2023 Toledo Art Walk

29th Annual Art Walk

Celebrate with us!

Labor Day Weekend – September 2, September 3 and September 4, 2023 

Join us Labor Day weekend and visit with artists at various locations throughout Toledo to celebrate the 29th Annual Labor Day Weekend Art Walk

The public is invited to enjoy the displays, refreshments, demonstrations, lectures, and more on this self-guided tour from 10 am to 4 pm daily.  Maps of the event will be available at participating galleries and studios. Be sure to participate in the Art Walk Raffle and Mural Scavenger Hunt by visiting all participating locations and mural sites. For more information, please visit the Art Walk Map page.

Hosted by the Yaquina River Museum of Art, the Art Walk will feature numerous artists at several locations throughout Toledo.

Our sponsors and volunteers make the Toledo Labor Day Art Walk Event possible.

A Little History…

Toledo’s Art Walk began as a one-time event in October, 1993 as an open-studio for Michael Gibbons, a Mentor Artist for the Corvallis based Vistas & Vineyards program.  Artists Douglas Haga and Ivan Kelly, recent arrivals to Toledo and neighbors of Gibbons, were invited to open their doors during the festivities.  Several hundred visitors came for the event, and in 1994 and 1995 the trio of Toledo artists staged a repeat. Each artist invited a guest artist, swelling the number to six showing art. In 1996, prompted by the challenges of October weather, the Art Walk event date was changed to the three days of Labor Day weekend, where it remains to this day.

We always have such an amazing group of artists for Art Walk. You won’t want to miss it! Mark your calendar for this event, and spread the word!  We will update this page with a list of participating artists as we get closer to the date.  Each location has something different, as well as artist demonstrations, talks, and refreshments.  You’ll have wonderful opportunities to meet the artists, and talk about their work.  Maps will be available at the various studios.

"Cow Parsley and Lupine" by Michael Gibbons


2023 showing artists, studios, and galleries

Yaquina River Museum of Art

Mural by Casey McEneny

At the Yaquina River Museum of Art located at 151 NE Alder Street, guest artist Casey McEneny will be featuring his works in the Schoolhouse Exhibit Space.

Casey McEneny's murals are widely recognized throughout Lincoln County.Casey was born and raised on the Oregon Coast by his mother and father who are local gallery owners and artists in Seal Rock. After attending school in California and earning both his BFA and MFA in Illustration, McEneny moved back to the Oregon Coast where he focused on education and outreach. Working with the schools and outreach programs eventually lead to an opportunity to teach a CTE commercial art program at Newport High School in 2015. Over the last seven years he has worked with more than 2,000 students discovering and exploring the creative fields of art and how they can turn them into professional careers.

Casey's murals can be seen throughout Toledo, at the Rogue Brewery, Newport Brewery, Ossie’s Surf Shop, Tsunami Training Center, Ripley’s believe it or not, event posters for local surf contests, County fair and local parades.

Casey McEneny will be offering an art talk to the general public during each day of Art Walk at 1:30PM at the Museum. Complimentary refreshments will be offered.

Included in the Schoolhouse Exhibit Space is the Founders’ Show, loaned to the Museum by the Toledo Public Library. The Art Walk Founders' Show features the works of Michael Gibbons, Ivan Kelly, and Doug Haga. Beginning in 1993, the three artists began an event that branched from Corvallis' Vistas & Vineyards series that we now know as the Annual Toledo Labor Day Art Walk. The annual Art Walk event has been a stepping stone for numerous artists over they years by giving them a platform to the general public and strengthening the ties between artists and their audiences.

Coming back for a fourth year, Schoolhouse Coffee will be serving coffee, water, and other beverages as well as baked goods from Double Take Donuts at a self-serve station. A $5 donation is suggested for a cup of coffee and a pastry. Schoolhouse Coffee will be set up on the Museum's porch for Art Walk attendees.

Gallery Michael Gibbons

"Dockside Flowering Plums" by Michael Gibbons

Michael Gibbons’ Signature Gallery will be featuring select paintings from the late artist’s original works. As a founding member of Art Walk, Michael’s legacy to make public and promote an appreciation of the dedicated local artists continues through the colorful arts community in Toledo. Gibbons’ passion for painting the Yaquina Watershed, which he referred to as a sacred landscape, can be seen in his original works painted on location throughout the region.

“You can almost hear the chorus of the different trees. It’s a sense. You don’t hear words, but the language is right there. It’s a living being.”


The Signature Gallery of Michael Gibbons will feature original plein air paintings found in the archives of the artist’s studio that encompass a wide variety of subjects. Many are without frames and a significant discount is included in the price. From tiny 6”x8” jewels of Northwest and Southwest landscapes to architectural subjects including street-scapes of a much larger size; much of this treasured work is being shown at Art Walk for the first time. In keeping with the gallery’s annual custom for Art Walk, Michael Gibbons’ Signature Gallery offers an exclusive discount of 50% on all prints, mugs, and art cards as a thank you to all the collectors of his work. Judy Gibbons invites everyone to visit with her this Art Walk at the Gallery as she offers this extraordinary opportunity to see and select art by Michael Gibbons.

