SEASIDE — Celebrating 13 years in 2017, Seaside’s First Saturday Art Walk is all about the arts.
The next art walk takes place 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5. Visitors meet artists, enjoy light bites, view artist demonstrations, see new work and hear live music. The free event is held in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.
Complimentary parking is on the corner of Holladay Drive and Oceanway Street.
600 Broadway St.
Featuring vintage original oils, designer goods, work created by artisans and one-of-a-kind collectibles gathered from all over the country. Peddler’s Row is a new-old business curated by Avery Loschen and Will Perkins, former proprietors of Palapa Beach.
609 Broadway St.
Featuring exclusive jewelry and art where everything is handmade. As a supporter of the Fair Trade Federation, the boutique demonstrates a genial and equitable approach to conducting business.
606 Broadway St.
Zemula Fleming features beaded mosaics, paintings and shrines. Influenced by her love of icons, Zemula illustrates the lives and uniqueness — mostly of women — in specific times and their period clothing using the media of acrylic paint and seed beads. Her ornate beaded frames artistically envelope the story within.
A word to the wise: Her collectors arrive early — she is that popular — so come early for your best chance to own a Zemula Fleming original and meet the artist.
Paul Brent Pop-Up Studio and Gallery
608 Broadway St.
Paul Brent, sponsored by the Gilbert Block Building, will offer a Seaside Painting LIVE episode, starting with a blank canvas at the beginning of the Art Walk evening and completing a quick finish at the end, offering patrons marvelous opportunities to watch a master artist create.
Fairweather House & Gallery
612 Broadway St.
Opening reception for the exhibit “Findings,” which juxtaposes an array of art by Emily Miller, Mariana Mace, JoAnn Pari-Mueller and Chris Boyer about the pleasures of beach combing. The exhibit is also launching Fairweather’s 2017 emerging artist, Whelpsy Whelp, who was selected through an audition process and received gallery mentoring throughout the past year.
“Findings,” will be the 11th annual emerging artist exhibition in the gallery and will include former emerging artists Britney Drumheller, Nick Brakel, Linda Trexler, Ashley Howarth, Diane Copenhaver, Ashley Howarth, Gayle H. Seely, Kristin Qian and Rebecca Gore.
Each of the artists in attendance will discuss the development of their work and the ideas that drive their creativity.
Seaside nature photographer, ecologist and biologist Neal Maine will speak at 6 p.m. Summertime beverages light bites and live music by Shirley 88 will be provided through the evening.
Beach Puppy Boutique
614 Broadway St.
Featuring the Magikul Art by Cal von Kugler, who creates canine- and feline-themed watercolors, jewelry and gift cards.
The Loft Gallery at Beach Books
616 Broadway St.
Featuring Emily Lux and Nate Marcel, a dynamic husband and wife, creative team. Both are seasoned studio artists, who challenge themselves at every turn to produce bigger, better, stronger, more captivating art.
It doesn’t stop there: They share a love of working in a variety of different and challenging, creative media. Oil, acrylic, watercolor, printmaking, mural painting, drawing, illustration and photography — all play a key role in the wide spectrum of their artistic expression.
8 North Holladay Drive
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. Hoffman enters the Art Walk arena, featuring local artist John Dudley, a photographer who “digitally tinkers with the ordinariness” of images. Fun fact: Hoffman is a three-time winner of Iron Chef Goes Coastal.
7 N. Holladay Drive
Billy Lutz is an owner, artist and philosopher. Themes within the image are used to describe the main theme, which provide different vantages or perspectives. Fun fact: Lutz organized for 350.org Art Exhibition for Climate Change Awareness in Astoria.
Seaside Coffee House
3 N. Holladay Drive
Featuring Marcus Lundell, an artist who utilizes a reverse painting technique on glass, creating unique images. His window views include comedic characters. His witty perspective brings a modern, urbane touch to his folk art medium. All of the funds from sales are donated to charitable organizations on the Oregon Coast.