At Liberty was founded by arts advocates Jenny Green, René Mitchell, and Kaari Vaughn. Their shared
passions brought them together, often at the Liberty Theater. Recognizing the Liberty's untapped potential
as a home worthy of Bend’s unique and growing creative community they opened At Liberty, a space for
artists, art lovers and art organizations.
Liberty Theater History
At Liberty's prominent yellow stucco building in the heart of downtown Bend has a colorful past. Originally
built as a vaudeville theater in 1917, the theater has experienced waves of transformation over the years
as a silent movie theater, a traditional movie theater, a real estate office and a television store. After
sitting empty for nearly a decade, the Liberty Theater has recently returned to its dignified roots with the
opening of At Liberty, a year-round dedicated arts space and cultural hub in Downtown Bend.