Lane Arts Council presents the First Friday ArtWalk year-round in Downtown Eugene. Take the guided tour and follow the host to hear from the featured artists, or explore the other galleries and venues from 5:30-8pm on your own. This event happens rain or shine, and is always free!
Upcoming – February 7th First Friday ArtWalk
Lane Arts Council’s February 7th First Friday ArtWalk is guest-hosted by Wyatt True of Delgani String Quartet. Join us at the Hult Center at 5:30pm for the start of the guided tour!
Stop #1. 5:30 PM
Maurie Jacobs Community Room
The internationally acclaimed performance collective Manual Cinema is coming to the Hult Center February 27 – March 1 to perform their interpretation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. In support…Read more
Stop #2. 6:00 PM
Out of Step Books & Gallery
(1022 Willamette St)
Get a peek inside the whimsical world of Damian J. McDonald, as he presents 25 of his quirky creatures (12 of which have never been shown before) in his solo show “I.N.S.E.O.R.” As an artist, illustrator…Read more
Stop #3. 6:30 PM
ArtCity Studios on Broadway
(160 E Broadway, downstairs)
ArtCity Studios on Broadway features the studios of Jarrell Blake and WheelHaus Arts for the February ArtWalk. Jarrell Blake’s sparklewake art posters are composed of imagery created from paint…Read more
Stop #4. 7:00 PM
InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)
Jessica Haeckel presents all new medium and large scale oils on canvas in her show “Dark Places, No Faces.” The displayed work features high contrast, oversaturated imagery showcasing the…Read more
Delgani String Quartet
Violinist Wyatt True is Artistic and Executive Director of the Delgani String Quartet, which is considered to be “the state’s finest chamber ensemble” by Oregon Arts Watch.
ArtWalk Sponsor: Hult Center
Manual Cinema presents their interpretation of Frankenstein from February 27 through March 1. They combine handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, and innovative sound and music to create immersive visual stories for stage and screen and will be demonstrating those skills in this critically acclaimed new show.
Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses
GALLERIES & STUDIOS
(245 W 8th Ave) Website
Eugene Contemporary Art (ECA) presents “Under Our Moon Future Ascensions,” work by Sajad Amini, Dana Buzzee, Agnese Cebere, Eden V. Evans, Noelle Herceg, Erin Langley, Ian Sherlock Molloy, Hannah Petkau, Tyler Stoll, Elnaz Talaei, Nathan Alexander Ward, and Carol Yahner, who are all in the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Oregon.
6. Framin’ Artworks
(505 High St) Website
“Expressions,” drybrush oil paintings and colored pencil drawings by Candace Marie Watson. Candace strives to capture the soul in her artwork, and the many feelings and emotions in the expressions of the face, be it a person or animal.
7. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St) Website
The 5th Collectors Resale Show, a secondary market show featuring vintage works by collected regional artists. On display through February 29.
8. The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave) Website
“Obscura,” masks and related 2D and 3D art celebrating culture and costume. This show explores the ways we obscure our own identities to represent unseen aspects of ourselves or other cultural, historical, or imaginary entities.
9. The New Zone Gallery
(22 W 7th Ave) Website
“The Joy of Creative Expression,” acrylic paintings by Shirley M. Collins, and “Variety in Art,” works created in various mediums including watercolor, tile, and glass by Robin Marks-Fife. The Klausmeier Room features textural works by Wendy Steinberg, as well as work commenting on pop culture and combining photography, sculpture and painting by David Worman. Music: Brian Cutean on guitar.
10. Sparrow Studios
(136 E Broadway) Website
Unbound challenged artists, designers, and creatives in the Eugene-Springfield area to start or deepen their sketchbook or visual journal practice, resulting in a diverse collection of books that vary in size, medium, and purpose. The challenge launched in August 2019 and artists worked in their sketchbooks throughout the fall.
11. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette St) Website
“Celebrating 2020,” featuring Jon Jay Cruson, Li Tie, Satoko Motouji, Connie Mueller, Dale Mueller, Jamie Newton, Margaret Prentice, Christine L. Sundt, Gary Tepfer and Mike Van. Show on display through March 7.
EAT & DRINK
12. LovaKava Kava Bar & Restaurant
(120 W Broadway) Facebook
Have a glass of kava and enjoy original art.
13. Starlight Lounge
(830 Olive St) Facebook
“Spirit Guides,” realistic wildlife paintings in gouache by Bekah Zeimetz.
14. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway) Website
Ricardo E. Di Napoli shows oil paintings inspired by unusual photos he has taken, including photographs of himself, objects, films, TV series, and photos of other photos. He uses these images to create a tense atmosphere and alternative reality.
SHOP & EXPLORE
15. Allies, LLC
(131 E 11th Ave) Website
Allies hosts a creative art making space and a curatorial program that is shared and run cooperatively by adults with developmental disabilities. This month, Allies artists and staff showcase sculptural work, including ceramics, soft sculpture, jewelry, leatherwork, and even paintings, drawings, and collage. Come meet the artists and watch a demo.
16. Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway)
“ReInspired,” by Paul Burt. Drawing on his background in design, construction, and his love of art, Paul has recently been reinspired over the last year to meld the world of 2D wall displays with his love of the 3D form.
17. ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery
(25 E 8th Ave) Website
Felted wool home décor and apparel by Tylar Merrill, clay tile collages by Annie Heron, whimsical hand painted wood pieces and hand painted silk apparel and other items by Lybi Thomas, wood and stone carvings, wood sculptures by Cedar Caredio, and Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White.
18. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave) Website
Harry Potter Book Night! Wizards, witches, and Muggles of all ages are invited to celebrate the Triwizard Tournament. Costumes welcome.
19. Euphoria Chocolate Company
(946 Willamette St) Website
“Uniformity: Ushers and Cormorants,” mixed media works by Lisa Yu. Artist website
20. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway) Website
Beautiful handmade, Fair Trade jewelry, furniture, homewares, unique gifts, clothing, accessories, and more from all around the world.
21. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St) Website
Erika Beyer shows paintings in watercolor and gouache on paper. She describes her work as “scientific storytelling” and her pieces allow her to play with time and space, speeding up and combining images to show an entire natural sequence, process, or story in a single illustration. Open until 6pm.
22. Wild Light Yoga Center
(820 Charnelton St) Website
Hannah Bailey’s artwork is inspired by nature, its cycles, and the many symbiosis found therein, but it also contains deeply personal themes and stories from her own life. Hannah tends toward bold colors and likes to experiment with varying composition styles, while keeping an eye on the importance of negative space.
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