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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 at the 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., www.adelantegalleryteahouse.com, 541-488-0290. New works by gallery artists, as well as live music, tea and treats.

AMERICAN TRAILS: 27 N. Main St., www.americantrails.com, 541-488-2731. Pottery, prints, baskets and jewelry in American Indian themes, as well as blankets by Pendleton Woolen Mills.

ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., www.artandsoulgallery.com, 541-488-9006. "From the Rockies to the Pacific," a collection of landscapes by Brian Day, as well as dulcimer music by Douglas Ross, wine and refreshments.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., www.ashlandartcenter.org, 541-301-5975. "Patterns in Nature," a collection of paintings by Shoshanah Dubiner, as well as refreshments and live music by Xyara Asplen.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., www.ashlandartworks.com, 541-488-4735. Woodworks by John Weston and the AAW fall fundraiser "Step-Up to Help Out," featuring hand-painted stepstools by local artists.

BOHEMIA GALLERY AND FRAMING: 552 A St., www.bohemiagallery.com, 541-488-5227. Work by Jack Coelho, Hilarey Walker and Lily Flores, as well as live jazz, wine and refreshments.

CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St., 541-601-0963. Works by gallery artists, as well as hors d'oeuvres, wine and live music.

DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 541-482-2069, www.davisandcline.com. "Out of the Woods," a collection of madrone sculptures by Christian Buchard and paintings on wood panels by Haley Farthing.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "Alchemy — Artist and Model," a collection of portraits by Kathryn Jacobi, Rebecca Gabriel and Robert Paulmenn, as well as live jazz and munchies.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., www.hansonhowardgallery.com, 541-488-2562. "Come What Will," a series of paintings and woodcut prints by Noriko Sugita Becraft, as well as the mosaic "Chaise Lounge" by Karen Rycheck.

HILLTOP GALLERY: 859B Mountain Meadows Drive, www.numinousstudiowest.com, 541-708-5141. "Portland Overtures," works by seven Portland artists. The gallery will not be open for Friday's art walk.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 270 E. Main St., www.houstoncustomframing.com, 541-482-1983. Lithographs by Russell Chatham, as well as an exhibit by gallery artists.

ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St., www.illahegallery.com, 541-488-5072. "Andamento: The Flow of Mosaics," a juried exhibit featuring works by 17 mosaic artists, as well as wine, appetizers and live music by guitarist Stephan Kane.

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St., www.jega4art.com, 541-488-2474. Contemporary artworks by the late artists Robert Kostka, Mary Perry Stone, Bruce Hoheb, Gwen Stone and Doreen Walsh, as well as live music and refreshments.

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

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., www.sou.edu/sma, 541-552-6245. "Mi Linda Soledad," a collection of works by Emilio Lobato, as well as "Felt to Steel," a collection of works by Ellen Wishnetsky-Mueller.

THOMAS LEE GALLERY: 20 S. First St., www.thomasleegallery.com, 541-482-1135. Hand-blown glass works by California-based gallery Orient and Flume, as well as wine and refreshments.

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

Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:

ASHLAND ARTISAN EMPORIUM: 1670 Ashland St., www.ashlandartisanemporium.com, 541-708-0577. Photography, paintings, sculptures, jewelry and fiber arts by about 200 local artists and artisans.

ASHLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: 280 Maple St., www.ashlandhospital.org, 541-201-4005. The gallery features works by artists from Ashland Art Center but will be closed for October's art walk.

BOULEVARD COFFEE: 555 Siskiyou Blvd., www.boulevard-coffee.com, 541-482-0456. Paintings by Catharina Stendal.

CREEKSIDE PIZZA BISTRO: 92 N. Main St., www.creeksidepizza.com, 541-482-4131. Mixed-media paintings by Danielle Swaser.

THE CROWN JEWEL: 130 E. Main St., www.thecrownjewel.net, 541-488-2401. Potographic collages by Diane Wittenberg.

ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St., www.edenvalleyorchards.com, 541-482-3377. Oil paintings by Anthony Lewis as well as wine from EdenVale Winery.

FAMILY MASSAGE EDUCATION CENTER: 1081 E. Main St. (formerly Ashland Academy of Art), www.hellofmec.com, 541-482-3567. The final showing of "Awesome Art of the Ages: 50 Years of a Unique Collection," as well as live music, massages and chocolates.

GRADIENT GALLERY: 175 N. Main St., www.ashlandmethodist.org, 541-482-3647. Art by Ashland high-school, middle-school and elementary-school students.

HANNON LIBRARY: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., www.hannonlib.sou.edu, 541-552-6023. Exhibits by student, faculty and local artists.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., www.liquidassetswinebar.com, 541-482-9463. Work by Richard Balzer, Peter Van Fleet and Sandi Whetzel, as well as a silent art auction.

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

Working studio members:

BACKROADS STUDIO: 161 Fourth St., www.backroadsproductions.com. Marble sculptures and prints by Harriet Greene and cartoons and illustrations by Martin Goldman.

CATHY DORRIS STUDIO: 130 A St., www.cdorrisart.blogspot.com, 541-821-0651. The studio will be closed for October's art walk.

ETIENNE STUDIO: 143 N. Third St., www.etiennegallery.com, 541-482-1766. The studio will be closed for October's art walk.

GATHERING GLASS STUDIO: 322 N. Pioneer St., www.gatheringglass.com, 541-488-4738. The studio will be closed for October's art walk.

STUDIO A. B.: 621 A St., www.babayard.com, www.anndisalvo.com, 541-482-2253. "Fables of the Surface," graphite drawings by Ann DiSalvo and crayon drawings of clouds by Bruce Bayard.

'Spring Migration' by Mimi Near and mosaics by 16 other artists will be on display at Illahe Studios and Gallery in Ashland.