Celebrating 12 years in 2016, the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be held on July 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. Visitors meet artists, sip wine or snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view artist demonstrations and, oftentimes, enjoy live performances in music.

The affairs are free and are all about seeing and selling art in the galleries and boutiques located between Holladay and Broadway in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway, presents Fiber collage artist Robin Montero returns to SunRose for her second show at Seaside Art Walk.

Ocean life is Montero’s inspiration from her art to her Seaside beach cottage

The Gilbert District Gallery, 613 Broadway, a co-op shared by artists from Washington and Oregon, is celebrating its 12th year and features original watercolors, bronzes and prints, Native American jewelry, oil paints, greeting cards, nature designs and gifts. Artists include Mike Sage’s sculptured leaves, photographer Steve Bash and more. An original watercolor, “Steen’s Mountain” by Dave Bartholet will be revealed.

SeaSoles Boutique, 608 Broadway features Angela Whitlock, an Oregon native artist with 16 years on the North Coast, who is professionally trained and employed as a goldsmith in Astoria. Whitlock enjoys playing with creative expression and works in many media including collage, painting, pen and ink, found object assemblage and crochet.

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway, will hold an opening reception for “Power of Two,” an exhibition that includes regional artists who have managed to produce body of work that reads like an oasis of calm, a subtle backdrop during the time of high season in vacationland. Seaside nature photographer Neal Maine introduces his latest natural history journal of images and will speak at 6 p.m. 

A “Painting Seaside Live” demonstration will be offered by Paul Brent. Adult beverages, light refreshments and door prizes offered by the featured artists will be provided.

Beach Books, 616 Broadway features the Green Cab artists. A collective created with the goal of encouraging and inspiring each other, sharing techniques and information about the business side of art, and sharing their work with the public. The “Cabbies” are a synergistic alliance of artists, working in a variety of mediums. Participating artists for the July show, Ebb and Flow, are Jeffrey Hall, Annie Brown, Barbara Martin, Elina Zeberg, Jim Zaleski, Amy Brodie-Osborne, Patricia Krishnamurthy and Bruce Ulrich.

T. Anjuli Gallery, 7 North Holladay Drive, showcases the work of artist Billy Lutz the gallery owner, resident artist and Seaside philosopher.


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