The weather is cooler and wetter in December, but the First Friday ArtWalk provides an opportunity to join friends and warm up to music, art, food and drinks in downtown Eugene. December is a great month to find unique holiday gifts by local artists and stay downtown for a show or performance. The First Friday ArtWalk is from 5:30-8:00pm and always free!
Lane Arts Council’s December 7th First Friday ArtWalk is guest-hosted by Riley Grannan, co-founder of the Eugene Ballet.
The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at 510 Oak Building (510 Oak St), followed by stops at 6:00pm at 5th Street Public Market (296 E 5th Ave), 6:30pm at MODERN (207 E 5th Ave), 7:00pm at Eugene Mindworks (207 E 5th Ave, Suite 220), and 7:30pm at Framin’ Artworks (505 High St). Full ArtWalk Details
UO School of Art + Design Studios at 510 Oak
The 510 Oak building is a newly renovated 14,000-square-foot art and design research building housing the studios of 24 School of Art + Design faculty, as well as the new Center for Art Research. The creation and completion of a space dedicated to the creative practices of Art and Product Design faculty – bringing these faculty studios all into one place – represents a landmark moment at the University of Oregon and enables the School to better connect with the larger community. The Center for Art Research, located in the heart of the new building, will be a think tank for artmaking. Potential programming for the Center includes artists-in-residence, lectures, exhibitions, symposia, publications, performances, and experimental projects.
For the ArtWalk, The School of Art + Design is delighted to present works by the 20+ Art and Product Design faculty working in the 510 Oak Building. The exhibited work represents an array of disciplines from the School, including digital media, ceramics, fibers, jewelry and metalsmithing, photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, product design, and sports product design.