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For Brooks Resources, Partnering with the Arts Means Partnering with the Whole City

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Brooks Resources Corporation has been a pivotal character in the story of Bend, Oregon and its transformation from a frontier settlement to timber boomtown to a culturally saturated, diverse city. Deeply rooted in the Bend community, Brooks Resources has been recognized for multiple awards, demonstrating its ethical responsibility, integrity, and social and environmental stewardship. Americans for the Arts is proud to recognize Brooks Resources as a 2014 BCA 10 honoree for its incredible commitment to the arts in the Bend community. (Photo credit: High Desert Spiral, John Fleming 2013, Steel. Mt. Washington Drive & Simpson Roundabout. Bend, Oregon.)

 

Brooks Resources, along with Brooks-Scanlon, Inc., established the Bend Foundation, which supported the creation of Art in Public Places. Since 1973, Art in Public Places has enlivened the Bend community with art works that enhance the cultural landscape and quality of life for its citizens, and encourage visitors to the area. Art in Public Places was recognized by Americans for the Arts in 2005 as one of the 37 Most Innovative Approaches to Public Art, for its significant public art initiatives in a small community.

 

In addition, Brooks Resources has been a leader in cultivating funds for public art installations in Bend. Notable initiatives include ArtMatch—a matching gift program to raise $1 million to purchase and install art, and significant contributions to local social service and arts organizations, such as Arts Central, the Tower Theatre, and the Bowman Museum.

 

Through its active partnerships with the arts, Brooks Resources recognizes its major stakeholders—the Bend community. Art in Public Places is a driving force of economic growth that encourages tourism, job creation and urban renewal. Brooks Resources’ collaborative efforts confirm that partnering with the arts is a valuable investment in the community in which its clients and employees live and work.

 

For more information on 2014 BCA 10 honoree Brooks Resources Corporation, visit Brooks-Resources.com.

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