New exhibits highlight the First Friday art walk in Ashland's downtown and Railroad District.

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. New watercolor paintings by Judy Bjorlie, live music by Cantabile Quartet, wine and refreshments.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St.,, 541-482-2772. "Experimenting with Materials," assemblages by Dale Muir; works by Ashland High School students; live music by Chapter II; open artist studios; and refreshments.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St.,, 541-488-4735. Wire sculptures by George Popa, live music by David Nigel Lloyd and refreshments.

DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 541-482-2069, "Just Now," kiln-formed glass by Catharine Newell, and "In the Studio," paintings and prints by Peri Schwartz.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "Husbands, Wives and Lovers — All You Need Is Love," poetry, photography, ceramics and paintings by 23 regional artists, as well as live jazz by Dan Fellman and munchies.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St.,, 541-488-2562. Watercolor paintings by local architect Bob Bosworth.

HILLTOP GALLERY: 859B Mountain Meadows Drive,, 541-708-5141. "Double Take," mixed-media, sculpture, fiber and digital works by Richard and Rochelle Newman. 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 Sarah Waldron and works by Thomas M. Houston, Yuji Hiratsuka, Stephen McMillan and Erin Lee Gafill.

ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St.,, 541-488-5072. "The Story Within," a mixed-media piece by Roxanne Evans Stout and Seth Apter, as well as mixed-media works by Elan Chardin, live music by Jef Ramsey, wine and refreshments.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621. Pre-Columbian pottery by Ken Standhardt, wine and cheese.

PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY IN THE ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St.,, 541-301-5975. Landscape and travel photography by Rio Montero and works by 10 other local photographers.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd.,, 541-552-6245. "Fighting Men," works by Leon Golub, Peter Voulkos and Jack Kirby. The gallery will be closed for Friday's art walk.

THOMAS LEE GALLERY: 20 S. First St.,, 541-482-1135. Bronze sculptures of dogs by Marty Goldstein, 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 six artists from Ashland Art Center. The gallery is open until 6 p.m. weekdays.

CREEKSIDE PIZZA BISTRO: 92 N. Main St.,, 541-482-4131. Abstract, acrylic paintings by Rueben Davis.

ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St.,, 541-482-3377. "Essence of Southern Oregon," printmaking, photography and digital media by Southern Oregon University alumni, as well as live music by Suaves, salsa by Rogue Salsa and sangria.

FAMILY MASSAGE EDUCATION CENTER: 1081 E. Main St.,, 541-482-3567. Watercolor paintings by Sarah Collins, live music by flutist Lavelle and guitar duo Toby Tendrich and Urban Kohler, free massages and chocolates provided by Zorba's Raw Chocolate.

HANNON LIBRARY: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. (on the Southern Oregon University campus),, 541-552-6023. "Homescape: An Exploration of the Meaning of Possessions," photography, poetry and haiku by Heidi Dalgarno, and "What It Means to be Devine," photography by Vanessa Devine, as well as guided library tours, live music by pianist Tatsiana Asheichyk and refreshments.

HILL STATION: 287 Fourth St., Jewelry and ceramics by local artists, as well as crafts and tribal art from India.

LINDY KEHOE GALLERY: 296 E. Main St. (inside Hemporium), 541-482-3350. Paintings and illustrations by Lindy Kehoe, live music by guitarist Justin Gordon and herbal sodas Wylie's Honey Brews.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St.,, 541-482-9463. Photography by Joseph Linaschke, watercolor paintings by Rosie Taylor and photography by Dan Elster.

LOVE REVOLUTION: 111 E. Main St., 541-201-2060. Works by Johan Ziems, live entertainment, rum cider and wine.

PELTON HOUSE: 228 B St.,, 541-488-7003. Photography by Sarah Patterson.

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

WATERSTONE SALON: 14 S. First St.,, 541-488-3700. The salon will not participate in this month's art walk.

WEISINGER'S OF ASHLAND: 3150 Siskiyou Blvd.,, 541-488-5989. Textile art by Ariel Sherman and wine.

Working studio members:

BACKROADS STUDIO: 161 Fourth St., Marble sculptures and prints by Harriet Greene, illustrations and photography by Martin Goldman, and live music by Roanne Lewis.

ETIENNE STUDIO: 143 N. Third St. (enter through the alley),, 541-482-1766. Colorful, acrylic paintings by Suzanne Etienne. The studio will not be open for Friday's art walk.

GALLERY DEFOREST: 1067 Emigrant Creek Road,, 541-690-6976. Etchings, printmaking, artist books, photography and letterpress prints by Cathy DeForest. The studio will be closed for Friday's art walk.

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

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St.,, 541-488-2474. Contemporary works by regional artists and live music.

STUDIO A. B.: 621 A St.,,, 541-482-2253. Early digital-collage prints and a projection, "Triptychs," by Bruce Bayard; and charcoal, pastel and graphite drawings by Ann DiSalvo.