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Art Nights Out on the Oregon Coast
Published: 09/12/2018  Updated: 10/09/2018

From Brookings to Astoria shops, studios and galleries up and down the Oregon Coast extend their hours and open their doors for art walks and tours.

Community art walks and gallery nights is a fun way for visitors to explore the arts while touring Oregon's coastal towns. Each location offers a unique art experience with changing exhibits, artists talks, demonstrations, music and general merriment.
Whether you are an art lover or simply looking for a pleasant evening out, monthly art walks can be a great way to explore local art scenes, shop and socialize. The process is simple; proceed at your own pace, wander into galleries and shops, stroll around and perhaps meet some interesting people along the way.

Here is our guide to Oregon's coastal community art walks.

Astoria 2nd Saturday Art Walk
Visitors can wander throughout Astoria's galleries and shops the second Saturday of every month, from 5-8pm and enjoy works of art, festive refreshments and live music. Art walk venues are marked throughout downtown with flags or colorful pinwheels. For a map and guide with a list of participating businesses visit Downtown Astoria Art Walk or call (503) 791-7940.

Bandon Alive After Five
Discover Bandon's art scene on the third Friday of the month when downtown galleries and merchants extended their hours, 5-7:30pm. The art walk is in Old Town Bandon and includes music and activities at participating businesses. Updates are posted to
Greater Bandon and Bandon Alive After Five

Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk
From April through December a community of downtown galleries and shops offer art events, theatrical previews, live music and refreshments on the second Saturday of the month, from 3-6pm. Start your self-guided tour at the Manley Art Center, 433 Oak Street. Monthly printable programs are available on-line at Wild Rivers Coast Art and Pelican Bay Arts Association

Florence Second Saturday Gallery Tour
Tour historic Old Town Florence galleries and shops from 3-5pm. Start your self-guided tour from any gallery locale at Laurel and Bay Streets. Check online for the most current information at Florence Gallery Tour or call (541) 991-8213.

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
Visitors can wander, meet artists, sip wine and sample tasty bites from 5-7pm. Venues include various shops, boutiques and galleries in downtown. Sometimes a pop-up joins the frey in the historic Gilbert District. Updates and information are posted online at Gilbert District Art Walk and on Facebook at Seaside Art Walk.

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