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 – May 1st First Friday ArtWalk

Hosted by Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy, the First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at BLOOM: The Art of Gardens at the 5th Street Public Market ( 296 East Fifth Ave).  See full details below.  Special thanks to ShelterCare for sponsoring this ArtWalk.

Check out the May ArtWalk Guide or a sneak peek of the images on our Facebook!

May 1st ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops

 

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Stop #1. 5:30 PM
BLOOM: The Art of Gardens
(5th Street Public Market)
Mayor Piercy will kick off the 5th Street Public Market’s “BLOOM: The Art of Gardens” event.  The public will get a chance to see beautiful flower and landscape creations, as well as interact… Read more

Jerry Ross, Jacobs Gallery
Stop #2. 6 PM

Jacobs Gallery
(Hult Center)
Jacobs Gallery showcases “The Macchia Six – Landscape Painters,” featuring Victoria Biedron, Jean Denis, Jaqueline Hamer Lukowski, Patti McNutt, Sally Schwader, and Jerry Ross (Curator)… Read more

Amanda Marie and X-O, Cinema Pacific Fringe Festival Preview
Stop #3. 6:30 PM
Fringe Festival Preview &
UO Prints 
(44 W Broadway)
Catch a preview of video works by artists who will unveil installations and performances at Saturday night’s Cinema Pacific Fringe Festival.  Media artist Violet Ray will display on one screen, with the…Read more

 

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Stop #4. 7 PM
UO Architecture ‘Parklet’
(41 W Broadway)
This year, the American Institute of Architecture Students U of O chapter and the HOPES (Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability) Conference, a student-run annual conference on the…Read more

 

Tom S Clark, The Octagon (2)
Stop #5. 7:30 PM

The Octagon
(92 E Broadway)
Local woodworker Tom S. Clark of Divine Light Altars shows beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces at the Octagon, a space belonging to the American Institute of Architects of Southwestern Oregon…Read more

 

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May ArtWalk Sponsor:
ShelterCare offers programs and services to families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and adults with a mental illness or brain injury. Find out more about their  benefit on May 21st at the JSMA.  Website

 

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

6. The Gallery at the Watershed
(321 Mill St #6) 
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“‘EMERGENCE!’ Works by the 8 Graduating UO Photography Students, 2015,” featuring Emily Albertson, Katherine Carlson, Brinkley Capriola, Matt Ellis, Megan Griffin, Diana Patin, Keelan Sullivan, and Rachel Troiano.  Through May 23rd.

7. Goldworks Jewelry Art Studio
(169 E Broadway)
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Featuring original jewelry by Goldworks staff.

8. The New Zone Gallery
(164 W Broadway)  Website
“Whimsical Pine Needle Creations” by Sheri Smith, including ancient basket making techniques, and “Déjà Vu,” woodwork, watercolor, and felt tip pictures by Marti Lynch.  Music: Rob Tobias.

9. OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
(191 E Broadway)
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Collages, paintings, and mandalas by Simone d’Aubigne.

10. Pacific Rim Art Guild & Gallery
(160 E Broadway, basement)
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“The Great Outdoors,” an all medium show depicting plein air paintings by guild members.

11. Schrager & Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette) Website
Black and white drypoint prints and color lithographs by Rick Bartow, including several expressive rendering of birds. Through May 16th.

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

13. Vistra Framing & Gallery
(160 E Broadway) Website
“Oregon Rivers,” oils and pastels by Diane Lewis. The cerebral quality of mood and local color takes you right to the banks of some of Oregon’s most majestic waterways.

14. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette) Website
“Quietude: The Etchings of Tanaka Ryohei.”  The meditative tranquility of his etchings is conveyed not only through the serene scenes of a mostly unpeopled rural Japan for which he is famous, but also through his astonishing attention to detail.  Through June 6th.

EAT & DRINK

15. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway) Website
An all cowfish themed show and party to commemorate their 5 years in business anniversary!  Music: Kef on Bulgarian brass.

