The Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is all about the arts. Visitors wander, meet artists, sip wine or sample appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs. They can view artist demonstrations, listen to an artist talk or enjoy live performances in music. The art walk is held on the first Saturday of every month, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at businesses, shops, boutiques and dining establishments located between Holladay Drive and Broadway in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside with courtesy parking available on the corner of Holladay and Oceanway.
The February Art Walk includes:
SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway
Visit with owner/artist Cathy Tippin who creates broken china mosaics in the French tradition! Colorful and inspiring, SunRose features the spectrum of creative, recycle art to fine art mosaics by local, regional and nationally known artists.
Moxie, Shine On! 609 Broadway
Moxie features exclusive jewelry and art where everything is handmade. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, Moxie demonstrates a genial and equitable approach to conducting business. Moxie is a fabulously fun store with the heart of a lion!! Come see what’s new and support fair trade! You’ll love it! All of the wonderful fair trade and handmade clothing, jewelry and home decor gifts you have come to expect are waiting to be discovered.
Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway
Opening reception for YEARN, an exhibit launching the 2017 arts season at the gallery. Introducing emerging artist Ashley Howarth, a OSU graduate with a BA in Fine Arts, whose life experiences have given her a deep appreciation for the Pacific Ocean. The artist pushes the boundaries of the mediums with art that draws in the viewer, as well as art that imagines a fantasy world where myths and legends come to life. Since 2006 Fairweather’s has selected emerging artists who take risks, embrace challenges and are rigorous in their approach to creation and production, indeed, all have yearned to further their professional achievement through the gallery’s exhibitions.
Also introducing master artist Carolyn Macpherson who has taught art classes, as well as being active in the Washington State Arts Commission and who directed the SW Washington Arts Festival. Carolyn has served as an interpretive host at Smith Rock State Park in Oregon, using art to explain the region’s geology. She was commissioned to illustrate interpretative displays at the Visitor’s Center, as well as the signage for the park’s hiking trails and botanical gardens. Carolyn’s recent work features regional birds who visit on a coastal fly way pattern.
At 6:00 pm Seaside/Gearhart naturalist Neal Maine will speak about the ecology of living in the North Coast and keyboard musician Shirley Smith-Yates will perform LIVE throughout the evening.
Beach Books, 616 Broadway
Featuring the Seaside ukulele group of 8-10 players who will be at the bookstore playing LIVE music throughout the evening starting at 5:pm. This group plays the ukulele while jamming with others playing the harmonica. They learn together, they laugh together and create beautiful music together.
T.anjuli Salon & Gallery, 7 North Holladay Drive
Featuring the work of artist/philosopher Billy Lutz and gallery owner Lisa Scigliano, wife of Bill Lutz. “I need to look ahead I need to know what’s real. I need to open up rather than conceal. The pendulum swings with haunting regularity,” writes Lutz. “Whatever it takes to shake lethargy, I’m all for it. Art is not here to make friends. It’s to open eyes and expand minds. It’s a matter of forcing people to open up their eyes and talk,” he writes.
Additional original art at:
Hold Fast Gallery, 611 Broadway
Seaside Antique Mall, 726 Broadway
Seaside Coffee House, 3 N. Holladay Drive
Participating Gilbert District restaurants:
Guido and Vito’s, 604 Broadway
Tora Sushi, 619 Broadway
Nonni’s Bistro, 831 Broadway
Yellow Curry Cozy Thai, 20 N. Holladay Drive
Three Little Bird’s Bakery, 8 N Holladay Drive
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