Every Labor Day weekend, the many artists who live and work in Toledo, Oregon open their doors to the public for the annual Toledo Art Walk. Several galleries and studios hold special receptions and events throughout the weekend. Because most of the participating artists live and work full time in Toledo and several open their studios to the public, Art Walk has truly become an annual celebration of the community. Many of the artists offer lectures and demonstrations, and the event offers a rare opportunity for the public to meet and personally talk with the artists.
Participating artists, studios and galleries this year include Michael Gibbons, Ivan Kelly, Becky Miller, Caroll Loomis, Heather Fortner, Karen Fitzgibbon, Alice Haga, Rodney Lehrbass, Janet Runger, Bill Shumway, The Founder’s Show, and a juried Plein Air show. Each of the shows have maps available for the self-guided tour. Hours 10 am to 5 pm daily, August 30 through September 1.