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Friday, September 11, 2009

Ilwaco Art Walk

Ilwaco Harbor Walk, Port of Ilwaco, Washington Thanks to an invitation from Stephanie, I spent several hours after work at the Ilwaco Art Walk yesterday evening. The Port of Ilwaco is in Washington, across the Columbia River from Astoria, Oregon, and a few miles downriver. It's a picturesque port for fishing boats and pleasure boats (but mostly private fishing boats by the look of it), and that's the direction in which I pointed my camera. On the other side of this walkway is a row of small art galleries and a few restaurants, some with lounges. The last art walk of the season sponsors a beach cean-up, and there was a drawing for prizes for those visiting all of the participating locations and getting your card stamped. It was quite festive, and the weather was perfect, provided you remembered to bring a light (?) jacket. Wine and snacks were offered by most of the galleries and shops, music was played at a few, and a good time seemed to be had by all. We ended up having appetizers at Pelicano's, and the local fried oysters on a bed of creamed corn were fantastic.

8 comments:

Don and Krise said...

Hey, you managed to get out of town for the day. We have to get back to the beach again one of these days. Nice colors on those flags.

tapirgal said...

I will definitely have to come up to your park again. It would be such a treat to see turtles in the wild! I've seen them once or twice, but it's been awhile, and not around here. I wonder what kind they are. The only western native freshwater turtles I can remember are California Pond Turtles. I wonder if they're non-native, or ??? I love the colors in the water. This is a wonderful photo!

Thom said...

Hello...I came over from Amanda's sight. Love this post. I've never heard of an art walk before but it sounds interesting. Have a great day my friend and Aloha :)

Jacob said...

Your description is delicious...and that includes the food and the area and the Art Walk. It would seem hard to beat such a beautiful community, the galleries, the wine and goodies and the food! Oh, yes, the weather, too. No jacket weather here for a few weeks, anyway.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shot !! Thanks for sharing..Unseen Rajasthan

Small City Scenes said...

Oh for heavens sake--just grab the camera even if you are driving. LOL (In reference to your comment on my blog)

What a fun Art Walk in a nice town on a beautiful day. MB

Lee Spangler said...

Wish I had been there. Ilwaco has so much to photograph and paint. old boats buildings, I like the flags.

Vogon Poet said...

Very nice post, your words made almost redundant your beautiful photo! A perfect evening across the river...

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