Today's Second Saturday Art Walk will bring out the competitive spirit, as well as the laid-back enthusiasm among artists.
At the new Fog and Fine Art Gallery, located inside Wright's Custom Framing and Art Supplies, there will be the first Paint Off, a competition among chosen artists. The event will take place during the entire Art Walk time - 3 to 6 p.m.
Artists will compete in a timed event painting the same subject. The audience gets to encourage their favorite with shouts of instructions to keep the pressure on the artists. As the evening progresses, the public will be invited to participate in the competition and brush up on their skills. The paintings will then be auctioned off to support Summer Art Camp or the local food bank.
The public may come and go as they wish as they visit other events, which includes the Pelican Bay Arts Association's Life Drawing Group artists demonstrating sketching and painting using a live model starting at 3:15 at Manley Art Center and Gallery (see story below).
The final event of the evening will South Coast Fitness Center presenting a ZUMBA demonstration at 4 p.m. at Chetco Community Public Library.
Venues taking part in the Art Walk include:
A Wild Bird and Backyard General Store, 1109 Chetco Ave., 541-412-9453: Meet jewelry artist Gloria Serna and learn how she makes her whimsical Sweet As Candy bead jewelry and other crafts. Music presented by Spectrum Sounds.
Fog and Fine Art Gallery (inside Wright's Custom Framing and Art Supplies), 810 Chetco Ave., 541-469-7900: Sara Broderick will be the featured artist for her 8th annual theme show - Carousel Horses -in various media (see story below). She will be giving demonstrations.
Feather Your Nest, 703 Chetco Ave., 541-469-4300: The featured artist is Julie Scott, who works in watercolor, acrylics and acrylic oils. She uses a variety of materials from recycled windows and wood to antiques and canvas. Music performed by Rapp Brush.
Manley Art Center and Gallery, 433 Oak St., 541-469-1807: Pelican Bay Arts Association's Life Drawing Group is the featured artist. The gallery theme is "Historical Brookings" which features the works of many local painters, sculptors, ceramic and fiber artists. Free refreshments and live music by Patty Anne DaCunha.
Gypsies, 549 Chetco Ave., 541-813-1882: The city of Brookings Public Arts Committee will be sharing ideas and plans for upcoming projects. The public is welcome to share ideas of what they would like to see in the city. Giraffes on a Raft will provide musical entertainment.
Signature's Gallery, 515 Chetco Ave, 541-469-1085:Featured are the florals of San Francisco watercolor artist Jan Kunz in a show called "Spring Flowers." Also displaying works is Sandy Bonney.
Brian Scott Gallery, 515 Chetco Ave., 541-412-8687: Featured artist Paul Kingsbury will do a painting demo throughout the Art Walk. Musical entertainment by Lon and Aura.
Dewey's Digs, Curry Coastal Pilot conference room, enter from Art Walk Alley, 541-373-3551: Coos Art Museum's VISIONS 2014 winners from Brookings-Harbor High School. Music performed by Hither, Thither and Yon.
Chetco CommunityPublic Library, 405 Alder St., 541-469-7738: The gallery features an "An Eclectic Collection," the art of Brookings-Harbor High School students. The lobby display case shows Rob Decker's artwork.
Photos of the Art Walk will be posted online at http://www.wildriverscoastart.com .