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Published on May 9, 2017 1:24PM

Bill Hunt with one of his heron sculptures

Bill Hunt with one of his heron sculptures

By Kimberly Ota

By Kimberly Ota

By Catherine Hingson

By Catherine Hingson

The Art on the Edge studio tour makes its debut on the Oregon Coast this weekend, offering behind-the-scenes access to the creative spaces of 16 artists from Neskowin to Depoe Bay.

And the new exhibit at Lincoln City’s Chessman Gallery offers the chance to get a taste of each artist’s work in a single stop, with an opening reception this Friday, May 12.

From 5 to 7 pm, guests will get the chance to admire the artwork, chat with some of the artists and enjoy wine and light refreshments.

The gallery is located inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center at 540 NE Hwy. 101, which also houses four of the studio tour artists in its three downstairs art studios.

Art on the Edge Studio Tour entrance buttons and tour map cost $10 apiece and are available at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, The Ryan Gallery, The Artists’ Studio Association and at all of the other studio sites throughout the tour dates. For pre-tour purchases of the map and entrance button, drop by the cultural center, go to lincolncity-culturalcenter.org or call 541-994-9994.

Meanwhile across the street, the Artists’ Studio Association of Lincoln City will be holding a series of art demonstrations in conjunction with the Art on the Edge tour.

On the weekends of May 13 and 14 and May 20 and 21, the association will present demonstrations on oil painting by Blaine Johnson, painting in tempera by Steve Rutherford, and mixed media work by Arlon Gilliland.

Paintings by Nancy McEwen and Arlon Gilliland will also be up for grabs in a tour raffle.

The Artists’ Studio Association is located at 620 Hwy. 101.

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