ASTORIA — Art lovers will take to the streets of downtown Astoria for the Second Saturday Art Walk 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 12. Galleries open their doors, artists chat with patrons, and refreshments get gobbled up. (As always, some locations open and close earlier or later.)
1. Astoria Art Loft
106 3rd St.
The featured artist is Genie Carey, a well-known photographer who specializes in boats, ships, birds and other critters. She superimposes her images onto maps, special papers and various surfaces through a process called “sublimation.” Come to our early reception 2 to 5 p.m. and watch Carey use her special process.
80 10th St. (Pier 11)
WineKraft features work from six local artists as well as live music with Swingcats of Astoria starting at 7 p.m. Sip wine, eat and enjoy the arts.
3. KALA @ Hipfish
1017 Marine Drive
KALA continues Summer Invitational with Sid Deluca, “Torn Apart.” The collage series represents the fractures between ourselves and our worlds, both external and internal, both present and in memory.
Also on display: works from Kim Rose Adams, Annie Eskelin and Bill Atwood, Pooka Rice and Joi Smith, and Rene Rowe.
Live music: Classic Surf Rock with Bikini Beach ($5 cover).
4. Astoria Vintage Hardware
1162 Marine Drive
Painter and carver John Willis is the featured pop-up artist this month, offering oil painting of the Oregon Coast from Yachats to Astoria. Since childhood, he has studied the intersection of art and ecology. Willis is also a lamp designer, derived from the Inuit skin-on-frame boats.
5. Muse Beauty Bar
1168 Commercial St., Ste. 206
Join us in celebrating Muse Beauty Bar’s one-year anniversary with a night of magical photo art by Ashlee Unicorn, a pop-up shop with Unique Horn Bliss, drag makeup with Gingervitus and a Muse-Glam life photo booth.
6. RiverSea Gallery
1160 Commercial St.
In a solo show titled “114 Years,” Garric Simonsen honors his roots with works based on an inherited collection of photographs from his Swedish immigrant ancestors. His interdisciplinary approaches include dry-etching, encaustic, collage, hand-coloring and digital prints.
Also, Noel Thomas, one of this region’s most distinguished artists, exhibits “Old Friends and Relative Strangers,” watercolors starring the North Coast.
7. Good to Go
1132 Commercial St.
In 2014, native Astorian and artist Erika Hawkins’ vision started to fail but her artistic vision wasn’t willing to give in. Her art is interpretive and her paintings contain a personal message. Her current focus is fluid painting and capturing light.
8. Forsythea Home & Garden Art
1124 Commercial St.
Sharon Greenwood spent 15 years in advertising before realizing the pottery classes she had taken in college were calling to her. Her work is inspired by the tranquility of the Oregon Coast and the cheerfulness of her garden.
240 11th St.
Summer is here: lots of summer clothing … fiction … kitchenware … beach blankets … and more …
10. The Fox and The Fawn
1008 Commercial St.
This upscale resale boutique features a variety of reasonably priced new or gently worn women and men’s clothing. Ayla DeCoraggio, the shop’s owner, can provide you with style advice guaranteed to make you shine. Enjoy champagne, chocolate and festivities while you learn about our charity-of-the-month.
11. AVA Pop-Up Gallery
80 11th St., above Coldwater Skate and Surf
Brenda Harper, multimedia artist, will show “Imaginary Architecture,” an idea of places, buildings, land and space as blank slates or shells, rather than pieces of property with commercial value.
12. Luminari Arts
1133 Commercial St.
“Inside Out” features new work by Lincoln City native Ben Soeby. Ben’s pieces incorporate upcycled wood and acrylics to create timely works, and reveal a love of all things Northwest. Music with Bill Hayes.
13. Pat’s Pantry
1153 Commercial St.
See the amazing wood crafting local artist Dennis Thomas makes from recycled/reclaimed/repurposed wood. Cutting boards, tables, salt cellars and much more.
14. TEMPO Gallery
1271 Commercial St.
Featuring work by Edward Peterson, known for his bold images and colorful paintings. His current show, “An Ebb Tide of Emotion,” promises to encourage discussion. Peterson will be present from 5 to 8 p.m. to welcome visitors and faithful regulars.
15. Old Town Framing
1287 Commercial St.
Old Town Framing celebrates Cody Fox, Astoria High School alumni, apprentice plumber and artist. Exposed to art and how it could be a tool to express himself, Cody flourished. He currently works in Portland as an apprentice to pay the bills, but art is his passion. Come check out his stunning work.
16. Erickson Floral Co.
1295 Commercial St.
Featuring a trunk show of original fabric art designs from Phoenix Designs. Oregon artist Diana will be displaying her quilt collection, entitled “Art in Bloom.” Come in and try on her latest one-of-a-kind upcycled denim jackets.
17. Reach Break Brewing
1343 Duane St.
Salt Skin is a display of pelagic creatures on various material including wood-burnings, oil paintings and pen-and-ink drawings. Artist Katie George will be displaying her work.
18. AVA Artist-in-Residence
11th and Exchange streets
Tyler Little will be exhibiting recent paintings and large print-outs of playing cards from his current project, “Astorians.” Andie Sterling will be displaying a culmination of her work, including animated drawing videos and photographs from collaborative performances.