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First Friday art walk in Ashland

New exhibits highlight the First Friday art walk in Ashland's downtown and Railroad District. The monthly art walk will be held 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 Ashland Gallery Association:

AMERICAN TRAILS: 27 N. Main St., www.americantrails.com, 541-488-2731. Pottery, prints, baskets and jewelry in American Indian themes. Watercolor paintings by Dave Bartholet.

ART AND SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., www.artandsoulgallery.com, 541-488-9006. "Paint What You Love; Love What You Paint," watercolor paintings by Charlotte Peterson and dulcimer music by Douglas Ross.

ART FX: 45 E. Main St., 541-482-1499. Fine custom jewelry, glass and ceramic art by various artists, with refreshments.

Ashland Art Center: 357 E. Main St., www.ashlandartcenter.org, 541-301-5975. Artwork by Judy Weiner and Terry Cooper-Sullivan; live music by keyboardist Garrett Baxter and guitarist Richard Sangeleer. Open artist studios and refreshments on the studio's second floor and basement.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., www.ashlandartworks.com, 541-488-4735. "The Magical World of Crazy Birds," ceramic characters by Cheryl Kempner.

BOHEMIA GALLERY AND FRAMING: 552 A St., www.bohemiagallery.com, 541-488-5227. "Evolution," paintings and sculpture by German artist Karl Heinz Kautzinski, as well as wine tasting courtesy of Liquid Assets. Ashland Mayor John Stromberg will speak.

CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St., www.lindacurtisstudio.com, 541-601-0963. Acrylic paintings by Shari O'Neal Young and artwork by gallery artists. Live music, wine and hors d'oeuvres also will be available.

DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 541-482-2069, www.davisandcline.com. The gallery's exhibits are posted online.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "In an Italian Garden," photography and paintings by gallery and guest artists, as well as live jazz music and refreshments.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 82 N. Main St., www.hansonhowardgallery.com, 541-488-2562. "One's Own Nature," ceramic sculptures by Sara Swink and oil paintings by Kentree Speirs.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FInE ART: 270 E. Main St., www.houstoncustomframing.com, 541-482-1983. A 15th-anniversary celebration with an overview of favorite gallery artists, including Thomas M. Houston, Russell Chatham, Mayumi Oda, Stephen McMillan, Yuji Hiratsuka, Sarah Waldron and others. There will be live music by Hawaiian band Ha'Ena and a performance by Ashland dance troupe Ka Pi'o O Ke Anuenue.

ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St., www.illahegallery.com, 541-488-5072. Ceramic, metal and bronze three-dimensional work by nine Oregon sculptors, as well as live music by guitarists Matt Gwinup; wine provided by Velocity Cellars.

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St., www.jega4art.com, 541-488-2474. Stone sculpture by John Moore, clay and fiber creations by Sharon Boyer and bronze sculptures by Jim Johnson.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621. Oil on canvas by Linda Lamore, as well as wine and cheese.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF art: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., www.sou.edu/sma, 541-552-6245. "Ashland in Love: 75 Years of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival," Shakespearean-era artworks, set designs and photos of Angus L. Bowmer. The exhibit will be displayed through Sept. 3.

Thomas Lee Gallery: 40 N. Main St., www.thomasleegallery.com, 541-482-1135. Oil paintings by Dan Berkeland.

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

Associate members of Ashland Gallery Association include:

ASHLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: 280 Maple St., www.ashlandhospital.org, 541-201-4005. ACH promotes the integration of art and health care. The gallery will be closed for August's art walk.

ashland springs hotel: 212 E. Main St., www.ashlandspringshotel.com, 541-488-1700. "Streams of Tranquility," paintings by Zoe Alowan.

Boulevard Coffee: 555 Siskiyou Blvd., www.boulevard-coffee.com, 541-482-0456. Work by artists Sheryl Swift and Linda Elesiya Evans.

THE CROWN JEWEL: 130 E. Main St., www.thecrownjewel.net, 541-488-2401. Jewelry by Oregon artist Jim Hayes and New York artist Ed Levin, as well as recycled, fair-trade jewelry from Brazil.

CultureWorks: 310 Oak St., www.culture-works.net, 541-488-4888. Natural clay-based, oil and acrylic paintings by Lindy Kehoe.

Enoteca by edenvale: 17 N. Main St., www.edenvalleyorchards.com, 541-482-3377. Paintings and giclées by Suzanne Etienne and Nicole Etienne Powell, as well as wine from Eden Valley Orchards.

The Gallery at Lithia Springs: 2165 W. Jackson Road, www.ashlandinn.com, 541-482-7128. Paintings by Betty Denty, photography by Nancy Fox and mosaic paintings by Katharine Sloan, as well as wine tasting and refreshments.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., www.liquidassetswinebar.com, 541-482-9463. Paintings by Rodney Birkett, Leroy Neiman and Paul Wunderlich.

Pelton House: 228 B St., www.peltonhouse.com, 541-488-7003. Photography by Sarah Patterson, wildlife photography by Dan Elster and paintings by Cathy DeForest.

Working studio members:

Gathering Glass Studio: 322 N. Pioneer St., www.gatheringglass.com, 541-488-4738. Glass art by Jeff Addicott and glass-blowing demonstrations, as well as live music by The Robbie DaCosta Band and refreshments by Deux Chats bakery.

'May Day in Suzhou China,' a transparent watercolor painting by Charlotte Peterson, will be displayed as part of the “Paint What You Love; Love What You Paint' exhibit at Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland.