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!

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Upcoming – May 3rd First Friday ArtWalk

Lane Arts Council’s May 3rd First Friday ArtWalk is guest-hosted by Francesco Lecce-Chong, Music Director & Conductor of Eugene Symphony. American conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong has garnered acclaim for his dynamic performances, commitment to innovative programming, and passion for community engagement. He currently holds the positions of Associate Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Principal Conductor of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra. Active as a guest conductor, he has appeared with orchestras around the world including the National Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, and Hong Kong Philharmonic.

The official ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Kesey Square (corner of Broadway & Willamette), followed by stops at 6:00pm at Epic Seconds (30 E 11th Ave), 6:30pm at Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl St), 7:00pm at Passionflower Design (128 E Broadway), and 7:30pm at Karin Clarke Gallery (760 Willamette St).  Follow along the guided tour to hear from the featured artists, or explore any of the listed ArtWalk venues on your own.

Image: Robert Danderov, Epic Seconds 

Special thanks to our ArtWalk Sponsor Eugene Symphony and our Media Sponsor KLCC!

      

 

Past – April 5 First Friday ArtWalk

Lane Arts Council’s April 5th First Friday ArtWalk is guest-hosted by Jason Brown, Program Director for KLCC.  Jason comes with over 20 years of experience in public radio, covering day-to-day operations, hosting shows, training and managing staff, fundraising, and creating on-air and digital content.  “I love public radio and feel fortunate to work in it,” Jason says. “I admire its ability to tell stories fairly and accurately. I find it exciting and rewarding to produce content for public radio’s varied and knowledgeable audience. As KLCC Program Director I look forward to building on KLCC’s rich legacy while leading the station into the future.”

The official ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Mary Spilde Downtown Center (101 W 10th Ave).  See below for full details.

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April 5th First Friday ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops


Stop #1. 5:30 PM
Mary Spilde Downtown Center
(101 W 10th Ave)

The Division of the Arts at Lane Community College is pleased to present a showcase of student work from the Media, Performing, and Visual Arts, accompanied by the Division of Culinary…Read more


Stop #2. 6:00 PM
Kesey Square
(corner of Broadway & Willamette)
“Puddle Disco!” is the culmination of Tropical Contemporary’s artistic program “Rain Magic!” created this winter in partnership with City of Eugene Cultural Services. “Rain Magic!” is a three…Read more


Stop #3. 6:30 PM
KLCC
(136 W 8th Ave)
If you have ever wondered what goes on inside a radio station, don’t miss this ArtWalk stop as KLCC 89.7 FM opens its doors to the public! Observe Lauren Purcell-Joiner, the host of Straight…Read more

 Stop #4. 7:00 PM
The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave)
With a mission to connect scrap and fine art, MECCA challenged artists to make inspiring, thought-provoking, and creative works of art out of a mystery box of materials in two months’ time. This year…Read more


Stop #5. 7:30 PM
Raven Frame Works
(325 W 4th Ave)
It Ain’t Art Until It’s Framed” is an exhibit that demonstrates how presentation can diminish or enhance a work of art.  Shop owners Anne and Terry use their artistic training and experience in…Read more


ArtWalk sponsor:
Eugene Ballet’s The Firebird
Media Sponsor: KLCC

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

6. Framin’ Artworks
(505 High St) Website
Artwork by Harris Dillon, who primarily focuses on collage, photography, and lampwork beadmaking, and mixed media encaustic work by Patty McConnell.

7. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St) 
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“Oregon Native Saints” by Olga Volchkova. Russian-born, Volchkova was trained as an icon painter and conservator, and is well-known in this region because of popular exhibit at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and an in-depth feature on her on OPB’s Oregon Art Beat. The exhibit canonizes local plants, with the artist doing an incredible amount of research before she begins each piece; the works are rich with detail, and what the artist calls “little jokes,” which will delight and charm the viewer. Volchkova gives remarks during the ArtWalk at 6 pm.

8. The New Zone Gallery
(22 W 7th Ave)  
Website
Barbora Bakalarova’s photographic work in “Frames of Mind” depicts images from a wide range of subjects, drawing on her inner impressions, as well as on observation of outer patterns in nature and the human environment. Paintings by Robin Levin are on display in the Klausmeier Room. PhotoZone, a collection of diverse individuals interested in the craft of photography, will showcase work in the back of the gallery. Live music: Jerry Zybach.

9. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette St)  Website
“She Flies With Her Own Wings: Celebrating Female Artistry,” featuring work by Northwest artists Analee Fuentes, Lynda Lanker, Helen Liu, Satoko Motouji, Connie Mueller, Judy Ness, Barbara Setsu Pickett, Lillian Pitt, Nancy Pobanz, and Margaret Prentice.  Up through April 13th.

EAT & DRINK

10. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway)  Facebook
Work by Ricardo di Napoli.

11. LovaKava Kava Bar & Restaurant
(120 W Broadway)  Facebook
Have a glass of kava while enjoying original art!

12. Starlight Lounge
(830 Olive St)
 Facebook
“Say What?” acrylic paintings by Teresa Soler. See her work

13. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway)  Website
Maria Rose is a young artist who uses her work and writing to express and guide her way to her most authentic self.  A big guiding philosophy for Maria and her artwork is that there are simply no mistakes, any moment that your mind hopes to trick you into despair, based on the idea that you made a mistake, is really just a door opening for you to evolve into something much more rich and authentic. Maria makes a point to never plan out a painting and to simply flow from one “mistake” to the next.

SHOP & EXPLORE

14. 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 and wood sculptures by Cedar Caredio; and Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White.

15. Epic Seconds
(30 E 11th Ave)  Facebook
“Art of the Poster: Fillmore and Family Dog” – In honor of the 2019 Eugene Record Convention, Epic Seconds presents a collection of concert posters from the heyday of the San Francisco psychedelic movement.

16. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave)  
Website
Whiteaker Block Party Canvases, a community painting project led by The New Zone Gallery. Plus: Salsa dance to live music performed by the 11-piece Orquesta Descarga 54 at 6pm.

17. Euphoria Chocolate Company
(946 Willamette St)   
Website
Original oil paintings by local artist Sean Brennan. With vivid colors, his paintings showcase the intricate patterns found in plant and insect life, which evoke connection and growth.

18. InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)  Website
Artwork by Carolyn Quinn.

19. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)  
Website
Beautiful furniture and homewares, hand-crafted using salvaged wood from Indonesia.

20. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)  
Website
“Staff Show 2019,” featuring work by Laura King, Molly Helm, Clayton Sukau, Andie Wise, Hannah White, and Mat Whiteley.  Open until 6pm.

21. Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)   
Website
Jewelry by artist extraordinaire Susan Goodwin. Susan creates a look that is best described as a well-balanced mix of timeless classics with a nod to current fashion trends. She draws inspiration from the glamour of the 1950’s with influences from the natural world.  Open until 7pm.

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