Image Credit for Cover Art - Doc Pinnock of the Hideaway Gallery
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
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 and Moira Sadovy.
Check out various framing options
Serene Abundance Studio
1225 12th Street, Florence, Oregon 97439
Holiday Swap & Potluck on 12/8 - Got some extra Christmas ornaments you don't need? How about holiday craft supplies, wrapping paper, ribbon, or cards? Bring goodies you aren't using to our Swap! You might come away with new treasures for yourself, or to give as a gift. All leftover items will be donated to one of our local charities. All ages, free event, please bring a potluck item to share.
Friday, December 21st, 3-5:30pm - Snowflake Lantern Workshop - Drop in & learn how to make your own cut-paper snowflake decorated lantern, using recycled glass jars, suitable for use indoors or out. Ages 10 and up. $5-$15 suggested donation per adult. All materials will be provided. A great way to get ready for the Luminary Parade!
Friday, December 21st, Downtown Florence, 6pm start - Winter Solstice Luminary Parade - Hosted by Serene Abundance Studio
Help "keep the light" going through the longest night of the year. Bring your lights, glowsticks, light-up toys, lanterns, etc. and gather 1st & Harbor St. to take part in a Parade of Luminaries along the waterfront, to the Siuslaw River Bridge Interpretive Center. Bring acoustic musical instruments if you'd like to play some songs and make merry around the tree!
Novelli's Crab & Seafood
1498 Bay Street (Down on Boat Dock)
an'ya is Artist of the Month
an'ya is Poetess of the Month at Novelli's Crab & Seafood on the dock! an'ya's works have been translated into over 90 different language dialects for literary journals/books/ anthologies/leaflets/magazines/newspapers/calendars/and online pubs; plus she has many published books to her credit. an'ya is a world renown haiku and tanka poetess; in 2011, she was voted as one of the top 10 Japanese genre poets in the world. Be sure to mention you are on the Gallery Tour to receive a free print.
Free Samples of Amber's Award-winning Chowder, Complimentary Wine and a Free Poetry Print for the Art Walk.
The Studios at Jayne Smoley Design
1458 1st Street, Florence, Oregon 97439
1421 Bay Street, Florence, Oregon 97439
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!
Youth Artist, Nathan Pfaff, fourteen-year-old ninth grade student who is home-schooled. He discovered his art medium one summer while doing yard work for a friend, who introduced him to a form of art called Zentangle. This is basically a stress relieving form of drawing that uses repetitive patterns.
Elizabeth “Edie” Carhart is the FRAA Artist of the Month! Edie was raised in Laguna Beach, California, which is a small town known as “The Artist Colony.” Graduating from high school with a Festival of Arts Scholarship Award, she then attended the University of Idaho. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in textiles and fibers, and a Minor in Cultural Anthropology. She also served as a member of the Peace Corps for two years in the Caribbean as an Art Teacher and Program Art Developer. Carhart retired in 2005 from a career with the California and Montana State Parks and devoted her time to creating mixed media art with an emphasis on silk painting. After retiring to Florence with her husband three years ago, she became a member of FRAA, where she displays her work, and serves as a volunteer.
Both artists will be featured at a reception at FRAA on December 8th during the Second Saturday Art Walk from 3 – 5 p.m. The community is invited to come and meet these two talented artists, while enjoying holiday refreshments.
Old Town Coffee & Gallery
125 1/2 Nopal Street, Florence, Oregon 97439
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
Old Town Barbershop
1341 Bay Street, Florence, Oregon 97439
Alissa Clark Clayworks
180 Laurel Street
The Vardanian Art Gallery
1300 Bay Street, Florence, Oregon 97439
Silver Lining Boutique
2217 Highway 101, Florence, Oregon 97439
Siuslaw Public Library
1460 9th Street, Florence, Oregon 97439
Florence Events Center
715 Quince Street, Florence, Oregon 97439
BeauxArts Fine Art Materials Innovational is up for November to December. Artist Reception is on December 3rd from 5-7pm in Gallery 1 & 5. Show include PostCard Art & special showing of the late Wolfgang Hofmann.
Save the Date for 2019 Fresh Impressions Youth Art Exhibition
BeauxArts Fine Art Materials & Gallery
2285 Highway 101 Suite H, Florence, Oregon 97439