As Toledo readies for the annual Wooden Boat Show, artists will show their pride in the local maritime industry at the First Weekend art celebration, hosted at various gallery locations this Saturday, Aug. 3 and Sunday, Aug 4.

Featured this month is Michael Gibbons’ painting “Beaver,” a depiction of Ralph Criteser’s boat tied up at his Moorage along the Yaquina River. Gibbons has made the Yaquina Watershed and the people who live in it his artistic focus for the past 35 years. Join the artist during First Weekend and enjoy works of original art as well as complimentary Oregon wine and cheese. The Michael Gibbons Signature Gallery is located at 140 NE Alder Street and will be open from noon to 4 pm. Learn more at

The Yaquina River Museum of Art will continue their Yaquina River exhibit and works from their permanent collection that focus on the town of Toledo. Exhibits include limited edition Giclee prints. The Yaquina River Museum of Art will be open noon to 4 pm. Learn more at

Ivan Kelly will be featuring “Toward Cape Foulweather”, a scene that captures the beautiful desolation of Oregon’s beaches. Ivan Kelly is a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists. Ivan Kelly Studio & Gallery, located at 207 East Graham Street, will be open 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and from noon to 5 pm on Sunday. For more information, visit

Frank Jones his will be displaying his coastal and maritime landscape photography while entertaining guests with guitar and vocals. Francyfolk Photos and Music, located at 227 S Main Street, will be open from 10 am to 4 pm.

New artist Michael Hicks will be featuring his graphite drawings and watercolor depictions of nature, portraiture, and more at his gallery located at 240 South Main Street from 10 am to 5 pm.

Janet Runger will be showcasing her unique assemblage art, including on magnets and cards at Crow’s Nest Gallery & Studio, located at 170 N Main Street, from 10 am to 5 pm.

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