ASTORIA — The summer’s final Second Saturday Astoria Art Walk — held 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 9 — brings another opportunity to enjoy art, mingle with artists and art lovers and savor refreshments in downtown galleries. (Some locations open and close earlier or later.)
1. Astoria Art Loft
106 Third St.
We promise whimsy, playfulness and fun. Featured artists are Diana Poorman and Jack Allen. Their vibrant paintings include Pacific and Atlantic coastal scenes of bygone times, portraits and jigsaw puzzles. Also, see painters create scenes on silk with Susan Supola. Our opening is earlier: 1 to 5 p.m., 106 3rd St., above Dots ‘N Doodles.
80 10th St. (Pier 11)
WineKraft is featuring work from six local artists, as well as music starting at 7 p.m. with Two Crows Joy, a duo with original Americana songs. Sip wine, eat and enjoy the arts. WineKraft is the perfect location to wrap up your art walking.
3. AVA Artists-in-Residence
80 11th St. (above Coldwater Skate & Surf Shop )
Roger Hayes, will be showing both completed works and works-in-progress. Hayes is a multimedia artist who works with many art mediums. Brenda Harper, AVA member and multimedia artist from Astoria, is showing Imaginary Architecture in the AVA Pop-Up Space. An exhibition of drawings, photos and video reflects the idea of places, buildings and land as blank slates or shells, rather than pieces of property with commercial value.
4. Astoria Vintage Hardware
1162 Marine Drive
Beach House Teas are passionate about creating delicious teas using only the finest organic or wild harvested ingredients — that’s why they’re Vintage Hardware’s September pop-up shop. Beach House Teas begins by sourcing ingredients from quality local farms and distributors, then hand-mix all their original blends in small batches on the Long Beach Peninsula, capturing the beautiful aromas and flavors of the Pacific Northwest.
5. Imogen Gallery
240 11th St.
The talented Ryan Dobrowski, a visual artist and drummer in acclaimed indie folk band Blind Pilot, returns with his second solo exhibition. For this series Dobrowski pays homage to the forests, honoring the spirit of trees. He brings delicate acrylic and ink paintings on varying species of leaves he has gathered. Also included will be large-scale oil-on-wood paintings depicting shadow and play of light through the forest canopy.
240 11th St.
Summer is here … lots of summer clothing … fiction … kitchenware … beach blankets and more …
7. The Fox and The Fawn
1008 Commercial St.
The Fox and the Fawn, an upscale resale boutique, features a variety of reasonably priced new and gently worn clothing. Ayla DeCoraggio, the shop owner, can provide style advice guaranteed to make you shine. Come enjoy the festivities, while you learn about our charity-of-the-month.
8. Forsythea Home & Garden Arts
1124 Commercial St.
“Float Plan,” a little show of watery new pieces rendered by artist/owner Patricia Fagerland, will open during the Art Walk. The images were inspired by events of the summer and should be dry just in time!
9. Luminari Arts
1133 Commercial St.
Celebrate September with the incredible artwork of Ashland artist Denise Kester. “Drawing on the Dream” explores Kester’s unique view of the world through dreamscape images and universal archetypes. Using acrylic, ink and watercolor, she creates colorful detailed and familiar musings of animals, humans and the imaginary merging of dreams to reality.
10. RiverSea Gallery
1160 Commercial St.
“Three Rivers,” a solo exhibition of plein air landscape paintings and drawings by noted Astoria artist, Robert Paulmenn, who has spent the summer painting the sweeping views from Coxcomb Hill surrounding the Astor Column. Exhibiting in the Alcove is Portland artist, Leslie Lee, whose show, “From That, This,” of paintings in her playful, abstract style, is populated with figurative elements that develop into unexpected narratives.
11. Space Studios
1168 Commercial St., Suite No. 205
A new boutique and artist studio (located upstairs in the Copeland building) featuring vintage and collectible items, handcrafted jewelry, selected apparel, art and more. Showing mixed-media collage work and photography by owner, Denise Faddis as well as collage work by our friend, the talented Roger Dorband of Raven Studios Art.
12. The Art Stall
1268 Commercial St.
The Art Stall has more new artists! Come have refreshments and check out their work.
13. Tempo Gallery
1271 Commercial St.
Presenting Carol Smith’s photography show, “Barcelona Memories.” These memories are now bittersweet after recent events. This Spanish city is a very special place for Carol, who was part of two local choirs that traveled to Barcelona in July. Stop by to visit with Carol and enjoy her new photographs.
14. Old Town Framing Company
1287 Commercial St.
Old Town Framing celebrates Cody Fox, Astoria High School alumnus, apprentice plumber and artist. Cody studied art with Mickey Cereghino at AHS. 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.
15. Creations Studio and Gallery
1396 Duane St.
NEW! Creations Studio and Gallery will be open for their first Art Walk this month. Explore the art and creative space of mosaic artist Kai Raden and students. Check out her open studio, work and upcoming opportunities to join the fun. Creations is located at the corner of Duane and 14th streets in Astoria.