Neal Maine, Northwest naturalist and photographer, will discuss his photo journal titled “The Coastal Edge” at Fair- weather House and Garden store during the Seaside Chamber of Commerce Art Walk from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6.

Fairweather House and Garden, 612 Broadway, is one of several local area galleries, shops and restaurants that host artists, authors and musicians the first Saturday of the month.

Maps for the walk are available at participating businesses, the Seaside Chamber and Seaside Visitors Bureau.

Maine is just one of the Northwest artists who will be featured in a show called “Doing Spring Better” at the Fairweather store.

The show, store owner Denise Fairweather said, has a “simple goal, yet profound, to feature persons working together towards making a better, more aware, community.”

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.

Artist Brian Cameron also will discuss his new contemporary artworks that were especially curated for Fairweather's. His show continues through April, May and June.

Refreshments prepared by chef Sharon Krask will be served. Store owner Fairweather also donates a portion of sales proceeds to local organizations. This month’s organization is the North Coast Land Conservancy.


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