16. Noisette Pastry Kitchen
(200 W Broadway) Website
“Bunny Portraits: Drawings from Oaxaca.”

17. Off the Waffle
(840 Willamette St) Website
“Affordable Art,” watercolors and oils by Margie Templeton and “Colors of the Breeze,” watercolors, acrylics, monotype, silk aquatint and collograph printmaking techniques by Yunie LeNoue.  Through May 31st.

18. Oregon Wine Lab
(488 Lincoln St) Website
“Color of Nature,” oil paintings by Abbas Darabi.  Through his paintings, Abbas describes the richness of nature in the Pacific Northwest.  More info: www.abbasdarabi.blogspot.com.

19. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway) Website
Work by Kelli MacConnell.

SHOP & EXPLORE

20. Belle Sorelle
(488 Willamette St)
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Step into Paris and find unique home decor creations by local artists to grace your home, including Crazy Legs Chair Company, Clayfarm, Jebedi’s Jewels, Carolina Tinklers, Kinky Shoes, EllieGee Designs, and Flaunts and Kathy Lundberg.

21. 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, wall art by Mari Livie, whimsical hand painted wood, linen, and silk pieces by Lybi Thomas, wood sculptures and imaginative, fanciful masks by Cedar Caredio, and Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White.

22. Eugene Piano Academy
(507 Willamette St) Website
The 5th Annual Raise a Glass to MECCA,” an art auction and wine tasting benefit. Bid on amazing local art, while sipping some of the valley’s best wine, and enjoying the inspired melodies of Mood Area 52.  Proceeds from the evening go to support MECCA’s mission to divert materials out of the waste stream and into our community’s creative endeavors. 6-8:30pm

23. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave, 2nd floor) Website
Windows on the Past,” re-photography by Hannah Yaginuma-Nute mixes old and new images of Eugene landmarks.  Music: Bellafina Ensemble concert at 6pm spans styles from classical to musicals, and Celtic to waltzes!

24. Gilt+Gossamer
(873 Willamette St)
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“Coast Starlight Series,” watercolor landscapes by Carolyn Quinn.  This series was painted on location, while viewing scenery from the windows of the Amtrak Coast Starlight train route from Eugene to San Diego, CA.  These travels took place over three years during all of the different seasons, and still continue.

25. Harlequin Beads and Jewelry
(1027 Willamette St)
 
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Jewelry by local artists. Closes 6pm.

26. InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway) Website
Landscape photography by Matthew Hanna.

27. The Jazz Station
(124 W Broadway)
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Photography by Donna Atkinson and paintings, drawings, and digital art by Ruby Lambie.  Also featuring wine tastings by IRIS Vineyards, with the gallery open until 7pm.  Music: UO Jazz Combos, 5-7pm, free; Adam Carlson Quintet: The Music of Kurt Rosenwinkel, 8-11pm ($)

28. OH SO JO
(299 E 5th Ave)
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Hand-painted furniture and decor by Jo Morton using CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk+Clay Paint Products and her unique embellishment techniques.  Jo also features the work of local artists and is the primary representative of the ever popular artist, Shelley Roenspie.

29. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)  Website
Paintings and prints by Victor Schramm.  Victor will also demo his relief printing process.  Open until 7pm.

30. Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway) Website
“The Marriage of Art & Craft with Jeweler Susan Goodwin.” Susan has crafted signature, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces out of gemstones and precious metals for more than two decades. Find out what it takes to keep the creative juices fresh, how she works and conceives of a collection, and how she knows what is going to look good on a woman.   Open until 7pm.

31. Urban Therapeutic
(749 Willamette St) Website
Bicycle themed artwork by participants from the OSLP Arts & Culture Program, created in celebration of the May 9th fundraiser bike ride, the Mohawk Valley Metric Century.  Ride and registration information are available during the ArtWalk.  The show will be up through May 10th.

Find out about special events happening during the ArtWalk!