Celebrating 15 years, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, July 6. The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.
The Whet Spot, 12 N. Holladay Drive.
Showcasing the art of Billy Lutz, one of Seaside’s most famous artists, who has painted in themes for 30 years, developing a philosophy of collectivism premised on the requirements of individual motive and other paradox. Lutz, a self-employed artist and sign painter, has provided for his family of five all his adult life. In addition, his work is available at from Portland Art Museum’s Online Collections.
Seaside Yarn and Fiber, 10A N. Holladay Drive.
Featuring the art of yarn as much-needed creative outlet to the coastal community.
Art-in-the-Loft at Beach Books, 616 Broadway.
Hosting the Westside ArtShare Group, an all women artist group from Western Washington County (west of Portland). This multi-talented group will be exhibiting mixed media artwork unique variations and interpretations of the theme “Summer Vacation.” Participating artists: Lori Hicke, Riis Griffen, Elizabeth Higgins, Carole Zenny, Megan Turner Baxter, Debbie Grover, Theresa Magsig Kotvis, Laura Thode and Suzanne Ebert.
Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway.
Opening reception for “Making Waves,” Fairweather’s monthlong July exhibition, exploring the deep, multifaceted relationship with the ocean. Art for the exhibition, largely significant pieces include new original work, created entirely by North coast artists. Featuring selected artists: Blue Bond, Nick Brakel, Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Leah Kohlenberg, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Lee Munsell, Richard Newman, Ron Nicolaides, Jan Rimerman, Lisa Sofia Robinson, Peg Wells, Russell J. Young and Dale Veith. Introducing artists Sharon Furze and Phil Juttelstad.
Attending artists will offers lectures about their art starting at 5:30 p.m. The range in the show reveals the extraordinary impact the sea and waves. “Making Waves” habitat talk by naturalist Neal Maine.
Pacific Heirloom Art and Collectables, 608 Broadway.
Featuring antique seascape paintings.
Peddler’s Row, 604 Broadway.
Featuring vintage oils, designer goods and work created by artisans gathered from all over the country. Peddler’s Row is a “new old” business curated by Avery Loschen and Will Perkins, property owners of the Gilbert Block Building. Loschen and Perkins are extraordinary collectors.
SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway.
Ushering in summer with an open house and offering conservations with artists Patty Thurlby, Robin Montero, Jan Barber and Ronni Harris. Live music will be provided by guitarist David Crabtree and accompanied on sax and flute by SunRose owner Ray Coffey.
Shine Fair Trade, 609 Broadway.Featuring handmade items all over the world that supports over 100 nonprofits and artisan cooperatives. Showcasing artist Renee L. Delight, living a creative life as an artist, gardener, musician, nature lover, environmentalist, builder, tinkerer and destroyer. 10% of all net proceeds are donated to local wildlife protection organizations.
Gilbert District Gallery, 613 Broadway.
Featuring watercolor artist Dave Bartholet, a Seaside artist who is in the “show business,” doing juried art shows throughout the West. In addition, Bartholet operates the Gallery, an artist co-op, offering watercolors, bronzes, limited edition prints, Native American jewelry, oil paintings, greeting cards and metal sculpture.
Blue Bond Art Studio and Gallery, 417 S. Holladay Drive.
Featuring oil paintings and acrylics by Blue Bond, an accomplished Seaside professional artist whose specialty likes in portraits and wildlife. With over 50 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, #2.
Featuring artist Ty McNeeley. McNeeley received his bachelor of science degree in photography from Northern Arizona University in between Army deployments to Afghanistan and the Middle East.
Westport Winery, 810 Broadway.
Featuring Josh Fry, a self-taught artist and Seaside native who creates his paintings using spray paint cans along with complex sets of stencils.
Starry Night Art Hotel and Inn, 811 First Ave.
Ongoing summer-long exhibition of Caroline Green’s bird art. The artist uses glazing techniques to create intriguing layered paintings inspired by the Pacific Northwest environment and include crows or owls. Starry Night is an art motel that offers artist residencies. The art at the motel is curated by Chris Haberman.
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.