ASTORIA — The next Astoria Second Saturday Art Walk takes place 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9.
Spend an evening wandering through downtown Astoria, savoring art, taking in galleries, making friends with artists, sampling refreshments and enjoying the city’s nightlife. (Some locations open and close earlier and later.)
1. The Art Loft
106 Third St.
Portraits of setters in Wahkiakum County (1870-1940) by emergent artists from Cathlamet High School and acrylic portraits and landscapes by acclaimed artist Blue Bond are featured at Astoria Art Loft. Come early, from 1 to 4 p.m.
80 10th St. (Pier 11)
Featuring work from six local artists as well as live music starting around 7 p.m. Sip wine, eat and enjoy the arts. We are the perfect location for you to wrap up your art walking.
3. Smoked Bones BBQ
Pier 11 (accessible via 10th St.)
The Art of Food: A benefit show for filling empty bellies. Featuring art and photography by local artists. Enter from the 10th Street pier, or follow the blue arrows!
4. Paul Polson Gallery
100 10th St.
Displaying several of my Astoria and Pacific Northwest oil paintings, particularly a new series of boats. Also, some of my smaller strata paintings, as well as a continuation of the psychedelic sky mural that has been in progress the past month
5. McVarish Gallery
160 10th St.
“Mutation/Manifestation” is a collection of 9-inch by 12-inch works on paper. What might seem natural in a toad or a lizard manifests itself as a mutation in the human body. An Eastern worldview on the third eye, organic and holistic, in stark contrast to the more mechanistic Western world, yet outwardly manifest as one reality.
1017 Marine Drive
Presenting new paintings by Oscar Nelson. In just over a year, Nelson has produced an abundance of abstract oil paintings on canvas, in addition to exploring with spray paint medium. Nelson describes his creative process as manic and wild, exploring the intersection of spirituality, impermanence and the mysterious.
7. Astoria Vintage Hardware
1162 Marine Drive
Stop by and find a wonderfully wacky Valentine’s gift or beautiful refurbished furniture.
8. Imogen Gallery
240 11th St.
Celebrating the annual FisherPoet’s Gathering, we present the watercolors of George Wilson. He brings a new series of paintings that serve as visual poetry to places he’s been, reflecting shoreline and its ever-changing edges that define and connect land to sea through the ebb and flow of tide.
240 11th St.
Great gift ideas for your Valentine on offer!
10. Sea Gypsy Gifts
1001 Commercial St.
Check out our new Gypsy Gems: A fabulous scented line of soy candles, body sprays, lotions and oils adorned with gemstones and crystals. With scents like Turquoise, Amethyst, Rose Quartz and Pearl, you can find a beautiful array of jewelry to match.
11. Astoria Studio Collective/Gallery
1010 Duane St.
A new art studio space, the collective houses 19 art studios on three floors, with a common space on the second floor that serves as a gallery for Art Walks. The artist mediums range from ceramics, painting, sculptures, jewelry, digital design, mixed media and makers.
AVA Gallery presents a ceramic invitational: Find Happiness in a Warm Tea Bowl featuring five local artists: David Campiche, Loren Cross, Roy Hackett, Colin Meston and Lor Max. The artists in this exhibit are seeking to express the simple beauty and serenity of the Tea Ceremony in their work.
12. AVA Artist in Residence
375 11th St.
Sally Lackaff welcomes visitors to view her ongoing illustrative work for two upcoming books, as well as a gallery of original art from earlier published works. Witness some of the stages of illustrating a book and pick the artist’s brain about her process.
13. Oscar d’Masai Studio & Gallery
395 11th St.
Oscar has new artwork, prints and our latest addition of coffee mugs to share with you. How about a personalized mug or amazing work of art for your sweetheart? Coffee mugs personalized for you right at our gallery!
14. AVA AIR @Studio 11
453-A 11th St.
Artist-in-Residence Celeste Endlich will open her studio space to the public, showing black-and-white line drawings and prints, sharing her process and exploring themes of wintertime, solitude, space and existentialism.
1124 Commercial St.
Original artwork and ornaments will be on display to help inspire you. We firmly believe that LOVE is what matters.
16. Old Things and Objects
1144 Commercial St.
Check out vintage and newer paintings and drawings by owners Lisa Ackerman and Shawn Kozak. Discover many unusual finds from here and around the world and get inspired to surprise your loved ones before Valentine’s Day.
17. Holly McHone Jewelers
1150 Commercial St.
Creating unique and individual custom-designed jewelry. Create something new with your own gemstones or find out how Holly can be your personal diamond shopper in Antwerp Belgium, the diamond capital of the world.
18. RiverSea Gallery
1160 Commercial St.
Come find the perfect gift for your Valentine, be it a painting, ceramic or carved wood piece, or beautifully crafted jewelry. We have many exquisite works to choose from.
19. Kit’s Apothecary
1168 Commercial St., Ste 207 (upstairs)
Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with us this month!
20. The Art Stall
1268 Commercial St.
February marks the beginning of our third year on Commercial Street. We have been home for 54 different artists during that time, with several of them selling their work. There are currently 22 artists from Astoria and the surrounding area. Come see what’s new.
21. TEMPO Gallery
1271 Commercial St.
Thron Riggs retired as a Columbia River Bar Pilot and took up paint brushes to create acrylic and watercolor paintings. His paintings reflect varied coastal landscapes from the Oregon Coast down to Baja. Peter Unander will play jazz keyboard.
22. Creations Studio & Gallery
1396 Duane St. (Duane and 14th streets)
Create your own mini mosaic for only $5 (first timers only, please). Come see what all the fun is about. Check out what others are doing, browse the amazing mosaics for sale, or start one for yourself. We’re just around the corner.
23. Bridge and Tunnel Bottleshop and Taproom
1390 Duane St.
Presenting David Plechl, brewer and photographer. Photos were all taken within the last six months, in his neighborhood, around Astoria, or very close by.