ASTORIA — The town’s first Second Saturday Art Walk of autumn takes place 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14. Art and artists, refreshments and live music make downtown Astoria the place to be this weekend. (Some locations open and close earlier or later.)
1. Astoria Art Loft
106 Third St.
Featuring oils by Caron Lewis, a longtime local artist who loves to do portraits. Meet Caron and watch her create. Colorful rocks painted at a workshop are also on exhibit; the art walk is an opportunity to swap rocks. Enjoy children’s creations and the paintings of emergent and professional artists. Our Art Walk is early: 1 to 4 p.m., above Dots ’N Doodles.
80 10th St. (Pier 11)
Join us on Pier 11. Featuring work from six local artists as well as live music with Sugar Thistles at 7 p.m. Sip wine, eat and enjoy the arts. WineKraft is the perfect location for you to wrap up your art walking.
3. AVA Artists-in-Residence
80 11th St. (above Coldwater Skate and Surf Shop)
Jessica Schleif focuses on seeds — the idea that DNA in such a small vessel is capable of growing large life forms in a single season. Her work is a reaction to the struggle among science, nature and human nature. Schleif is an avid landscaper active in the Community Garden Project. In addition, Roger Hayes will be showing completed multimedia works and works in progress.
4. Astoria Vintage Hardware
1162 Marine Drive
Quirky, fun accessories for parents, babies and kiddos. We welcome MarshMueller whose family business centered around practicality. Every item is designed, cut and beautifully sewn. Stock up now for Christmas! Also, Coastal Oregon Artist Residency Program will host “Junk, Elevated,” an exhibition for artist-in-residence Bonny Gorsuch. She has elevated cast-offs and assorted detritus into collectible pieces of art.
5. Imogen Gallery
240 11th St.
We welcome back Bethany Rowland and a powerful new series of acrylic paintings. For this collection, Bethany’s focus is an exploration of uncertain times. She creates within each painting a beautiful balance between abstraction and representational work. “Hope In Another” will be on view Saturday, Oct. 14, through Tuesday, Nov. 7.
240 11th St.
Having our eighth annual Day of the Dead altar … celebrating famous female artists … stop by and take a look!
7. The Fox and The Fawn
1008 Commercial St.
An upscale, resale boutique that features a variety of reasonably priced new and gently worn clothing. Ayla DeCoraggio, the shop’s owner, can provide you with 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.
Stop by and see the show “Float Plan” by Patricia Fagerland as it continues through October. We also have fabulous new pottery pieces by Sonja Korpela, and a new clay artist, Linda Johnson. Her work is hand-thrown and decorated with whimsical graphics sure to make you happy.
9. Luminari Arts
1133 Commercial St.
Featuring Judith P. Niland with her latest art project, an original full-color printed Tarot Card Deck with 78 original illustrations and a 250-page companion guide book. Niland will also be premiering the latest in her Chakra windchimes series, “Chakra Jellyfish” — long, floating and lit up.
10. Good to Go
1132 Commercial St.
Wenda Vorce collects “sea glass” and anything else that catches her eye. Nature is her muse and supplier, with 75 percent of her creations fashioned of found and upcycled objects. The result is glass artwork on driftwood planks, bone and glass mobiles, and painted folk art on driftwood. Come see!
11. RiverSea Gallery
1160 Commercial St.
In “Night at the Haunted Big Top,” Jill McVarish and Dave Benz riff on the glitz and grit of the circus. Looking back to the heyday of a lingering memory, they portray the darker side of this American icon. Also on display: Jesse Narens’ “Things Growing Slowly, Nothing Sitting Still,” featuring woodland and wildlife in acrylic and pencil on wood. Music by Lucy Barna.
12. Space Studios
1168 Commercial St., Suite 205
A new boutique and artist studio (located upstairs in the Copeland building) featuring vintage and collectible items, handcrafted jewelry, art and more. Join us as we celebrate October with vintage Halloween items and an art installation by Denise Faddis.
13. The Art Stall
1268 Commercial St.
The Art Stall has new artists! Come enjoy refreshments and check out their work. Don’t be afraid … to buy something!
14. Tempo Gallery
1271 Commercial St.
Featuring new work by Vicki Baker, printmaker and painter. She will be showing new monotypes that she created this summer in Mexico and new acrylic paintings done in Florida last winter. Stop by and enjoy this new work, visit with Vicki and listen to Peter Unander on jazz keyboard.
15. Creations Studio and Gallery
1396 Duane St.
Grand opening! Join us for food, festivities and free drawings. Mosaic artist Kai Raden is joined by six other local artists in this new space. Check out her open studio, work and upcoming opportunities to join the fun.
16. Museum of Whimsy
1215 Duane St.
Featuring our usual fun, cultural, whimsical art and artifacts from the mid 1800s to today. Trish Bright will be displaying 42 photographs titled “Window Seat.” Three of the photographs will seem out of place. Stop by and guess which ones! Tour the museum while listening to live music by Two Crows Joy.