Photo by Bonnie Lou Cozby
Ocean Park, Wash. — Ocean Park Art & Antiques invites you to take a summer stroll down Bay Avenue 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26.
Seven locations scattered along the Beach to Bay path will open their doors to visitors intent on discovering the treasures this eclectic group of artists and shopkeeps have on display.
Though most shops have everyday hours, the walk features a few extras: live music, visiting artists, demonstrations and special sales.
Friendly folk, the beach and bay steps away and a beautiful drive. Come and enjoy the best days of summer with us.
Wiegardt Studio Gallery
2607 Bay Ave.
Eric Wiegardt demonstrates plein air painting in the studio’s garden at 1 p.m. For one day only, all items in the gallery are 20 percent off.
Beach Home Old and New (aka The Barn on Bay)
2311 Bay Ave.
Bonnie Lou Cozby is bringing a gathering of fairy folk and mini dragons to the tent she will perch along the Beach to Bay path. Joining her is jewelry artist Debbie Haugsten.
2217 Bay Ave.
Andrea Weir’s new oil paintings are featured along with a special sale on the fused glass pendants she and husband, Sven Weir, are known for.
Forgotten Treasures Antiques and Collectibles Mall
1904 Bay Ave.
Thirty-five diverse dealers in two buildings along with “The Wizard” (aka Vincent Stevens) and his tent of wonders … Alissa Stevens demonstrates a patina painting technique using chalk paint and Molly and Cameo welcome all.
Rosa’s Treasure Chest
1410 Bay Ave.
New to the group, Rosa Accuardi has organized live ukulele music in front of her shop featuring “Things you want … nothing you need.”
Bay Avenue Gallery
1406 Bay Ave.
Sue Raymond has invited beloved local artist Janet Herring to the gallery for the afternoon. Herring is known for her cranberry vine baskets. Multiple artists show at the gallery, and the studio is always hopping with creativity.
1401 Bay Ave.
Colleen Smith offers the best of everything delicious … coffee and beverages, sandwiches, proper desserts, chocolate candy and ice cream — lots of ice cream. There is a fantastic yarn shop inside the historic Taylor Hotel building, as well as a gathering of artists and authors on the covered porches.
Visit the group’s Facebook page, Ocean Park Art & Antiques, for more information and links to the artists and shopkeeps on the tour. Maps are available at the Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce, The Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau and all locations.
See you at the beach!