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

New exhibits highlight the First Friday art walk in Ashland's downtown and Railroad District. The monthly art walk will be 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. New works in pastel by plein-air artist Clive R. Tyler, live music, tea and chocolate.

ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St.,, 541-488-9006. "People, Places and Things of Beauty," oil and pastel paintings by Judy Richardson, live music by Douglas Ross on dulcimer, wine and refreshments.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St.,, 541-301-5975. "Sparkle City," jewelry and wall art by Wendy Gell, open artist studios, live music by J.J. Joss, as well as refreshments.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St.,, 541-488-4735. "Passages," raku sculptures by Lorene Senesac; "Reflections," paintings by Marcia O'Rourke; "Plein Air Paintings" by Sandra Davis; live music by guitarist David Hummingbird; and refreshments.

BOHEMIA GALLERY AND FRAMING: 552 A St.,, 541-488-5227. "Transitions," paintings by Robert Beckmann and Clifford Wilton, as well as hors d'oeuvres.

DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 541-482-2069, "New Lifeforms," blown-glass sculptures by Kathleen Elliot, and "The New Still Life," mixed-media paintings by Katherine Ace.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "The Female of the Species," works by 27 female artists, live jazz by Dan Fellman and Grant Ruiz, as well as munchies.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St.,, 541-488-2562. Ceramic sculptures by Sara Swink and oil paintings by Ken Grant.

HILLTOP GALLERY: 859B Mountain Meadows Drive,, 541-708-5141. "New Mexico Enchants," a juried exhibit featuring works by 13 New Mexico artists. The gallery will not be open for Friday's art walk.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 270 E. Main St.,, 541-482-1983. New mixed-media artworks by Thomas M. Houston and live music by multi-instrumentalist Kairo Holbert.

ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St.,, 541-488-5072. Eighth annual Sculpture Invitational featuring works by 10 regional artists, live music by guitarist David Kelley, wine and refreshments.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621. Works by gallery artists.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd.,, 541-552-6245. "Jewels of the Navajo Loom: The Rugs of Teec Nos Pos," 30 rugs by Navajo weavers, and paintings by contemporary Portland artist Eva Lake. The gallery will be closed for Friday's art walk.

THOMAS LEE GALLERY: 20 S. First St.,, 541-482-1135. Dr. Seuss prints, sculptures and books.

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

Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:

ASHLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: 280 Maple St.,, 541-201-4005. Works by six artists from Ashland Art Center. The gallery is open until 6 p.m. weekdays.

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

ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St.,, 541-482-3377. Paintings by Thomas Kinkade from a private collection, wine and tapas.

FAMILY MASSAGE EDUCATION CENTER: 1081 E. Main St.,, 541-482-3567. Pastel paintings by Clista Prelle-Tworek, live music by Flown in Fresh, massages and chocolate provided by Zorba's Raw Chocolate.

GRADIENT GALLERY: 175 N. Main St.,, 541-482-3647. The gallery is closed for the summer.

HANNON LIBRARY: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. (on the Southern Oregon University campus),, 541-552-6023. Works by students, faculty and other local artists.

LINDY KEHOE GALLERY: 296 E. Main St. (inside Hemporium), 541-482-3350. Paintings and illustrations by Lindy Kehoe.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St.,, 541-482-9463. Photography by George Martin, "Letters to the Sea," paintings by Keith Johnson, and watercolor landscapes by Beth Martin.

LOVE REVOLUTION: 111 E. Main St., 541-201-2060. Evocative art by regional artists, live music and wine.

OASIS: 258 A. St., Suite 21, 541-778-4806. Works by David Heskin and Aloria Weaver, live music and refreshments.

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

PLAZA Salon and Spa: 60 N. Main St.,, 541-890-6108. Abstract, acrylic paintings by Toby McElroy and live folk music by Ava Joe.

TARKO PAN-PACIFIC BISTRO: 62 E. Main St.,, 541-488-7108. Works by Cathy Dorris and Gaelyn Larrick.

WEISINGERERS'S OF ASHLAND: 3150 Siskiyou Blvd.,, 541-488-5989. Photography by Daniel Beck and wine.

Working studio members:

BACKROADS STUDIO: 161 Fourth St., Marble sculptures and prints by Harriet Greene, illustrations and photography by Martin Goldman and live music by guitarist Roanne Lewis.

CATHY DEFOREST sTUDIO: 1067 Emigrant Creek Road,, 541-690-6976. Etchings, printmaking, photography and letterpress prints by Cathy DeForest. The studio will be closed for Friday's art walk.

CATHY DORRIS STUDIO: 130 A St.,, 541-821-0651. "Fly by Night," hand-tied fishing flies by Cathy Dorris.

CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St., 541-601-0963. "$99 Bucks," small paintings by 10 local artists, live music, wine and hors d'oeuvres.

ETIENNE Studio: 143 N. Third St.,, 541-482-1766. Acrylic paintings by Suzanne Etienne. The studio will be closed for Friday's art walk.

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

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St.,, 541-488-2474. "Abstract Eruptionism," a painting by Rama, an elephant at the Oregon Zoo; an acrylic painting by the late Ashland artist Robert Alston; ceramics by Tom Stamper; live music and refreshments.

STUDIO A. B.: 621 A St.,,, 541-482-2253. "Passages," new collages by Bruce Bayard; charcoal, pastel and graphite drawings by Ann DiSalvo; and live music by bassist Joe Cohoon.