Celebrating 15 years in 2019, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be held 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, April 6. The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside
During Art Walk, Starry Night Inn, 811 First Ave., introduces Ian Anderson, an artist that has shown at Portland Saturday Market, whose ink drawings on castaway materials such as maps, pamphlets, songbooks, dictionaries, and old magazines have become his brand of art.
Blue Bond Art Studio and Gallery, 417 S. Holladay Drive, features oil paintings and acrylics by Blue Bond, an accomplished Seaside professional artist whose specialty likes in portraits and wildlife. With over fifty years of experience, the artist teaches one-to-one classes in oil or acrylic to novices and experienced painters alike.
Angi D Wildt Gallery, 737 Broadway St., #2, features Ty McNeeley's photography, Suzanne Vaughan's mosaic sculptures, Quata Cody's paintings, Louis Andrew Schaffer's hand blown glass, J. Wesley Willis's paintings, Nancy Bosse's slumped glass, Cindy Erickson's fine art jewelry, Bud Egger's bronze and marble sculptures, Julie Olson's pastels, oil and giclees.
Westport Winery, 810 Broadway St. features Josh Fry, a self-taught, native Seaside artist who creates artwork using spray paint cans combined with complex sets of stencils. A firm believer that anyone can make art with practice; he produces a YouTube series, teaches classes, and does live painting shows for area youth or other organizations.
The Whet Spot, 12 N. Holladay Drive, features local artists ranging from the amateur to the professional artist for 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.
Seaside Yarn and Fiber, 10A N. Holladay Drive features 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.
Art-in-the-Loft at Beach Books, 616 Broadway St., introduces two talented women artists from the Portland Metro area who are gaining a dedicated following for their unique, artistic styles and captivating content. Carole Zenny and Lori Hicke are both mixed media, artists who are dedicated to following their creative dreams wherever it takes them. Carole Zenny is an artist who was born and raised in a French colony island in the Western Caribbean. Lori Hicke is a multimedia artist, whose work embraces several creative disciplines, including painting, printmaking/collage and hand painted, functional, ceramic art pieces.
Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway St., presents an artist reception for “Life Abundant” featuring artists Bill Baily, Barbara Bacon Folawn, Martha Lee, Emily Miller, Veronica Russell, Jan Shield and introducing oil painter James Waterhouse and watercolor artist Carolynn Wagler. The gallery features a painting demonstration, live music by Shirley 88 and local habitat lecture by Neal Maine at 6:pm.
Pacific Heirloom, 608 Broadway St., features the plate collection of P. Buckley Moss, art filled with a lifetime of experiences: from her Irish-Italian heritage to her urban art school education, the laughter of her children, and the simplicity of birds flying.
SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway St. features whimsical art by Ronni Harris, who sketches designs on fabric, paints in acrylic, and highlights her art in stitching techniques. Also featuring artists Jan Barber, Robin Montero, Susan Hildebrandt, Bill Vlek, Vicki Sullivan, Patty Thurlby and Cathy Tippin.
Shine Fair Trade, 609 Broadway St., fetures handmade Blossom-Wood bags made with recycled material from an artist in Nehalem. Also featuring silk banners selected from the Fair Trade Federation. Live music by local musicians.
Find additional original art during the day at Seaside Coffee House, 3 N. Holladay Drive; Seaside Antique Mall, 726 Broadway St. and at Dough Dough Bakery, 8 N. Holladay Drive.