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 5th First Friday ArtWalk

Lane Arts Council’s October 5th First Friday ArtWalk is guest-hosted by the current “raining” Slug Queen, Queen Sluggita Incognita.

The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at The Lincoln Gallery (309 W 4th Ave), followed by stops at 6:00pm at Raven Frame Works (325 W 4th Ave), 6:30pm at The New Zone Gallery (220 W 8th Ave), 7:00pm at MAVEN (271 W 8th Ave), and 7:30pm at InEugene Real Estate (100 E Broadway). ArtWalk is from 5:30-8:00pm and always free!

Image: VRGNZ, showing at MAVEN

 

Past – Fiesta Cultural Kick-off & First Friday ArtWalk  |  Sept 7th

Presented in partnership with City of Eugene Cultural Services, Lane Arts Council’s September 7th First Friday ArtWalk doubles as the kick-off event for Fiesta Cultural, a countywide multicultural initiative celebrating the rich diversity of Latinx arts, culture and heritage in Lane County September-December. Both events begin at 5:30pm in Kesey Square (Broadway & Willamette).

Fiesta Cultural highlights include:

  • 5:30pm – Antonio Huerta kicks off the event with a charrería (rope tricks) performance to the music of Mariachi Calavera. Then, Salseros Dance Studio takes the stage, followed by Bachata Eugene.
  • 6:00-7:00pm – Live music by Los Cumbiamberos.
  • 7:00-7:30pm – Dance performance by Azúcar.
  • 7:30-9:30pm – Live music by Son de Cuba.
  • 5:30-9:30pm:
    • Jill Torres from KLCC emcees the event
    • Kid‘s clay art project with artist Samuel Becerra
    • Piñatas for the kids
    • Art by Eugene Printmakers
    • Artwork by Latinx artists
    • Tabling by local Latinx and community organizations
    • Tasty food from local food trucks, like Dominican Delights, Morelos, and El Quetzal.

The guided tour is bilingual, in English and Spanish, and led by former Downtown Languages Director Paulina Romo. See below for full tour and ArtWalk details.

Check out the ArtWalk & Fiesta Cultural Kick-off guide  |  Join the Facebook event  |  Sneak peek of the event

September 7th First Friday ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops


Stop #1. 5:30 PM

Kesey Square
(Corner of Broadway & Willamette)
Fiesta Cultural kicks off with a dance and charrería showcase!  Antonio Huerta will wow the crowds with a charrería (rope tricks) performance to the music of Mariachi Calavera, accompanied by Ballet…Read more


Stop #2. 6:00 PM
In front of the Broadway Commerce Center (44 W Broadway)
Peruse art by local Latinx artists, showcasing their work in a variety of mediums, including Andrea Ros, Amy Costales, Isabel Dutroncy, David Placencia, Sophie Navarro, Samuel Becerra, Analee….Read more


Stop #3. 6:30 PM
Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway)
The lower level of the Broadway Commerce Center highlights several small murals and panels by Esteban Camacho Steffensen.  He states, “In my body of work, I have depicted underwater…Read more


Stop #4. 7:00 PM
Euphoria Chocolate Company
(946 Willamette St)
In conjunction with Fiesta Cultural, Euphoria Chocolate Company presents “Mexico, Culture of Color,” oil paintings on wood panel by Isabel Dutroncy. These colorful works show a view of the people…Read more


Stop #5. 7:30 PM
Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)
Oregon Art Supply shows “Absent,” new digital collage mixed media work by Beth I. Robinson. Beth has a love for found objects, collage, cut edges, and the unspoken. Often in her work, mere fragments, ghosts…Read more

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

6. Alexi Era Gallery & Projects
(1712 Willamette St, Suite 100)
  Website 
“100 Postcards for Foxes” is a fundraiser for Save A Fox, which rescues foxes from fur farms. The 100 postcards will be priced from $5-$50, and ready to take home right away. 100% of proceeds will be donated to Save a Fox. Through September 28th.

7. Framin’ ArtWorks
(505 High St)   Website

Watercolors by Lisa Livoni and work by Margaret Plumb.

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

9. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St)  Website

“Mark Clarke: Classics,” a full-gallery exhibit of acrylic landscape paintings of various sizes, from large-scale to small, done in his signature “myopic” style.  Through September 29th.

10. The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave)  Website

“Look Me in the Eye,” a show celebrating diversity through September 28th. Oregon Supported Living Program’s Lincoln Gallery is dedicating the month to exploring a community conversation around inclusion, using their gallery, and partnerships with local and regional visual and performing artists and arts organizations. The Community Room showcases work by Art Forum members.

11. MAVEN
(271 W 8th Ave)  Facebook

New works by Marlis Badalich.  Also, enjoy French Cookie and wine tastings. Music: DJ Miles Airon.

12. The New Zone Gallery
(220 W 8th Ave)   Website

Join gallery artist Robin Marks-Fife for “Florals ‘N More” featuring a collection of watercolor paintings and tile pieces. The Klausmeier Room hosts “Different Dimensions” by Bob Fulton, exhibiting semi-abstract but solid and, at times, sculptural pieces, which act as a counterbalance to how this universe may actually be. Music: Maynard Evans hailing from Oceanside, CA on guitar.

13. OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
(191 E Broadway)   Owner’s Blog

Fine art printmaking and illustration by Diane Sandall.

14. Vistra Framing & Gallery
(411 W 4th Ave)  
 Website
“Exploring the Underworld,” oils, acrylics, mono prints, and mixed media pieces by Sadie Smith.  Also check out JS Bird’s acrylic on paper pieces, which are organic forms and patterns created from the human mind. Show runs through October.

15. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette St)
 Website
“New Works by Northwest Regional Artists,” including Li Tie, Jon Jay Cruson, Helen Liu, Jamie Newton, Connie Mueller, Nancy Pobanz, Satoko Motouji, Mike Van, Peggy Prentice through September 15th.

EAT & DRINK

16. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway)  Facebook
Paintings by Jesse James.

17. LovaKava Kava Bar & Restaurant (120 W Broadway)  Facebook
Work by Tammie Albert.

18. Starlight Lounge
(830 Olive St)
  Website
Surrealist artwork by Wes Fry. Instagram: @wesfrystudio, website: wesfrystudio.com.

19. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway)
 Website
Work by Art Forum members, an artist group open to the community.

SHOP & EXPLORE

20. 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 by Lybi Thomas, wood sculptures and stone carvings by Cedar Caredio, and Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White.

21. Epic Seconds
(30 E 11th Ave)
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“The Space Between Us,” paintings by Duskin D’Fonseca Becker and Ronald Eugene Pennington, two painters with forty years between them. Both have a cosmic conversation on canvas about space, spirituality, other life forms, and ultimately where we reside as humans in this vast universe.

22. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave)
 Website
Oil paintings by Maureen Campbell. Show: Explore Shakespeare’s classic “Layers of Lear,” with commentary by Judith “Sparky” Roberts and performances by the actors of Fools Haven. Starts at 6pm.

23. InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)  
 Website
Limited edition framed prints by San Francisco Bay Area artist Eric Joyner, featuring robots, dinosaurs, and doughnuts.  Website: ericjoyner.com

24. MODERN
(207 E 5th Ave)  
 Website
“Untethered,” a show about freedom and flux featuring mixed media work on canvas by Aidan Holpuch. This work is an exploration of the space beyond our self-imposed limits and the wild, disorienting fervor that follows cutting the ties that no longer serve us.

25. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)  
 Website
Fair trade art and handicrafts from around the world and fair trade wine tasting.

 

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