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August First Friday ArtWeek is Visual Arts Week | Aug 7-15th

August 7th kicks off Eugene's annual Visual Arts Week and our First Friday ArtWeek with dozens of opportunities to enjoy public art, meet local artists, and celebrate the visual arts in our community. In the past, Lane Arts Council's First Friday ArtWalk kicked off Visual Arts Week with an evening of gallery-hopping, but this year our ArtWalk extends through [...]

July 23, 2020|First Friday, Events|

Lane County Artist Relief Fund

  We are so thankful for our community's outpouring of love through the Lane County Artist Relief Fund over the past month. Community members have given generous donations, friends have helped us spread the word, and artists have received critical support as they continue to face canceled gigs, closed markets and galleries, and financial insecurity. Lane Arts Council created the Lane County Artist Relief [...]

March 26, 2020|Uncategorized, Organization News, Giving, Opportunities|

Lane Arts Council Needs Your Help

“Artists are doing our part to help elevate the community right now. We need these moments of beauty and creativity now more than ever,” shared one of our teaching artists, who is offering art classes online for youth now that schools are closed. Especially in times of crisis, the arts fortify our well-being, inspire and connect us to each other, and uplift [...]

May 15, 2020|Organization News, Giving|

Creative Link: Back in Action

Lane Arts Council's Creative Link is back in action! After an abrupt and unplanned hiatus due to the COVID-19 crisis, two educators from Prairie Mountain School in the Bethel School District have reinstated our Creative Link program in their virtual classrooms. These educators are now using our dynamic arts curriculum to support the distance-learning experience for their students. [...]

May 26, 2020|Arts Education|

First Friday ArtWeek | July 3rd-10th

As Oregon's public health restrictions are gradually lifted, a number of galleries and arts businesses have now opened their doors again. To reduce crowding and allow for safe social distancing, we are expanding the ArtWalk experience to a full week! Come downtown to enjoy Eugene's art scene and support local artists during First Friday ArtWeek, July 3-10. Find more [...]

June 29, 2020|Uncategorized|

Local Art for Sale

Lane Arts Council will now be posting art for sale by local artists on our Facebook page. If you're interested in purchasing something you see, details will be available in each post. Feel free to share a post (or two, or ten) to bring more visibility and opportunity for income to local artists in this time! All Lane County artists [...]

May 6, 2020|Opportunities|

Artist Grant Applications due 5/18

Lane Arts Council is launching a new grant for individual artists! Administered by Lane Arts Council and funded by the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division and individual donors, grant funding is for projects happening between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Our Artist Grant provides financial support to individual artists to move forward a new project or [...]

March 12, 2020|Uncategorized, Grants, Organization News, Opportunities|

COVID-19 Announcements & Updates

As effects from the COVID-19 outbreak continue, we hope you are staying safe and healthy in this time. Our office will be closed until further notice, but Lane Arts Council staff are working remotely and available by email. Find our staff contact list here, and stay tuned for regular updates on our Facebook page. In an effort to support [...]

March 12, 2020|First Friday, Events, Organization News|

Community Arts Grant due 5/11 | Artist Grant due 5/18

Lane Arts Council is excited to announce two grants for Eugene arts and culture, now open for application! These grant programs are administered by Lane Arts Council, and funded by City of Eugene Cultural Services, Banner Bank, and individual donors. MEPAA received Community Arts Grant funding in 2019 for the Grrrlz Rock Festival. Community Arts Project Grant Application deadline: [...]