Welcome to Lane Arts Council
Lane Arts Council works to strengthen and support the arts throughout Lane County by serving as a supportive, central community organization for artists, artistic and cultural organizations, patrons, and participants. Please take a look around our website and learn about our arts education programs in schools, First Friday ArtWalk, professional development workshops and more!
Sneak Peek: Lane Arts Council's First Friday ArtWalk June 7, 2013
Lane Arts Council's First Friday ArtWalk is guest hosted by Tina Rinaldi from the Arts and Administration Program at the University of Oregon. The ArtWalk begins at 5:30 pm at Jacobs Gallery (Hult Center) followed by stops at Eugene Piano Academy (507 Willamette St), MECCA Gallery (449 Willamette St), MODERN (207 E 5th Avenue Suite 105), and The Gallery at the Watershed (321 Mill St #6). ArtWalk is from 5:30-8pm and always free!
Special thanks Oveissi & Co. for sponsoring the June First Friday ArtWalk!
New Program: Arts in the Parks
Save the Date: June 29th
Fall Creek State Park, 7pm-9pm
The Oregon Folklife Network, the Oregon Arts Commision and Oregon Parks and Recreation are presenting Arts in the Parks. Folk artist Esther Stutzman is a storyteller in the tradition of the Kalapuya and Coos heritage and a member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz. Esther will demonstrate dynamic, traditional storytelling with stories from the Kalapuya oral histories. She will engage in a question and answer session after she tells a traditional story from her heritage.
The event will be held at Fall Creek State Park at the Cascara Campground from 7pm-9pm.
Lane Arts Council Receives Competitive Grant Awards
The Oregon Arts Commission and The Miller Foundation awards $20,000 in grants to Lane Arts Council to increase their organizational capacity.
Lane Arts Council was recently awarded a $10,000 capacity building grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and a two-year $10,000 operating support grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. These two grants will tremendously build Lane Arts Council’s capacity to support the local arts community and increase their presence as a strong centralized resource for local artists and arts organizations.
Grant funding from the Oregon Arts Commission will support a rebranding project over the next year to help Lane Arts Council increase the visibility of their programs in the county. The rebranding effort will include logo redesign, website redesign, new marketing materials, and a marketing plan. The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation grant will support Lane Arts Council’s general operations for the next two years to help them obtain greater financial stability as they boost contributed income and implement important organizational and program activities that will strengthen their organization and program offerings for years to come.
“We are extremely grateful to receive the support from statewide funders who recognize the importance of capacity-building to achieve organizational goals. It is an exciting time for Lane Arts Council, as we are expanding our programs and offerings to deepen the impact we have on our community. These funds will dramatically help us reach our goals.”
-Liora Sponko, Executive Director
About the Oregon Arts Commission
The Oregon Arts Commission was established in 1967 to foster the arts in Oregon and ensure their excellence. Nine Commissioners, appointed by the Governor, determine policies, establish long-range plans, and review applications to grants programs to determine funding levels. To learn more about the Oregon Arts Commission visit: http://www.oregonartscommission.org/
About the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, an independent private foundation, was established in 2002 to enhance the quality of life of Oregonians through support of the Arts and Education. To learn more about the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation visit: http://www.millerfound.org/