Outdoor art festival replaces indoor event A Taste of Ashland – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News

Photo courtesy of the Ashland Gallery Association The Gambrel Gallery, housed in a renovated barn, will host an outdoor art festival on its grounds in May.

The Ashland Gallery Association will host an outdoor art festival this spring in lieu of its annual A Taste of Ashland event inside the galleries.

The new festival, called Art with a View, will take place from 2-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at the rural property of Gambrel Gallery, 1980 E. Main St., in Ashland. The gallery is housed inside a renovated barn surrounded by fields.

The art festival will take place outdoors, although visitors can enter the barn to view the Gambrel Gallery’s latest art exhibition.

A Taste of Ashland has been a tradition for over 30 years, with art and food lovers mingling in the galleries to view art and try out offerings from local restaurants and artisan food makers.

A Taste of Ashland was held virtually in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was completely canceled in 2021.

With the vagaries of the pandemic, the outdoor Art with a View festival is a more predictable event for organizers and visitors.

“We are thrilled to provide Ashland’s thriving arts community with this opportunity to show work in a safe outdoor space,” said AGA Board Treasurer Cheryl Kempner. “The Gambrel Gallery property offers the perfect location, with stunning views of Grizzly Peak and the Siskiyous, as well as plenty of green space for artists and art lovers.

The outdoor festival will feature a wide range of artwork, as well as a silent auction of selected artwork, demonstrations, raffles and live music.

Beer, wine and soft drinks as well as food from two local food trucks will be available for purchase. Entrance to the festival will be free.

Parking is limited by the Gambrel Gallery, so a large lot one block away will provide additional parking. A shuttle will run between the grounds and the festival. Cycling and carpooling are encouraged.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination may be required upon entry depending on current pandemic conditions.


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