Courtesy Luminari Arts
Courtesy Vintage Hardware
Courtesy Tempo Gallery
Courtesy Imogen Gallery
Courtesy Imogen Gallery
Courtesy RiverSea Gallery
ASTORIA — The last Second Saturday Art Walk of winter takes place 5 to 8 p.m. March 10. Come in from the chill and check out art, mingle with artists and art-lovers, enjoy refreshments and make a night of it in downtown Astoria. (Some locations open and close earlier and later.)
1. Astoria Art Loft
106 Third St.
Do you love to whittle? Turn a stick or piece of wood into something magical with just a pocket knife? If so, Jim Unwin’s exhibit is for you. This master carver creates satin-smooth sculptures with a hint of Northwest traditional icons. Ours is an early opening: 1 to 4 p.m.
80 10th St. (Pier 11)
WineKraft is now featuring work from six local artists as well as live music with Two Crows Joy, starting 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 Artist-in-Residence &
AVA Pop-up Space
80 11th St. (above Coldwater Skate & Surf Shop)
Artist-in-Residence Stirling Gorsuch will be showing recent monotypes, linocuts and oil paintings. In the Pop-Up Space is artist Terenia Fick, who will be presenting recent work in what she calls a “very honest little show, in that all the pieces were made without an audience in mind.”
4. Astoria Vintage Hardware
1162 Marine Drive
Oh Baby Couture returns as Vintage Hardware’s Pop Up vendor. Smart, stylish and chic art to wear inspired children’s clothing. Handmade quality using recycled denim and embellishments creatively reconstructed at an affordable price for everyone from newborns to “glam-ma’s.” Just in time for Easter and Mother’s Day shopping!
5. Imogen Gallery
240 11th St.
Presenting a two-person exhibition by Kim Murton and Jill Mayberg. They bring “Sea Stories,” a salty and whimsical collection of sea-inspired, two-and three-dimensional pieces. Murton brings her terra cotta sculpture, and Mayberg returns with her bright mixed-media paintings. They take inspiration from South American art. The exhibition is on display through Tuesday, April 10.
240 11th St.
Winter is here. Stop in for unique soup bowls, scarves, candles and books to read by the fire.
7. Forsythea Home & Garden Art
1124 Commercial St.
“Harmonious” and “breathtaking” are words Tal DeWitt uses to describe the scenes in his acrylic paintings. DeWitt started drawing early on, then painting classes in high school led to classes in college and a passion that continues to blossom. The possibilities for new pieces emerge from everyday sights, sounds or even touch, but the result appears to be pure joy.
8. In the Boudoir
1004 Commercial St.
We are throwing a party to say “thank you” for all of your wonderful support these past five years. Come join us for fun, food and drinks as we say farewell to this location.
9. Sea Gypsy Gifts
1001 Commercial St.
We have so many new projects going on while we’re waiting for spring, you just have to stop in and check them out for yourself! Chat with a local artist, enjoy a glass of wine and have some yummy treats. Fifteen percent off storewide during the Art Walk.
10. Luminari Arts
1133 Commercial St.
Amy Francoeur, of Ocean Beach, debuts her sinfully divine collection of lotions and bath bombs. Sacrilicious features organic, natural ingredients creating such scents as “Lilith,” “Midnight Mass” and “Original Sin.” Meet the creator and sample these decadently delectable products. Wild, upcycled and repurposed, jewelry by “Riled Child” incorporates mixed metals, semi precious stones and resin design elements to create one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
11. Holly McHone Jewelers
1150 Commercial St.
Creating unique and individual custom-designed jewelry. Create something new with your own gemstones, or find out how Holly can be your personal diamond shopper in Antwerp Belgium, the diamond capital of the world.
12. RiverSea Gallery
1160 Commercial St.
Presenting two art shows and a book signing featuring regional women, with Astoria folk musician Lucy Barna. “Fierce” is a group exhibition by 14 women artists celebrating women of strength: contemporary, historic and legendary. In the Alcove, colorful encaustic paintings by Joan Stuart Ross focus on oysters found near her Nahcotta cottage and titled “Oysters Surround Me.” Local author Marianne Monson will be signing her book “Frontier Grit” 4 to 5 p.m. (See related story.)
13. Lucy’s Books
348 12th St.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Lucy’s Books welcomes local author Marianne Monson for an Art Walk signing of her book “Frontier Grit” 5 to 8 p.m.
14. The Art Stall
1268 Commercial St.
Join us for refreshments and see the new art! Moonstruck chocolates will be on sale at 20 percent off Art Walk night only.
15. Tempo Gallery
1271 Commercial St.
All Tempo Gallery member artists will be showing their work this month. Stop in 5 to 8 p.m. during Art Walk to see their artwork and visit with some of the artists. Peter Unander will play jazz keyboard.
16. Old Town Framing Company
1287 Commercial St.
The Clatsop Community College Basic Design class taught by instructor Kristin Shauck will present an exhibit of artwork constructed of materials primarily salvaged from the waste stream. This project is designed to promote environmental stewardship while exploring the intersection of art and the environment.
17. Creations Studio & Gallery
1396 Duane St.
Celebrate the approaching spring with us. Everyone is sure to find something they love in the work of local artists who offer an array of mediums. Photographs featuring local points of interest, fantastical paintings, whimsical lamps, found-object art, welded sculptures and stained-glass mosaics are all on display for your viewing and purchasing pleasure.
18. Heritage Museum
1618 Exchange St.
The Heritage Museum will be participating in this Second Saturday Art Walk 5 to 9 p.m. This may be your final chance to see the temporary exhibit “Behind the Bar: The Folk Art of Arvi Ostrom and the Snug Harbor,” as the exhibit closes soon afterward.