Historic Coast Guard Boathouse Offers New Summer Exhibits
Published: 05/31/2019  Updated: 06/18/2019
Photos by Beth Wise

The U.S. Coast Guard Boathouse in Garibaldi refreshes its gallery space with new exhibitions throughout the summer.

Starting Memorial Day weekend, the Boathouse Gallery, located in the historic U.S. Coast Guard Boathouse at Piers' End in Garibaldi, opens a new exhibit "My Stories, Beautiful Mysteries of Tillamook Bay." On display will be vintage and new photography depicting local stories from three locations: Bayocean, Bar View Coast Guard Station and the Garibaldi Smokestack. The new installation design aims to inspire visitors to explore and experience the beauty of Tillamook Bay.

The Boathouse Gallery will also host a series of rotating guest artist shows starting the same weekend. Photographer Johanna Froese opens the first guest artist exhibition of the season, titled "50 Miles." Froese was one of ten photographers featured in the "Living Boathouse," an inaugural exhibition which re-opened the historic landmark to the public last June. With a strong belief in preserving today's memories, she considers photography as gifts of art for present and future generations.

The last of its kind, the former U.S. Coast Guard lifeboat station, building and pier is an on-going preservation project guided by Garibaldi Cultural Heritage Initiative to preserve and re-purpose the iconic landmark. Suggested admission is $5 for adults, free to Coast Guard members and children 12 years and younger. The Boathouse Gallery is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4pm, throughout the summer. U.S. Coast Guard Boathouse at Piers' End, 1209 Bay Lane, Garibaldi.
Historic Coast Guard Boathouse Offers New Summer Exhibits