ASTORIA — The Second Saturday Astoria Art Walk will be held from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Attendees are expected to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.
1. Lower Columbia Q Center, 171 W. Bond St.
Featuring several new and local artists within the LGBTQIA+ community.
2. West Coast Artisans Gallery, 160 10th St.
Featuring the exhibit, “Finding Calm,” including a new series of abstracts by Oscar Nelson. Art created by Chris Bryant, Crystal Neher, Cat Loyd, Mariko Maita, Robin Davis and others will also be featured. Information about the gallery’s new fine art printing service will also available.
3. McVarish Gallery, 160 10th St.
Featuring the new show “Out the Window or Take the Stairs.” Featured artists include Colette Calasione, Colin Chillag, Jill McVarish, Marjorie Scholl, Sam Vaughan and friends, Casebeer, Tom Giesler and Morrison Pierce.
4. Angi D Wildt Gallery, 106 10th St.
Featuring art by Americana folk artists Bill W. Dodge. He will be present during art walk to meet visitors and personalize copies of his print, “Hungry Humbert’s Used Cars.”
5. Paul Polson Studio Gallery, 100 10th St.
Featuring new oil paintings by Paul Polson, featuring the North Coast and Astoria. Polson’s Strata and Pipe Series will also be displayed.
6. Treasure Alley, 77 11th St.
Featuring pottery created by Linda Perme, whose work includes textured and under-glazed pieces like bud wall vases, hanging hearts and butterflies, salt containers with spoons, heart rattles and tiny bowls. Also featured inside Treasure Alley is the Los Andes Shop, which features alpaca, cotton and wool products.
7. Astoria Institute of Music and Center for the Arts, 1159 Marine Drive
Featuring acrylic paintings created by artist Jenny Coccorese in the show “Anti-Heroines,” which portrays “wild feminine archetypes created to be evil in false narratives through history when in fact they had a strong positive light.” Also featured are ceramics made by TKO; Mexican Lottery card art by Paul Gagnon; surreal paintings and mixed media art by Lisa Ackerman; and more. Live music will be performed and piano lessons are available. Call 503-395-1221 for an appointment outside or art walk hours or to participate in projects.
8. Brumfield Gallery, 1033 Marine Drive
Featuring artists Yuji Hiratsuka and Morgan Brig. Hiratsuka’s show is titled “Finding Beauty Through the Synthesis of Japanese Tradition and Globalized Western Consumerism.” His work communicates a personal narrative through a carefully crafted visual language of symbolism and metaphor. His pieces express the accumulated experience of his cultural heritage, which is a synthesis of Japanese tradition, globalized western consumerism and his life in the U.S. Brig’s work includes 3D mixed media collages.
9. Imogen Gallery, 240 11th St.
Featuring creations by Deb Stoner, who is a photographer, researcher and gardener. Stoner’s photographs are detailed and weave texture and color. Her prints are inspired by her passions for growing plants, collecting insects and choreographing still-life images. Stoner’s work will be displayed until June 7.
10. Forsythea, 1124 Commercial St.
Featuring paintings by Monica Cameron in the show “Begin Again.” The show is a compilation of works that “reflect on earthly renewal and the gentle creatures that inhabit it.”
11. RiverSea Gallery, 1160 Commercial St.
Featuring paintings by Kate Speranza, whose work is a “visual survey of the unintentional.” Speranza’s work features scuffs, scrapes, splatters and spills, which she uses to relate to the history of humans marking personal spaces. Work by Lucca Ettienne, which “creates anthropomorphic artwork referencing cultural and cosmic influences,” is also featured. Ettienne’s pieces include charcoal and mixed media on raw-edged canvas.
12. Oscar de’ Masi Art Gallery, 1145 Commercial St.
Featuring new paintings, prints, art tiles, mugs and wooden boxes by local artist Oscar de’ Masi; locally-sourced, handcrafted furniture by Michael Demasi; and watercolor paintings by Karl Hauer.
13. Lumen: Community Wellness, 1350 Exchange St.
Featuring work by Katie Winters, whose work “captures details of life in the dream-like world she creates through her lens.” Winters’ work features mothers and the female form.
14. Munktiki, 1241 Duane St.
Featuring mugs and a variety of artists’ works. Munktiki will be celebrating its reopening.
15. Cambium Gallery, 1030 Duane St.
Featuring artist Erika Rier for a solo show titled “Before & During.” New work by owners Kirista Trask and Audrey Long will also be featured.
16. Astoria Visual Arts, 1000 Duane St.
Featuring Clatsop County high school students’ art in the gallery’s annual high school art show. Student artists from Astoria, Knappa and Warrenton are featured. The show is part of the gallery’s Miss Bea Johnson Fund, which supports community-based arts learning for teenagers.
17. Labor Temple Diner & Bar, 934 Duane St.
Featuring urbanscape painter J. Wesley Willis, whose oil paintings showcase Astoria’s scenery. The show includes several new pieces.