STORY BY PAMELA HULSE ANDREWS
PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHASTA LIN
Lift your spirit and spend a day (or two) discovering the creative
entrepreneurs in Sisters. Sisters may be the gem of the music and art
community in the High Desert, but the shopping mecca is a local’s delight.
Discover just a taste of what lies inside Sisters when you unveil the
shop owners who make up the roots of this charming town.
Hood Avenue Art Gallery
Established in 2014, Hood Avenue Art exhibits the work of and is operated by Central Oregon artists. You’ll feel the friendliness of the gallery and the artists the minute you walk in the door where a mix of oil painters, mixed-media artists, watercolorists, pastel artists, wood workers, metal workers, ceramic artists, glass artists and jewelers have all come together to present high quality works of art.
220 S Pine Street, #103, 541-948-5771
Common Threads began as a sweater store but over time has developed into what is now coined a lifestyle store. Owned by Tim and Rosie Horton for past 16 years, the selection of clothing lines are quite varied and encompass both women and men fashions. A gift/home décor department, shoes for women as well as a baby/children’s department, round out the eclectic selections at Common Threads. The holiday gifts are bright, cheerful and comfortable — a little bit of something for everyone.
161 East Cascade Avenue, 541-549-5648
A couple of years ago, longtime area artists Randy and Susanne Redfield opened Studio Redfield in a brand new location in downtown Sisters. Found in the heart of Hood Avenue’s artist’s row, they feature hand-painted tiles, ceramics, wood bowls and boxes, Lux Reve jewelry, Mari Lassa hand sewn leather bags, abstract paintings and impressionistic contemporary landscapes.
Attracted to useful as well as beautiful objects made locally, the gallery hopes the offerings will enrich the way people eat, live and connect with one another.
The aim of Redfield’s gallery is to not only present their own works (hand-painted tiles by Susanne and contemporary works by Randy), but to nurture and feature local Sisters artists like Maren Burck’s distinctive pen and ink illustrations and ceramics, Laura Campbell, who works in glazed pottery and ceramic sculptures, Kathy Deggendorfer’s whimsical folk art, the paintings of Lynn Miller, found art sculptures by Kim Kimerling, wood work by Laurence Dyer and Greg Davidge and the enchanting tile work of Justyn Livingston’s Metolius Ridge line.
House numbers and decorative images are hand-painted, porcelain tiles by Studio Redfield. People can customize their own numbers and switch out the decorative tiles seasonally or just because. They even custom paint numbers to match house trim. Easy, attractive walnut, hickory or knotty alder racks hold the numbers and are designed to hold up against the harshest weather conditions even here in Bend. Most are designed by Susanne and a few doggies by Kathy Deggendorfer.
183 East Hood Street, 541-588-6332