The First Friday ArtWalk is a FREE event that happens year-round.  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!  To get involved as a business, artist or sponsor, please contact Lane Arts.

Upcoming ArtWalk:  First Friday, August 1st

Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk on August 1st, 2014 is guest-hosted by Lisa Lawton, Director of Community Relations at Travel Lane County, where she has served as the local public relations liaison and media spokesperson for the past 15 years.  She has served on a variety of event planning committees from the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials to the Oregon Covered Bridge Festival. Last year she initiated and helped plan the Plein Air Painting portion of Create! Eugene and this year is working on implementing a Kids Create! Eugene event in conjunction with the month-long arts festival. The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Harlequin Beads and Jewelry (1027 Willamette St), followed by stops at 6pm at Kesey Square for Create! Eugene, 6:30pm at The Octagon (92 East Broadway), 7pm at Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl St), and concluding at 7:30pm at Eugene Springfield Art Project (224 E 11th Ave).  ArtWalk is from 5:30-8pm and always free!  Visit www.lanearts.org for more information.

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August 1st ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops

David Vance Horste, Sonora Sunrise, 63x30mm, Harlequin Beads and Jewelry
Stop #1. 5:30 PM
Harlequin Beads and Jewelry 
(1027 Willamette St) 
David V. Horste of DVHdesigns is a custom lapidary source for designer focal beads and cabochons.  David works in semiprecious stone and organic gems (jet, fossil ivory, shell, bone, etc.) along… Read more

CREATE_Logo
Stop #2. 6 PM
Create! Eugene 
(Kesey Square, corner of Broadway & Willamette)
Create! Eugene is a month-long arts festival kicking off on August 1st as a stop on the ArtWalk! A project of the Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene, the festival highlights hands-on arts workshops… Read more

 

Keith Jeperson, Sponsors artwork at the Octogon, Not for Sale (21)
Stop #3. 6:30 PM
The Octagon  
(92 East Broadway) 
Sponsors, Inc. and Essex General Construction present “The Bigger Picture,” featuring Tyler Haworth.  Tyler Haworth is a street artist and formerly incarcerated person, known for his inspired …Read more

 

Sarah Sedwick, A Bend in the River, oil, Oregon Art Supply
Stop #4. 7 PM
Oregon Art Supply 
(1020 Pearl St) 
Oregon Art Supply features “New and Selected Works,” their second show by Sarah Sedwick.  Sarah is a local Eugene oil painter whose small, still life paintings have gained a great deal of …Read more

 

David Haber, ESAP (7)
Stop #5. 7:30 PM
Eugene Springfield Art Project
(224 E 11th Ave) 

Eugene Springfield Art Project presents work by David Haber.  David states, “I believe that the covenant between the artist and the painting is more important than style or concept…Read more

 

 


August ArtWalk Sponsor:
Urban Waxx
Website
Urban Waxx, Portland’s favorite spot to get smooth, is a unique wax-only salon company with locations in NW Portland, Tanasbourne, SE Division, and Eugene.

 

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

7. The Gallery at the Watershed
(321 Mill St #6) Website
“Christy Wyckoff:  Pictures,” showing a wide range of prints, monotypes, paintings, and glasswork.  Through August 9th.

8. Goldworks Jewelry Art Studio
(169 E Broadway) Website
Giclee prints by Melissa Nolledo.

9. Jacobs Gallery
(Hult Center) Website
“Expressions,” featuring work by Janice LaVerne Baker and Pat Condron, through August 16th.

9. The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4thWebsite
“Spring Quarter Exhibition,” a group show by participants in the OSLP Arts & Culture program’s Open Studio and Fiber Arts workshops. The Community Room Gallery will feature an OSLP Staff Art Exhibition.

9. MECCA
(309 W 4thWebsite
The 1st Annual Children’s Creative Collage Challenge, a group show of collages made from recycled materials by young artists.

9. The New Zone Gallery
(164 W Broadway) Website
“Serendipity,” pen and ink illustrations by Gayle Macy and acrylic paintings by Will Lotz.

10. OH SO JO 
(299 E 5th AveWebsite
Hand painted furniture, mosaics, and art by Jo Morton and paintings by Lisa Abia-Smith.

10. OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
(191 E Broadway) Website
Small scale portrait paintings by Barry La Voie.

11. Pacific Rim Art Guild
(160 E Broadway, basement) Website
“Plein Air Parisian!”  Stroll the streets around Pacific Rim Art Gallery and see artists with their easels, painting on the sidewalks!  Plein air paintings by members depicting our beautiful city and state will also be hanging in the gallery.

12. Schrager & Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette) Website
“Five Artists,” a summer show featuring Susan Applegate, Thanhbinh Duong, Susan Lowdermilk, Craig Spilman, and Betsy Wolfston, each working in a different medium.  Through August 16th.

13. Urban Lumber Company Furniture Showroom
(28 E Broadway) Website
Hand-crafted hardwood furniture custom made from locally salvaged city trees.

14. Vistra Framing and Gallery
(160 E Broadway)
Website
Oil paintings by Emily Schultz.  Emily’s traditional style landscapes and figure scenes are timeless.  Her use of natural light, innocence of the subject, and beautiful presentation are a delight for any novice or art connoisseur.  

15. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette St) Website
Japanese bird and flower prints and paintings.

EAT & DRINK

16. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway) Website
Mockingbird Art by Nina Diaz, including paintings, drawings, and digital assemblages.

17. Noisette Pastry Kitchen
(200 W Broadway) Website
Lush pastels of Lane County locales by landscape architect, John Pelletier.

18. Off the Waffle
(840 Willamette St) Website
Work by Caely Brandon & Anna Elliot.

19. Oregon Wine Lab
(488 Lincoln St) Website
Robert Canaga displays large wax and oil paintings in a show that is a condensed version of a recent exhibit at the Coos Art Museum.

20. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway) Website
Work by artists from the OSLP Arts & Culture Program.

SHOP & EXPLORE

21. Aurora Gallery and Tattoo
(304 E 13th Ave) Website
Paintings by Bayne Gardner and Wendi Kai, along with work by Graham Niles and Max Von K.

22. Benessere Chiropractic
(295 W Broadway) Website
“Drawn by the Light,” black and white photography featuring landscapes, abstracts, and still lifes by Eugene artist David Jones.  In his work, David searches for form, substance, magic, and inspiration in the ordinary.

23. Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway) Website
“Perform,” a dynamic exploration of physical theater and dance through the mediums of photography, painting, drawing, and printmaking by local artists Joshua Purvis, Milla Oliveira, and Nicholas Siegrist.  On display for the month of August.

24. Eugene Piano Academy  
(507 Willamette St)  Website
“You Me We,” unknowing collaborations with Mija Marie.  Abandoned collages and old paint hardened palettes from the OSLP Arts & Culture Program studio become the backgrounds upon which Mija applies contrasting symbols and imagery.  25% of the proceeds from the sale of these collaborative works will be donated to OSLP Arts & Culture Program.

25. Downtown Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave) Website

“The Back Dock,” paintings by Melissa Sikes and “Steampunk Art,” works by Jillyn Cherish.

26. Heritage Dry Goods
(861 Willamette) Website
Colorful pillows and pillow pals by Lauren Holton. These plush works of art depict animals and nature scenes in unique and whimsical ways. The pillow pals are hand-drawn and painted, printed on organic fabric, and waiting for a snuggle!  Check them out online at http://www.etsy.com/shop/featherandfin.

27. The Jazz Station
(124 W Broadway) Website
Oil paintings by Farley Craig, including figures and portraits.

31. Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway) Website
A lifestyle store for glamorous nature girls and the people who love them, featuring jewelry, clothes, gifts, home décor, flowers, and more!  Open until 7pm.

33. Swahili African Modern
(296 E 5th Avenue, 2nd floor) Website
Whimsical character sculptures that have been created out of recycled metal automobile and bicycle parts by artisans in Burkina Faso.  A great addition to the yard or garden, these lively sculptures bounce erratically in the wind.  Also serving tastes of Madagascar Chocolate.

34. Urban Therapeutic
(749 Willamette St) Website
“Oh the Places They Go,” a collection of local, amateur artist photographs from a podiatric perspective. The first annual “All About Feet” sale begins; enter to win a giveaway during the ArtWalk!