Michael Gibbons' Signature Gallery is located at 140 NE Alder Street.

Ivan Kelly Studio & Gallery

Ivan Kelly’s painting “Clearing, A Winter Evening” shows his mastery of marine painting. 

For 40 years Ivan Kelly has painted the landscapes from the Canadian Rockies all the way to the high desert of New Mexico. The artist will be featuring his original oil landscapes, big game, and maritime paintings. Growing up in the lush and varied Irish countryside instilled in Ivan a love and appreciation for our natural world. With several decades of painting on location across the Western, Southwestern United States and Canada (and in his Toledo home studio) his work exhibits a personal vision, authenticity, and sense of place. His oil paintings have been juried into several national and international exhibits and art museums since 2000. Awards include “Award of Excellence” from the Oil Painters of America in Carmel, CA for his on-location Oregon Coast oil painting, “Abandoned” now in the permanent collection of the Yaquina River Museum of Art.

“I love the way light transforms the landscape, in particular early morning when the air is fresh and the shadows are long and transparent," he says, “and I believe the best way to paint the beautiful subtleties of light is with easel firmly planted where it’s happening, on a cliff edge, riverbank or sand dune.” 

Painted with energy and confidence, Kelly’s paintings are alive –  each one with a unique mood, light and authentic sense of place. Ivan Kelly Gallery Studio is located at 207 East Graham Street, one block above Main Street. 

Legacy Arts Terrace

Artist Marion Moir

"Teak Lady" by Marion Moir

Along the Legacy Art Terrace, Marion Moir will be displaying her watercolor works of art. A lifelong painter and student of the arts, she is known for her iconic watercolor works of flowers, landscapes, puffins, sea life and maritime scenes. Many of her paintings are done en plein air, or “in the open air” outside and on location. Moir studied art at Oregon State University and attended workshops from the noted “California School” painters and many other inspiring teachers in the U.S. and Japan. Moir taught watercolor, collage, gyotaku and mixed media in Newport and around the U.S. She has been a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon since 1981 and enjoys membership in other art groups in the western states.

Joining Marion on the Legacy Art terrace, Senitila McKinley, founder of the Seashore Family Literacy Center, will be giving away complimentary school supplies and serenading guests with her ukulele. Through her own journey of learning English upon emigrating to Waldport, Oregon from Tonga while helping her children with their school work, Senitila saw firsthand the need for family literacy services in the community. Since her community outreach efforts starting in 1992 and eventual establishment of Seashore Family Literacy as a non-profit, the organization has made a direct impact on South Lincoln County communities through their numerous outreach programs extending beyond literacy to meeting basic community needs, including free clothing and food programs.

Crow's Nest Gallery & Studio

Featuring 21 Artists

Surrealist art by Carol Connett

Crow’s Nest Gallery & Studio will be displaying the works of more than twenty artists.

Among the artists, Janet Runger, the founder of Crow’s Nest, will be featuring her storybook found object assemblage art. Veta Bakhtina will be featuring her striking folkloric paintings, Alice Haga will be showing her fused glass works. Val Bolen, a tile and ceramic artist, will be displaying her pieces. Paula Teplitz, a primarily a ceramic and a mixed media artist, will be displaying her work such as her sculptural jellyfish mobiles. Jeff Gibford is a photographer who digitally manipulates his photography. Tish Epperson will be displaying her vivid watercolor works. Photographer Sylvia Hosie will be showing her signature nature, wildlife, and landscape photography. Artists also on display during Art Walk include Carol Connett, surrealist; Doug Haga, painter and sculptor; Laura VanLandingham, mixed media; Jennifer Norman, mixed media; Vicki Bock, mixed media; Ronda Johnson, taxidermy diorama; Devanee Trivett, assemblage artist; Susan Jones, weaving; Susan Day, jewelry; Jeannie Andre, watercolor; Daryl Baird, photographer; Kit Sugrue, colored pencil artist; Erika Sugrue, jewelry.

Crow’s Nest Gallery & Studio is located at 305 N Main Street.

ART Toledo

Phantom Gallery | Art, Oysters & Brews

During Toledo Art Walk, ART Toledo, a city initiative to energize Toledo’s business district with an art-centric focus, will be featuring their Phantom Galleries in the shop windows along Main Street. The Phantom Galleries are an ART Toledo project that promotes available commercial buildings in downtown by exhibiting local artwork. The current showing artists are photorealistic painter Kim Bush, and exotic wildlife artist Daniel Toledo. See their work at 355 N Main Street.

Also featured Labor Day Weekend is the final 2023 installment of ART Toledo's Art, Oysters & Brews event. There will be live music, kids activities sponsored by the Toledo Library, a petting zoo, local breweries and wineries, fresh oysters, and local artists! Art, Oysters & Brews will be on Saturday September 2nd from Noon-5PM.

"Beautiful Intruder" by Daniel Toledo