December 1st Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
Celebrating 14 years in 2018, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held on December 1, 5-7: pm. Visitors meet artists, snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view artist demonstrations and, oftentimes, enjoy live performances in music.
The event is free and is open to the public. The Art Walk is all about seeing art in the galleries and boutiques located between Holladay and Broadway in the historic district of downtown Seaside.
Shine Fair Trade, 609 Broadway
Shine Fair Trade offers exclusive art where everything is handmade. The boutique, as a member of the Fair Trade Federation, demonstrates a genial and equitable approach to conducting business. Featuring “Namaste” in December, hand-knitted shawls, gloves and socks produced by artisans in Nepal who are changing their lives through their work.
SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway
Upcycle artist Patty Thurlby brings 2018 to a whimsical end with "A One of a Kind Christmas" creating tabletop Christmas trees, wall art and holiday decor all composed with found objects and vintage bric-a-brac, in her special way that warms the heart. Mixed media artist Lauda Gilman shares knitted elf hats, steampunk refrigerator magnets & tree ornaments, and Cathy Tippin has new broken china jewelry, gifts..., and light appetizers round out the evening!
Pacific Heirloom, 608 Broadway
Spode's "Christmas Tree" is a popular pattern of Christmas china collected by people around the world. Though Spode began making china in the late 1700s, it was not until the 1930s that the Christmas pattern was created. For the December Art Walk, a private collection amassed over more than three decades, is being released by the founder of Pacific Heirloom, including platters, place settings and serving dishes.
Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway
Opening artist reception for “All is Calm”, an exhibition featuring the art of Susan Romersa, The Seaside artist paints in oil celebrating the beauty in portraits and figure paintings. Susan was ordained as a Minister of Religious Science, after many years of study.
In addition, Fairweather’s annual harp petting zoo, featuring beautiful Limerick harps by NW woodcrafter Duane Bolster. Naturalist Neal Maine will speak at 6: pm about the quietness found in the local habitat during the winter. Art Walk hostess cookie exchange, LIVE music performed by Shirley 88 and complimentary gifts for patrons.
Art in the Loft Gallery at Beach Books, 616 Broadway
Art-in-the-Loft at Beach Books will host a group show and holiday art sale during December, featuring the work of those artists who have previously shown in the gallery. "An Art-Filled Holiday" will be an exciting and eclectic show with plenty of framed, original wall art and art prints available to purchase for the upcoming holidays.
Seaside Yarn and Fiber, 10A N. Holladay Drive
Seaside Yarn and Fiber, a knitting, yarn and craft shop, focuses on community building by offering a free Knit Night, plus a rotating selection of all-ages knitting and crafting classes, such as Knitting 101, Needlefelt Miniatures and DIY Parties.
The Whet Spot, 12 N. Holladay Drive
The Whet Spot offers a relaxed, friendly and “adults only” atmosphere, where patrons can catch up with old friends while enjoying craft beers, ciders and wines. Featuring the art of pouring with twenty rotating taps for craft beers and ciders, a Growler filling station and offering wines by the glass.
Blue Bond Studio and Gallery, 417 S Holladay Drive
Amazing paintings by artist Blue Bond done in oil on canvas. Animals, people, still life, and wonderful scenery pictures will delight Art Walk guests. Blue Bond is a local artist in Seaside. He paints and teaches in oil and acrylic to novices and experienced painters alike, offering Friday night painting classes.
Westport Winery Seaside, 810 Broadway Street
Westport Winery Seaside creates custom gift baskets and offer complimentary gift-wrapping. Stop and shop to find the perfect gift for those near and far. Baskets can be designed to fit your budget or theme. BYOB (Bring Your Own Basket) fill it with us and we will gift-wrap free.
Starry Night Inn, 811 1st Ave
An art motel by the sea located in a Victorian villa where each room features art from Oregon artists. The art at the motel is curated by Chris Haberman.
Find additional original art during the day at Dough Dough Bakery, 8 N Holladay Drive; Hold Fast Gallery, 611 Broadway; Seaside Antique Mall, 726 Broadway; and Seaside Coffee House, 3 N. Holladay Drive.