Art in the High Desert Returns

Same High Standards – New Location – Added Accessibility

After a three-year absence, the nationally acclaimed Art in the High Desert juried fine art and craft show and sale returns August 25 - 27, 2023.

Visitors will be awed in the same way they were at previous shows between 2008 and 2019 by the variety, uniqueness and level of skill and creativity shown in the works of the 150 participating artists. The new venue at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds offers an outdoor space through which attendees can wander and allow the art to be the focus. The gallery will be set in Center Circle Park which features a creek, pond, tall trees and acres of landscaped lawn with paved paths throughout.

David Bjurstrom, a 10-year veteran of the show as a participating artist, is the new Show Director, following in the footsteps of his friends Dave and Carla Fox, the founders of the event.

Recalling his reasons for taking on the role, Bjurstrom says, “It was too important a show to let it fall aside. Artists I’d see at shows I participate in around the country were asking when Art in the High Desert would be coming back.”

The artists are preparing their works and displays with special attention to both accessibility and “wow factor”. There will be pieces you’ll fall in love with and take home for $25 and there will be those you’ll fall in love with and someone will take home for tens of thousands of dollars, yet everyone will have the opportunity to see and appreciate all of it.

Want to be immersed even more fully in the beauty of the show? Volunteer! Contact volunteers@artinthehighdesert.com.

Plan your visit:

Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Entry is FREE!

Easy parking is FREE!

Food and drink available on site.

Please leave pets at home.


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