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 5th First Friday ArtWalk

Lane Arts Council’s May 5th First Friday ArtWalk is guest-hosted by Mayor Lucy Vinis, who is eager to share her enthusiasm for the arts in Eugene! Meet us at 5:30pm at The New Zone Gallery (220 W 8th Ave) and follow along the tour!

Check out a sneak peek of work you will see at the ArtWalk on our Facebook page.

May 5th First Friday ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops

Stop #1. 5:30 PM
The New Zone Gallery
(220 W 8th Ave)
Have you ever wondered what animals do after work? Come see Diane Seals ceramic show “A Chicken Jamboree In The Garden Of Whimsy.” Diane states, “I try to marry functionality and whimsy with the…Read more


Stop #2. 6 PM
Maven Art Boutique
(271 W 8th Ave)
Maven showcases work by Dan Ray Everett. In his artist statement, he says, “My paintings and drawings deal with my curiosity for the power of myth. Throughout my life I have searched for …Read more


Stop #3. 6:30 PM
Shadowfox
(76 W Broadway)
Over the last several years, Tom Chamberlain has photographed more than his fair share of musicians and concerts. All of the images he exhibits in “Eugene Musicians in Pictures” feature Eugene…Read more


Stop #4. 7 PM
Yankee Built
(857 Willamette St)
Emily Proudfoot’s show “Kitchen, Garden, Forest, Field” is featured at the Yankee Built showroom. This is a collection of recent works in ink, stamps, pen, marker, and collage inspired by Oregon’s…Read more

Stop #5. 7:30
OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
(191 E Broadway)
Michael Stuart Leckie is an award-winning figurative sculptor. Leckie’s work blends ancient classical style with modern themes to create detailed figures in marble, alabaster, obsidian, Chinese…Read more

May Media Sponsor: Eugene Magazine
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Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

6. FourWinds Gallery
(273 West 8th Ave)
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Re-opening with a new collection by Space Kaysea Creations, featuring paintings inspired by life’s journey and transforming dreams into reality.

7. Goldworks Jewelry Art Studio
(169 E Broadway)  Website
Original jewelry by Goldworks staff.

8. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St) 
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“Resolutions,” work by Nancy Lindburg. Nancy Lindburg is a highly regarded Salem painter best known for her large color-field paintings. She has been exhibiting her work since 1960, but this will be her first show in Eugene.

9. MECCA
(449 Willamette St)  
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A series of works in a variety of media which have either been left, donated, or forgotten.

10. Oregon Gallery
(199 E 5th Ave)
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Scenic northwest photography by Eugene native Ron Keebler. Ron is especially well-known for his triptychs of the coast, mountains, waterfalls, and other iconic natural features of the region.

11. Pacific Rim Art Guild
(160 E Broadway, basement)
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“Words in Red,” a traveling Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation show illustrating the words of Christ. Artists from all over the United States, including three Guild Members, submitted pieces that for this show. Music: Minkyang Song on piano, presenting classical and contemporary pieces.

12. Vistra Framing & Gallery
(411 West 4th Ave)
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Work by Jill Atkin, JS Bird, and Jacqueline Lukowski. Jill’s work has a vibrancy of color and varied subject matter, including landscapes, plants, and animals. JS mixes abstract and text with nature, and his images often depict raptors and other birds. Jacqueline works en plein air and paints landscapes focusing on wetland areas.

13. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette St)
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“Wetlands: New Paintings by Margaret Prentice,” oil paintings of Oregon landscapes.

EAT & DRINK

14. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway)  Facebook
Paintings by Mike Walrath.

15. Off the Waffle
(840 Willamette)
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A collection of oils and watercolors by New Zone artist Majorie Templeton.

16. Red Wagon Creamery
(55 W Broadway)
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“April Showers Bring May Flowers,” a show featuring work by staff of Red Wagon Creamery.

17. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway) 
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Impressionist flower oil paintings on canvas by Huali.

 

SHOP & EXPLORE

18. Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway)  

In celebration of May as National Historic Preservation Month, the Eugene Historic Review Board showcases beautiful watercolors featuring historical Eugene streetscapes and architecture by local artist George Warner (1926-2009). Also view work created by students for the Architects in Schools exhibit.

19. ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery
(25 E 8th Ave)  
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Felted wool home décor and apparel by Tylar Merrill; clay tile collages by Annie Heron; wall art by Mari Livie; whimsical hand painted wood and linen pieces and hand painted silk apparel by Lybi Thomas; stone carvings, wood sculptures and imaginative, fanciful masks by Cedar Caredio; and Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White.

20. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave)
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Acrylic paintings by Hito, including colorful paintings of animals, with a focus on ocean creatures, and ceramics by Steve Daniels, featuring shino glazed works created with natural gas firing for smoky contrasts and textures. Music: Delgani String Quartet – A tasting tour of 300 years of classical music performed by Jannie Wei and Wyatt True (violins), Kimberlee Uwate (viola), and Eric Alterman (cello). Starts at 6pm.

21. Eugene Yoga
(245 E Broadway) 
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Work by Christian Ives. He is an avid traveler and continues to travel in pursuit of more knowledge and inspiration, which has led him as far as Vienna, New York, London and New Orleans.

22. gilt+gossamer
(873 Willamette St)  Facebook

Work by UO student artists Justin Hartney and Ahoua Touré. Justin shows beautiful photographs of Oregon and other locations he has traveled, and also shows a body of work of star trails over Oregon waterfalls. Ahoua has designed amazing couture pieces that reflect the color and vibrancy of her home the Ivory Coast.

23. InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway) 
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A collection of paintings by Rimona Livie.

24. The Jazz Station
(124 W Broadway)
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Work by Bill Rutherford (Blackline Designs). A well known artist, fine designer, sculptor and painter, he proves that old ages does not mean the creativity stops.

25. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)
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Beautiful upcycled metal wall art made by fair trade workers in Haiti, perfect for your garden or home, and fair trade wine tasting.

26. MultiVRse VR Gaming
(1374 Willamette St #5)
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Try “Tilt Brush,” a virtual art program that lets you create 3D art by using a computer! Candice Hamilton shows some of her work and how you can create your own!

27. NEST
(790 Willamette St)
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A Frida Kahlo art contest featuring works of art by community members. Vote for your favorite at the ArtWalk!

28. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)
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A Community POST IT Art Project. The gallery walls are open to whoever would like to post a 3”x3” post it note. You can create anything you want: a little sketch, drawing, painting, poetry, or just your words. Get creative and be a part of this community event!

29. Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)
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 Oregon jeweler supreme Susan Goodwin presents her annual trunk show featuring one-of-a-kind work using precious metals, pearls, and gemstones. Susan has been a tour de force in pearl and precious stone showpieces for 35 years. Open until 7pm.

 

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