Happenings at Vineyard art galleries

Ralph Stewart

Step this way in Edgartown

Art lovers will be treated to the festivities accompanying the Edgartown Art Stroll on Thursday, July 14, from 6 to 8 pm. The North Water Street galleries will open their doors, welcome visitors with music, drinks, refreshments, and the inspiration of fine art on display.

The Christina Gallery, 32 North Water Street, presents the work of more than 30 artists from traditional to contemporary, as well as its antique collection of charts and maps.

Eisenhauer Gallery, in the Vineyard Square at 38 Water Street, opens its Farm Fresh, show that includes the paintings of Cheri Christensen, Jill Soukup, and Fred Calleri.

Willoughby Fine Art Gallery, 12 North Water Street, is showing new works by its resident artists who include Sharon Jordan Bahosh, Sean Farrell, Elizabeth W. Leary, Thomas McLauchlin, Eldon K. Willoughby, and Sherry Willoughby.

At North Water Gallery, 27 North Water Street, new work by Suzanne Crocker, Ken Otsuka, and Ken Auster will dazzle gallery goers.

It’s a step-by-step tour of the best in fine arts, and all are welcome.

Wood and clay transformed

Washington Ledesma Gallery Art is holding an art opening tomorrow, Friday, July 15, from 4 to 8 pm. The show features the work of furniture maker Richard Dunbrack, along with Washington Ledesma’s New Work in ceramics.

Mr. Dunbrack creates his furniture from recycled barn wood and antique oddities. An Island resident for the past three years, he has shown his furniture at Midnight Farm in Vineyard Haven. His pieces add a whimsical touch to the functional.

Mr. Ledesma is well-known for his decorative ceramic vessels and platters, colorful paintings, and popular and uniquely ornamented designs.

The Washington Ledesma Gallery is at 5 Murrant Avenue off Sea Glen in Oak Bluffs. The show continues Saturday, July 16 from 10 to 5 pm and on Sunday, July 17, from 11 am to 4 pm.