Bend Design is two days of engaging conversations, interactive workshops and hands-on exhibits intended to spread the notion that design is more than an art form: design is an artful and innovative approach to the challenges and opportunities life offers, regardless of category or discipline. It is an experience for visual artists, trade professionals, entrepreneurs, civic leaders, students, and all of us curious in new ways to connect and interpret the world around us.

In its third year, Bend Design is evolving beyond the lecture format in search of a more interactive dialogue for all involved. We want attendees to do more than listen: we want all of us to engage, challenge, and grow together. Our ambition is to inspire and equip future leaders with the creative tools to disrupt the norm and develop new methods of problem-solving for the modern world – come with an open mind and leave with a new outlook on the place of design in our world.

$175 for both days ($75 for students). Hosted at the Tower Theatre, Liberty Theater, Oxford Hotel & other iconic Downtown Bend venues.



About ScaleHouse:

ScaleHouse is a community hub for creative thinkers and the driving force behind the ongoing campaign to develop a Contemporary Creative Center in Bend, Oregon. Scalehouse seeks to strengthen the local creative community via engaging educational events as well as collective opportunities for creative congregation, collaboration, and cross-pollination.

About Bend:

Nestled on the eastern slope of Oregon’s stunning Cascade Mountain Range, Bend is a small town with big ideas. Inspired by the surrounding wilderness and empowered by its frontier mentality, Bend has attracted creative talent from far and wide, fostering a culture of inspired possibility far beyond the expected. Famous for its world-renowned craft breweries, mountain biking, fly-fishing, hiking, rafting and ever-growing arts scene, Bend is a must-visit for any creative thinker. Plan your visit at

About Tenth Month:

Bend Design is a Tenth Month event. Tenth Month is a month-long festival of bright ideas in art, film, tech, and business, celebrating the creative energy of Bend. Come early, stay late and check out these other October events: BendFilm Festival, Swivel Marketing Conference, Bend Venture Conference and more events to be announced.