SEASIDE — Celebrating 15 years in 2019, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday March 2. The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.
1. Angi D Wildt Gallery, 737 Broadway St., #2
Featuring eight artists who offer original oil, watercolor and pastel paintings as well as bronze, glass and marble sculptures and photography on canvas. In addition, offering historical posthumous works available from a private collection.
2. Westport Winery, 810 Broadway St.
Featuring Josh Fry, a self-taught Seaside artist who creates work using spray paint cans combined with complex sets of stencils. A firm believer that anyone can make art with practice, he has produced a YouTube series, teaches classes and does live painting shows for area youth or other organizations.
3. Blue Bond Art Studio and Gallery, 417 S. Holladay Drive
Featuring oil on canvas paintings and acrylics on board by Blue Bond, a Seaside professional artist with a degree from the San Francisco Art Institute. The artist teaches in oil and acrylic to novices and experienced painters alike.
4. Shine Fair Trade, 609 Broadway St.
Featuring felted flowers handcrafted by artisans in Nepal, baskets hand crafted in Africa and hand painted purses by Sandy Higgins, local artist. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, Shine Fair Trade demonstrates a genial and equitable approach to conducting business.
5. SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway St.
Introducing the mixed media art of Jan Barber who creates Spirit Dolls designed to bring encouragement, inspiration, healing and comfort. Building layers of vintage ribbon and lace around a driftwood frame, she tucks in words that stem from her themes. Also featuring new art from Robin Montero, Zemula Fleming, Patty Thurlby and Cathy Tippin. Serving light appetizers.
6. Pacific Heirloom, 608 Broadway St.
Featuring the art of Jamie Hayes, a color-blind artist who uses vibrant colors made of small round circles that look like the circles in tests for color blindness. Limited edition print of the illustration taken from Jamie’s first children’s book “The Legendary Adventures of the Flying Mingling Brothers."
7. Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway St.
Opening artist reception for “March,” an exhibition, featuring Dr. Dale J. Veith, fine art photographer, Russell J. Young, Leah Kohlenberg, Bev Drew Kindley and Mary Hurst, Celtic jewelry designer. Offering a Painting Seaside LIVE (tm) demonstration by Carolyn Macpherson, music by Shirley 88 and habitat lecture by local naturalist Neal Maine at 6: pm.
"When I think of, "March," I think of the many miles that my son and his fellow cadets spent marching at West Point. I selected photos that were either taken at West Point during the month of March, or the photos are related to important marching events that occurred there.” Dr. Dale J. Veith
8. Art-in-the-Loft at Beach Books, 616 Broadway St.
Introducing artists from the Portland Metro area. Carole Zenny and Lori Hicke are mixed media emerging “Emergence III” artists dedicated to following their creative dreams wherever it takes them.
Carole Zenny was raised in a French Colony Island in the Caribbean. Her upbringing had a strong influence on her abstract expressionist work, as she is drawn to painting expressionistic, small town scenes.
Lori Hicke works in several creative disciplines; painting, printmaking/collage and hand painted, functional, ceramic art pieces that are illustrative and grounded in contemporary folk art roots.
9. Dough Dough Bakery, 8 N Holladay Drive
Featuring artist Scott C Johnson, who paints in watercolor and acrylic creating subtle references to the spring season with detailed tiny leaves showing what is just beyond and approaching.
10. Seaside Yarn and Fiber, 10A N. Holladay Drive
Featuring new hand-dyed colorways and offering yarn spinning demonstrations during the Art Walk. Taking registrations for spinning classes. Inspiring community and creativity, Seaside Yarn and Fiber is an outlet for crafters of all levels.
11. The Whet Spot, 12 N. Holladay Drive
Featuring local artists ranging from the amateur to the professional artist for the purpose of providing Art Walk visitors access to a wide range of art. In addition, The Whet Spot offers a relaxed, friendly, adults-only atmosphere where patrons can enjoy craft beers, ciders and wines.
Find additional original art during the day at Seaside Coffee House, 3 N. Holladay Drive; Seaside Antique Mall, 726 Broadway St.;and at Starry Night Inn, 811 First Ave.