SEASIDE - Help support the arts by joining Seaside's galleries and participating businesses for the First Saturday Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.

Each merchant offers something fun and exciting for people of all ages, from AK Gallery with an emerging artist and a Tarot card reader to Montero Sisters and their passion for fiber art.

Visit the Pacific Community Art Space to celebrate the opening of a month-long show featuring artwork from the physically and mentally challenged. Sea of Change will be holding an opening reception for local artist Ron Boyd, and Sunrose Gallery will be hosting well-known mosaic artist Charles Lucas.

Heather Christie will entertain art walkers at Salmonberry Square from 5 to 8 p.m. Christie will appear solo, performing songs from her new CD, "Love Road," along with a mix of her original melodies and local favorites.

SEASIDE - The Pacific Community Art Space presents artwork by mentally and physically challenged and mentally ill North Coast artists in The People's Show, opening with an artists' reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.

The show is the brainchild of local artist Albert Wood, who is himself mentally ill. Wood has facilitated this show along with PCAS coordinator Deborah Starr, and with generous assistance from Coast Rehabilitation Services and NAMI (National Association on Mental Illness).

Refreshments will be provided at the reception, and members of NAMI and Coast Rehabilitation will be present to answer questions and provide materials about their services and National Mental Illness Awareness Week, Oct. 2 through 8.

The gallery is located in the Salmonberry Square Building, 810 Broadway. For more information, call Starr at (503) 717-1427.

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