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 – April 7th First Friday ArtWalk

The April 7th First Friday ArtWalk is guest-hosted by arts advocate Riley Grannan, Co-Founder of Eugene Ballet Company. Meet us at 5:30pm at Lane Community College’s Downtown Campus (101 W 10th Ave) and follow along the tour for your chance to win tickets to the Eugene Ballet Company’s The Snow Queen!

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

April 7th First Friday ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops

Stop #1. 5:30 PM
Lane Community College Downtown
(101 W 10th Ave)
The Arts Division of Lane Community College showcases work by students in their Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Media Arts, and Culinary Arts programs. Fine and Media Arts students feature work…Read more


Stop #2. 6 PM
The Jazz Station
(124 W Broadway)
The Jazz Station is proud to exhibit some of Bill Rutherford’s (Blackline Designs) work in April and May. Bill Rutherford recently moved from Portland, where his work was featured in several public art…Read more


Stop #3. 6:30 PM
Pacific Rim Art Guild
(160 E Broadway, basement)

“Outside the Box” features work by guild members Dan Chen and Sandi Grubbs.  Dan has experimented with mixed media, combining the unusual, such as silk paintings with bronze or carved acrylics with LED…Read more

Stop #4. 7 PM
Oregon Art Gallery
(199 E 5th Ave)
Oregon Gallery features the scenic Northwest photography of Eugene native Ron Keebler. As a sixth generation Oregonian, Ron’s life-long appreciation of our state’s beauty comes through in his…Read more

 

 

Stop #5. 7:30
MECCA
(449 Willamette St)
With a mission to connect scrap and fine art, MECCA challenged artists to make inspiring, thought-provoking, and creative works of art out of mystery materials.  As part of Earth Day celebrations, MECCA…Read more


Special thanks to our ArtWalk sponsors Eugene Ballet Company and Orchestra NEXT, and our Media Sponsor Eugene Magazine!  Artistic Director Toni Pimble’s new full-length ballet of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen is a heart-warming tale set in a wintery land where Gerda uses the power of love to rescue Kay from the Snow Queen’s cold-hearted influence.

 

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

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

7. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St) 
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“Spring Group Show,” featuring Erik Sandgren, Tallmadge Doyle, Robert Schlegel, Adam Grosowsky, Humberto Gonzalez, and more. Through April 29th.

8. The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave)
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Artwork made by participants of the OSLP Arts and Culture Program, including ceramics, sculpture, paintings, jewelry, and fabric art. The OLSP Community Room Gallery features digital art by Marcos Rockwell.

9. Maven Art Boutique
(271 W 8th Ave)  
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A show focused around cannabis related art, with cannabis photography by Tales of a Taurus Photography, and visual art by Kendra Abeene, Dave Davis, and resident artist Marlis. Enter a raffle to win a cashmere cannabis scarf by local designer Futa Kashmir and enjoy chocolate tasting by Immortal Foods Chocolates. Music: Dj Kingdom Sounds (medicinal dub/reggae/old school).

10. The New Zone Gallery
(220 W 8th Ave)
 
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“An Eclectic Vision” emphasizes the clean line and vibrant graphic style of Richard Hunter. In addition, The Klausmeier Room hosts the themed gallery show “Earth Day Every Day.” Live music!

11. OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
(191 E Broadway)
  
Owner’s Blog
 Paintings by Jordan Schaefer Limbach.

12. Shadowfox
(76 W Broadway) 
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A celebration and story telling of Run4Salmon, a ceremony to bring salmon to our waters. Hawane Rios, holder of awards in indigenous reggae music, performs her original songs accompanied by ukulele. Salmon art by various indigenous artists is also on display.

13. Vistra Framing & Gallery
(411 West 4th Ave) Website
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.

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

EAT & DRINK

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

16. Red Wagon Creamery
(55 W Broadway)
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“Cup of Noodle,” by Tia Swenson.

17. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway) 
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Environmentally focused artwork by Anya Vollstedt, Michelle Alameda, Dianna Montzka, and Michael Sherman. The work sold fundraises for Freedom from Aerial Herbicides Alliance (FAHA). FAHA has drafted a charter ballot measure for 2017 to ban aerial herbicide spraying in Lane County.

 

SHOP & EXPLORE

18. Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway)  

“Another Good Friday Gone Bad,” acrylic ink works on panel by Dave Henderson. Dave will also give out some free drawings!

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 Yoga
(245 E Broadway) 
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Illustrations of allegorical scenes by Isaiah Lightdancer, as well as portraits of some of Eugene Yoga’s instructors.

21. Euphoria Chocolate Company
(946 Willamette St)
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MuseArt offers opportunities for artists to be inspired to create while local musicians perform, joining music and visual art together in a blend of reciprocal creativity. Come see some of the work that has come out of these collaborations. Music: Bajuana Tea.

22. gilt+gossamer
(873 Willamette St)  Facebook

The first public exhibition of abstract paintings by Nyssa Perrin Clark. Nyssa paints expressionism through active stream of consciousness and a release of the powerful yet transient emotions of life.

23. InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway) 
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Work by Robert Canaga.

24. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)
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Local northwest waterfall photography and fair trade wine tasting.

25. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)
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In addition to a series of mezzotints, Heather Halpern shows several monotypes that focus on her daughter’s struggle with mental illness. Open until 6pm.

26. Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)
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Passionflower’s Beauty Bar comes to life with hair braiding, temporary tattoos, hand massages, and more.

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