Eugene Open Studios is partnering with Lane Arts Council for an annual city-wide open studio tour on Saturday and Sunday, September 15th and 16th, 2018 (10-5 PM) that engages with artists, galleries, alternative spaces, and arts organizations in the Eugene area to make art studios accessible to the public for one weekend.
A new initiative in Eugene, the open studio weekend promotes dialogue and connectivity between artists and audiences within the artists’ own working environment. It provides a unique opportunity to meet well-known and emerging local artists, experience the spaces where they work, and learn about their creative processes.
Almost 30 art spaces are participating in the open studio weekend. Just a few of the participating spaces include Whiteaker Printmakers, The Oblivion Factory (Jud Turner’s studio), Pendlebury Gallery, Robert Canaga Studio, and Daniels Family Pottery.
“I created Eugene Open Studios because over the years Eugene has seen a huge loss in galleries and art related businesses,” explains Aunia Kahn of Alexi Era Gallery. “The Eugene area is such a creative and dynamic place filled with hundreds of talented, creative and accomplished artisans who are often under the radar. We want to change this. This event helps the community connect and learn about all the artists and creative spaces throughout the area.”
“This studio tour is an incredible opportunity for the community to connect with our local artists in a meaningful way,” states Liora Sponko, Executive Director of Lane Arts Council. “You will see where all of the magic happens, meet directly with the artists, and have the opportunity to purchase artwork that will be cherished for a lifetime.”
For questions or to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org