Friday, Jan. 4 — 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:

ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St.,, 541-488-9006. "All Art, Great & Small," small-scale paintings by gallery artists, live music by Douglas Ross, wine and refreshments.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St.,, 541-301-5975. Woven, textile jewelry by Thalia Keple, open artist studios, live music by Daniel Sherrill and refreshments.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St.,, 541-488-4735. Paintings, jewelry, sculptures and cards by local artists.

DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 541-482-2069, The gallery will not be open for Friday's art walk.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "Safari III," exotic works by six artists, live jazz by Dan Fellman and munchies.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St.,, 541-488-2562. A group show, featuring coiled baskets by Sue Yamins.

HILLTOP GALLERY: 859B Mountain Meadows Drive,, 541-708-5141. 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. Oil paintings by Erin Lee Gafill and works by Thomas M. Houston, Yuji Hiratsuka and Stephen McMillan.

ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St.,, 541-488-5072. Works by Steven Cornett, Holly Kilpatrick and Jesse Ambrose, live music by Generation Jones, wine and refreshments.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621. "Fluid Universe," photography by Mary Ann Czermak, as well as wine and refreshments.

ROGUE FRAMEWORKS: 1644 Ashland St., No. 3, 541-488-5227, The gallery is not open for the art walk.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd.,, 541-552-6245. The gallery will be closed for Friday's art walk.

THOMAS LEE GALLERY: 20 S. First St.,, 541-482-1135. "Out of the Bowl," fruit sculptures by Thad Markham, as well as wine and hors d'oeuvres.

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 seven artists from Ashland Art Center. The gallery is open until 6 p.m. weekdays.

CREEKSIDE PIZZA BISTRO: 92 N. Main St.,, 541-482-4131. "Art From the Earth," oil and mixed-media paintings by Leah Fanning Mebane.

ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St.,, 541-482-3377. Photography by Steven Addington.

FAMILY MASSAGE EDUCATION CENTER: 1081 E. Main St.,, 541-482-3567. Abstract paintings by Dena Carter, live music by Karen Hardman, free massages and chocolate provided by Zorba's Raw Chocolate.

GRADIENT GALLERY: 175 N. Main St.,, 541-482-3647. Works by Walker Elementary School students, as well as refreshments.

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, live music and refreshments.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St.,, 541-482-9463. Photography by Dan Elster and paintings by Eugenia Talbott Adderson and Micah Ofstedahl.

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

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

PHOTOGRAPHER'S GALLERY IN THE ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St.,, 541-301-5975. Works by 11 local photographers.

PLAZA SALON AND SPA: 60 N. Main St.,, 541-890-6108. Photography by Mary Landberg, a hair-updo class by Troy Brown, cocktails and appetizers.

TAROKO PAN-PACIFIC BISTRO: 62 E. Main St.,, 541-488-7108. Haiku art by Cathy Dorris and mixed-media, Asian landscapes by Gaelyn Larrick.

WEISINGER'S OF ASHLAND: 3150 Siskiyou Blvd.,, 541-488-5989. Photography by Daniel Beck, as well as wine.

Working studio members:

BACKROADS STUDIO: 161 Fourth St., Native American works, marble stone-cut prints by Harriet Greene and watercolor, pen-and-ink works and photography by Martin Goldman.

CATHY DEFOREST STUDIO: 1067 Emigrant Creek Road,, 541-690-6976. The studio will be closed for Friday's art walk.

CATHY DORRIS STUDIO: 130 A St.,, 541-821-0651. Mixed-media art by Cathy Dorris.

CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St., 541-601-0963. The gallery is closed through February and well reopen for March's First Friday art walk.

ETIENNE STUDIO: 143 N. Third St.,, 541-482-1766. The gallery will not be open for Friday's art walk.

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

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St.,, 541-488-2474. Works by Daniel Verner, Tom Stamper, Jason Bueter and others, as well as refreshments.

STUDIO A. B.: 621 A St.,,, 541-482-2253. Drawings by Ann DiSalvo, digital collages by Bruce Bayard and a digital projection with music, streaming live, by Tod Barton.