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Astoria 2nd Saturday Art Walk

Event takes place 5 to 10 p.m. in downtown Astoria

Published on February 9, 2018 7:04PM

“Young Seamen of Tongue Point” by Phyllis Taylor, on view at Tempo Gallery

Courtesy Phyllis Taylor

“Young Seamen of Tongue Point” by Phyllis Taylor, on view at Tempo Gallery

Mobile sculptures, made of upcycled plastic, by Judith Niland, now at Luminari Arts

Courtesy Luminari Arts

Mobile sculptures, made of upcycled plastic, by Judith Niland, now at Luminari Arts

“Homecoming” by Corey Arnold, on view at Imogen Gallery

Courtesy Imogen Gallery

“Homecoming” by Corey Arnold, on view at Imogen Gallery

Eric Wiegardt’s “Anderson’s Pond,” now at RiverSea Gallery

Courtesy RiverSea Gallery

Eric Wiegardt’s “Anderson’s Pond,” now at RiverSea Gallery

The cover of Eric Wiegardt’s new book “Painting without a Net: Thinking Like an Artist”

Courtesy RiverSea Gallery

The cover of Eric Wiegardt’s new book “Painting without a Net: Thinking Like an Artist”

“Blind Leader” by Corey Arnold, on view at Imogen Gallery

Corey Arnold photo

“Blind Leader” by Corey Arnold, on view at Imogen Gallery

“Young Seamen Haul Lines” by Phyllis Taylor, on view at Tempo Gallery

Courtesy Phyllis Taylor

“Young Seamen Haul Lines” by Phyllis Taylor, on view at Tempo Gallery


ASTORIA — The time has come for another Astoria Second Saturday Art Walk, held 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 10 throughout downtown. Wander through galleries and shops, marvel at art, mingle with artists and art-lovers, savor refreshments and check out the city nightlife. (Some businesses open and close earlier and later.)

1. Astoria Art Loft

106 Third St.

The Astoria Art Loft welcomes the new year with a special exhibit of artwork by local artists affiliated with the Art Loft. We have new works in watercolor, acrylic, oil, mixed media, ink and more. Visit with local artists and enjoy refreshments at the early time, 1 to 4 p.m.

2. WineKraft

80 10th St. (Pier 11)

Becky Tonkin with Shift will be having a trunk show! This is the perfect time to pick up wonderful handcrafted clothing items for all sizes. Also featuring the work of six local artists and live music with Two Crows Joy starting at 7 p.m. This is the perfect location to wrap up your art walking.

3. KALA

1017 Marine Dr.

Collage by Sid Deluca and Joi Smith share their provocative, intricate and irreverent views of society. FisherPoet Tom Hilton captured images of fish and sea. Also, paintings by Rene Rowe, Bill Atwood and Annie Eskelin. The Later Show with Joey Altruda follows the Art Walk — dance to vintage vinyl, funk and soul. $8 cover.

4. Swakane Winery

240 10th St.

We invite you to stop by and check out our new wine tasting room, sample a taste of Swakane and enjoy local art by Blaine Verely.

5. Sea Gypsy Gifts

1001 Commercial St.

Join us for some great Valentine’s sales on our lovely handmade jewelry from Shirley Girl Originals and Sea Gypsy. There will be 20 percent off all jewelry all day and through the Art Walk. Don’t forget to check out our new upcycled garden art, too (10 percent off!).

6. AVA Pop-Up Space

80 11th St. (above Coldwater Skate & Surf Shop)

Artist-in-residence Stirling Gorsuch will show recent monotypes, linocuts and oil paintings. In the Pop-Up space, John Clark will show prints, drawings and recent bronze castings.

7. Astoria Vintage Hardware

1162 Marine Drive

Assistance League is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization promoting the well-being and self-esteem of children and teens throughout Clatsop County. Assistance League will host a pop-up shop at Vintage Hardware all month featuring luxury accessories for the self and home. All proceeds go directly to programs that clothe and support children in need in our community.

8. Imogen Gallery

240 11th St.

Presenting “Aleutian Dreams” by Corey Arnold, an exhibition held in conjunction with the 2018 FisherPoets Gathering and in honor of commercial fishing in our region. A photographer and commercial fisherman, Arnold brings a powerful collection of color photography, narrating his own experiences working in Alaska, both on the Bering Sea and Bristol Bay.

9. Cargo

240 11th St.

Be my Valentine … lots of jewelry and lovely gifts for your sweetie.

10. Forsythea Home & Garden Art

1124 Commercial St.

It’s close to Valentine’s Day, so surely love is in the air! Visit us and find a special something for that special someone in your life. We will be on an abbreviated schedule, closing at 7 p.m.

11. Luminari Arts

1133 Commercial St.

“Love the One You’re With”: exciting new works by Judith Niland. Using upcycled plastic, Judith creates amazing mobile sculptures, each one hand-colored and unique. There will also be silk and cashmere hand-felted scarves, tarot readings for Valentine’s Day and live music with Ted Brainiard.

12. Good to Go

1132 Commercial St.

Featuring artist Wenda Vorce. Vorce started making art from her collection of objects found along the river and Columbia River Creations was hatched.

13. Holly McHone Jewelers

1150 Commercial St.

It’s Valentine’s Day in four days! Starting today, Holly McHone Jewelers will give a rose, a card that says “I Love You” one thousand times, literally, and two cupcakes for any purchase over $150! Sweets for sweethearts!

14. RiverSea Gallery

1160 Commercial St.

Eric Wiegardt, an internationally known artist from Ocean Park, Washington, celebrates his new book, “Painting Without a Net,” with a solo show of watercolors and will be signing book copies. French native Marie-Helene Rake, jewelry artist, presents a trunk show of silver jewelry with embellishments of gold and gemstones. Her designs evolve from the juxtaposition of geometric shapes with organic texture.

15. The Art Stall

1268 Commercial St.

Stop by and see what’s new and have some refreshments. If you have not gotten your sweetheart a sweet treat yet, please come by and check out our recent addition of Moonstruck Chocolate. In time for Valentine’s Day, there is something for everyone.

16. Tempo Gallery

1271 Commercial St.

Featured artist Phyllis Taylor recently spent a day aboard the buoy tender Ironwood. Her new watercolors capture the energy of the Tongue Point Job Corps crew. Stop by to enjoy these paintings and listen to Denise Reed play keyboard and sing.

17. Old Town Framing Company

1287 Commercial St.

Be our Valentines!

18. Surprise Art Installation

13th St. Alley (next to Erickson Floral)

Revisit the 13th Street Alley for a lantern installation celebrating Chinese New Year.

19. Creations Studio & Gallery

1396 Duane St. (Duane and 14th streets)

Featuring the work of eight local artists, everyone is sure to find something intriguing, including fantastical paintings, photographs of local scenes, whimsical lamps created from horns, found-object art from along the Columbia River, welded sea life sculptures and stained-glass mosaics.

20. First Presbyterian Church

1103 Grand Ave.

Makers Bazaar and big sale, where you’ll find a room full of vendors selling all kinds of goodies: art, vintage curiosities, handmade delights and marvelous pies to enjoy. Coffee and tea, too.













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