The Astoria Art Loft Gallery is open to visitors. The Loft presents shows every month by local, regional and international artists. Receptions for our gallery's featured artists are customarily held to coincide with the ongoing Second Saturday Astoria Artwalk from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
The Artwalk is sponsored by the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association and includes many of the community's prominent galleries and businesses. The cost is free to visitors. The experience is invaluable!
Our Gallery and adjacent space is also available for local events and meetings. For more information and to schedule, contact us at 503-325-4442.
Originally constructed 110 years ago just east of the Megler Bridge in historic Astoria, Oregon, the building's second story was used as an upholstery workshop. The Loft is directly above "Dots 'n Doodles", the Oregon Coast's premier art supply shop. With views of the great Columbia River, we have maintained much of the Loft's original charm. The Gallery, recently remodelled, provides a perfect setting to view and enjoy the work of featured artists. Join us!
CHRISTA GRIMM: Featured Art Loft Artist for February
Christa Grimm is the featured artist for February at the Astoria Art Loft. This Oregon artist is passionate about landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and translates that passion into paintings with vibrant colors and lively movement. Featured on OPB’s Oregon Art Beat, she has exhibited her paintings and murals throughout the state.
Grimm’s professional credits extend to large-scale public paintings across the state and in Portland. Her work is in the Casey Eye Institute, Salem Hospital, Oregon Dental Society, Teardrop Lounge, the Dundee Bistro, WillaKenzi Estate tasting room in Carlton, and street murals at 32nd and Belmont and 13th and N. E. Freemont in Portland.
Grimm is also passionate in her study of world religions, shamanic cultures, and the learning and teaching of yoga. The wisdom and balance of her varied interests are evident in her artwork.
Raised in an artistic family – both parents are well-known for their ceramics—she always had a paint brush, a pencil, or a ball of clay in hand. Now living on the Oregon coast, Grimm indulges in observing and savoring the emotions and moods of nature leading to more expressive paintings.
Visit with this productive artist on February 10, 2018, during the Second Saturday Art Walk, at the Astoria Art Loft, 106 Third Street in Astoria, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. This early time gives visitors time to meet Christa Grimm, have dinner, and visit the other galleries from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. This exhibit runs from February 6 through March 3. For more information, please call 503.325.4442, e-mail: Astoriaartloft@gmail.com or visit the website: AstoriaArtLoft.com.