Enjoy Coos Art Museum’s Exhibitions During Blackberry Arts Festival

COOS BAY — During this year’s Blackberry Arts Festival, taking place in downtown Coos Bay, Coos Art Museum will be expanding its open hours. On Saturday, Aug. 22, museum hours will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23.
 
Coos Art Museum is currently featuring five wonderful art exhibitions that should be of interest to festival-goers. These include the 22nd Annual Maritime Art Exhibition; Featured Maritime Artist — Frank Gaffney; Beach “Seen” works by Ken Ayers, Don Jenson and Valerie Tucker; Communities Disaster and Change — Alaskan art inspired by the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake, and Poet’s Eye — Photography by Janice Ayers. As always the Steve Prefontaine Memorial Gallery will be open for viewing. If you have not been by the museum recently this is an excellent time to visit and see an outstanding selection of nationally recognized art.
 
Regular hours are 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Museum admission: $5 general, $2 students, veterans and seniors, free to Coos Art Museum members. Free to active duty military through the Blue Star Museum Program.
 

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