Art galleries, shops and restaurants will stay open late for the Third Friday art walk on Aug. 17 in downtown Medford. Each month new work by regional artists is showcased, and artists demonstrate their work along the sidewalks of Bartlett and Main streets, Middleford Alley and Theater Alley. Maps highlighting the venues are available at any of the stops along the art walk.




Betty Bangs will be the featured artist at Art du Jour Gallery, 320 Middleford Alley. There will be a reception for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served.




Bangs is a new member of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists. She recently moved to the Rogue Valley from Coos Bay, where she worked for the Coos Art Museum.




Her recent paintings depict the intricate details of handmade lace along with vintage silver and china. Bangs also has painted landscapes during her travels throughout Alaska, Canada and the Northwest.




Sculptor Yvonne Kitchen of Art du Jour Gallery will be showing her works in bronze and discussing her artistic process in front of Medford Interiors on Main Street.




Visitors can enter Art du Jour Gallery from the street or from Middleford Alley. Artwork in the theme of summer days will be featured inside.




The gallery features a variety of media by about 15 local artists. Visitors will find works in acrylic, oil, pastel, watercolor, collage and pen and ink, along with sculpture and jewelry. The cooperative of artists include Ruth Hickok Schubert, Ruth Heath, Dick Woods, Yvonne Kitchen, Marianne Kauffman, Shari O'Neal Young, Margo Garnett, Garland Arnaud, Betty Bangs, Val Coulman, Gayle Gray, Judy Hubler, Norma Kibbey, Brad Linder, Ginny Matheson, Vicky McGee, Judy Miller, Brian Moore, Norm Rossignol, John Strain, Lara Strazdas and Carol Sharp.




Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. See artdujourgallery.com or call 770-3190.




At Intuitive Music and Arts, 228 E. Main St., Suite C, artist Linda Evans will be displaying new paintings in oil and pastel with summer themes. Evans will demonstrate her painting techniques on the sidewalk outside her gallery. There will be live music by Craig Evans, wine and cheese inside the gallery. Call 324-1437.




Studio Sfumato's exhibit of new work, "Perceptions in a Dissonant World," will be featured in the main gallery at the Rogue Gallery and Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St. A reception for the artists will be held from 5 to 8 p.m.




Sfumato is a group of about 20 artists who, despite disabilities that range from autism to accidental head injuries, create and sell their artwork. It is an enterprise of Living Opportunities in Medford.




There will be live acoustic music by Ed Rogers and Matt Anlas. See roguegallery.org or call 772-8118.




A farewell reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at AMBUS Contemporary Art, 21 N. Bartlett St. The gallery's artists will be closing the venue to pursue other opportunities. Information about the artists will continue to be available at AmbusArt.com.




AMBUS features original contemporary art by regional women artists who work in a wide range of media and techniques. There is stained glass by Darla Baack; mixed media paintings by Eileen Bowie, Dianne Erickson and Virginia Andrade; sculpture and paintings by Janet Higgins; prints and sculpture by Nancy Jo Mullen; fiber art and prints by Nancy Pagani; papier m&

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Other venues participating in the downtown art walk include:







Other businesses supporting the Third Friday art walk include: