Cathy Tippin, mosaic artist, and Ray Coffey, her husband and musician, who operate the oldest art gallery in Seaside, SunRose Gallery, founded the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk in 2004.
In 2014, the Art Walk became an all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the cultural arts in the downtown core area of Seaside.
In honor of the much appreciated hundredth anniversary of the historic Gilbert District (1914-2014) and the 10th anniversary of Seaside First Saturday Art Walk (2004-2014), the event in 2014 was re-aligned to feature North coast talents, pop-up author readings, quick finish art demonstrations, live music, light bites, wine tastings, artist talks and receptions in a walk-about throughout the historic Gilbert District.
Fun Fact: 2014 marked the 10th year since the District won the Oregon Downtown Gateway Award.
The artists featured, many who are acclaimed regional, national, international talents, as well as, emerging talents, have a connection to the coastal community. Oftentimes sharing narratives about creating in the land between the mountains and the ocean during the Art Walks.
The Seaside First Saturday Art Walk happens on the first Saturday of each month, 5-7pm, sometimes lasting to 8pm, depending on good weather and good crowds, in the area between Holladay and Broadway, one block west of the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 101) in the historic Gilbert District.
It’s a destination that includes well-established businesses, galleries, restaurants and boutiques, as well as, an eclectic array of new and upcoming stores. Dedicated parking for the historic Gilbert District is on the corner of Ocean way and Holladay.
For more information go to:
https://www.facebook.com/Seaside First Saturday Art Walk