We provide the tools, work space and education to inspire creativity and making. Our business model includes an artist studio collective, retail space, in-house design and fabrication services, classes, lectures, and membership access to our multi-trade workshop.
Papernoten is run from a small basement studio situated near the stunningly beautiful Young’s Bay in Astoria, Oregon. There, owner and artist, Lindsey Aarts, creates nature-based watercolor illustration and mixed media collages that focus on the regional flora, fauna, and landscapes that greet her daily. You can find Lindsey selling at the Astoria Sunday Market, teaching watercolor classes at the Columbia River Maritime Museum, or spending time outdoors enjoying the Pacific Northwest. She currently has a small collection of art and greeting cards available at RiverSea Gallery in downtown Astoria.
Purple Cow Toys was opened by Katie Murray and Bill Colwill in 1995. We love selling and playing with toys. We carry a great selection of Ravensburger Jigsaw Puzzles, Lego, Playmobil, Folkmanis Puppets, Douglas plush toys, games for all ages, Haba wooden toys, Robeez baby shoes, Corolle Dolls, Klutz books – just a few of the great lines we carry.
Since 1997, RiverSea Gallery has been at the heart of the vibrant arts scene in Astoria and a showcase for outstanding Northwest artists.
Discover original art and fine craft in a collection curated for creativity, design and spirit. The expansive exhibit space features artwork in a variety of mediums, including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, woodworking, ceramics, glass, textile arts and furniture. One section is devoted to an impressive selection of jewelry by noted Northwest and national designers, with an emphasis on exquisitely crafted, one-of-a-kind work.
Monthly exhibitions feature individual artists or themed group shows, with opening receptions during Second Saturday Artwalk.
An eclectic, non-traditional art gallery, a gift shop featuring hand-made goods from local artists and artisans, and a rock shop featuring rough and polished stones and gems collected or prospected by local jewelers.
A perfect place to find the perfect piece of art to complement your home or give as a gift. A unique gift shop with one-of-a-kind items for that hard to buy for person. A source for rough and polished stones and gems along with jewelry made by the jewelers that source the stones.
Custom embroidery for clothing and home accessories also available. Classes on upcycling clothing, making art quilts, and jewelry making will start once the pandemic restrictions are lifted.