First Friday art walk in Ashland

New exhibits highlight the First Friday art walk in Ashland's downtown and Railroad District. The monthly art walk will be held from 5 to 8 p.m.

Art walk maps are available at the galleries and Ashland Chamber of Commerce. Visitors will find opportunities to meet the artists, watch art demonstrations, hear live music and enjoy refreshments at some of the galleries.

Check the following listings for details. Please note that some galleries will be closed during the event.

The following galleries are members of the Ashland Gallery Association:

Adelante! Gallery & Tea House: 88 N. Main St.,, 541-488-0290. Works by Debby Kaspari (graphite and pastel) and Jan Hutchinson (pastel), as well as a demonstration by Roni Marsh, live music, tea and treats.

AMERICAN TRAILS: 27 N. Main St.,, 541-488-2731. Pottery, prints, baskets and jewelry in American-Indian themes, as well as a Navajo jewelry show and refreshments.

ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St.,, 541-488-9006. "A Frolic of Frogs and Other Fine Things," pen-and-ink drawings by Gorgeous Gwen Kirk, as well as new exhibits by gallery artists, dulcimer music by Douglas Ross and refreshments.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St.,, 541-301-5975. Open artist studios and refreshments on the second floor and basement of the studio, demonstrations by Adrienne Bailin and Cynthia Flowers in the community classroom and classical music by Heaven Reed and Michael Kaveney of the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St.,, 541-488-4735. "Blooming Like Crazy," a collection of watercolor paintings by Cathy McElroy and ceramic, metal and glass art by Cheryl Kempner, as well as refreshments.

BOHEMIA GALLERY AND FRAMING: 552 A St.,, 541-488-5227. Sculptures by Cary Weigand and acrylic paintings by Joe Romano, as well as wine and refreshments.

CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St.,, 541-601-0963. Photography and collage by Melanie E. Cardinal, pastels by Linda Curtis, works by gallery artists, hors d'oeuvres, wine and live music.

DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 541-482-2069, The gallery's exhibits are posted online.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "Husbands, Wives and Lovers — Birds of a Feather," a romantic collection of works dedicated to various artists' special someone, as well as live jazz music by Tri Tone Trio.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 270 E. Main St.,, 541-482-1983. New oil paintings by Sarah Waldron, as well as an exhibit by gallery artists, including Russell Chatham, Mayumi Oda, Yuji Hiratsuka, Stephen McMillan, Thomas Houston and others.

ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St.,, 541-488-5072. "Theater Impressions," acrylic paintings by Shan Lollis representing past theater traditions, as well as wine, refreshments and live music by Jeff and Julian Jones.

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St.,, 541-488-2474. A contemporary, Asian art collection featuring Ida Bagus Alit, Xu Rigeng, Nakom U-aksorn and Robert Kostka, as well as live music and refreshments.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621. Dyed aluminum squares by Bob Rickard, painted copper squares by Linda Lamore and refreshments.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd.,, 541-552-6245, a resource for fine-art exhibits and art education. The museum will feature work by faculty, including Marlene Alt, Cody Bustamante, Miles Inada, Erika Leppmann, Peg Sjogren, Robin Strangfeld and Tracy Templeton, through Friday, May 27.

THOMAS LEE GALLERY: 20 S. First St.,, 541-482-1135. Contemporary pastel art by Suzanne McClelland, as well as wine and refreshments.

THE WEBSTERS: 11 N. Main St.,, 541-482-9801. Artful clothing, jewelry, hats and accessories.

Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:

Ashland Artisan emporium: 1670 Ashland St.,, 541-708-0577. Photography, paintings, sculptures, jewelry and fiber art by about 180 local artists and artisans. Refreshments also are available.

ASHLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: 280 Maple St.,, 541-201-4005. ACH promotes the integration of art and health care. Work by artists from Ashland Art Center and live music by guitarist Matt Gwinup.

BOULEVARD COFFEE: 555 Siskiyou Blvd.,, 541-482-0456. Photography of urban architecture and wilderness landscapes by Pat Moore.

CREEKSIDE PIZZA BISTRO: 92 N. Main St.,, 541-482-4131. Acrylic paintings by Dave Riney.

THE CROWN JEWEL: 130 E. Main St.,, 541-488-2401. Handmade rings featuring Oregon Sunstone.

ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St.,, 541-482-3377. Work by local printmakers, as well as wine from EdenVale Winery.

Family Massage Education Center: 1081 E. Main St. (formerly Ashland Academy of Art),, 541-482-3567. "Awesome Art of the Ages: 50 Years of a Unique Collection," featuring works by Lawrence and Samuel Rothbort, Isadore Donskoy, Nora Rubenfeld-Frankel and others, as well as Zorba's chocolates and mini massages.

Hannon Library: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. (on the Southern Oregon University campus),, 541-552-6023. Paintings by SOU student Kayli Koutsky.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St.,, 541-482-9463. Architectural photography by Richard Balzer, paintings by Sandi Whetzel and silk hangings featured in Rory Finney's Ashland Independent Film Festival film, "River of Beauty."

PELTON HOUSE: 228 B St.,, 541-488-7003. Photography by Sarah Patterson, wildlife photography by Dan Elster and paintings by Cathy DeForest.

Working studio members:

ETIENNE Studio: 143 N. Third St.,, 541-482-1766. Colorful, acrylic artworks by Suzanne Etienne. The studio will be closed during May's art walk. Look for Etienne's most recent works at Adelante! Gallery & Tea House.

GATHERING GLASS STUDIO: 322 N. Pioneer St.,, 541-488-4738. Glass works and demonstrations by Scott Carlson, Keith Gabor and Jeff Addicott.

STUDIO A. B: 621 A St.,,, 541-482-2253. Recent drawings by Ann DiSalvo. Copies of Bruce Bayard's book of digital images, "The Weekly Press," are now available.

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