Visit galleries in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District the first Friday of each month and discover new exhibits, live music, artist demonstrations and opportunities to meet the artists. 

Highlights for the Oct. 2 art walk include an exhibit of favorites in various media by 17 artists of co-op gallery Ashland Art Works. "Beyond the Vast," an exhibit of night photography by Deb Harder featuring ethereal scenes from Crater Lake and the Oregon Coast, will be displayed at Photographers' Gallery in the Ashland Art Center. More than 40 mosaic artists will be showcased at the Contemporary Mosaic Art Invitational in the Thorndike and Retzlaff galleries at the Oregon Center for the Arts on the Southern Oregon University campus.

Receptions for the artists will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at galleries and other venues. Pick up a gallery tour map at any of the listed galleries, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce or download one from

The following galleries are members of the Ashland Gallery Association: 

ADELANTE! GALLERY: 130 E. Main St., 214-587-7686 or Plein-air oil paintings by Nancy Smith. Smith will demonstrate oil painting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.

ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., 541-488-9006 or "Paintings from the Oregon Wilderness: Where the Wolves Now Roam," large-scale oil on canvas paintings of landscapes east of Ashland by Montague, Calif., artist Carla Palmese.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., 541-482-2772 or Ceramics by Stephanie Friedman and Jane Sterling, and mixed-media assemblages by Leslie Gibbons. Live music will be presented by Henry Mercer.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., 541-488-4735 or Seventeen gallery artists celebrate the artists' co-op with their favorite works in various media. 

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "Around the World in 30 Days," expressions from around the world in various media by gallery artists. Bruce Barnes, Judy Lanier and Jesse Widener will be on hand to discuss their art. Live music by Dan Fellman and Stolen Moments.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., 541-488-2562 or "Fields in Color," landscapes in acrylic by Eugene artist Jon Jay Cruson.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 270 E. Main St., 541-482-1983 or Art by Thomas M. Houston, Erin Lee-Gafill, Stephen McMillan, Yuji Hiratsuka, Richard Royce and Richard Spare.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621 or Ceramic pottery by Frank Phillips and sculpture and paintings by Cheryl Williams. 

PERDITA: 33 N. Third St., No. 7, "It's a Wonderful Livings; Art of the Simple Things."

PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY: Inside the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., 541-301-5975 or Night photography by Deb Harder.

PUSH ART GALLERY: 274 Fourth St., Suite 1, 360-393-2145 or "Congruences," nudes in pastel and charcoal on handmade paper by Mabrie Ormes. 

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., 541-552-6245 or "Breaking Patterns," an exhibit of optical and perceptual abstracts by Gabriele Evertz, Anoka Faruqee, Gilbert Hsiao, Douglas Melini and Michael Scott. 

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

Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:

ARTISAN EYEWORKS: 215 Fourth St., 541-708-5350, 

BELLA TERRA FINE JEWELRY: 60 E. Main St., 541-708-6300 or Artisan jewelry.

HANNON LIBRARY: On the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., 541-552-6816 or 

HILL STATION: 287 Fourth St., Imports from around the world.

PELTON HOUSE: 228 B St. 541-488-7003 or Wildlife photography by Dan Elster.

SUMMIT AND FIELDS: 337 E. Main St., 541-941-2946 or

Restaurants, wineries and wine bars:

BELLE FIORE ESTATE & WINERY: 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, 541-488-9765. 

CREEKSIDE PIZZA BISTRO: 92 N. Main St., 541-482-4131 or 

ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St., 541-482-3377 or Paintings and mixed media by Whitney Rolfe and Aaron Taylor.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., 541-482-9463 or Abstract paintings by Miles Frode and photographs by Jacie Gray, Joseph Linaschke and Dan Elster.

SMITHFIELDS RESTAURANT: 36 S. Second St., 541-488-9948 or Paintings by Sarah F. Burns.

Working studio members:

EYA STUDIO: 349 E. Main St., suites 5 and 7, 541-973-7477 or

GATHERING GLASS STUDIO: 322 N. Pioneer St., 541-488-4738 or Ornamental and functional glass sculpture and glass-blowing demonstrations.

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St., 541-488-2474 or Sculpture and mixed media by Northwest artists.

OAK LEAF STUDIO: 247 Oak St., 541-488-5756 or Landscapes in pastel by Leif Trygg.

SNOW'S PLACE: 125 Sherman St., 602-448-4109 or Portraits in acrylic by Snow Panneton and mixed media by Olivia Gower. Live music by Martin Ball and Bram Lightbourne.

STUDIO A.B.: 621 A St., 541-482-2253, or Electronic collage prints by Bruce Bayard and figurative drawings by Ann DiSalvo.