Courtesy Imogen Gallery
Courtesy Tempo Gallery
Courtesy Astoria Vintage Hardware
Courtesy McVarish Gallery
Courtesy RiverSea Gallery
ASTORIA — Astoria’s Second Saturday Art Walk — a time for art lovers to mingle with local artists and enjoy refreshments in downtown galleries and other businesses — takes place 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 10. (Some places open and close earlier and later.)
1. Astoria Art Loft
106 Third St.
The Astoria Art Loft is honoring all military veterans. Our active duty military, retirees, those who have served and including spouses, children and any significant person in their lives. Our opening is earlier than downtown’s. Join us from 1 to 4 p.m.
2 . Paul Polson Studio Gallery
100 10th St.
Most of this show will be “Strictly Strata.” There will be a section for new and unshown, oil- and water-based paintings, some of the Astoria area. The strata paintings are similar to the cross sections of the earth from its core to outer space — sometimes relating to the depths of the mind and human potential.
3. McVarish Gallery
1060 10th St.
Presenting “Ten by Ten,” a collection of miniature paintings, sculpture and mixed media by 10 artists. All pieces will be under 10 inches by 10 inches. Included will be Marjorie Scholl from Alaska, Rob Croxford from Toronto, Peter Kutner from Phoenix, Sam Vaughan from Berkeley, Melissa Kojima and Jane Terzis (both from the Portland), and local artists Sid Deluca, Morrison Pierce, Paul Polson and Gianna Fabiano.
4. AVA Artist-in-Residence & AVA Pop-up Gallery
80 11th St. (above Coldwater Skate & Surf Shop)
AVA Pop-Up Gallery: Mariah Manner’s latest work includes hand-stitched collages created from her old paintings and drawings. She loves the rhythm, stillness and simplicity of sewing.
AVA Artist-in-Residence Lucca Ettienne shows “Lantern: the Marking of the Moon,” a mask interpretation of the turning of the year. Next door, Melanie Steffl’s installation is based on the unrecognizable climate change at the mouth of the Columbia River and uses digital media and representational landscape imagery.
5. Astoria Vintage Hardware
1162 Marine Drive
Long Beach Peninsula graphic designer/artist Susan Spence of Beach Baskets is our November Pop-Up artist. Each piece of foraged rope is carefully cleaned, then hand-stitched and finished into a one-of-a-kind piece. Susan has a keen eye for quality, artistry and color.
6. Imogen Gallery
240 11th St.
Fourth annual invitational exhibition exploring humanity through portraiture. We welcome back the paintings of Reed Clarke, the storytelling of Meghann Hanour and the exquisite portraiture of Ruth Shively of Portland — all exploring the essence of humanity.
240 11th St.
We feature our friend from Japan hello good morning’s pop-up store. Cargo is in the heart of the 11th Street Arts District.
8. Forsythea Home & Garden Art
1124 Commercial St.
“Zen Stones” by artist Connie Ford. Connie collects these stones during long contemplative walks along our coastal beaches. Leather, driftwood and smaller stones add embellishments to their already perfect form.
9. Sea Gypsy Gifts
1001 Commercial St.
We will be showcasing Andrea Traphagen’s bright, bold and colorful new acrylic paintings. You’ll find mermaid paintings, horses, scenery and fantasy paintings. Chat with our fun creative artists and get some great ideas for Christmas presents.
11. Oscar d’Masi Studio & Gallery
395 11th St.
Visit with the artist in his studio. Landscapes, portraits and abstracts on display for purchase.
12. Luminari Arts
1133 Commercial St.
Luminari Arts features wooden topographical maps by the Woodchart Company. Each map shows the depths of the water with laser-cut wood and is framed with museum glass. See the mouth of the Columbia, the San Juan Islands, Oregon Coast, Puget Sound and the Inside Passage. Mike Metzner and guest provide live music.
13. RiverSea Gallery
1160 Commercial St.
In “Places We Go: Inside and Out,” Robert Paulmenn explores favorite haunts around Astoria in oil paintings and drawings, documenting places that hold on to the past and some that point to the future. Noel Thomas shows watercolors in the Alcove, chronicling North Coast scenes through oddities in landscape. Judith Altruda: a jewelry trunk show featuring sea glass found during her recent voyage to Italy, along with ancient coins and gems.
14. The Art Stall
1268 Commercial St.
Join us for refreshments and view the work of 25 artists. We have all six flavors of Moonstruck Chocolate Bars: three of the milk chocolate and three of the dark chocolate varieties.
15. Tempo Gallery
1271 Commercial St.
“Thankful” will feature artist Edward Peterson. His use of paint and bold colors are hallmarks of his work. He has added “Jo” to his bison paintings. Most of the other Tempo artists will present as well. Peter Unander will play jazz keyboard.
16. Lucy’s Books
348 12th St.
Lucy’s Books is excited to host Seaside mixed-media artist Crystal Neher. Neher’s art pieces are lovingly created out of recycled materials and speak to the story lover in all of us.
17. Bridge and Tunnel Bottleshop & Taproom
1390 Duane St.
Our artist is Blaine Verley from Astoria. Verley began his painting career with a class at Clatsop College in 1973. He has traveled the world studying and painting, mostly oils with a focus on ships and sailing.
18. Creations Studio & Gallery
1396 Duane St.
Stained glass mosaics, twisted copper wire trees, oil and acrylic paintings, photographs of local sites — all are on display waiting to delight you. We have art to purchase, or you can find out about creating your own mosaic.