The Ashland Gallery Association's First Friday art walk takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 1. New exhibits, artists' receptions and art demonstrations will be featured at participating galleries and venues in downtown Ashland.




Art walk maps are available at the galleries, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, 110 E. Main St., and the information kiosk on the Ashland Plaza. See atasteofashland.com or call 488-8430.




AMERICAN TRAILS: 27 N. Main St., americantrails.com, 488-2731.




The gallery features a selection of Southwestern and Pacific Northwest Indian baskets, weaving, jewelry, woodcarvings and pottery. Hand-carved, hand-painted animals from the artists of Oaxaca, Mexico, will be available.




ART AND SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., artandsoulgallery.com, 488-9006.




The gallery features original art in oils, pastels, mixed media, collage, acrylic and watercolor, along with gicl&

233;e prints, by state and nationally recognized artists. "Walk on the Wild Side," new abstract works in acrylic on canvas by Janet Bocast, will be presented. A reception will include live music and an opportunity to meet the artist.




ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., ashlandartworks.com, 488-4735.




Featuring contemporary art and crafts with four galleries and artists' studios in a peaceful garden setting on Ashland Creek. "Crazy Birds on a Fence," an installation of whimsical ceramic birds perched on a white picket fence created by Cheryl Kempner, will be presented. Also, "Requiem," a live performance by guitarist Paul Kincaid, will be presented along with an exhibit of the musicians handmade stringed instruments.




ASHLAND ARTISAN GALLERY: 163 E. Main St., 488-5698.




Featuring oil paintings by Denise Baxter and other local artists, along with mosaic art, metalwork, stained glass and jewelry. Photographer Sean Bagshaw will present a slide show and take questions from 5 to 8 p.m.




ASHLAND HARDWOOD GALLERY: 17 N. Main St., hardwoodgallery.com, 488-6200.




Showcasing fine woodwork and woodworkers from around the world.




BLUE HERON GALLERY AND GIFTS: 90 N. Main St., blueherongalleryandgifts.com, 482-7762.




The gallery and gift shop showcases works from more than 70 studios, including paintings, prints, photographs, collage, sculpture, wood, jewelry, ceramics, fiber art and glass. Blown glass by North Carolina artist Kenny Pieper will be available.




DAVID BJURSTROM STUDIO AND GALLERY: 64 N. Pioneer St., bjurstromstudio.com, 201-1167.




New original graphite pencil drawings and limited edition prints by Bjurstrom will be available.




BOHEMIA GALLERY AND FRAMING: 222 A St., Ashland, bohemiagallery.com, 488-5227.




"Creative Abandon," mixed media collage by Anahata Katkin, will be presented. Katkin creates unique greeting cards for her company, PaPaYa! The First Friday reception will feature an opportunity to meet the artist and live gypsy swing music.




DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., davisandcline.com, 482-2069.




Glass, sculpture and two-dimensional art by local and national artists are featured at the gallery. Sculpture by Minoru Ohira and paper collage and mixed media by Echiko Ohira will be presented. There will be a reception for the artists.




FOURTH CORNER ANTIQUE QUILT GALLERY: 258 A St., Suite 10, fcquilts.com, 552-1818.




"Starry-eyed Girl," a collection of historic American quilts, will be displayed through June 11. "Seeing in Sepia," a collection of 19th century quilts in variations of browns, will open June 15.




FRANK PHILIPPS POTTERY: 88 N. Main St., 488-4177.




Pottery by Frank Philipps and watercolors and drawings by Tucker Whitson of Ashland will be presented. There will be a reception for the artist.




GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 482-9008.




Featuring art, antiques and artifacts. "Husbands, Wives and Lovers: Side by Side," paintings, sculpture, poetry, fashion and more by 20 artistic couples, will be presented. There will be a reception for the artists.




GALLERY DEFOREST: 270 Fourth St., 482-1005.




"Painting the Northwest," a collection of works by Terry Sauv&

233;, will be presented.




