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 – March 1st First Friday ArtWalk

Lane Arts Council’s March 1st First Friday ArtWalk is guest-hosted by Gretchen Dubie, Executive Director of Oregon Supported Living Program (OSLP). Gretchen has been surrounded by artists her whole life. She grew up in Vermont, where her family owned an art supply and framing store, and her mother was an artist. In the 1990s, she moved to Oregon, and over a decade later, started to work at OSLP.  She soon envisioned and facilitated the opening of the OSLP Arts and Culture Program to provide more inclusive and accessible arts for all.

Follow along the guided tour, or explore any of the galleries and ArtWalk venues on your own!  Full details can be found below.

Check out the March ArtWalk Guide  |  Join the Facebook event  |  View a Sneak Peek

March 1st First Friday ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops


Stop #1. 5:30 PM
The New Zone Gallery
(22 W 7th Ave)
The New Zone Gallery is back in this temporary space for the spring edition of the “Zone-4-All!”  Twice a year, the gallery coordinates this show, which is open…Read more


Stop #2. 6:00 PM
WOW Hall
(291 W 8th Ave)
The Chris Wick Gallery is pleased to present “Zeitgeist,” a pop-up exhibition for the night of the ArtWalk!  Zeitgeist means the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as…Read more


Stop #3. 6:30 PM
Kesey Square
(Broadway & Willamette)
The Umbrella Project Auction, presented by ArtCity Eugene and City of Eugene Cultural Services, includes 70 umbrellas created by featured artists from The Umbrella Project who creatively brought…Read more


Stop #4. 7:00 PM
Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)
Join Oregon Art Supply for this year’s “Staff Show 2019,” on display through April. The Oregon Art Supply staff are all dedicated practicing artists, constantly creating work in a variety of mediums and styles…Read more


ArtWalk Sponsor:
Oregon Supported Living Program
sponsors the ArtWalk in honor of National Disability Awareness Month. Oregon Supported Living Program’s mission is to empower adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Their Arts & Culture Program began in 2012 to create an all-inclusive, creative environment for everybody, and includes a studio and gallery.


ArtWalk Media Sponsor: 
KLCC, NPR for Oregonians, brings the arts to its 88,000 listeners with on air features, performances and reviews, and values the monthly spotlight First Friday ArtWalk shines on artists in our community. KLCC provides NPR news, local and regional news, and a wide variety of music at 89.7 FM, klcc.org, and the free KLCC App.

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

5. Framin’ Artworks
(505 High St) Website
“Eclectic Oregon,” a mix of abstracts, landscapes, and still life paintings by Victoria Biedron that reflect her love of Oregon. From seascapes and local landscapes in Lane County to still lifes in acrylics and oils, her paintings are inspired by color and imagination.

6. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St) 
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Charles Heaney (1897-1981): Northwest Master,” artwork from multiple regional collections. Heaney was dedicated to representing the simplicity of Oregon life, both rural and urban. He depicted landscapes, portraits, still lives, and open spaces in eastern Oregon and the farms and cities of the Willamette Valley.

7. The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave) 
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A showcase of artwork created in the Oregon Supported Living Program’s Arts & Culture Program classes and open studio.

8. 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.

EAT & DRINK

9. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway)  Facebook
Work by painter Marlis Badalich.

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

11. Starlight Lounge
(830 Olive St)
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“Infinite Light,” acrylic paintings on canvas by Taylor Allen. Taylor paints surreal type sunsets in wild natural settings, as well as various places around the Northwest.  See his work

12. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway)  Website
“Ode to the Year of the Dog,” a series of paintings by Christian Ives.  These recent paintings combine colorful realism with playful abstraction. All dog lovers are welcome!

SHOP & EXPLORE

13. Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway) 
The DisOrient Asian American Film Festival showcases narrative, documentary, and short films with a focus on authentic Asian American and Pacific Islander voices and stories – celebrating inclusion, diversity, and universal human experiences. Stop by during the ArtWalk to view a trailer of films featured during the festival!  Learn more

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
Check out art on the walls while buying, selling, or trading music, movies and video games!

16. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave)  
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Whiteaker Block Party Canvases, a community painting project led by The New Zone Gallery. Performance: West African Cultural Arts Institute’s dancing and drumming with Andrea and Alseny Yansane at 6pm.

17. Euphoria Chocolate Company
(946 Willamette St)   
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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)  
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The Eugene Grid Project (EGP) shows selected photographs from its first year of shooting. EGP is a 5-year project to photograph the Eugene metro area in small monthly chunks. Exhibiting members include Lee Sparks Pembleton, Kelly Pembleton, Chris Carlson, Sarah Grew, Blake Andrews, Zane Andrews, Michael Taylor, Jerry Jump, and David Turner.

19. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)  
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 Beautiful recycled steel drum art, hand-crafted by talented artisans in Haiti.  Plus, sample some delicious Fair Trade snacks!

20. Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)   
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Jewelry, clothes, and gifts featuring regional and US artists and designers. Open until 6:30pm.

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