PRINEVILLE, OR -- Crook County officials have cleared the way for a unique new arts festival, this summer. The Genesis Arts and Music Festival received conditional use permits last week, for the event planned on 180 acres, east of Prineville.
Organizer and Crook County resident James Deatherage expects to attract about 2,000 people to the family-friendly three-day festival. "We’ll have multiple art instillations from live painters, vehicle transformations, we’ll have live RGB painting – it’s basically a moving painting. They’ll put on certain colors that reflect with LED lights; when lights change the picture actually changes with the light." Deatherage says of course, there will also be lots of food, music and a beer garden.
He tells KBND News he came up with the idea because he was tired of traveling hundreds of miles to attend similar festivals in other areas. "I wanted to do something in my backyard. The influx of people obviously is going to bring money to Crook County. You can’t have 2,000 people, even if it’s 20 miles outside of town, and not have some kind of income from that."