The Downtown Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk, which has been on break since December, returns to seven venues from 3 to 6 p.m. today (April 14).

To celebrate its return, galleries and venues are organizing special activities and events.

For example, at Chetco Community Public Library, the cast Chetco Pelican Players’ production of “Athenry” will give a preview performance at 3:15 p.m. in the main gallery, where a “California Dreamin’” art show is on display.

At Manley Art Center, there is a live art and travelogue presentation at 4 p.m. by Pelican Bay Arts Association’s featured artist Dave Howell, who spent time painting while sailing around the world.

Then at Brian Scott Gallery, featured artist Les Cornish will share his techniques for using pastel media to create his landscape and seascape paintings at 4:45 p.m.

At Semi Aquatic Gallery, owner and artist Spencer Reynolds will be there for the duration of the Art Walk to show and tell all about his oil painting techniques.

Meanwhile at Ambiance By the Sea, featured artist Kevin Roeckl will discuss his art, and Georgia Cockerham will discuss and sign her book from 3 to 6 p.m.

That leaves Wright’s and Feather Your Nest, almost next door to each other. At Wright’s, the featured artist is Melissa Meyer, and Audi Stanton will demonstrate small-painting techniques. At Feather Your Nest, it’s their entire group of artists who will be featured.

Most of the venues will have free refreshments and live music performed by artists representing a number of different musical styles.

For those who miss any Art Walk activities, there’s an after-art-walk report with photos at


1 — Ambiance by the Sea, 530 Hemlock St. offers original art and collectibles.

2 — Brian Scott Gallery and Signatures, 515 Chetco Ave., a multi-level format shows art in many styles, including art from Signatures, a gallery within the gallery. Music performed by Spectrum Sounds.

3 — Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St. features “California Dreamin’” in the meeting room and a presentation on Egypt in the lobby showcase.

4 — Feather Your Nest, 800 Chetco Ave. features the works of several artists. Music played by Rapp Brush.

5 — Manley Art Center, 433 Oak St. features watercolorist Dave Howell. The gallery theme is “Whimsy.” The classroom displays art by the Chetco Photographers Association, Tuesday Painters, life drawing, Mudslingers, fiber arts and more.

6 — Semi Aquatic Gallery, 654 Chetco Ave., features the works of Spencer Reynolds. Music presented by by Lon Goddard.

7 —Wright’s Fog and Fine Arts Gallery, 810 Chetco Ave., features Audi Stanton, Melissa Myer and art from 37 artists ranging from jewelry to oil and watercolor paintings. Music played by Patty Anne Da’Cunha and Shirley Hyatt.