Celebrating 13 years in 2017, Seaside’s First Saturday Art Walk will take place 5 to 7 p.m. July 1.
Visitors meet artists, see original art, sip wine and snag appetizers by favorite restaurants and personal chefs, view artist demonstrations, and enjoy live music performances.
The event is free and is all about seeing and selling art in the galleries and boutiques located between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.
Complimentary parking is on the corner of Holladay Drive and Oceanway Street.
606 Broadway St.
Seaside artist Robin Montero will be our featured artist with her fiber collages of both wet felting and needle felting processes.
A self-taught artist, she is not afraid to experiment and unites her artistic passions of painting, sculpture and beading into one form, often with a touch of whimsy.
Also featured will be her original line of art clay jewelry she romantically calls “Atlantia.”
Montero’s background is in professional theatrical costume design.
Also in attendance will be popular upcycle mixed-media artist Patty Thurlby and SunRose owner-artist Cathy Tippin with her broken china and stained glass creations.
Fairweather House and Gallery
612 Broadway St.
Opening reception for “Waves,” an exhibition featuring resident artists Victoria Brooks, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall and Ron Nicolaides, and introducing Jim Young and Karen Lewis.
Brooks paints in oils to capture landscapes and emotional moments of people in natural settings.
Fenton-Mendenhall, a lifelong resident of Clatsop County, offers fresh perspectives of the fleeting moments of waves and the whisper of the sea.
Nicolaides has mastered the mesmerizing translucent waves in his depiction of luminous seascapes.
Young, a fishery biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service, and later a research scientist for a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory, uses photography as documentation, illustrating articles written for a website and publications.
“My aim as a photographic artist is to capture images expressed in nature that would be forgotten if not recorded permanently after the events have passed,” he said.
Lewis has a lifelong relationship with water. She grew up kayaking, swimming, and snorkeling. She tries to capture the many moods of water, and her sweeping brush strokes express fluidity and color in motion.
Naturalist and biologist Neal Maine will speak at 6 p.m. about the ecology of the local habitat.
Shirley 88 will play live music.
Moxie 609 Broadway St.
Moxie features exclusive jewelry and art; everything is handmade. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, Moxie demonstrates a genial and equitable approach to conducting business.
Moxie is a fabulously fun store with the heart of a lion.
Art in the Loft Gallery at Beach Books
616 Broadway St.
Beach Books proudly presents two uniquely talented women artists from the Portland Metro area, Eliat Avivi and Elina Zebergs.
Avivi was born in France and lived in Iran, Turkey, the Netherlands and Israel before moving to the U.S. in 2014. Creating art is a major force in her life. The colors, rhythm and feelings of the places she has lived inform her work.
Zeberg’s favorite medium to work in is oils and encaustic, yet, as an architect, her brain likes to work in watercolors and colored pencils.
Each artist has found her place in the art world through different pathways and different backgrounds, but both share a deep love of artistic expression. Bold. Daring. Unique. Colorful. Expressive. Alluring. Happy.
T Anjuli Gallery
7 N. Holladay Drive
“Billy Lutz, owner of the gallery, is a magnificent artist. His works transcend pure aesthetics and delve into the abstract realm of the metaphysical to evoke an intense spiritual and intellectual response,” wrote Amy Kiefer, a freelance Gilbert District reporter.
“In the true spirit of his paintings, Lutz eclipses his physical limitations through his fathomless ardor for philosophy,” Kiefer continued. “Afflicted with retinitis pigmentosa, a hereditary degenerative eye disease, Lutz continues expressing his brilliant theories through poignantly conceptual art.”
Seaside Coffee House
3 N. Holladay Drive
Featuring Marcus Lundell, an artist who utilizes a traditional reverse glass painting technique on distressed windows, as well as new and vintage picture frames to create his unique images.
His window views include comedic characters. His witty perspective brings a modern, urbane touch to his folk art medium. All funds from sales are donated to charitable organizations on the Oregon Coast.