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First Saturday Art Walk
May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Seaside’s First Saturday Art Walk is where visitors meet artists, see original art, sip wine or snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view artist demonstrations and, oftentimes, enjoy live performances in music. The event is free and is all about seeing and selling art in the sponsoring businesses between Holladay and Broadway in the historic area of downtown Seaside.
Starry Night Inn, 811 1st Ave. An art motel by the sea located in a Victorian villa where each room features art from nine Portland, Oregon artists. The art at the motel is curated by Chris Haberman. Featuring the art of Ursula Barton, mural artist, who uses the powerful metaphor of the bridges of Portland to create gallery work and street art.
Westport Winery Seaside, 810 Broadway. Westport will be featuring its 34 unique labels featuring original art by family and friends. At the same time, they will offer free olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting from the Olivelle Company whose motto is “The Art of Flavor.” “Filled with harmonious connections to the sea, Westport Winery is a coast traveler’s dream.”
Blue Bond Studio, Art School and Gallery, 417 South Holliday Drive. Featuring amazing paintings by artist Blue Bond done in oil on canvas. Animals, people, still life, and wonderful scenery pictures delight guests. Blue is also a teacher, and enjoys passing on his vast knowledge to novices and experienced painters alike.
The Whet Spot, 12 N. Holladay Drive. The Whet Spot offers a relaxed friendly (adults only) atmosphere, where patrons can catch up with old friends while enjoying craft beers, ciders and wines. No minors permitted at any time. Featuring the art of pouring with twenty rotating taps for craft beers and ciders, a Growler filling station and offering wines by the glass. Featuring NW artists Alicia Combs and Adain Combs, Lisa King and Dolores Matthys.
Katharine Stewart, Ancient Health and Healing, 10-B Holladay Drive. Featuring the Art of Healing. Katharine Stewart graduated from the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine, was one of the founding faculty members of the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture, where she also served as Clinic Dean, Acupuncture Chair and Clinical Supervisor. She believes that healing is an art, and there are many paths to achieving good health.
Dough Dough Bakery, 8 North Holladay Drive. Featuring Tanya Gardner, artist, who paints in triptychs using mixed media with acrylics on canvas… And, too, featuring artistic chef Jonathan Hoffman has his fingers in a lot of pies; he is an entrepreneur who works with local farmers, fisherman and foragers to use the freshest ingredients to feature in his culinary fares.
Art in the Loft Gallery at Beach Books, 616 Broadway. Artist, Jim Zaleski, features his exhibit of vibrant, graphic art prints through May at Art-in-the-Loft @ Beach Books. Jim’s unique style and intensely colorful prints are well worth the time to drop by and view the world through his imaginative, ever-creative, artist’s eye.
Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway. Opening reception for Perfect Pear (aka Perfect Pair), an exhibit through the month of May. Regional artists were selected due to their art related to scale and perspective, and the way things correlate and interact. Featuring artists Lisa Wiser, Patti Isaacs, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Blue Bond, Marga Stanley, Bill Baily, and Lynda Campbell. Introducing artist Kim Rose Adams, conceptual, landscape, portrait photographer and graphic designer. Seaside/Gearhart naturalist and biologist, Neal Maine, will speak about the ecology of the pairing going on in the local habitat at 6: pm. Artist Carolyn Macpherson will offer a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode. LIVE music by Shirley 88.
SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway. Introducing the jewelry and mission of Cannon Beach artist, Laura “Pooka” Rice, whose handcrafted line of jewelry she calls Trash Talk “is comprised mostly of marine debris, used jewelry bits and odds and ends and are one-of-a-kind wearable storytelling devices designed to prompt conversation and action.” Thus far, Pooka’s Trash Talk Project has kept 240lbs of micro plastic marine debris out of our landfill. In addition, SunRose Gallery, will offer the smooth groove of bossa nova duo “O Pato eo Peixe” and light refreshments.
Lee Munsell, Pop-Up Gallery, 608 Broadway. Artist statement: “After attending an event in Washington, DC., I had a chance to visit the National Gallery of Art, which was having an exhibit of the late 1800’s painter Thomas Moran. This introduced me to the Hudson River School painters, their spiritual views of the Creation and has become a whole new level of painting to seek to strive for. Since that time, I have concentrated primarily on the west coast for subject matter, taking several trips up through central and northern California, Washington, Oregon.” –Lee Munsell. The Pop-Up Studio and Gallery, is sponsored by the Gilbert Block Building and Fairweather Gallery.
Moxie Shine, 609 Broadway. Featuring 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. All of the wonderful fair trade and handmade clothing, jewelry and home decor gifts you have come to expect are waiting to be discovered.
The mission of the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is to provide an excellent cultural experience and to support regional talents in visual art, literature, music, theatre and dance for the benefit of our residents and visitors. Visitors meet artists and view artist demonstrations. The event is free and open to the public. The Art Walk is all about seeing art in the galleries and boutiques located between Holladay and Broadway in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.