artists Weekend captured and shared the magic of our community. As one participant said, “Caldera is a place where I discovered so many new things and at the same time felt strangely at home. The moment you enter Caldera, there is a sense of

Held the first weekend of June, participants enjoyed two 3-hour long workshops, lovely meals served in the Grand Room of Caldera’s Arts Center on Blue Lake, and special readings and presentations both Friday and Saturday nights.

Award winning writer, Ellen Waterston, and, photographer and Portland’s Creative Laureate, Julie Keefe, presented their work Friday night and then taught workshops on Saturday. Workshop participants read and presented what they created in workshops Saturday night after dinner. Throughout the sunny weekend, participants and their guests explored the landscape of Caldera and their own artistic potential. See photos here.

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