Thank you to The Daily Astorian for the editorial to Shop Small.
You know the drill.Before your Thanksgiving meal is even fully digested, you’ve already got a dozen sales circulars spread out on the coffee table touting unbelievable deals, doorbusters, or holiday savings!Determined to fulfill your capitalistic duty, you make a strategic plan to leave the h
Seaside Yoga, 609 Broadway
Seaside Yoga opens the cultural arts season in 2016 with a debut show featuring two talented Northwest artists, in conjunction with an anniversary celebration. “Seaside Yoga is turning two years old! Join us as we celebrate our grand re-opening during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk and introduce new work by our studio artists, Drea Frost and Sarah Louise! Over the course of the evening, we will be featuring new membership opportunities, discounts on events, classes & merchandise and a celebratory champagne toast!” Kristin Tschannen, owner.
Oregonian artist Drea Frost works in interdisciplinary photography, painting, fiber arts and sculpture. Her art explores nature, sublime, geometric patterns, human condition and relationships. Frost has exhibited at Hoffman Gallery and Oregon College of Art and Craft. Her work has been commended by Niche Awards and Local 14.
Sarah Louise Boslooper is a 26-year-old artist who loves to create artworks expressing the Pacific Northwest and nature or emotion in strong colors. She primarily works with acrylic or oil pastel on canvas or a mix of burning and painting on wood. She has a ‘hands on’ approach; if the paintbrush isn’t mastering the thought she’s trying to portray, she will literally paint with her fingers. Boslooper’s art can be viewed including the three-piece wave belonging to Seaside Yoga Studio, a commissioned (and completed) beautiful wall of art.
The Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, celebrating 12 years in 2016 is all about the arts. Visitors about, meet artists, sip wine or snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view artist demonstrations, listen to an artist talk or enjoy live performances in music.
The next art walk is Feb. 6th, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, at galleries located in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. Courtesy parking for the Gilbert block is available on the corner of Holloday and Oceanway. In addition to Seaside Yoga, the following businesses and galleries will participate:
Beach Books, 616 Broadway
Featuring the entire the Green Cab Artist Collective, a working artist group located in Washington County that 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 February show includes work from artists Anne E. Brown, Penny Forrest, Lisa Griffen, Jeffery J. Hall, Kathryn Jtineant, Christine Martell, Helvi Smith, Bruce Ulrich, Jim Zaleski and Elina Zerbergs.
T. Ajuli’s Salon& Gallery, 7 North Holladay Drive
Featuring contemporary poster art work by gallery artist, gallery owner and Seaside philosopher Billy Lutz, who has painted in themes for thirty years, developing a philosophy of collectivism premised on the requirements of individual motive and other paradox. Fun Fact: He is a self-employed artist and sign painter for all of his adult life, providing for a family of five. Lisa Scigliano, wife of Bill Lutz for thirty years, gallery owner and artist offers original works of art, as well.
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 Soller, whose pen and ink work is demonstrated through dramatic, subtle contrasts of light and shadows, as well as certain posters and stickers by artist 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.”
Nonni’s Bistro, 831 Broadway St, Seaside
McKeown’s, 1 S Holladay Drive, Seaside
Three Little Bird’s Bakery, 8 N Holladay Drive, Seaside
Tora Sushi, 619 Broadway Street, Seaside
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By Katherine LacazeThe Daily Astorian
Published: November 21, 2014 2:29PM
Eighteen locally owned businesses in the historic Gilbert District are making it worthwhile to shop small during the traditional post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy.
The Gilbert District will be participating for the first time in the national Shop Small Saturday campaign Nov. 29 with an all-day event highlighting the district’s 100th anniversary. Shoppers will be encouraged to patronize small and local businesses.
“The shops here are really unique and have things you can’t get anywhere else,” said Kathleen DeLand-Peterson, the neighborhood champion and event organizer. “There is a place for Internet shopping, but nothing can replace going into a store and looking, and feeling, and touching and seeing the item you want to purchase.”
Shop Small Saturday was created in 2010 by American Express, but businesses do not have to accept American Express to participate in a neighborhood event. In 2012, neighborhoods across the country were encouraged to host events to bring together their communities and encourage local shopping.
At least 18 businesses from the district, which encompasses the four city blocks on the corners of Broadway and Holladay Drive, will distribute 100 collectible cards during their regular business hours. All the cards will contain information directing people to an online blog to learn more about the Gilbert District.
The district has a “rich and colorful history that we would like to share with the community,” DeLand-Peterson said, adding, “What would be better than to have a memento of the 100th year (of the district’s existence) and the businesses that were here on that 100th year?”
Cards for each corresponding business will have specific store information and also make the holder eligible for a later promotion, such as a discount, special or gift. Card holders are encouraged to keep their cards for future savings.
DeLand-Peterson said businesses can decide what promotions they want to tie to the card at a later date, when they have slow periods.
She also hopes the event will encourage locals to visit businesses they haven’t visited before. Several shops’ prices are comparable to their Portland equivalents, DeLand-Peterson said.
“It’s just a really fun event to get the community involved,” she added.
In addition to handing out cards for future use, several businesses also will hold store promotions on Nov. 29. For instance, Beach Books will offer 10 percent off all store merchandise from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Seaside Yoga, Shear Pleasures Salon & Spa and Hold Fast Tattoo Company are offering discounted gift certificates.
If the event goes well this year, DeLand-Peterson hopes the district will participate in the future.
Thank you Seaside Signal for your continued support of the Historic Gilbert District
History of Shop Small Saturday Shop
Small Saturday is a national event that was created in 2010 by American Express. The first event was held November 27, 2010. Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.
In 2012 neighborhoods were encouraged to hold events to bring communities together and encourage shopping at local small businesses in their area. The events are created by a Neighborhood Champion. To be a neighborhood champion you must fill out an application and be accepted. The Neighborhood Champion plans the event with participating businesses. Neighborhood Champion: Kathleen DeLand-Peterson
The amount of support give to this event is amazing. With the creation of the event the neighborhood champion receives 200 canvas shopping bags, 10 doormats, pens, buttons and balloons. And NO you Do NOT have to accept American Express to be a part of a Neighborhood Event.
The Historic Gilbert District Event The Gilbert District is located in the heart of Seaside and encompasses the four city blocks on the corners of Broadway and Holladay. The Historic Gilbert District Event is celebrating 100 Years of the Gilbert District! Each participating store will have 100 Collectible Cards that to give out with the store’s information and a website link that features the history of the Gilbert District. The Historic Gilbert District has a rich and colorful history that we would like to share with the community.
Keep your Collectible Cards!
Stores participating in this event have the option to give the holder of the collectible cards discounts and gifts during the year! Keep your cards for future savings!
Beach Puppy Dog Boutique
Fairweather House & Garden
Hold Fast Tattoo Company
KP Graphic Arts
615 Broadway #206
Seaside Antique Mall
Seaside Coffee House
5 N Holladay Drive
Shear Pleasures Salon & Spa
615 Broadway #201
130 S Holladay Dr
Seaside Yoga 20% off
Hold Fast Tattoo Co. 20 % off 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Shear Pleasures Salon & Spa 20 % off
Tora Sushi Lounge 20% off menu off excluding alcohol, happy hour & senior menu
Star Furniture Sales & Clearance on show room floor items
Beach Books 10 off% everything in the store Hours: 10-9
KP Graphic Arts 5,000 high gloss business cards for $99 + shipping and handling.
Fairweather House & Gardens Take 20% THYMES home fragrance line, complimentary gift wrapping and gift with purchase.