Sponsored by the Yaquina River Museum of Art, a 501(c)3 organization partnering with the Oregon Cultural Trust
Every Labor Day weekend, the many artists who live and work in Toledo, Oregon open their doors to the public for the annual Toledo Art Walk. Several galleries and studios hold special receptions and events throughout the weekend.
Art Walk began in 1993 as a small show for three Toledo artists – Michael Gibbons, Douglas Haga, and Ivan Kelly – as an extension of Vistas and Vineyards in Corvallis. When the inaugural show drew an unexpectedly large crowd, the founders decided to make it an annual event. Attendance has grown steadily every year since and the event now draws thousands to Toledo each year. Because most of the participating artists live and work full time in Toledo and several open their studios to the public, Art Walk has truly become an annual celebration of the community. Many of the artists offer lectures and demonstrations, and the event offers a rare opportunity for the public to meet and personally talk with the artists.
This year’s line-up of artists promises a richly varied selection of high quality artwork. Participating artists, studios and galleries this year include Michael Gibbons, Ivan Kelly, Becky Miller, Caroll Loomis, Heather Fortner, Karen Fitzgibbon, Alice Haga, Rodney Lehrbass, Janet Runger, Bill Shumway, The Founder’s Show, and a juried Plein Air show.
Each of the shows will have maps available for the self-guided tour. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, August 30 and 31, and September 1, 2013.
Supported in part by a generous grant from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund.
Additional funding and advertising sponsorship provided by LaRue Hart, Maxine Moodie, Toledo Ace Hardware, and the Newport News Times.