May 21 Arts Walk Primer

There are a few change-ups for this month’s iteration of the ever-growing Arts Walk. Add in Fairbanks as a new venue, combo Azure, Pegasus, and Old World for a joint effort, and note the Majestic ties photographer and stage together in a neat little package as some of the highlights for the May 21 walk.

Full disclosure: we’ve drank from the Arts Walk Kool-Aid and we like it, even opening up our own downtown digs for a monthly exhibit. Here’s what’s going on and where.

Fairbanks Art Gallery

Fairbanks Hall, 220 SW 26th Street, 4 to 7 p.m.

Frank Boyden’s work is meaningfully influenced by the natural world and by the beauty of the Northwest. This artist has been printmaking for over 30 years and the exhibit also reveals his alter ego, Uncle Skulky.

The Arts Center

700 SW Madison Avenue, 4 to 7 p.m.

Sumi Ink Club will be at the Arts Center with one big drawing with anyone who wants to “jump in.” A long scroll of paper, brushes, and sumi ink are supplied; imagination is all you need to bring.


459 SW Madison Avenue, 5 to 8 p.m.

Join Christopher Adams [CRVDPLS], Betty Turbo, and Hairy McSpecies for some participatory live drawing. They will be outside the studio on 5th Street drawing up a storm.

Poptart Collective

460 SW Madison Avenue, Suite #7, 4 to 8 p.m.

Sarah Church’s mixed media work celebrates a woman’s right to present herself as she sees fit while examining the impact of the beauty industry on identity. Meet the artist and sip, snack, and cavort with your hosts, Chelsea and Gavi.

Advocat CAW May imageThe Corvallis Advocate Loft

425 SW Madison Avenue (upstairs), 4 to 8 p.m.

Surrealist Cyrus Peery has been quite popular at the loft, so this month he’s been asked back for an exhibit mixing new and prior work. Rounding out the evening will be musical guests from Wild Rose and the availability of some controversial Advocate covers. We’ll see if the chocolate-covered strawberries make a return.


425 SW Madison Avenue, Suite H-1, 4 to 8 p.m.

Artist reception for Landscape Impressions, featuring the art of Trey Phillips. In his first solo show, Trey showcases his newly found freedom of paint and expression in his interpretation of nature and landscapes. Leaf impression printmaking will also be available to create your own art or help decorate the nature-inspired gallery space.

The Majestic Theatre

115 SW 2nd Street, 4 to 8 p.m.

The exhibit features local photojournalist Scobel Wiggins’ intimate candids of the actors, musicians, directors, and crew of Les Misérables from audition to opening night. Stay after CAW for the May 21 showing of Les Misérables.

Art in the Valley

209 SW 2nd Street, 5 to 8 p.m.

Featured artist Jana Johnson’s exhibit, Creative Diversity, spans a spectrum of techniques and materials including acrylics, pastel, watercolor, Yupo paper, and monotypes. There’ll also be music and wine.

Blind Consumerism by Brittney WestBrittney West Studio

340 SW 2nd Street #3, 4 to 8 p.m.

Brittney West’s open studio offers absurdity, positive messages, conceptual and activist artwork. The event includes live painting, plus a viewing of originals and “Eco-prints” for sale. Collage activities and snacks in an ambient environment.

Azure Fine Art Gallery, Pegasus Studio & Gallery as well as Old World Deli

341 SW 2nd Street, 4 to 8 p.m.

Collectively hosting community art, Pegasus will be displaying Susan Stogsdill (from Cyrano’s) with her paper and book binding art.

Pegasus, Azure, and Old World Deli have teamed up to exhibit work from the Window on Art project which placed 15 artists, in 15 different mediums, working live in the window of Footwise. Come see the art that was created and meet these incredible artists at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information on the window project and the artists who participated, go to


361 SW 2nd Street, 4 to 8 p.m.

Susan Stogsdill has been in her studio making wonderful paper art. Come by in May to see her broad range of amazing works including marbled German bells and unique, one-of-a-kind journals.


341 SW 2nd Street, 4 to 8 p.m.

Come and see unique collections of jewelry by local artists including the lovely handmade works of Diana Paris. Then peruse endless drawers in search of that special bead to call your own and get tips on making your own handmade jewelry.

By Rob Goffins