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See the work of featured artist Danielle Rose in the ‘Uplift’ exhibit during Medford’s First Friday Art Walk at the Central Art Supply Gallery. See list. Courtesy Image

In Focus: Third Friday Art Walk

Downtown Medford’s galleries, restaurants, shops, and studios unveil new exhibits, hold art demonstrations, and more from 5-8 p.m. on the third Friday of each month. The Art Walk celebrates all that downtown has to offer – shopping, dining, art and culture – and new experiences are offered every month. For more information, find Medford’s Third Friday on Facebook.

American Trails: The gallery, located at the Columbia Hotel, 250 E. Main St., Ashland, showcases the arts and crafts of the indigenous peoples of North and South America. The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Sunday. See or call 541-482-2553.

Art & Soul Ashland: The gallery features paintings in a variety of mediums and styles by local and regional artists. Throughout the month of July, discover the exhibition “The colors of nature”, which will present oil paintings and pastels by Suzanne Leslie. Art & Soul Ashland, located at 247 E. Main St., Ashland, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. See or call 541-331-2986.

Art du Jour Gallery: Explore exhibitions by 17 local artists in a myriad of mediums such as watercolour, oil, acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, Conté crayon, collage, sculpture , photography, mixed media and more. The annual Charity Hubbard Student Exhibition, featuring many of Hubbard’s student works, will be on display in the main gallery and featured artists areas, and Charity Hubbard will exhibit her own work in the living room gallery throughout the month of July. Also, check out seascape paintings by July’s featured artist, Mary Ann Macey, on display until July 30. During Medford’s Third Friday Art Walk, from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, July 15, the gallery will host classical guitarist Rod Petrone. The gallery, located at 213 E. Main St., Medford, will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Openings are possible outside opening hours by reservation. See, call 541-770-3190 or email [email protected]

Art Presence Art Center: The gallery, which features works in a variety of mediums by local artists is located at 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Admire the work of featured artist Diana Rasmussen in the ‘Landscapes of the Heart’ exhibition, showing fabric designs that tell a story and turn into art. The exhibition will be presented until July 31. The Main Gallery will exhibit works by member artists in a variety of mediums including watercolour, photography, oil and sculpture. See or call 541-941-7057 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Ashland Art Works: The gallery features works by local artists in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, carpentry, fiber arts, jewelry, and garden art. During the month of July, admire sculptures by Elin Babcock and handmade jewelry by Elizabeth Ellingson. The Art Collective, at 291 Oak St., Ashland, will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday. For details, see or call 541-488-4735.

Central Art Gallery: The gallery will feature works by featured artist Danielle Rose in the “Uplift” exhibit from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, July 15, during Medford’s Third Friday Art Walk. The art supply store and gallery is located at 101 N. Central Ave., Medford. For details, see or call 541-773-1444.

Enclave Studios: Enclave Studios, located at 1661 Siskiyou Blvd. #3, Ashland, is home to five local artists and exhibits paintings, sculptures and mixed media works. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday July 22, the workshop will open its doors and present its summer exhibition. The gallery is open by appointment only, except July 22. For more information, find Enclave Studios on Facebook or call 541-301-5738.

Fiber Arts Collective: See the work of approximately 30 fiber artisans at 37 N. Third St., Ashland. Exhibits range from sewing, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and felting to binding, gluing, painting, printing, stenciling, beading and creating assembly pieces. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Call 541-708-6966 or see for details.

Karon Gallery: The gallery, located at 300 E. Main St., Ashland, features vintage textiles and jewelry, antiques, art, and furniture. Check out the July exhibition featuring a new collection of various masks and artifacts from Africa, as well as photos, paintings, and jewelry. Photographs by Judy Benson LaNier will be featured alongside paintings and prints, including portraits and village scenes by Jane and Vernon Lawhorne and jewelry by Joseph Bartlow. The gallery will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. See or call 541-482-9008.

Hanson Howard Gallery: The gallery, located at 89 Oak St., Ashland, features works in a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, ceramics and fine art prints. The “Meet Me Out Left Field” exhibit, featuring ceramics by Dews and paintings by Robert Koch, will be on view through July 23. Dews and Koch bring imaginary and often eccentric scenarios to life. In this world, the boundaries between animals and humans are blurred and fiction and fantasy reign. The gallery will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment. See or call 541-488-2562.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center: The gallery, featuring works by local artists, at 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admire paintings by local artist Cindy Triplett in the ‘Inspired by New Zealand’ exhibition, on view until August 26. A reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, July 15, as part of Medford’s Third Friday events. The Members Gallery showcases all new work by more than 50 RGAC members in a myriad of mediums, on view through August 26. For more information, visit or call 541-772-8118.

Schneider Museum of Art: Southern Oregon University’s Schneider Museum of Art will open its summer exhibition, “Indie Folk: New Art and Sounds from the Pacific Northwest,” through August 13. The Pacific Northwest is home to a unique arts ecosystem involving craft traditions, pre-industrial cultures, and Indigenous and settler histories. Like folk art, the exhibit showcases unassuming handmade works and often blurs the line between functionality and aesthetics. Artisanal woven baskets and worked wooden objects mingle with makeshift, improvised works often made from recycled materials. The exhibition features an intergenerational array of 17 notable artists from across the region, including Marita Dingus, Warren Dykeman, Joe Feddersen, Blair Saxon-Hill, Sky Hopinka, Jeffry Mitchell and Cappy Thompson. A playlist of Indie Folk music curated by Mississippi Records of Portland, a record label and boutique, will accompany the exhibit, filling the galleries with Pacific Northwest sound. Masterpieces on loan will also be displayed in the entrance gallery. The gallery, located at 555 Indiana St. Ashland, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The Museum will be closed on Saturday June 18 for a private event. Admission is free, donations accepted. See or call 541-552-6245 for details.

Studio 151: The art studio, located at 151 N. Pioneer St., Ashland, will feature oil paintings by Marilyn Briggs throughout July in the exhibit “Empires for Future Civilizations – Possible Settlements on Yet Unexplored Celestial Spheres”. The studio is open by appointment only. See

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