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2nd Saturday Gallery Tour 3/9/2019
March 9, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The 2nd Saturday Gallery Tour in Florence, Oregon seeks to share with our community the benefits of the arts, artists and collaboration within our community by offering interactive opportunities to share and celebrate the local arts. This monthly occasion will inspire you and help Florence continue to be a thriving coastal arts destination.
During the hours 3-5PM on 2nd Saturday of each month, you’ll enjoy great local art, interactions with fellow patrons of the arts and artists, receptions, refreshments, live entertainment and community*.
Please note some Galleries may have specific event hours, please check with individual gallery for specific times. Some galleries are open by appointment. Events subject to change without notice.
The Tour begins at any of the participating locations:
Florence Art Passport
Florence is an Art Lover’s Destination! The Florence Oregon Passport to the Arts will be back soon!
1856 37th Street, Florence, Oregon 97439
-The BEST Wood Art on the Coast (if not the world!)
-See red table with extra special discounts
949 Highway 101, Florence, Oregon 97439
-Call for Artists – Do you want to display your art? Contact Kassy Keppol!
-Illustration Club Sign Ups – Sign up to learn the basics of illustration with Kassy Keppol! Open to all ages and we will be working in pastels. Contact Dragon Art for Details.
-Class List, contact Dragon Art Directly.
Frames of Florence
2250 Highway 101, Suite G, Florence, Oregon 97439
-See various local artists work including Carol Stender, Stella Ault, Darlene Tyler and Moira Sadovy.
-Check out various framing options
Serene Abundance Studio
1225 12th Street, Florence, Oregon 97439
-Contact Serene Abundance Studio for information.
Novelli’s Crab & Seafood
1498 Bay Street (Down on Boat Dock)
The Studios at Jayne Smoley Design
1458 1st Street, Florence, Oregon 97439
-Classes! Be sure to sign up!
-Residents Artists: Jayne Smoley, Glass, Tamarah Philips, Oils, Gigi Lassen, Jewelry
1421 Bay Street, Florence, Oregon 97439
-Where Art Thou? show is at the Florence Events Center up until the end of the month.
-March is “Zen,” at Backstreet featuring a show of the magical pairing of mixed-media paintings by Pattie Brooks-Anderson with photography by Stephanie Ames.
FRAA – Florence Regional Arts Alliance
120 Maple Street, Florence, Oregon 97439
541-997-4435 or 541-999-0859
-Come relax, enjoy the new member art that is up!
-FRAA will be featuring the beautiful oil paintings of local artist John Leasure, and the vibrant artwork of high school student Elissa Hurley during the month of March. Visitors will enjoy artwork and refreshments and will be treated to an “Art Demo” by Leasure. John Leasure has lived in Florence for the past 40 years, raising a family with wife Tracy, and owning West Coast Cabinets for many of those years. For the past 27 years he has taught oil painting classes in Florence. John Leasure is active in the Florence art scene, serving as Treasurer of FRAA, where he also teaches Saturday morning oil painting classes. He is a member artist at Backstreet Gallery on Bay Street, where many of his paintings are exhibited. He serves on the Florence Event Center’s (FEC) Gallery Committee, where he teaches the popular quarterly “Wallflowers and Wine” evening painting events. Leasure has exhibited in many Florence venues, including the Siuslaw Library, the FEC, Peace Health Medical Center, The Chamber of Commerce, and the Dune’s Café. Elissa Hurley will be featured on the Youth Wall at the FRAA Art Center and Gallery. Hurley is an active Junior at Siuslaw High School, enjoying art classes with Art teacher Kim Pickell, and playing sports. Most of her drawings and other art pieces are her experimenting and/or expressing her feelings, often using bright colors and “things that pop.” She uses pens, watercolor, acrylic, oil paint, scratchboard, and multimedia. As Hurley says, “Drawing naturally makes me feel calm and happy with everything. Art takes me to a new place to explore…a peaceful place to invent.” Both artists will be featured at a reception at FRAA from 3 – 5 p.m on March 9th. The community is invited to come and meet these two talented artists.
Old Town Coffee & Gallery
125 1/2 Nopal Street, Florence, Oregon 97439
-Artists of the Month, Rachelle Mason.
The River Gallery
1335 Bay Street, Florence, Oregon 97439
-Featuring the work of Florence artists Vern Oremus, who makes amazing wooden bowls, and Greg Kennedy, who makes gorgeous high fired and horsehair pottery. We will be serving champagne and chocolate during the art walk.
-Also featuring an exquisite collection by Northwest artists.
-Stop by, have some champagne and chocolate, and enjoy the view!
The Hideaway Gallery
1254 Bay Street, Florence, Oregon 97439
-Doc has a special collection of his watercolors up!
-Hometown art from a variety of talented artists.
Old Town Barbershop
1341 Bay Street, Florence, Oregon 97439
-A fresh new feel of maritime art and maps.
Alissa Clark Clayworks
-Closed, but check back soon!
Silver Lining Boutique & Gallery Upstairs
2217 Highway 101, Florence, Oregon 97439
-Please Check with Silver Lining Boutique.
Siuslaw Public Library
1460 9th Street, Florence, Oregon 97439
-Come by any time during open library hours to take a look!
-East Side Gallery A and B (Back Wall of Library) is Nicole Campanella
Florence Events Center
715 Quince Street, Florence, Oregon 97439
-Backstreet Gallery’s Where Art Thou Show! Artist Reception was 2/15 from 5-7pm at the Florence Events Center.
-Look for information about FlorenceFest 2019 Soon!
BeauxArts Fine Art Materials & Gallery
2285 Highway 101 Suite H, Florence, Oregon 97439
-Feeling lucky this March! St. Patti’s Day is right around the corner! Why Not make some GOLD art! Stop in During 3-4pm on March 9th and make a one of a kind button!