Gallery Hopping and Art Shopping in Astoria, OR - Adrift Hospitality

Gallery Hopping and Art Shopping in Astoria, OR

Planning a trip to stay with us on the river at Bowline Hotel? You’ll be right in the heart of Astoria, Oregon, home to a vibrant art loving and art making community. If you are looking to get a little culture or buy some handmade things, have a walk around downtown and get ready to be delighted! Here are some highlights of the downtown Astoria art scene to add some color to your visit.

Astoria Art Walk – Second Saturday of the month

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Astoria’s second Saturday of the month art walk features open house events at galleries and businesses featuring local artists. It is also an opportunity to peek into artist studios all over town. See the map on their website for participating artists and businesses. 


Astoria Sunday Market – Every Summer Sunday

12th St., Downtown Astoria

Sundays, Mother’s Day to – Mid-October, from 10am-3pm

Come for the veggies and flowers – stay for the local crafts people! You’ll find vendors displaying handmade jewelry, art glass, ceramics, clothing, sculpture and more. 


Astoria Visual Arts

1000 Duane Street, Astoria, OR 97103


Hours: Fridays + Saturdays, 12-4pm

AVA was founded by women artists in 1989 to foster artists and art education in the region. Visit their bright gallery downtown for the current show and find out what other activities they are working on at the moment. 


Cambium Gallery

1030 Duane Street Astoria, OR 97103


Hours: Thurs-Monday 7:30am-3:00pm

Cambium is a bunch of things – contemporary art gallery, coffee shop, ceramics and painting studio, and workshop space. If you plan to stick a round for a little while, take a class with Audrey or Kirista, or just hang out and sip a coffee in one of the cutest, gayest spots in town.


Gathered Bakeshop + Market

512 12th St. Astoria, OR 97103

Thursday-Saturday: 11-6

Sunday: 9:30-4

Gathered Bakeshop is primarily known for delicious baked goods and a well-curated market, but a little-known artist cubby corner is a great place to discover a beautiful little something from a local maker. (Hot tip: take a look at their hot sauce library!)


Imogen Gallery

240 11th Street Astoria, OR 97103


Hours: Thursday – Monday 11 – 5, Sundays 11 – 4

The gallery’s focus is on diverse, contemporary art and features the work of artists of all professional levels who work in all mediums. Depending on the current show, you could see painting and printmaking, or ceramics and sculpture, all influenced by a Pacific Northwest aesthetic. 


LightBox Gallery

1045 Marine Drive   Astoria, Oregon   97103

(503) 468-0238

Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12 PM to 5:00 PM

This gallery focuses on photography and exhibits diverse work from artists living on the North Coast of Oregon and beyond. Featuring a range of style, process, and method, this gallery also has a collection of old cameras you can look at, too. 


Shift + Wheeler

1217 Exchange St. Astoria, OR

Friday & Saturday 11-5

Sunday 11-3

Shift + Wheeler is a workshop and showroom featuring the work of makers/designers Nick Wheeler and Becky Tonkin. Check out their line of durable waxed canvas bags and natural fiber clothing for fats and queers and everyone else, too!


Short Wave

255 14th Street Astoria, OR 97103

(503) 308-9014

Monday & Tuesday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Wednesday Closed

Thursday – Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come into Short Wave to find some art and objects for your home and body. They have a curated collection of goodies from local makers and 3% of their profits go to nonprofit organizations and mutual aid efforts each year. 


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