Toledo shines during First Weekend

“The Toledo Show” will be on display at the Yaquina River Museum of Art during the First Weekend Art celebration this Saturday and Sunday. (Courtesy photo)

Toledo will be the main feature for the town’s First Weekend Art celebration on April 6 and 7 in the exhibition of “The Toledo Show” at the Yaquina River Museum of Art.

The Yaquina River Museum of Art has curated a new art show from its permanent art collection now displayed along the walls of the organization’s Schoolhouse Exhibit space, which features various scenes from the streets of Toledo. Over 10 artists depict the Americana town in their own style, enlightening viewers to the charming soul of Toledo. The Yaquina River Museum of Art strives to preserve, make public and promote an appreciation of the artistic expressions of the dedicated accomplished artists who have drawn their inspiration from the land and people of the Yaquina River watershed.

Visit the Yaquina River Museum of Art to enjoy art and complimentary refreshments during First Weekend Toledo Art on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The Schoolhouse Exhibit space is located at 151 NE Alder St. For more information, go online at

Across the street, Michael Gibbons Signature Gallery will be featuring the renowned regionalist painter’s iconic plein air works. Now showing in the gallery are framed canvas prints that are as vibrant as the original works. Visit the gallery on Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m., and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine. Michael Gibbons Signature Gallery is located at 140 NE Alder St. For more information, visit

On Graham Street, artist Ivan Kelly will be displaying “Winter Fox,” an oil depicting the elusive red fox against a dramatic snowy winter backdrop. Kelly has the unique ability of capturing the wonderment of wildlife within his detailed paintings. See his works at Ivan Kelly Studio & Gallery, located at 207 E Graham St., open Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. Visit www.ivankelly.comfor more information.

Along Main Street, Frank Jones will be displaying his landscape and urban photography, as well as his photo cards at Francyfolk Photos & Music. Francyfolk Photos and Music, located at 227 S Main St., will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Further down Main Street, Janet Runger will be showcasing her unique assemblage art at Crow’s Nest Gallery & Studio. Art lovers will have the opportunity to peruse her popular magnets, cards and original works of art. Crow’s Nest Gallery & Studio, located at 170 N Main St., will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.