About ArtSpark Eugene

ArtSpark Eugene is a collaborative initiative led by Rotary Club of Eugene, Lane Arts Council, Eugene Education Foundation, Eugene School District 4J to provide every elementary school in Eugene 4J with high-quality arts education through Lane Arts Council’s artist in residence program.

Thanks to ArtSpark, all twenty 4J elementary schools are receiving an artist residency during the 2018-2019 school year, with the ten Title I elementary schools each receiving two, for a total of 30 residencies allocated for the school year. This program is reaching 7,400 students and providing more than 1,000 hours of quality arts education.

As champions for arts education, these organizations came together around the belief that the arts are essential for learning and developing a well-rounded education. In April 2019, the Rotary Club of Eugene will host the third annual ArtSpark gala event to continue fundraising for this worthy cause.

We appreciate all those who have invested in creativity! Thank you for your generous contributions to the ArtSpark Eugene. (please designate “ArtSpark” in the memo line of your donation).

2020 Gala & Benefit Event

Friday, April 24th, 2020
The Shedd Institute for the Arts, Eugene, OR

This gala evening features auctions, dinner, entertainment, and art from notable local artists to raise funds for continued arts education in 4J elementary schools. For tickets, please call 541-485-2278, or purchase online here.

The event is just one part of our efforts to support arts education in Eugene 4J schools. You can volunteer, sponsor, or make a direct donation here (please designate “ArtSpark” in the memo line of your donation).

Questions? Call Lane Arts Council at 541-485-2278

Images: Artist residencies at Cesar Chavez and McCornack elementary schools funded by Eugene Rotary Club.
Photos and video by Eric Merrow

@MerrowVisuals (www.merrowvisuals.com) 


ArtSpark Eugene was awarded the 2018 Arts and Business Partnership Award.

The Arts and Business Partnership Award recognizes an outstanding, impactful partnership between a local business and local artists or arts organization. This commendation celebrates collaborations that stimulate innovation, create economic growth, and elevate the overall quality of life in the Southern Willamette Valley.

Pictured: Michael Syman-Degler and Pete Gribskov, ArtSpark Co-chairs, Liora Sponko, Director of Lane Arts Council, Rebecca Sprinson, Director of Eugene Education Foundation, and Gustavo Balderas, Superintendent of Eugene School District 4J.

Thank you to all the sponsors for the 2019 ArtSpark Gala Event! Please contact Lane Arts Council or Rotary Club of Eugene if you or your business is interested in being involved.