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Art Nights Out & About
Published: 06/09/2017  Updated: 09/12/2018

Up and down the Oregon Coast, galleries extend their hours and open their doors for art walk events.

Every month galleries, boutiques, eateries and unique spaces open their doors in some coastal communities as a way to connect with visitors and locals in promoting the arts. A community art walk is an opportunity for both art enthusiasts and those simply looking for a pleasant evening out to wander from venue to venue to view artwork, meet the artists, shop and socialize. Art walks typically feature show openings, artist demonstrations, food samplings and live music. 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.

Astoria Second Saturday Art Walk
Every second Saturday of the month, from 5-8pm, downtown businesses extend their hours to exhibit original works of art. Second Saturday Art Walk venues are highlighted throughout town with colorful pinwheels. For a map guide and list of participating businesses visit Downtown Astoria Art Walk or call (503) 791-7940.

Bandon Alive After Five Art & Wine Walk
Explore Bandon the third Friday of the month when downtown galleries and merchants will be open for extended hours from 5-7:30pm. The Art Walk is free and includes music and activities at participating businesses. Commemorative wine glasses and walking maps can be purchased for $10 at the Bandon Historical Museum. 270 Fillmore Ave. SE, on the corner of Highway 101 (541) 297-2342. Updates are posted to Bandon Alive After Five and Greater Bandon Activities.

Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk
Various galleries and shops offer special events, demonstrations, artist's receptions, theatrical previews, live music and refreshments the second Saturday of the month, March through December. Admission is free and open to the public from 3-6pm. Start your self-guided tour from any locale, a monthly printable program is available on-line at Wild Rivers Coast Art and Pelican Bay Arts Association

Florence Second Saturday Gallery Tour
Take a tour of Florence galleries the second Saturday of the month from 3-5pm. Start your self-guided tour from any gallery locale. Call (541) 902-8575 or check online for the most current information at 2nd Saturday Facebook and Florence Gallery Tour.

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
Celebrating 11 years, the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is from 5-7pm monthly. Visitors can wander, meet artists, sip wine or sample appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs. View demonstrations, listen to an artist talk or enjoy live music. Venues include various businesses, shops, boutiques and eateries in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. Updates and information is posted online at Seaside Art Walk.

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