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.

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 galleries and 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.,, 541-488-0290. "Inspiration," a collection of colorful, acrylic paintings by Suzanne Etienne, as well as live music, tea and treats.

AMERICAN TRAILS: 27 N. Main St.,, 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.,, 541-488-9006. "Summer's Light," a collection of oil paintings by Jacksonville artist Sheri Dinardi, as well as dulcimer music by Douglas Ross, wine and refreshments.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St.,, 541-301-5975. Handbags by textile artist Diane Ericson, as well as open artist studios, refreshments and live music by acoustic Celtic duo Planet Lullaby.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St.,, 541-488-4735. A two-woman textile show featuring "Original Weavings and Mache Masks, Tibetan-Style," by Monique Barker, and "Textiles & Textures," by Stephanie Nead.

BOHEMIA GALLERY AND FRAMING: 552 A St.,, 541-488-5227. A series of figurative and abstract paintings by Ashland artist Clifford Wilton, as well as wine and refreshments.

CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St., 541-601-0963. "The Call of the Wild, Then and Now," a collection of oil paintings by Sandy Cathcart, as well as hors d'oeuvres, wine and live music.

DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 541-482-2069, "Simplicity: The Hard Way," works by Hye Wook Huh and Echiko Ohira, and "Moments," works by glass artist Steve Klein.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "Oh to Be ... in England!" a collection of watercolor paintings by Bruce Barnes and photography by Ken Deveney, as well as live jazz music and munchies.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St.,, 541-488-2562. "Lost and Found," oil paintings by Bobbie Jansen and mixed-media sculptures by Nelson Davis.

HillTop Gallery: 859B Mountain Meadows Drive,, 541-708-5141. "Portland Overtures," a group exhibition featuring 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.,, 541-482-1983. Lithographs by Russell Chatham, as well as an exhibit by gallery artists.

ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St.,, 541-488-5072. "The Heart in Motion," figurative oil paintings by Inger Nova Jorgensen and "The Energy of Red," abstract, acrylic paintings and clay and steel sculptures by Cheryl Williams, as well as wine, appetizers and live, acoustic music by Bil Leonhart and Jeff Pevar.

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St.,, 541-488-2474. "Living With Art," featuring paintings and sculptures by J. Ellen Austin, Jason Bueter, Dawn Ferrari, Tej Steiner and Javier Barajas Villanueva, 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.,, 541-552-6245, a resource for fine-art exhibits and art education. "Mi Linda Soledad," a collection of works by Emilio Lobato, as well as new works by Ellen Wishnetsky will be displayed from Thursday, Sept. 29, through Dec. 3.

THOMAS LEE GALLERY: 20 S. First St.,, 541-482-1135. Wood sculptures by Chester "Skip" Armstrong, as well as wine and refreshments.

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

Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:

Ashland Artisan emporium: 1670 Ashland St.,, 541-708-0577. Photography, paintings, sculpture, jewelry and fiber arts by about 200 local artists and artisans. Refreshments also are available.

ASHLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: 280 Maple St.,, 541-201-4005. Works by 10 artists from Ashland Art Center, as well as wine provided by Dana Campbell Vineyard and live music by David and Gabe Young.

BOULEVARD COFFEE: 555 Siskiyou Blvd.,, 541-482-0456. Contemporary, acrylic paintings by Cathrine Stendall

CREEKSIDE PIZZA BISTRO: 92 N. Main St.,, 541-482-4131. Acrylic paintings by Kyle Gargus.

THE CROWN JEWEL: 130 E. Main St.,, 541-488-2401. Oil paintings by Michelle Murphy-Ferguson.

ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St.,, 541-482-3377. A series of oil paintings inspired by animism sculptures of Africa by Anthony Lewis, as well as wine from EdenVale Winery.

Family Massage Education Center: 1081 E. Main St. (formerly Ashland Academy of Art),, 541-482-3567. "Awesome Art of the Ages: 50 Years of a Unique Collection," a collection of works by Lawrence and Samuel Rothbort, Isadore Donskoy, Nora Rubenfeld-Frankel and others.

Gradient Gallery: 175 N. Main St.,, 541-482-3647. The gallery will be closed for September's art walk.

Hannon Library: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. (on the Southern Oregon University campus),, 541-552-6023. Exhibits by student, faculty and local artists.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St.,, 541-482-9463. Abstract paintings by Peter Van Fleet and a group fundraising exhibit benefitting the Darfur region of Sudan.

PELTON HOUSE: 228 B St.,, 541-488-7003. Photography by Sarah Patterson, wildlife photography by Dan Elster and paintings by Cathy DeForest.

Working studio members:

Backroads studio: 161 Fourth St., Marble sculptures and prints by Harriet Greene and cartoons and illustrations by Martin Goldman.

Cathy Dorris Studio: 130 A St.,, 541-821-0651. Sculptures by Kevin Litwiller and mixed-media works by Gaelyn Larrick.

ETIENNE Studio: 143 N. Third St.,, 541-482-1766. Acrylic, colorful artworks by Suzanne Etienne.

GATHERING GLASS STUDIO: 322 N. Pioneer St.,, 541-488-4738. Glass works and demonstrations by Keith Gabor, Scott Carlson and Jeff Addicott and live music by the Robbie DaCosta Trio.

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