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 – October 2, 2015 First Friday ArtWalk

Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk on October 2nd, 2015 is guest hosted by the 33rd and current “raining” Slug Queen, Queen Markalo Parkalo. The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at The New Zone Gallery (164 W Broadway).  See the information below for full details.  Special thanks to Mosaic Fair Trade Collection for sponsoring the October ArtWalk!

View the October ArtWalk guide or check out a  sneak peek of work you will see at the ArtWalk on our Facebook.

October 2nd ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops

The New Zone Gallery
Stop #1. 5:30 PM
The New Zone Gallery
(164 W Broadway)
The New Zone Gallery hosts the opening reception for “Salon du Peuple” (Salon of the People), an open, non-juried art show.  The show includes work by community members, as well as… Read more

Neal Williams, EW ArtsHound on Broadway 2 detail
Stop #2. 6 PM

Eugene Weekly ArtsHound Boxes
on Broadway

Eugene Weekly presents “ArtsHound on Broadway.” EW hand-picked four local artists, gave them the theme “Urban Jungle” and asked them to design art for the paper’s distribution boxes (those ubiquitous… Read more

Christy Bishop, Passionflower Design (2)
Stop #3. 6:30 PM
Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)
Passionflower Design showcases the “Opal at Home Trunk Show,” featuring oodles of locally made, artisan pillows.  Meet Christy Bishop, the dynamic visionary behind this line. She will talk about details…Read more

Ron Smith, Leaves, woodcarving, Pacific Rim Art Guild
Stop #4. 7 PM
Pacific Rim Art Guild & Gallery
(160 E Broadway, basement)
Pacific Rim Art Guild & Gallery presents “Autumn Colors – Celebration of the Season.”  This is an all member, all medium show with an emphasis on fall and the harvest season…Read more

Joneile Emery, Vistra Framing and Gallery
Stop #5. 7:30 PM
Vistra Framing & Gallery
(160 E Broadway)
Vistra Framing & Gallery showcases work by Joneile Emery.  Joneile states, “This show is entitled ‘Eugene in Color.’  It’s all watercolor on Arches paper and features scenes you would likely see as you visit…Read more

Mosaic logo with a line
ArtWalk Sponsor:
 Mosaic Fair Trade Collection (28 E Broadway) offers unique handmade items from around the world made by fair trade workers who get living wages and safe working conditions.  The store features handmade fair trade furniture from Tropical Salvage, as well as homewares, accessories, jewelry, gift items, and more.  They hope to inspire positive change by offering fair trade choices for everyday and special purchases.

October 2015 map

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses


6. FourWinds 
(273 W 8th Ave)
A new gallery featuring a variety of work from several local artists – visionary paintings, provocative photography, quality handcrafts, unique jewelry, and much more. This month the gallery highlights Freakshows, Mad Scientists, and Vaudeville themed art in preparation for a Haunted House on Halloween night, in partnership with MECCA.

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

8. Jacobs Gallery
(Hult Center)
“50 Years: A City and Its Symphony” – Explore Eugene Symphony’s 50-year history through an archival exhibit that encapsulates the people, places, and events that have made the city’s orchestra what it is today.

9. The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave)  
“Pain, Healing, and Creativity,” an exhibit that shares experiences of physical and/or emotional pain and healing through artwork, and includes work by participants of the open studio workshops and community members. Also on display, prints and ceramics from a mentorship between Paxie Oster and artist Heather Halpern. The Community Room Gallery will feature paintings by local artist Dan Bruce.

(449 Willamette St)  
“MECCA Tribe Show” a collection of art made by current and former Board Members, volunteers, and MECCA teachers.

11. OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
(191 E Broadway)
 Owner’s Blog
Work by photographer and digital artist Melissa “Mimi” Nolledo.

12. Schrager & Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette) Website
“Paintings,” new work by Mark Clarke.  In this group of paintings, Clarke moves further into abstraction — trees dissolve into massed color and hills and valleys melt into each other.  These works are all medium-sized.  Through October 31st.

13. Shadowfox
(76 W Broadway)
Dynamic displays and a unique, wide range of work, including shadowboxes, lights, wooden pendants, and sculpture.

14. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette) Website
Transformations, Journeys: Photographs by Gary Tepfer,” through November 14th.



15. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway) Facebook
Drink a cocktail and enjoy art!

16. Noisette Pastry Kitchen
(200 W Broadway) Website
A show coordinated by the Eugene Weekly, highlighting work by Sara Talmadge, Neal Williams, Santiago Uceda, and Marlis Badalich.  These artists were hand-picked by the EW to design art for their distribution boxes along Broadway.

17. Off the Waffle
(840 Willamette St) Website
Work by Patricia Montoya Donohue and Diane Farquhar.

18. Oregon Wine Lab
(488 Lincoln St) Website
“Greenhill Humane Society’s Art for Animals Sneak Peek,” a collection of local artists showcasing work in a variety of mediums which will be available for purchase at Greenhill’s November 13th Art for Animals silent and live auction.  Also featuring eclectic acrylic paintings by Frankie Moro.   Music: Richie G and Ma Beat.

19. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway) Website
Work by Tanya Scott.

20. The Wayward Lamb
(150 W Broadway)
Work by Sam Gehrke.


21. Broadway Commerce Center lobby
(44 W Broadway)  

“People’s Choice Awards”- A yearly event put on by the Southwestern Oregon American Institute of Architects Chapter, showcasing outstanding architecture and landscape architecture projects in our area.  The Chapter welcomes the public to browse the entries and vote for their favorite projects.

22. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave, 2nd floor) Website
“Pressing the Grain,” tree relief prints by Josh Krute. Performance: Traditional Chinese music, dance, opera, and martial arts by Soochow University Art Troupe, 6pm.

23. Eugene Yoga
(245 E Broadway)  
Work by Washington artist Tom Boatright.  Tom uses raw ingredients, such as oils, resins, metallic and luminescent powders, and glass beads to create stunning one-of-a-kind pieces that cannot be duplicated. More info:

24. gilt+gossamer
(873 Willamette St)
“Contemplations,” work by Carolyn Quinn.   This series is a reflection of the internal process of revealing and releasing dimensional layers of ourselves.  Images of these processes are expressed using dimensional layering of color and form, creating a spatial flow of energetic and meditative movement.

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

26. InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)
“In Our House,” high quality Oregon Duck football photographs and prints by Eric Evans.

27. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)
Unique jewelry made by fair trade artisans from around the world.

28. The Jazz Station
(124 W Broadway)
“Una Mirada de México,” work by Mexican artists Antonio Ochoa, Jessica Zapata, Claudia Sanchez, Maricela Figueroa, Juan Antonio Siller, Cecilia Sanchez, and Xolotl Polo in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Gallery closes at 7pm.  Music:  Rempel Orsinger Duo featuring Gerry Rempel on guitar and Chris Orsinger on double bass, 5:30-7pm, FREE.  Novox, a Funk septet from France, 8-11pm, $.

29. Newberry Child Care
999 Willamette St)  
Come celebrate and support the creativity of young pre-school and pre-k artists, a show in collaboration with the Downtown Athletic Club. The event will feature a children’s art activity, and this months theme is “Spooktacular” in honor of Halloween!

30. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)
“Content and Transition,” recent abstract work on canvas and panel by Rebecca Mannheimer.   These works are a direct response to her last show at Oregon Art Supply in 2013, using encaustic as her medium.  Open until 7:30pm.  Music: Acoustic guitar by Taylor Irving.

31. Urban Therapeutic
(749 Willamette St)
View their newly installed reclaimed wood art piece, hand crafted by the amazing local team of artists at Wild Slice Designs.

32. Will Leather Goods
(5th Street Public Market parking lot, 296 E 5th Ave) 
A tailored belt-crafting experience with Artees Vannett.

33. WOW Hall
(291 W 8th Ave)  OGG 
Website & Local Clay
The Eugene Chapter of the Oregon Glass Guild and Local Clay are jointly sponsoring a Mask Contest, with masks made of ceramics and glass by members.  Stop by the opening to vote for your favorite, with cash prizes for the best ceramic mask, the best glass mask, and the best of show.  The masks will be on display throughout October.


Find out about special events happening during the ArtWalk!