Celebrating 11 years in 2015, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, gets underway May 2. Held on the first Saturday evening of each month, from 5 to 7 p.m., visitors meet artists, sip wine or snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view artist demonstrations and, often times enjoy live music.
The events are staged in local businesses, shops, boutiques and dining establishments located between Holladay and Broadway in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. Complimentary parking is to be found on the corner of Holladay and Ocean Way.
And, so it is, on its 11th year, 11 spots to see and be seen on May 2nd:
• T. Anjuli’s Gallery, 5 N. Holladay Drive - Featuring well-known artist and gallery owner Billy Lutz, whose specialty is mural painting.
• Seaside Coffee House, 3 N. Holladay Drive - Features the pen and ink artwork of Morgan Stoller.
• Seaside Antique Mall, 726 Broadway - Featuring Oregon coast photographer Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.
• SeaSoles Shoe Boutique, 12 N. Holladay - Where famous Seaside artist Jorjett Strumme work is displayed.
• Fly the Coop, 10 N. Holladay Drive - Featuring Melodie Kozol, owner/artist, whose shop is full of curiosities and art.
• Beach Books, 616 Broadway - Celebrateing Independent Book Store Day May 2 with exclusive pieces available. In addition to featuring an encore group show by the Green Cab Artist Collective.
• Fairweather House and Galley, 612 Broadway - Presenting OPEN WINDOWS, an exhibit that promises to be a font of originality and innovation by artists Christine Trexel, Peggy Stein, Zifen Qian and Neal Maine. In addition, a duo, Marga Stanley and Kimberly Reed, resident artists and friends, will demonstrate a Painting Seaside LIVE event.
• SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway - Features an eclectic mix of amazing mosaics, mixed media, recycle art and artistic women’s accessories & jewelry, local and regional.
• The Tea Spot, in Seaside’s Heritage Square at 21 N. Columbia St., Suite 101 - A downtown five-minute walk towards the beach, Jason and Chevonne Karol’s Tea Spot offers the art of tea.
• River Inn at Seaside 531 Avenue A - A two-minute walk across the Necanicum Bridge, the part hotel, part gallery, presents Lee Munsell’s oil on canvas work depicting the Seaside Cove and Tillamook Head.