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Explore galleries and shows, or make your own this season in Washington County.

COURTESY PHOTO - Washington County offers art events and classes for all ages.

The Valley Art Gallery in Forest Grove offers classes from quilting to pottery as well as monthly Artist receptions.

Spring Break for Kids runs Tuesday, March 26, to Friday, March 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. Choose just one day or all three for a discount: $20 each, or all three for $50. Ages 7 and up. Register online at artingales.org/calendar. Closed-toe shoes required.

Valley Art continues the Free Saturday Series for Kids on Saturday, March 9, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. with Tiny Mosaics. Make a tiny mosaic masterpiece using seed beads. Ages 7 and up, or younger with adult facilitation. Free.

The April 27 Free Saturday Series explores how to set up a gallery show. See how to stage the work to be visually appealing and learn about all you need to do before an opening reception. You'll also get a sneak peek at the next artist lineup. Limited space; reservation required. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The March Featured Artist reception will be Saturday, March 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. Join us for our Featured Artist Reception. New art by two or three featured artists, hors d'oeuvres, and great company. Free; no reservation required.

The Valley Art Gallery is located at 2022 Main St. in Forest Grove. Contact Valley Art by phone at 503-357-3703 or visit valleyart.org.

The Hillsboro First Tuesday Art Walk is every first Tuesday of the month, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Downtown businesses display art and host receptions with refreshments and drinks and bring in local musicians. Up to 17 locations each month. Free.

The Art Walk is presented by the Hillsboro Downtown Partnership, located at 238 S.E. 2nd Ave. in Hillsboro. Contact the Downtown Partnership at 503-640-6145 or visit hillsborodowntown.com.

Sequoia Gallery + Studios in Hillsboro is presenting shows on the first Tuesday of the month this spring, coinciding with the Downtown Hillsboro First Tuesday Art Walk.

On Tuesday, March 5, from 5 to 8 p.m., Sequoia will showcase three artists. Laura Wilson will show new work in oil and watercolor with an emphasis on our evolving landscapes and ways of seeing. Ellen Jerome will be exhibiting new oil paintings inspired by nature. Jenny Champlin's show will feature an installation using elements that keep her awake at night. The public is invited to meet the artists and visit 12 artists' studios. Free; no reservation required.

The April 2 Hip to Be Square Show will also run from 5 to 8 p.m. This annual community show features 12-foot-by-12-foot works by more than 300 artists of all ages, from beginners to pros. Meet the artists and view the amazing variety of styles and mediums. Prizes to be awarded during the reception. Free; no reservation required.

Artistic couple Kris and Robert Zorko are teaming up for their May 7 show at Sequoia Gallery + Studios, also from 5 to 8 p.m. Kris Zorko explores the possibilities with paper in both 2-D and 3-D, with her paper-tiled mirrors and plaques, notebooks and paper earrings. Bob draws inspiration for his timeless acrylic paintings from all over the world. Free; no reservation required.

Sequoia Gallery + Studios is located at 136 S.E. Third Ave. in Hillsboro. Contact Sequoia by phone at 503-693-0401 or visit sequoiagallerystudios.org.

The Catherine Bede Gallery in Hillsboro represents a group of local artists who working in media ranging from pen and ink to sculpture. The gallery hosts a monthly artist reception from 5 to 8 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and wine tasting during the Downtown Hillsboro First Tuesday Art Walk. They will be on Tuesday, March 5; Tuesday, April 2; and Tuesday, May 7.

The Catherine Bede Gallery is at 230 E. Main St. in Hillsboro. Contact the Catherine Bede Gallery at 503-773-4386 or visit catherinebede.com.

Everybody is welcome at Family Art Night at the Glenn and Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center. Walters instructor Alice Hill will facilitate work on hands-on art projects individually or team up as a family. Each Thursday offers a different project and material to work with. All supplies included. Family Art Night takes place every Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and is a drop-in program at the Walters. The cost is $5 per person. Children under the age of 3 are free. All children — anyone under the age of 18 — must be accompanied by an adult. Parents are encouraged to assist young children. 

As part of the Hillsboro Downtown Art Walk, the Walters hosts also First Tuesday Receptions, scheduled this spring on March 5, April 2 and May 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Art lovers at the Walters are also invited to a transcendent experience at The Secret Rainbow Exhibit, featuring artists Sue Parman, Carmen Sonnes and Lynne Taylor, from April 2 to May 24. These colorful works push beyond the surface of the everyday. The paintings in this collection tell stories with prismatic colors and touches of surrealism. Free for all ages.

The Walters Cultural Arts Center is at 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro. Contact the Walters at 503-615-3485 or visit its website.

The Village Gallery of Arts in Cedar Mill hosts monthly Artist Receptions.

Featured artist Jo Reimer and featured crafter Natasha Ramras explore the member show theme "Baby Animals" on Sunday, March 10, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Sunday, April 14, Artist Reception features artist D.K. Boljat and crafter Marcia Wingert.

Featured in May are student artists from West Sylvan Middle School, who will exhibit their works Sunday, May 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. Debbie Beeman is the featured crafter. The Village Gallery of Arts is at 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, next to the Cedar Mill Library. Contact the Village Gallery at 503-644-8001 or visit villagegalleryarts.org.

The Old Town Sherwood Spring Art Walk is a highly anticipated Old Town Sherwood tradition. Enthusiasts of all ages are invited to get their art fix. Local businesses throughout six historic blocks showcase local artists. Meet artists, watch demonstrations, enjoy activities and hear live music. Pick up an Art Walk map and collect a stamp at each stop to be entered to win a prize basket. The Old Town Sherwood Spring Art Walk is on Thursday, April 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. Free.

The Art Walk is presented by the Sherwood Center for the Arts, Sherwood Main Street and participating businesses.

The Sherwood Center for the Arts is at 22689 S.W. Pine St. in Sherwood. Contact the Sherwood Center at 503-625-4278 or visit sherwoodcenterforthearts.org.

The annual Lake Oswego Lake Area Artists show and sale is on May 3 through May 5 at the Lakewood Center for the Arts. Original paintings in many mediums. The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m on Sunday. Artists receptions are from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy demonstrations, wine and cheese. Free.

The Lakewood Center for the Arts is at 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego. Contact Lakewood at 503-639-0337 or visit lakeareaartists.com.

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