GALLERYGIMBEL: 145 E. Main St., gallerygimbel.com, 482-1848.




Featuring thought-provoking paintings by Sam Gimbel and works by modern masters Picasso and Miro.




GATHERING GLASS: 322 N. Pioneer St., gatheringglass.com, 488-4738.




Scott Carlson and Keith Gabor will demonstrate glass blowing.




HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 82 N. Main St., hhgallery.com, 488-2562.




"Still Lifes and Reflections on Yelapa," oil paintings by Leslie Lee, and ceramic sculpture by Dennis Meiners will be displayed. There will be a reception for the artists.




HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 270 E. Main St., houstoncustomframing.com, 482-1983.




Work by gallery artists Yuji Hiratsuka, Russell Chatham, Mayumi Oda and Stephen McMillan will be displayed. Acoustic guitarist David Rogers will perform from 5 to 8 p.m.




ILLAHE DESIGN STUDIO AND ART GALLERY: 500 A St., illahetile.com, 488-5072.




Featuring custom tile, mosaic, photography, woodwork, sculpture and hand-blown glass. "The Crossroads," hand-carved relief sculpture by Julian Isaacson, will be presented. The artist will demonstrate his work with Carrera marble at 4 p.m. and introduce his exhibit at 6 p.m.




JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St., 488-2474.




The working sculpture studio of J. Ellen Austin and visiting artists. Live music, art demonstrations and opportunities to meet the artists will be available during the First Friday reception.




THE LIVING GALLERY: 20 S. First St., thelivinggallery.com, 482-9795.




Featuring works in various media by gallery artists. Fabric collages by Candace Coleman will be presented. There will be a reception for the artist.




MISTWOOD STUDIO GALLERY: 271/2 N. Main St., mistwoodstudiogallery.com, 488-2064.




Featuring mystical acrylic and watercolor paintings by Kathleen Boyle Magnuson. Open by appointment only.




NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 482-3621.




Featuring Spanish cuisine by Inti Restaurant and ceramic bowls by Emily Rosshein-Marrinson.




SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, sou.edu/sma, 552-6245.




Featuring the annual Southern Oregon University art faculty show with emeriti and alumni through June 23. Guitarist Ed Dunsavage will perform at 5:30 p.m. for the First Friday reception.




STUDIO A.B.: 621 A St., babayard.com, 482-2253.




Featuring "Fables of the Surface," small graphite drawings Ann DiSalvo.




THE WEBSTERS: 11 N. Main St., yarnatwebsters.com, 482-9801.




Featuring clothing, jewelry, hats and accessories.




Associate members of the Ashland Gallery include:




THE CROWN JEWEL: 130 E. Main St., thecrownjewel.net, 488-2401. Featuring oil paintings by Michelle Murphy-Ferguson and jewelry by Sephi Gast.




FABRIC OF VISION: 145 E. Main St., Ashland, fabricofvision.com, 482-4009.




FURNITURE DEPOT: 498 Oak St., furnituredepot.com, 482-9663.




HEADWATERS:, 84 Fourth St., headwaters.org, 482-4459.




"Natural History," pastel paintings by O. Chris Adams of California, will be displayed. A reception will include an opportunity to meet the artists and music by violinist Aaron Moffatt.




LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., No. 201, liquidassetswinebar.com, 482-9463.




Works by Jean Bakewell and Mary Saint-Marie and photography by Teri Dixon will be displayed. Guitarist Ken Hart will perform.




LOOKING GLASS BEADS AND JEWELRY: 283 E. Main St., lookingglassbeads.com, 482-7000.




Arm candy by Wendy Gell will be presented.




PELTON HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST: 228 B St., peltonhouse.com, 488-7003.




Works by Sarah Patterson, Cathy DeForest and Tom Dothage will be displayed. Patterson is a photographer who focuses on nature and people from around the world.




OTHER FIRST FRIDAY EVENTS:







A collection of photography by David Sherman will be presented during the First Friday art walk.