Discover the work of local artists in a variety of mediums at Ashland Art Works during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk. Ashland photo artwork
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in short: artistic walk on the first Friday
Galleries, studios and restaurants in downtown Ashland and its Railroad District unveil new exhibits, hold art demonstrations and more from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. Maps of artistic walks are available at all sites. For a full list of events and participating galleries, see ashlandgalleries.com.
American Trails: The gallery, located in the Columbia Hotel, 250 E. Main St., Ashland, showcases the arts and crafts of the Indigenous peoples of North and South America. The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Sunday, excluding public holidays. Masks are mandatory, and hand hygiene will be offered at the door. Visit americantrails.com or call 541-482-2553.
Art du Jour Gallery: Discover the exhibitions of 17 local artists in a myriad of mediums such as watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, Conté pencil, collage, sculpture , photography, mixed media and more. Until January 31, discover abstract expressionist paintings by Salon Artist, Alx Fox and animal photographs by Joshua Able. The gallery, located at 213 E. Main St., Medford, will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Private tours are possible outside of opening hours by reservation. Limit of 10 people at a time in the gallery.
Art Presence Art Center: The gallery, which features work by local artists in a variety of media, is located at 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, and will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. See the annual “Naked Art” exhibition, an exhibition of artwork without frames or rugs until Sunday, January 30. Also look for art bins in all media and prints from local artists available for purchase. Visit art-presence.org or call 541-941-7057 for more information or to make an appointment.
Ashland Artworks: The gallery features work by local artists in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, woodwork, fiber arts, and garden art. The art collective, located at 291 Oak St., Ashland, will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For details, see ashlandartworks.org or call 541-488-4735.
Enclave Studios: Enclave Studios, located at 1661 Siskiyou Blvd. # 3, Ashland, is home to five local artists and exhibits paintings, sculptures and mixed media work. Open by appointment. For more information, find Enclave Studios on Facebook or call 541-301-5738.
Fiber Arts Collective: Discover the work of approximately 30 fiber artisans at 37 N. Third St., Ashland. Exhibits range from sewing, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and felting to bookbinding, gluing, painting, printing, stenciling, beading and creating assembly pieces. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Call 541-708-6966 or visit fiberartscollective.com for more details.
Karon Gallery: The gallery, located at 300 E. Main St., Ashland, features period textiles and jewelry, antiques, artwork and furniture. See the exhibition “East meets East – The Year of the Tiger”, which features works from countries such as Japan, China, Tibet and Thailand, on display until January. The gallery will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Visit Discovergalleriekaron.com or call 541-482-9008.
Grants Pass Museum of Art: The museum, located upstairs at 229 SW G St., Grants Pass, features works by local and regional artists. The gallery will be hosting a ‘Faux Fun & 6×6’ fundraiser and exhibition, featuring faux masterpieces created by local artists and a diverse selection of artwork limited to 6 inches by 6 inches. The works of art will be on display until February 19, then auctioned off, with all proceeds going to the museum. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday and by appointment. Entrance to the museum is free. The retail gallery, Gallery One, located on the street level of the museum, showcases the work of around 60 local artists. Visit gpmuseum.com to view a virtual tour or call 541-479-3290 for more information.
Hanson Howard Gallery: The gallery, located at 89 Oak St., Ashland, will be closed during the month of January. If you would like to make an appointment during this time, email [email protected] or call 541-301-1031. For more information, see hansonhowardgallery.com.
Personalized Framing and Houston Fine Art: The gallery, located at 280 E. Hersey St # 11, Ashland, will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment. Discover the colorful exhibition of intaglio prints by Yuji Hiratsuka, photo-realistic prints by Stephen McMillan and paintings by Thomas M. Houston. Visit houstonscustomframing.com or call 541-482-1983.
Rogue Gallery & Art Center: Discover Wendy Hines’ mixed media paintings in the “Light Waves” exhibition, on display in the Community Gallery until January 7th. The gallery at 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, will be open from 10 a.m. at 5 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, including special holiday hours, see roguegallery.org or call 541-772-8118.
Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild: The Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild will feature an ongoing virtual gallery exhibit offering the opportunity to view and purchase works created by local carpenters. See siskiyouwoodcraftguild.org.
Studio 151: The Art Studio, located at 151 N. Pioneer St., Ashland, features mixed sculptural artwork by Elizabeth York. Discover a series of works on time, wall relief Buddhas, and a variety of sculptural animals and birds. The workshop is only open by appointment. All proceeds from York’s artwork will support Shine a Light, a non-profit organization committed to raising awareness about the prevention and rehabilitation of victims of sex trafficking both locally and internationally. foreigner. See studio151ashland.com.