April 7th First Friday ArtWalk!
Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk on April 7th from 5:30-8pm highlights the galleries and art venues of downtown, so you can discover the latest in downtown Eugene’s art scene. Start your evening at 5:30pm at the Farmers Market Pavilion (85 E 8th Ave) to pick up your guide and hear live music by LaRhonda Steele from 6-8pm!
ArtWalk is always free. Please bring a mask in case certain venues request you to wear it.
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April ArtWalk Sponsor:
Symphony’s Carnival of the Animals
Join Eugene Symphony for this special Family Concert on Sunday, April 30th at 1:30pm. Kids of all ages will love the lion, swan, kangaroo, and elephant who come to play!
Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses
As part of the First Friday ArtWalk, the following galleries and art venues will be open from 5:30-8pm on April 7th (unless otherwise noted):
ARTWALK GUIDE PICK-UP SPOT
1. Farmers Market Pavilion
(85 E 8th Ave)
Start at the Farmers Market Pavilion to pick up your ArtWalk guide anytime between 5:30-8pm!
As a part of a new concert series during the First Friday ArtWalk, The LaRhonda Steele Band will bring “some good old Soul music mixed with original music” from 6-8pm. Join this family friendly concert and shop local at the Artist Marketplace, a pop-up market featuring artists in a variety of mediums.
5th Street Public Market
(296 E 5th Ave, 2nd floor at the Eateries and Bar) Website
Live music by smokey-voiced Sidney Joseph, a multi-instrumentalist whose greatest passion is music. 5:30-7:30pm.
(Nurturely, 56 E 15th Ave)
During this pop-up event, Nicole Hummel shares her woodfired ceramic sculptures exploring motherhood, healing, transformation, and creative inspiration. Her project is funded in part by the Lane Arts Council Artist Grant. Additionally, artists from the Oregon Supported Living Program will be showing recent clay pieces connecting with the themes of support and nurturing creativity. Join Nicole Hummel for an artist talk at 6:30pm. Crystal Akins Meneses, Director of the OSLP Arts and Culture Program, will also lead a group activity inviting audience participation.
Lane Arts Council’s Design Arts Apprenticeship Showcase
(Spark, 22 W 7th Ave) Website
Discover innovative products made by local middle and high schoolers participating in a unique apprenticeship with professional design artists. Products include fashion, graphic design, 3D modeling, digital art, biomimicry, and more. Meet the student designers and learn about their creative process at this interactive showcase sponsored by Connected Lane County. 5:30-7:30 pm.
GALLERIES & STUDIOS
Art with Alejandro
(5th Street Public Market 2nd floor, 246 E 5th Ave Suite # 224) Website
Witness the unveiling of Alejandro Sarmiento’s latest creations! From completed pieces to works in progress, you’ll have the opportunity to see the artist’s process as he expands on previous works and delves deeper into new subjects. Don’t miss this chance to see Alejandro’s art up close and personal.
ArtCity Studios on Broadway
(160 E Broadway, basement) Website
WheelHaus Arts showcases the various creative practices they provide artists grades K-12 with live demos of airbrushing, painting, and wheel throwing, along with artworks displayed by youth and instructors. Also: Join the fun as Eugene Printmakers play Exquisite Corpse from 6:30-8pm! Using a variety of heads and bodies carved by their members, they will mix and match to create funny creatures and print them.
Beaudet Gallery at 5th St. Makers Row
(590 Pearl St, Suite 106) Website
“Viva Magenta!” focuses on the pantone color of the year, highlighting stones and jewelry that are in the red pink colorway.
(505 High St) Website
Watercolors by Janice McCormick-VanCamp. Janice is inspired by the natural world, especially things that are often overlooked or not considered important, as well as by animals, specifically their eyes.
FUSE Jewelry Collective
(112 E 13th Ave) Website
Visit this newly opened venue, a place for jewelry lovers to learn, shop, create, and connect. Check out the FUSE showroom, displaying collections by local jewelry designers as well as thoughtfully curated, small-batch gift items. During the ArtWalk, don’t miss live music and studio tours of the FUSE Classroom, offering weekly metalsmithing classes to the public – open to all levels of experience!