Official City of Gearhart Blog

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Governor Kate Brown Orders Flags Across Oregon at Half-Staff to Honor Victims and Survivors of TriMet Attack
(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today ordered flags across Oregon lowered to half-staff at all public institutions to honor the victims and survivors of last week’s attack on a TriMet MAX train. Flags should be lowered from sunrise on Friday, June 2 to sunset on Monday, June 5. Funeral services for Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche and Rick Best, who both lost their lives courageously defending the two young women involved in the attack, are scheduled during this time period.

Reflecting on the tragedy, Governor Kate Brown released the following statement:

“Hate and discrimination have no place in Oregon, and we must commit to keeping our communities welcoming and our hearts open to all who call our state home. I commend the incredibly brave and selfless acts of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, Rick Best, and Micah Fletcher. They stepped up for their fellow Oregonians and demonstrated honor and bravery in a moment of bitter intolerance. My sincerest condolences go out to the families of all impacted by the attack. The Portland community and entire State of Oregon hold them in our thoughts and prayers.”

Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, was a 2016 graduate of Reed College who majored in economics. Rick Best, 53, was an Army veteran and City of Portland employee. Micah Fletcher, a 21-year-old poet and Portland State University student, is recovering from injuries sustained in the attack.

Trails End Art Center

Sunny July finds Trail’s End Gallery is holding its 67th Annual Judged Show with its opening reception held Saturday, July 1 from 2-5 during the Gearhart ArtWalk.  Awards will be given at 3:00 to winning participants.  The annual show attracts more than 70 entrants from all over the Northwest working in all media and of all ages.  The show runs through the 28th.thumbnail_teaa_elks

On July 4th the gallery will be open for showing and sales inside and in the tent outdoors.  We will have children’s activities inside from 10-2 following the Gearhart Fourth of July parade.

Kids Camp with the theme “Secrets and Treasures of the Ancient Forest” taught by Kathy Karbo will run from July 17-24.  For more information, please contact Kathy at or 503-235-0211.

TEAA gallery photoJudith Morris, an award-winning artist will teach a 4-day course in Watercolor from July 24-27.  .There are still a few openings, so if you are interested, please contact Jane McGeehan at

As you can see, Trail’s End is the place to be in July with many exciting activities focused on its Annual Judged Show of fine art, lots of fun for children, and a watercolor class.  The gallery is located one block south of Pacific Way in Gearhart at 656 A St.  Remember to attend the Gearhart ArtWalk on July 1 to kick off this thrilling month of scrumptious art.  Be sure to check out the gallery’s foyer for a wonderful array of fused glass pieces, turned wood bottle stoppers, cards, and many small pieces for your pleasure.

Trail’s End Gallery was purchased in 1950, so it is the oldest gallery on the North Coast.  From 1900-1950 it was the “Little Red Schoolhouse.”  Today it is known for open studio time for artists, workshops and classes, monthly shows, children’s art classes, and weekly plein air visits up and down the North Coast all summer.   For more information about Trail’s End Gallery, membership and activities, please contact the office at 503-717-9458 or visit the website at .   Summer hours are from Wednesday through Sunday, 11-5, Memorial Day to Labor Day  Winter hours are Wednesday through Sunday 11-3 from Labor Day to Memorial Day.