Following the usual three-month winter hiatus that grew to six, the Downtown Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk will finally happen July 11, howbeit with fewer venues, all within walking distance of each other.

One venue representative used the term “baby steps!” when describing bringing the Art Walk back during uncertain times. Masks are required inside buildings and social distancing is to happen at all times. In addition to fewer venues, hours for this event will be reduced. It will be from 3 to 5 p.m.

Highlighting the 2020 Art Walk kickoff are festivities at Manley Art Center, 433 Oak St. A four-person show featuring Linda Evans, John Gehl, Sharon Guinn and Peggy Patton will be displayed. Drinks will be served outside. Pete Chasar will interview artists at 4 p.m.

Also open for the Art Walk are Brian Scott Gallery, 515 Chetco Ave. and Forecastle Books, 547 Chetco Ave. Pastels by Les Cornish will be featured at Brian Scott. Wood creations by Randy Pearson will be displayed at Forecastle.

For more information about the Art Walk, contact the venues: Manley Art Center, 541-469-1807; Brian Scott Gallery, 541-412-8687; or Forecastle Books, 541-813-2665.

Here’s hoping for a bigger event in August. But then, in 2004 the Second Saturday Art Walk began with only four venues.

An after-Art Walk report with photos will be available online at wildriverscoastart.com.

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