Residents and visitors alike enjoy an evening of community and culture as various art venues within walking distance of each other host art exhibits, between 5-7 p.m. with the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk. The Art Walk, celebrating 13 years in 2017, is in the historic Gilbert Block District. Dedicated parking is located one block West off the Pacific Coast Highway 101, on the corner of Holladay and Broadway.
Next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is May 6, 2017.
- Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway, in the Gilbert Block Building
Opening reception for 6.. Resident artists Paul Brent, Mike Brown, Susan Curington, Agnes Field, Mike Brown, Jo Pomeroy Crockett, PhD., and Neal Maine, as well as selected NW artists.
A percentage of the sale of the artwork will support various wetland conservation partners, the Wetlands Conservancy, Necanicum Watershed Council, and NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy, who are working on beaver and wetland conservation, restoration and education in Oregon.
2. BEAVER TALES Pop-Up Gallery, 608 Broadway, in the Gilbert Block Building
Devoted exclusively to beaver-themed art, courtesy of Avery Loschen and Will Perkins, property owners of the entire Gilbert Block Building, BEAVER TALES Pop-Up Gallery will offer art, lectures and receptions with the selected artists.
A percentage of the sale of the artwork will support various wetland conservation partners who are working on beaver and wetland conservation, restoration and education in Oregon.
3. Moxie, 609 Broadway, in the Kirwin Building
Moxie features exclusive jewelry and art where everything is handmade. Kathleen Dudley offers hand carved driftwood rattles, upcycled beach finds combined with shells and rocks. For BEAVER TALES, the artist has used locally found beaver chewed sticks and branches to create one-of-a-kind musical instruments.
4. Beach Books, 616 Broadway, in the Gilbert Block Building
“Emergence” exhibition features upcoming Oregon photographers, Price Luber and Mark McDowall.
For BEAVER TALES, Frances Backhouse, author Reading: ONCE THEY WERE HATS: In Search of the Mighty Beaver. The sale of books will benefit the Wetlands Conservancy, Necanicum Watershed Council, and NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy.
5. SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway, in the Gilbert Block Building
Raku pottery by Debbie Thornock and Scott Gray, ceramics koi by Mark Mackay, tables by Steve & Jan Mathews, mosaics is Anna Meyrick. For BEAVER TALES, Patty Thurlby’s crafts made from chewed beaver sticks.
6. T.anjuli Gallery, 7 North Holladay Drive, in the Wheatley/ Desler Building
Artist Billy Lutz is the gallery owner/ resident artist/ Seaside philosopher, whose body of work gathered spans a career of 30 years of mature thematic painting.
Mosaic of the art to be found throughout the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.
Map of the historic Gilbert District courtesy of KP Graphic Arts. Please go to http://www.facebook.com/Seaside First Saturday Art Walk for more info
“Those that live for the arts, support the arts.”