Business in the Old Mill District receives award

Susan Luckey Higdon, manager and owner of the Tumalo Art Company gallery in the Old Mill District, received an Arts, Beautification & Culture (ABC) Award from the City of Bend in May.

The ABC award which honors three individuals, organizations and businesses yearly that have made significant contributions to the City’s arts, culture, natural environment or public spaces is awarded by the ABC Commission.

Susan said, “It was such an honor to receive the ABC award from the City of Bend, and so meaningful because I was nominated by fellow artists. I am so proud of Tumalo Art Co., as it is much more than the beauty and quality of the art, it’s about community here. Both among our artists and the people who we meet every day who come in and are touched by the artwork and the artists. I am continually enriched by being part of the culture of Bend.”

Tumalo Art Co, a fine art collective, is owned and operated by local artists who are committed to bringing the best of Northwest art to patrons. The gallery features oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media artwork, as well as ceramics, glass, sculpture, photography, original hand-pulled prints, hand-turned wood and mosaic. There is also a selection of limited edition fine art reproductions, jewelry and cards.

Matt Schiffman, the Chair of the City’s Arts, Beautification & Culture Commission, presented this year’s ABC awards to: Susan Luckey Higdon, Tumalo Art Co.; Beth Basham, Youth Choir of Central Oregon; and Rochelle Rose-Schueler and Justyn Livingston, Wild Rose Artworks – ReStore at a Council meeting in May.

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