The Astoria Art Loft Gallery is open to visitors. The Loft presents new art 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 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
The Artwalk is sponsored by the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association and includes many of the community's prominent galleries and businesses. The experience is delightful!
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.
This historic building was originally constructed around 1910 just east of the Megler Bridge. and had many uses. Today, the building is home to the Loft, directly above "Dots 'n' Doodles", the Oregon Coast's premier art supply shop, and the Fix-it Shop. With views of the Columbia River, we have maintained much of the Loft's original charm. The Gallery, recently remodeled, provides a perfect setting to view and enjoy the work of featured artists. Join us!
Must be professionally presented. (The back of the artwork should be professional in appearance also.)
*Artwork on paper should be matted on a neutral-colored mat. A narrow inner mat may be a color that enhances the artwork.
The matted artwork should be protected with plexiglass. NOTE: glass is NOT recommended due to the weight, possible breakage, and damage to the artwork.
The supports should be wire suspended on D-rings. Please, NO sawtooth hangers. The wire should be fairly taut and be about 2” below the top of the artwork.
The frame should be free of damage and in good condition. If used, the plexiglass should be clean and free of smudges.
Gallery-wrap canvass should be suspended with wire on D-rings.
Framed pieces should be suspended with wire on D-rings.
If stationary, artwork should be secure on its base or display surface.
If hanging or suspended, artwork should be secure in position. Material suspending or holding the artwork in place should be strong and securely attached. All sharp edges should be covered to avoid injury.
Quilts that are going to be hung must have a pocket/placket on the back with a wooden holder in place.
Identification of artwork
Each piece of artwork must be checked into the Art Loft and a Liability Waiver form signed. Also, each piece of art must have an ID card with, (1) Title of artwork, (2) medium, (3) artist’s name, (4) Price or NFS (not for sale), and (5) artist’s phone number and/or e-mail securely attached to the art piece.
The management of Astoria Art Loft has the right to refuse any artwork which is deemed not appropriately framed for hanging and appropriate to a family-friendly art gallery.
October - - - Annual Judged Show: This year's theme is: BUTTERFLIES & MOTHS
November: WEARABLE ART Japanese clothing & our annual "CARDIVAL CARNIVAL"
December - - There will be no ARt WALK in December. We will be closed from December 19 through January 5th.