SEASIDE — Celebrating 13 years in 2017, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 7. Visitors meet artists, see original art, sip wine or snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view artist demonstrations and, oftentimes, enjoy live music.
The free event and is all about seeing and selling art in the galleries and boutiques between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street 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.
Visit with owner/artist Cathy Tippin who creates broken china mosaics in the French tradition. Colorful and inspiring, SunRose features the spectrum of creative, recycle art to fine art mosaics by local, regional and nationally known artists. In addition, SunRose offers artful women’s accessories, gifts, home decor and eclectic garden art. Oftentimes called the Gilbert Block Building‘s “happy” place. Hosting an easy-going Open House, enjoy famous Art Walk tea infused with hibiscus while admiring new art.
Paul Brent Pop-Up Studio and Gallery
608 Broadway St.
Paul Brent, sponsored by the Gilbert Block Building, is an artist whose work has become internationally known to represent the coastal lifestyle. From his watercolors to his recent oil paintings, he captures nature in its best and most idyllic form. While best known for his beach subjects, he has painted landscapes that are equally indicative of his talent to recreate all aspects of nature.
Fairweather House and Gallery
612 Broadway St.
Opening reception for “Shadows,” an exhibition that focuses on the interplay of light and dark through selected art that expresses time as the fall season progresses. New artwork by Northwest artists Diane Copenhaver, Gregory Bell, Janet Hickox, Lisa Wiser, Whelsey Whelp, Tamara Johnson and Marga Stanley will be featured.
“As I contemplated the subject of ‘Shadows,’ I found inspiration in a variety of perspectives around the idea of shadow; shadow as opposite, reflection, repetition, companion, or as enabled by light,” Copenhaver said. “I have expressed “Shadows” through a variety of works, bold and expressive, muted and gentle, solid and soft edges, and layers of dark and light. I am naturally moved to create a sense of mystery in my painting and hope that my work for “Shadows” provides the space to engage and create a personal story and interpretation of shadow.”
Seaside and Gearhart naturalist Neal Maine will speak at 6 p.m. about the ecology of the local habitat. Music by Shirley 88, and special guest of honor will be “Flynn,” an American kestrel, from the Wildlife Center of the North Coast.
Art-in-the-Loft Gallery at Beach Books
616 Broadway St.
Presents the second in a series of exhibits, featuring up-and-coming artists from the Pacific Northwest: Stefanie Shilling and Nanette Tsatsaronis.
Becoming an artist takes skill, time and talent. Becoming a successful artist is not easy (downright difficult, some will tell you). However, despite its difficulty, art is a calling, and few who venture into the world of artistic expression regret it. Being creative is hard work, but enormously rewarding.
To the artist and their patrons, art is a win-win proposition; everyone wins when an artist shares their artistic expression with others. In pursuit of this goal, artists put creative thoughts and imagery onto canvases, paper, glass, metal, pottery and a multitude of other media for others to enjoy. This month the gallery is highlighting two women artists who have done the hard work and are ready to take a well-earned step forward in their artistic careers.
Dough Dough Bakery
8 North Holladay Drive
Artistic chef Jonathan Hoffman has his fingers in many pies; he is an entrepreneur who works with local farmers, anglers and foragers to use the freshest ingredients in his culinary fares. Dough Dough features an encore exhibit from artist Scott Colin Johnson, whose art is rooted in the study of en plein air (open air) painting.
7 North Holladay Drive
Artist Billy Lutz is the gallery owner/resident artist/Seaside philosopher, whose body of work spans a career of 30 years of mature thematic art of the resistance painting.
Artist’s statement: There are two modern forms of governance in American culture: the conservative, Strict Father model and the progressive Nurturing Parent model. The first prescribes an individualist authority instructing one how to behave — “we know what’s best for you, so do what you are told” — while the other model prescribes consensus and collective thinking — “let’s discuss our problems and arrive at compromise.”
609 Broadway St.
Moxie is a unique and conscientious business filled with the eclectic from exclusive jewelry and art where everything is handmade. Illustrious and innovative, Moxie is an altruistic institution of significant change in the world of business. An established member of the Fair Trade Federation, Moxie demonstrates a genial and equitable approach to conducting business.
Find additional original art during the day at Hold Fast Gallery, 611 Broadway St.; Seaside Antique Mall, 726 Broadway St.; and Seaside Coffee House, 3 N. Holladay Drive.