The Southern Oregon Coast is a haven for artists.
“The environment is inspirational for artists in all different media,” said artist and Second Street Gallery owner Candace Kreitlow.
Second Street Gallery sells fine art, jewelry and crafts, and more than 75 percent of featured artists are Oregon residents. Many of those artists make appearances at the gallery’s Meet the Artist series, where visual artists and musicians present live demos and performances.
Art and wine walk events in the summer and fall are like an Old Town block party. Arts enthusiasts who make personal connections with artists appreciate the creative work even more, said Kreitlow.
Make your own art connection at local galleries, studios and public art venues in the Bandon area. Here are a few art stops to explore:
Annual Port of Bandon Boardwalk Art Show
Public art display on the Coquille River waterfront through the summer
Washed Ashore Art to Save the Sea
Gallery and interactive workshops at 325 2nd St SE, Bandon
Big Wheel General Store
Myrtlewood and wood crafts gallery at 130 Baltimore Ave. SE, Bandon
Second Street Gallery
Retail fine arts gallery, artist presentations and live music at 210 Second St. SE, Bandon
Sage Place & Bandon Discovery Center
Arts and crafts studio workshop at 525 11th St. SE, Bandon
Vines Art Glass
Retail glass art gallery and studio, 47074 Highway 101S, south of Bandon
Retail fine arts gallery and sculpture courtyard at 517 Jefferson St, Port Orford
Article by Geneva Miller. Contributed photos (from top) Hawthorne Gallery; Second Street Gallery; Robert Miller, Port of Bandon Boardwalk Art Show.