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July ArtWalk

July ArtWalk Featured Artist

Renowned regalia artist Carol Lindhorse Renowned regalia artist Carol Lindhorse

Renowned regalia artist Carol Lindhorse is the Featured Artist for the July 11 Second Friday ArtWalk. Members of the public are invited to contribute to the cost of creating new Native American regalia and also sign a birthday card for Agnes Baker Pilgrim between 5 and 8 p.m. in Cave Junction. Lindhorse is one of the artists represented at Ravenswood Gallery as well.
Illinois River Valley Arts Council will host a reception for Lindhorse at the ArtWalk Tent in the Oregon Mountain Real Estate parking lot across from Subway.  Also, all are welcome to participate in an “open mike” session at that same location; either as performer or audience.  
At Taylor’s Country Store, Only Natural will play their conscious, positive hip hop and Tina Christensen will show her wire-wrapped jewelry. Specials will include prime rip or mahi-mahi.
Nearby, Ravenswood Gallery will once again host fire spinners and “flow arts” in the alley. The public is invited to peruse their fine art, crystals and more.
Deborah Dawson and Michael Spring will team to “explore verbal and visual language” with a show of Dawson’s new watercolors and poetry readings by Spring at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Dos Gringos will host a retrospective of the late Lane Cosner’s work and Altered States of America will perform their signature mix of Latin and world beat rhythms. Food and drink specials and the regular menu will be served.
Ashley Wissler will show a selection of her acrylics and oil paintings at the Josephine Community Library from 5 to 6:30 p.m. only.
The Cave Junction Farmers Market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. for fresh produce, plants and goodies from local producers including dancefarm, Frog Farm, Siskiyou Alpaca and more; with refereed Pokemon pick-up games from 4 to 5 p.m.
Brianna Kochick’s jewelry and metalsmith pieces will be on display during regular business hours all month at the Eyecare Group, Optometric Physicians. 
Second Friday ArtWalk is sponsored by Illinois River Valley Arts Council (IRVAC), a 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to provide art education and art experiences. The public is cordially invited to attend IRVAC’s annual membership meeting at Perfect Pizza on Thursday, July 17 at 7 p.m. to meet members and learn of new projects for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
Visit for further information. Contact  ArtWalk coordinator Barbara Ford at 541-226-6458 or

July poster by Bruce Stone July ArtWalk

A special guest will reside on the Josephine Community Library lawn in Cave Junction over the next 6 months. Dan Beal’s welded sculpture titled “The Last Irish Elk” required 10 months to go from concept to completion and is composed of sheet metal and Schedule 40 iron pipe. Beal, a retired engineer, is the Second Friday ArtWalk Featured Artist for May.


Illinois River Valley Arts Council

Illinois River Valley Arts Council  is a non-profit organization in Southern Oregon's Illinois River Valley which supports Artists, Schools, Residents and Tourism  through a spectrum of programs which foster Artistic Expression and Creativity.


Our Mission – To Enrich the Lives of the Residents of the Illinois River Valley by Fostering Creativity, and Providing Art Education and Art Experiences.


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Membership is open to everyone. You need not be an Artist to support the Arts!

Have a look around our website to get an impression of what we do. If you want to get in touch, please use the guestbook or contact us directly.


We Support - the Josephine Cointy Library  please visit the library link to see a list of current happenings.


 Slide Show of the Illinois Valley from our Webmaster, Bruce Stone

I have added a slide show of our beautiful Illinois Valley showing the rich and diverse nature of the valley we call home. Feel free to contact webmaster to add your photo. I have set up on separate page so as to not slow down loading of this page.-Slide Show Here.


We have added a section "Special & Ongoing Events" to highlight in more detail events and programs put on or sponsored by IRVAC. Special & Ongoing Events covers all reoccurring events such as ArtWalk and the Artisan's Faire and  special events such as dinners and concerts, please click on links below or to the left to find out more.

Below are some quick links to pages:

Artisans Faire

3 Rivers Chorale

The Gates Auction

Gates Discusion

News for Members

IV Valley Slide Show

Community Events Calendar

Schedule of Events

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Cave Junction's

Second Friday ArtWalk:

June 13, July 11, August 8 2014. 


July ArtWalk's featured artist will be Renowned regalia artist Carol Lindhorse


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