Autumn hues will fill the streets of Toledo this Satutrday and Sunday, Nov. 2 and 3, as galleries and studios open their doors to art lovers for First weekend, offering light refreshment and engaging conversation.
This month’s featured attraction is the Yaquina River Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection, focusing on Northwest and Southwest art, with pieces donated by prolific artists of the region. Located at 151 NE Alder Street, the museum will be open from noon to 4 pm both days.
Across the street, Michael Gibbons Signature Gallery will be giving a special spotlight to “Gracie’s Garden,” a painting not previously shown within the gallery’s space. “Gracie’s Garden” depicts a mysterious garden path that leads into blooming rhododendron bushes that are iconic features of the coastal landscape. Michael Gibbons Signature Gallery, located at 140 NE Alder Street, will be open from noon to 4 pm both days, serving complimentary Oregon wine and cheese.
Over on Graham Street, Ivan Kelly, a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists, will be featuring his big game, landscape and maritime paintings. Ivan Kelly Studio & Gallery, located at 207 East Graham Street, will be open 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday and noon to 5 pm on Sunday.
On Main Street, assemblage artist Janet Runger will be featuring her sculpture work in Crow’s Nest Gallery & Studio. Visitors can see her newest creations and the interesting stories they have to tell, as well as checking out her popular magnets, cards and original works of art. Crow’s Nest Gallery & Studio, located at 170 N Main Street, will be open from 10 am to 5 pm both days.
Further South on Main Street, Frank Jones will be featuring his vibrant landscape photography of the Oregon Coast. Francyfolk Photos and Music, located at 227 S Main Street, will be open from 10 am to 4 pm both days.
Just across the street from Francyfolk, artist Michael Hicks will be featuring his graphite drawings and watercolor works. Art lovers can see his beautiful depictions of nature, portraiture, and more at his gallery space located at 240 South Main Street from 10 am to 5 pm both days.