Other Ashland Gallery Association Events
A Taste of Ashland
Celebrating its twenty-seventh year, the Ashland Gallery Association’s signature fund-raising event A Taste of Ashland is on Saturday and Sunday, April 23rd and 24th from noon to 4p.m. Foodies and wine connoisseurs from all along the west coast follow a map to 17 galleries, to discover Ashland’s best restaurants and the region’s best wines. For a complete list of pairings go to Restaurant/Wineries/Galley tab.
“What makes this wine and food pairing event different for all the others? Each winery and restaurant are painstakingly matched and work together to create unique pairings inside 17 colorful galleries all within walking, or trolley ride, distance from one another.” says Jeffery Jones, Event Coordinator for A Taste of Ashland. “This is a rare opportunity to sip seventeen of the region’s best wines, taste food from 23 restaurants, and experience artwork from wonderful galleries that represent hundreds for local, regional and international artists.”
Something different during this year’s A Taste of Ashland is that the Thorndike Gallery at SOU will be hosting Ashland Gallery Association artist members Pop-Up Art Show. Fifteen artists will show original artwork in a wide range of media, subjects and styles including charcoal figure drawings, abstract geometric acrylic paintings, wearable fiber art, assemblage sculpture, landscape and floral watercolor and more. Sarah F. Burns, AGA Board President and Artist Liaison says, “Thank you to the Thorndike Galley at SOU’s Center for the Arts for hosting our pop-up show! The Thornlike is a huge space, light filled, it will show off the artwork really well. Ashland has seen some notable gallerists retire and close their Ashland art galleries recently, so it’s quite welcome to have the opportunity to show off work and meet art lovers and prospective clients.” There are also several new galleries, wineries and restaurants on the Taste tour this year.
First Friday Art Walk
An Ashland First Friday is an eclectic mix of visual delights, interesting conversations, intimate music and tasty treats. The collage of image and experience grows as you stroll the galleries in the Historical Downtown and Railroad Districts. Join us for the next Art Walk from 5 to 8 PM on the next First Friday. Art Walk maps can be picked up in any Ashland Gallery Association Gallery and many other local businesses in Ashland.
Please follow this link to find the current featured exhibits and art walk map.