Art Walk returns to Brookings on Saturday | News

Seven locations are participating in the Second Saturday Art Walk on July 9 from 3 to 6 pm in downtown Brookings.

Festivities including two artist interviews, artist exhibitions, all-afternoon open house, music and refreshments.

Kicking off the afternoon at 1pm will be an open house leading up to the Art Walk at Kim’s Garden Party at 301 Oak St. The venue will have a number of featured artists with handmade creations for the home and garden. There will also be a sale of plants and items for the patio, home and garden.

Featured musicians will be Willow Owings and Chris Vorster, also known as Homemade Jam, playing from 1 to 3 pm and Lon Goddard playing from 3 to 6. Refreshments created by Claire Willard will be served. For information on Kim’s Garden Party, call 541-412-7273.

Across Oak Street at the Manley Art Center, the Pelican Bay Arts Association is hosting a reception for Grants Pass artist Kristen O’Neill, whose landscapes focus on recreations found while hiking the Oregon Coastal Trail. The series highlights the trails that follow the entire Oregon Coastline as climbed and photographed by Pete Miller in the summer of 2016.

Her artistic influences include Neil Welliver, The Group of Seven, Richard Boseman, Katsushika Hokusai, Alex Katz and Jennifer Bartlett.

Refreshments and live music will be served. O’Neill will be interviewed at 3:30 pm at the gallery, 433 Oak St. The next day, she will be leading a workshop on “Making Better Coastal Paintings” at the art center. Information about the workshop, art association and gallery can be found at or 541-469-1807.

An artist interview will also be held at the Brian Scott Gallery at 515 Chetco Ave., at 4:30 p.m. Featured artist Dorothy Marshall will share how she makes her wire jewelry, using stones and gems to create works of art that can be worn. She also enjoys making collages that reflect her interest in the traditions of quilting, embroidery, metalwork and stained glass. Her husband, John Marshall, will provide musical entertainment.

The gallery offers three floors of art displays by several artists and includes signatures, a gallery within a gallery, on the main floor. For information about the galleries, visit or call 541-412-8687.

Dana Nelson, owner of Wildwood Gift Shop in Brookings, is the featured artist at Ambiance by the Sea, 553 Hemlock St. Nelson presents his black and white ink oceanic mystical drawings and watercolors. Refreshments will be served. Music performed by Ken Dobberpuhl. For more information about Ambiance by the Sea, call 541-254-4097.

Whimsical Griffin presents new works by 8-bit tile artist Dave Christie, also known as “The Work Mouse”. Its display is in addition to paintings by Lori Brooks and celebrity portraits by shop owner Vincent Chiantelli. The store on Chetco Ave. 615 offers science fiction art and gifts. For information about Whimsical Griffin, visit

Forecastle Books and Gallery, 553 Chetco Ave., continues to display photographs by Matte Hanna. He is a landscape photographer and filmmaker living on the Oregon Coast. His show titled “Into the Mystic” is inspired by nature, beauty, mood, music, writing, dreaming, color and composition. He will be in attendance to discuss his work and answer any questions. Also on display are ceramics by Richard Martin and wood carvings by Randy Pearson.

Steve Lavering will play instrumental music on banjo, resonator banjo and resonator lap guitar. Musical genres include bluegrass, fiddle tunes, swing and jazz. Coffee and wine will be provided. For more information, call 541-813-2665.

Luke Matheson will perform instrumental music at the Semi Aquatic Gallery as owner Spencer Reynolds continues to work on a panoramic view of Whaleshead Beach. The gallery is at 654 Chetco Ave. It features prints, cards and clothing, as well as a curated collection of handmade and locally produced gifts and home goods. For more information on Semi Aquatic, visit or call 503-451-3775.

Art lovers are welcome to visit the Art at the Port exhibit every day during daylight hours on the Harbor Promenade at Brookings Harbor in Harbor. Ballots are available along the railing for viewers to vote for their favorite artwork. The exhibition includes 72 paintings for children, youth and adults. For more information, visit

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