Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, celebrating 11 years in 2015, is all about the arts. Visitors artists, sip wine or snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view artist demonstrations, or enjoy live performances in music. The next art walk is June 6th 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, at galleries, businesses, and dining establishments located between Holladay Drive and Broadway in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. Courtesy parking for the Gilbert block is available on the corner of Holladay and Oceanway.
SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway
Features the richly-textured fine art mosaics of Portland artist Kath Jones. With a particular fondness for blended colors in glazed pottery, Kath integrates the pottery shards with semi-precious stones, shells and beads to create panels of vivid abstracts, trees and landscapes. Also participating will be mixed media artist Patty Thurlby, a longtime local’s favorite. Live music will be provided by Richard T. on guitar and SunRose owner Ray Coffey on sax and flute…..it will be a great night of art and music!
J. Rae’s Wines, 608 Broadway
Features artist Marcus Lundell, who utilizes a traditional reverse glass painting technique on distressed windows. Window views include classic landscapes and comedic characters – sometimes juxtaposed in the same scene. Proceeds benefit the Clatsop County Animal Assistance.
The Gilbert District Gallery, 611 Broadway
Offering original water colors, bronzes, limited edition giclee and prints, Native American jewelry, oil paintings, greeting cards and metal sculpture. Featured artist for June 6th is Ken (The Buffalo Man) Hurley, from Raymond, Washington. He is an award winning Cowboy Artist.
Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway
Opens Ocean Staged, highlighting the fascination of the sea with artists: children on the beach by Victoria Brooks; Jan Shield, Professor Emeritus of Art at Pacific University, sculptural works; Beth Collins, Maryhurst University arts graduate, North coast oil paintings; Don Frank, abstract photographer and Paul Brent, who in his watercolors to his recent oil paintings captures the element of the sea in its best and most idyllic form.
Introducing new artists: oil paintings by Cheryl King; fused glass sculptor Cindy Duvall and emerging artist Chelsea Janes, who stipples in pen and ink, placing many, many dots on the paper to indicate shading.
The artists will meet patrons. A Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode will be offered by Paul Brent. Shirley Yates-Smith will perform LIVE music. Seaside/ Gearhart naturalist Neal Maine will speak at 6:00 pm about “living along the coastal edge”.
Beach Books, 616 Broadway
Features the Green Cab Artist Collective. The collective was created with the goal of encouraging and inspiring one another, sharing artist techniques and information about the business side of art, and sharing work with the public. The “Cabbies” are a synergistic alliance of artists, working in diverse mediums from the greater Portland area. The featured artist from the group for June is Helvi Smith who is showing her farm to table series, art that is painted with recycled acrylic house paint.
Seaside Coffee House, 3 N. Holladay Drive
Oftentimes, acting as a welcoming space where art enthusiasts gather, interact and collectively review the Art Walk experience, features art by Morgan Stoller, whose pen and ink work is demonstrated through dramatic, subtle contrasts of light and shadows.
T. Anjuli’s Gallery, 5 N. Holladay Drive
Featuring contemporary poster art work by gallery artist, gallery owner and Seaside philosopher Billy Lutz. “Transnational corporate philosophy is the train. Inertia is the track. Environmental calamity is the cliff. Middle class is the distracted passenger. Materialism is the closed curtain in the Pullman car. Slide the curtain. Open the window. Smell the life. Shake the lethargy”. Fun fact: A mural was recently completed by the artist representing the South County Community Food Bank’s mission to provide food to those in need.
Seaside Antique Mall, 726 Broadway
Featuring Linda Fenton-Mendenhall who wears many hats, as a photographer, antique exhibitor and entrepreneur with work that focuses on the Seaside landscape and people. She has lived on the Oregon coast all of her life. Fun Fact: Her photo of the Astoria Bridge has been selected to be used for the 2015 Astoria Regatta advertisement.
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, and music for the benefit of our residents and visitors.
Walking/ biking directions to the historic Gilbert District:
From the Seaside Convention Center walk ½ block south to Broadway, cross the Necanicum Bridge and walk 1/2 block east.
Sitting benches are available on Broadway and on the River Board Walk, as well as, a bike rack on the corner of Broadway and Holloday.
Driving directions to the historic Gilbert District:
From Pacific Coast Highway (101) turn west at the light on Broadway. Continue on Broadway to the first stop sign at the intersection with Holloday.
Dedicated parking for the historic Gilbert District is on the corner of Holloday and Oceanway, as well as, three hour parking on Broadway.