We’re more than just a music festival
When you make a donation to SFF Presents or join the Sisters Folk Arts Circle, you provide critical support to our mission of bringing the arts to the forefront of our community. Every dollar helps us to maintain the quality of our educational programming and of the live music performances you know and love. You are an invaluable partner in our success and we couldn’t do it without you! As a token of our appreciation, each annual giving level from $50 and up includes various perks. See the chart for specifics.
Music & Art Education
Sisters Folk Festival has partnered with the Sisters School District for more than 23 years, collaborating on programs like the Americana Project and the Luthier (guitar-building) Program at Sisters High School; the After School Creativity Club and Outlaw Strings Club at Sisters Middle School; and providing equipment and supplies to the music and art programs at Sisters Elementary School. SFF brings performing and visual guest artists into all three schools and sponsors student field trips to Bend’s Tower Theater for unique performing arts and educational experiences.
SFF’s Summer Creativity Camps offer elementary and middle school students from the Central Oregon region the opportunity to explore ways to express themselves through music and art. Taught by professional instructors, the camps feature a “pay what you can” fee structure to ensure that no child is prevented from participating because of their family’s financial situation.
SFF also offers immersive music and art instruction for adults through the Americana Song Academy and classes and workshops throughout the year.
Live Music Experiences
Sisters Folk Festival is recognized nationally for the quality of its annual festival of the same name, but the organization also brings world-class musicians to the town of Sisters year-round at the new Big Ponderoo music festival, at various indoor venues in the winter months, and to its 800-person outdoor venue at the Sisters Art Works building for summer concerts.
The Cindy and Duncan Campbell Gallery, located inside the Sisters Art Works building, features rotating displays from local and regional visual artists. The gallery offers a low pressure, no sales fee environment in which to show and sell their work.