There’s almost always something going on in Seaside. From art walks and wine walks to the world’s largest beach volleyball tournaments and relay races… plan your trip around your favorite events or use this calendar to join in the fun during your stay.
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First Saturday Art Walk
July 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
The Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, celebrating 15 years. The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.
The Whet Spot, 12 N. Holladay Drive
Showcasing the art of Billy Lutz, one of Seaside’s most famous artists, who has painted in themes for thirty years, developing a philosophy of collectivism premised on the requirements of individual motive and other paradox. Lutz, a self-employed artist and sign painter. His work is available at from Portland Art Museum’s Online Collections. Favorite quote: “crying won’t help you, praying won’t do you no good” – led zeppelin
Seaside Yarn and Fiber, 10A N. Holladay Drive
Featuring the art of yarn as much-needed creative outlet to the coastal community. “Knitting an excellent way to relax,” says owner/manager, Allie Kloster, “it’s also a perfectly portable option for crafting on the go.”
Art-in-the-Loft at Beach Books, 616 Broadway St.
Hosting the “Westside ArtShare Group,” an all women artist group from Western Washington County (west of Portland). This multi-talented group will be exhibiting mixed media artwork unique variations and interpretations of the theme “Summer Vacation.” Participating artists: Lori Hicke, Riis Griffen, Elizabeth Higgins, Carole Zenny, Megan Turner Baxter, Debbie Grover, Theresa Magsig Kotvis, Laura Thode and Suzanne Ebert.
Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway St.
Opening reception for MAKING WAVES, Fairweather’s month-long July exhibition, exploring the deep, multifaceted relationship with the ocean. Art for the exhibition, largely significant pieces include new original work, created entirely by North coast artists. Featuring selected artists: Blue Bond, Nick Brakel, Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Leah Kohlenberg, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Lee Munsell, Richard Newman, Ron Nicolaides, Jan Rimerman, Lisa Sofia Robinson, Peg Wells, Russell J. Young and Dale Veith. Introducing artists Sharon Furze and Phil Juttelstad.
Attending artists will offers lectures about their art starting at 5:30 pm. The range in the show reveals the extraordinary impact the sea and waves. MAKING WAVES habitat talk by naturalist Neal Maine.
Pacific Heirloom Art and Collectables , 608 Broadway St.
Featuring antique collectable seascape paintings. “A collectable is any object regarded as being of value or interest to a collector. There are numerous types of collectables, the word, as a noun, refers to an item valued for its rarity by collectors,” Kasey Kenny, co-owner.
Peddler’s Row, 604 Broadway
Featuring vintage oils, designer goods and work created by artisans gathered from all over the country. Peddler’s Row is a new-old business curated by Avery Loschen and Will Perkins, property owners of the Gilbert Block Building. Loschen and Perkins are extraordinary collectors. “Showcasing objects d’art, selected as goods to sell because they are beautiful, artistic or interesting.”
SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway St.
Ushering in summer with an Open House and offering conservations with artists Patty Thurlby, Robin Montero, Jan Barber and Ronni Harris. Live music will be provided by guitarist David Crabtree and accompanied on sax & flute by SunRose owner Ray Coffey.
Shine Fair Trade, 609 Broadway St.
Featuring handmade items all over the world that supports over a 100 non-profits and men and women’s artisan cooperatives. Showcasing artist Renee L. Delight, living a creative life as an artist, gardener, musician, nature lover, environmentalist, builder, tinkerer and destroyer. 10% of all net proceeds are donated to local wildlife protection organizations.
Gilbert District Gallery, 613 Broadway
Featuring watercolor artist Dave Bartholet, a Seaside artist, who is in the “show business” doing juried art shows throughout the west. In addition, Bartholet operates the Gallery, an artist co-op, offering watercolors, bronzes, limited edition prints, Native American jewelry, oil paintings, greeting cards and metal sculpture.
Blue Bond Art Studio and Gallery, 417 S. Holladay Drive
Featuring oil paintings and acrylics by Blue Bond, an accomplished Seaside professional artist whose specialty likes in portraits and wildlife. With over fifty years of experience, the artist teaches one-to-one classes in oil or acrylic to novices and experienced painters alike.
Angi D Wildt Gallery, 737 Broadway St., #2
Featuring artist Ty McNeeley. “In my photos I try to capture places that are outside of what we, as Americans normally see. I enjoy finding beauty in unconventional locations,” said McNeeley who received his Bachelor of Science in photography from Northern Arizona University in between Army deployments to Afghanistan and the Middle East.
Westport Winery, 810 Broadway St.
Featuring Josh Fry, a self-taught artist and Seaside native who creates his paintings using spray paint cans along with complex sets of stencils. Fry is a firm believer that anyone can make awesome art with a little practice, and produces a popular You Tube series to that end. Josh regularly teaches classes and does live painting shows for area youth or other organizations and encourages his community to contact him for art projects.
Starry Night Art Hotel and Inn, 811 First Ave.
On-going summer-long exhibition of Caroline Green’s bird art. The artist uses glazing techniques to create intriguing layered paintings inspired by the Pacific Northwest environment and include crows or owls. Starry Night is an art motel that offers artist residencies. The art at the motel is curated by Chris Haberman.
Find additional original art during the day at: Seaside Coffee House, 3 N. Holladay Drive; Seaside Antique Mall, 726 Broadway St. and at Dough Dough Bakery, 8 N Holladay Drive.