SEASIDE — Spring is an exciting time, and new possibilities await as the sea birds and shore birds do their fly overs. For the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, at 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, Fairweather House and Garden is proud to host Northwest artists in "Spring Better," a show featuring people who work together toward making a better, more aware, community.

Neal Maine, Northwest naturalist and photographer, will be in attendance, well prepared to discuss his photo journal, "The Coastal Edge." The book was kindly donated by Maine and PacificLight Nature Images to the Seaside Library and to the North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC).

For the April Art Walk, Maine will exhibit rare photographs of a Western Bluebird and fledgling, one of three bluebird species found only in North America. Previously abundant in Oregon, bluebirds suffered a precipitous decline through degradation of habitat and avian competition.

Another acclaimed artist, Brian Cameron will discuss his jaw-dropping new contemporary artworks that were especially curated for Fairweather. His show was recently unveiled during a Chamber After Hours Event and continues through April, May and June.

Several local celebrity hostesses, including Dianne Widdop, mayor of Gearhart, will assist, as well as a delectable and themed menu by chef Sharon Krask.

The event is the time for artists to talk to patrons, to show and tell their back stories and to sell their art. It is with appreciation for all the artists' competence, integrity, dedication and generosity of spirit that Fairweather House and Garden is able to contribute donations back to special causes. This month's chosen organization is the NCLC.

Fairweather House and Garden is located at 612 Broadway, in the historic downtown Gilbert District in Seaside. Dedicated parking is to be found at the corner of Oceanway and Holladay Drive.

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