SEASIDE — Celebrating 13 years in 2017, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 2.
Visitors meet artists, see original art, sip wine and snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view artist demonstrations and, oftentimes, enjoy live music performances.
The free event is all about seeing and selling art in the galleries and boutiques located between Broadway and Holladay Drive in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. Complimentary parking for the historic Gilbert District 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, property owners of the Gilbert Block Building.
606 Broadway St.
Hosting an easygoing Open House, enjoy famous art walk tea infused with hibiscus while admiring new wool sculptures by Robin Montero, miniature oils by Bill Vlek, edgy mosaics by Anna Meyrick, sand dollar mosaics by Mimi Cernyar Fox, upcycle art by Patty Thurlby and handcrafted china jewelry by SunRose owner/artist Cathy Tippin.
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 and Gallery
612 Broadway St.
The summer art season ends with a most perfect exhibition titled “Color It Fall.” New original art compositions revolve around the complementary clash of the deliberately heightened blues, bright oranges and warm yellows.
Color is the dominant element in works by resident artists Susan Curington; Jo Pomeroy Crockett, writer and artist; bead artist Gayle H. Seely; and abstract painter Renee Rowe.
Introducing prize-winning artist Mike Mason, who uses carefully dried, pressed and placed botanicals to create art to support natural habitats conservation.
“Abstract painting frees me to create from the inside out. At times the works seem influenced by the beauty of nature. Other times they seem to develop from pure imagination. Recently, the works have several elements that include a movement of light fields, boxes, and color transitions,” Rowe said.
Naturalist and biologist Neal Maine will speak at 6 p.m. about the ecology of the local habitat. Featuring live music by Shirley 88.
Beach Puppy Boutique
614 Broadway St.
Featuring the Magikul Art by Cai 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. And it doesn’t stop there, they share a love of working in a variety of creative media. Oil, acrylic, watercolor, printmaking, mural painting, drawing, illustration and photography all play a key role in their artistic expression.
Dough Dough Bakery
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 September Art Walk arena featuring Scott Colin Johnson.
Although Johnson’s landscape studies are rooted in plein air painting, early on he began to add the little touches that rouse the imagination: the faint treetops that indicate a valley beyond the hill, or the tiny glint of water that tantalizes over a grassy dune. These hints at an unseen landscape beyond the one we see were an introduction to his dream world.
Seaside Coffee House
3 N. Holladay Drive
Features Marcus Lundell, an artist who uses a traditional reverse-glass painting technique on distressed windows, as well as new and vintage picture frames to create his unique images. His window views include comedic characters. His witty perspective brings a modern, urbane touch to his folk art medium. All funds from sales are donated to charitable organizations in the Oregon Coast.
7 North Holladay Drive
“Billy Lutz, owner of the gallery, is a magnificent artist,” Amy Kiefer, a freelance Gilbert District reporter said. “His works transcend pure aesthetics and delve into the abstract realm of the metaphysical to evoke an intense spiritual and intellectual response. In the true spirit of his paintings, Lutz eclipses his physical limitations through his fathomless ardor for philosophy. Afflicted with retinitis pigmentosa, a hereditary degenerative eye disease, Lutz continues expressing his brilliant theories through poignantly conceptual art.”
609 Broadway St.
Moxie features exclusive jewelry and art where everything is handmade. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, Moxie demonstrates a genial and equitable approach to conducting business.