The Gig Harbor Gallery Association will host its First Saturday Art Walk from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at various locations in downtown Gig Harbor. Red tennis shoe banners will highlight participating galleries.
Many of the artists will have on-site demonstrations to showcase their crafts and mediums.
New on the tour will Turner Glass Works, 3226 Harborview Drive. Owner Josh Turner will hold an open house to coincide with the event.
Turner’s glass creations of pendants, beads, paper weights and stemware are on display with other Northwest glass artists William Hagy and Jeni Woock. Turner will demonstrate his craft with lamp work demonstrations from 1 to 7 p.m.
Other galleries on the walk include The Ebb Tide Gallery, 7809 Pioneer Way, whicih will feature Kathy Thurston, an award-winning wildlife artist who uses the Gongbi Style, an ancient Chinese art form.
Gallery Row, 3102 Harborview Drive, will present oil and pastel painter Joan Teed and Marjorie Mankin, who uses mixed mediums of watercolor, oil and collage.
Owner/artist Kit Kuhn will have a variety of unique jewelry items at A Jeweler Designed for You, 3104 Harborview Drive.
Water’s Edge Gallery and Framing, Inc., 7808 Pioneer Way, will show artist Ford Smith’s contemporary abstract landscape paintings.
Full Moon Art Gallery, 3155 Harborview Drive, will feature the multi-media Zen and Sumi ink artist Nola Tresslar.
Resident artist Al Johnsen will show his paintings, drawing and ceramics at Peacock Hill Gallery, 9106 Peacock Hill Ave.
Gig Harbor BoatShop at Eddon Boat Yard, 3805 Harborview Drive, will feature maritime art and offer tours of their facility.
Saturday will be the final day of the Peninsula’s Open Juried Show at The Harbor History Museum, 4212 Harborview Drive. The museum lobby features the selected photographs and is free to the public.
For more information or a map of locations, visit wwwgigharborgalleries.org.