Seven Ashland galleries will showcase the works of 17 young artists from Ashland High School during March's First Friday art walk from 5 to 8 p.m. in Ashland's downtown and Railroad District.

Seven Ashland galleries will showcase the works of 17 young artists from Ashland High School during March's First Friday art walk from 5 to 8 p.m. in Ashland's downtown and Railroad District.

The annual Student Art Show gives students the opportunity to show their works in a gallery setting and be exposed to the responsibilities of a professional artist, says Kim Olson, Ashland Gallery Association administrator and coordinator of the student show.

In addition, several galleries will offer chocolate tastings this art walk in conjunction with the annual Oregon Chocolate Festival, happening Friday through Sunday, March 2-4, at Ashland Springs Hotel.

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:

Adelante! Gallery & Tea House: 88 N. Main St.,, 541-488-0290. Plein air oil landscapes and a demonstration by Nancy Smith; live music with tea and chocolate pairings, courtesy of Lillie Belle Farms.

ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St.,, 541-488-9006. "Those Who Don't Believe in Magic Will Never Find It!" pen-and-ink drawings by Gorgeous Gwen Kirk, dulcimer music by Douglas Ross, wine and Dagoba chocolates.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St.,, 541-301-5975. Mixed-media, abstract works by Miles Frode; paintings by AHS student William Crowley; open artist studios; a small photographic exhibit by the Japanese Association of Southern Oregon that shows the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake/tsunami; live music by the Silktones; and refreshments.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St.,, 541-488-4735. Works by AHS students Jorge Ramirez (woodwork), Logan McKelvey (woodwork) and Marley Fuller (stained glass) with chocolate treats.

BOHEMIA GALLERY AND FRAMING: 552 A St.,, 541-488-5227. A private collection of vintage photogravures and etchings with wine and refreshments

DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 541-482-2069, "The Figurative Show" and "The Classical Figure," collections of drawings and sculptures of the human figure.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "East Meets East VI," artifacts, textiles, adornments and artworks from the Eastern world; a photographic exhibit by JASO that shows the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake/tsunami; live jazz by guitarists Dan Fellman, Ed Dunsavage and Grant Ruiz; and fudge by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St.,, 541-488-2562. Paintings, books and sculptures by Jamie Newton.

HillTop Gallery: 859B Mountain Meadows Drive,, 541-708-5141. "Japanese Panoramas," digital montages by Steve Gildea as well as a small photographic exhibit by JASO that shows the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake/tsunami. 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 gallery artists.

ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St.,, 541-488-5072. "From Pencils to Paints," oil paintings by Rosemarie Botts and mixed-media drawings and paintings by AHS students Kyriana Bolles and Angelique Brownlie; live music by guitarist David Kelley with Dagoba chocolates.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621. Woodworks and drawings by AHS students Christina Chow, Joy Harpham, Kenzie Jackson, Sheralyn Shumway and Melissa Lamore.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd.,, 541-552-6245. "SEVEN (re)Thinking Ceramics," ceramic works by seven contemporary artists.

THOMAS LEE GALLERY: 20 S. First St.,, 541-482-1135. New art, food and wine.

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 seven artists from Ashland Art Center. The gallery is open until 6 p.m. weekdays.

CLAYCOMB PLAZA ARTS: 60 N. Main St.,, 541-890-6108. Acrylic landscapes and live music by Eddy McManus.

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

ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St.,, 541-482-3377. Works by AHS students Raven Borgilt and Mia O'Dougherty with wine and tapas

Family Massage Education Center: 1081 E. Main St. (formerly Ashland Academy of Art),, 541-482-3567. Photography by Judith Pavlik, photography and paintings by AHS students Jacqueline Sennhauser and Lillian Thomas, live music, massages and chocolate.

Gradient Gallery: 175 N. Main St.,, 541-482-3647. Mixed-media works by Siskiyou School students and refreshments.

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

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St.,, 541-482-9463. "Wine Trilogy," black-and-white photography by Stephen Edwards; "Head Room," paintings by Greg Martin; and "Ireland Countryside," photography by Suzy Birster-Hudson.

LOVE REVOLUTION: 111 E. Main St., 541-201-2060. Evocative art by 16 regional artists, live music by keyboardist Adey and wine.

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

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 guitarist Roanne Lewis.

CATHY dEFOREST sTUDIO: 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.

Cathy Dorris Studio: 130 A St.,, 541-821-0651. Zen-style assemblages by Cathy Dorris, "The Supers," jewelry by Livvy Ramos, and an art demonstration on "Finding Your Color Palette."

CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St., 541-601-0963. Art by Nancy Block, Melanie Cardinal, Sandy Cathcart and Margery Mercer with chocolate and wine.

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

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. The 18th annual "Women With Attitude and Men Who Love Women With Attitude" exhibit, works by eight local artists; art by AHS students Nalani Theil and Kendra Farber; live music by saxophonist Bronson Samel-Garlosf; poetry readings; and brownies.

STUDIO A. B.: 621 A St.,,, 541-482-2253. The 12th annual Pomegranate group show, featuring figural art by Ann DiSalvo, Denise Souza Finney, Ruthe Woudenberg, Rachel Barrett, Ellen Falkner and Mori D with live music by upright bassist Joe Cohoon.