The mill town of Toledo will once again showcase its artist community this Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 2 and 3, when galleries and studios open their doors for the First Weekend art celebration.

The Yaquina River Museum of Art will host an opening reception for its Permanent Collection exhibit, featuring a signed print from Casey McEneny, a local artist, teacher and former museum board member. Located at 151 NE Alder Street, the museum will be open from noon to 4 pm both days, offering complimentary wine and refreshments.

Across the street, Michael Gibbons Signature Gallery will be showcasing newly made prints of “Misty Canal,” a scene Gibbons painted on location in Toledo. The gallery will also feature “Vineyard Landscape,” the original oil painting that is now featured on the Flying Dutchman Winery’s Artist Series 2013 Oregon Syrah label. Michael Gibbons Signature Gallery will be open from noon to 5 pm both days at {span class=”LrzXr”}140 NE Alder St{/span}reet

Around the corner on Graham Street, fellow oil painter Ivan Kelly will be exhibiting a new series of paintings depicting wild horses enjoying the beach. Kelly, a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists, will welcome guests to his studio at 207 East Graham Street from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday and noon to 5 pm on Sunday.

On Main Street, Frank Jones will be featuring his music and photography at Francyfolk Photos & Music. Jones, also known as “Toledo’s Troubadour,” will be on hand with his guitar and singing voice to delight folk song aficionados from 10 am to 4 pm both days at 227 South Main Street.

A little further down on Main Street, Janet Runger will be featuring her talents as an assemblage artist at Crow’s Nest Gallery & Studio. Using found materials, Runger takes her audience into her world of dark fantasy. Crow’s Nest Gallery & Studio is located at 170 North Main Street, just across from Holy Toledo.

And at 208 S. Main Street the Toledo History Center will feature a painting of the Toledo Waterfront by former longtime resident Nan Everheart. Titled “End of Main Street,” the painting presents a historical view of the area before the installation of the boardwalk and other port amenities. Other art from the center’s collection will also be on display, including pieces by Becky Beckner Buckner and Craig Lasha. For more information about the Toledo History Center, call 541-336-1203.

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