Courtesy Astoria Visual Arts
Courtesy Tempo Gallery
Courtesy Luminari Arts
Courtesy Imogen Gallery
Courtesy McVarish Gallery
Courtesy RiverSea Gallery
ASTORIA — It’s getting a bit nippy outside. Why don’t you warm yourself in local galleries while chatting with artists and partaking of refreshments?
Astoria’s next Second Saturday Art Walk takes place 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8. (Some locations open and close earlier and later.)
1. The Art Loft
106 Third St.
Featuring artwork of Wahkiakum High School, Cathlamet, Wash., art department students. Instructor Sue Garn had her 26 students artistically interpret a historical figure from the archives of the historical society of Wahkiakum County.
2. Astoria Studio Collective
1010 Duane St.
A new art studio space, the collective houses 19 art studios on three floors, with a common space on the second floor that serves as a gallery for art walks. The artist mediums range from ceramics, painting, sculptures and jewelry to digital design, mixed media and makers. This is our first Art Walk — come
3. Sea Gypsy Gifts
1001 Commercial St.
Come meet Shirley Girl. See her new jewelry line and learn how to pair the perfect holiday jewelry piece with the perfect holiday fingernails.
4. McVarish Gallery
160 10th St.
Miniatures Multiplied continues our miniature theme with seven new artists presenting paintings and sculpture under 10 by 10 inches. Included will be works by Scott Leahing, Marga Stanley, Alisa Vernon, Dineen Serpa, John Smith, Annie Selland and Kimi Boylan. The second show will be in the Secret Gallery Exhibit Hall: A collection of large-scale Christmas-themed inflatable sculptures by Paul Polson.
5. Paul Polson Gallery
100 10th St.
New Astoria oil paintings will be on the new wall. Also showing a series of water-based Europe and Northwest paintings that I haven’t shown yet. The larger “Strata” paintings will remain.
80 10th St. (Pier 11)
Join us on Pier 11. Featuring work from six local artists and live music starting at 7 p.m. Sip wine, eat and enjoy the arts. We are the perfect location for you to wrap up your art walking!
7. Smoked Bones BBQ
Pier 11 (accessible via 10th St)
The Art of Food: A benefit show for Filling Empty Bellies. Featuring art and photography by local artists. Enter from 10th Street pier or, follow the blue arrows.
8. AVA Artist-in-Residence
80 11th St. (Pier 11)
For her last show, Honor Dance, Lucca Etienne created charcoal renderings in juxtaposition to her masks. Next door, Melanie Steffl explores climate at the mouth of the Columbia River in her representational landscapes. Both artists received free studios for four-month residencies as part of AVA’s artist-in-residence program.
9. Astoria Vintage Hardware
1162 Marine Drive
“Chick’s Amano,” this month’s Pop-Up Show, began when owner Valarie Bittner started creating design elements for her own home. Inspired by items that no longer have original function, she creates new pieces that are unique for one’s home or business.
10. Astoria Underground Tours
1125 Marine Drive
Astoria Underground Tours at 5, 6:30 and 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased up to an hour before the tour at oldastoria.com. Walk-ups are welcome. Arrive 10 minutes before the tour time. Plan to go beneath the streets of Astoria in a 45-minute tour with stories of history, intrigue and almost a treasure hunt as you explore and see where Astoria was built 100 years ago. Meet Guide Chad at The Pit, across the street from Sears on Marine Drive.
11. Imogen Gallery
240 11th St.
Celebrate the holidays with a rich and diverse invitational exhibition exploring fiber. Included are works by Roxy Applegate, Lâm Quãng and Kestrel Gates of HiiH Lights, Julie Kern Smith, Amelia Santiago, Iris Sullivan, Gabriella Lundy, Susan Circone, Crystal and Ben Sloane of Vintage by Crystal, and Debra Carnes.
240 11th St.
Gifts from around the world: ornaments, collectibles, colorful and exotic.
13. Oscar d’Masai Studio & Gallery
395 11th St.
Stop by and visit with the artist in his studio. Landscapes, portraits and abstracts for purchase.
14. AVA Gallery
375 11th St.
John Willis’ landscape and cityscape oil paintings capture a creative perspective of familiar Astoria views and some unique and original views.
1124 Commercial St.
New works in clay by artist Sonja Korpela. We are also excited to have Lynette McAdams and Sally Lackaff signing copies of their book “A Coastal Christmas,” a charming adaptation of “The Night Before Christmas” set in the Columbia-Pacific Region.
16. Luminari Arts
1133 Commercial St.
Celebrating with a holiday open house and special musical guests Peter “Spud” Siegal and Michael “Scheckie” Metzner. New works by Handcrafted, specializing in steam punk metal sculptures; jewelry by Luscious of Portland, and new screen print t-shirts by Salty Raven.
17. Holly McHone Jewelers
1150 Commercial St.
Enjoy the exotic Pearls from Koji, our pearl guru! He will have Japanese Akoya, Tahitian pearls in black, gray, pistachio and peacock colors. South Sea golden pearls and Australian white pearls!
18. RiverSea Gallery
1160 Commercial St.
“Chasing the Muse” by Brian Cameron. As a lifelong Seaside resident, the artist captures life at the beach in all its permutations. In the Alcove is “Ephemera: Imagined Memorabilia of Astoria.” A group show of regional artists who created small works based on imagined memorabilia of a past, present or future Astoria. With live music by Maggie and the Katz.
19. Kit’s Apothecary
1168 Commercial St., Suite 207 (upstairs)
Featuring Erika Hawkins art this month. Come celebrate our one-year anniversary from 5 to 8 p.m., with a private reception from 4 to 5 p.m.
20. The Art Stall
1268 Commercial St.
Find the perfect piece of art or gift for someone on your list. We have many trinket boxes and small collectibles $20 and under. Consider a few Moonstruck chocolate bars for stocking stuffers.
21. Tempo Gallery
1271 Commercial St.
A collective of seven local artists: Carol Smith, Phyllis Taylor, Ed Peterson, Janet and Mark Hutchings, Thron Riggs and Vicki Baker. These artists will be showing works in a variety of mediums. Meet us during Art Walk. A very engaging musical duo, Birds of a Feather, will perform vocal and guitar duets.
22. Old Town Framing Company
1287 Commercial St.
Join us for holiday cheer with some holly jolly ho ho ho.
23. Creations Studio & Gallery
1396 Duane St. (Duane and 14th streets)
Come check out the work of 13 local artists and find something beautiful for everyone on your list – including yourself!
24. Bridge and Tunnel Bottleshop and Taproom
1390 Duane St.
“Being raised by black and gray spotted leopards, I’ve learned the skill of inter-dimensional hunting. I have brought these trophies back to the earth dimension for the human pleasure.” —Andee Gowing, artist.