The Bend Brew Bus, operated by Wanderlust Tours, has won a Silver National ADDY Award for its logo, designed by Lisa Smith of Ideasmith Inc. The logo also won a Silver ADDY Award at the Northwest ADDY awards in April 2012 and a Best of Category award at the Oregon ADDY awards in March 2012. Wanderlust Tours founded the Bend Brew Bus in 2010 and operates daily guided tours of the Bend brewing industry. For more information, visit www.bendbrewbus.com.
The City of Bend Arts, Beautification & Culture Commission has chosen 10 recipients of the ABC Award 2012, which recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses for their contributions to arts, culture, natural environment or public spaces in 2011:
For Arts: Cricket Daniel, playwright; Pillars of Art at the Visit Bend Welcome Center; John Forsen,“Violin Masters,” a video promoting High Desert Chamber Music.
For Beautification: Betsy Warriner, Volunteer Connect; Paul Stell, Bend Parks and Recreation; COIC Transit Center building remodel on Northeast Hawthorne Avenue.
For Culture: LessonPlan, Tower Theatre Foundation; Patty Stell, retired city recorder and champion of the ABC Commission; Jill Rosell, “I Love Bend, OR” Facebook page; YU! Yogis Unite, event for all who love yoga.