The First Friday ArtWalk is a FREE event that happens year-round.  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!  To get involved as a business, artist or sponsor, please contact Lane Arts.

Upcoming – First Friday ArtWalk:  April 3rd

EUGENE, OR – Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk on April 3rd, 2015 is guest hosted by author and artist Vicki Krohn Amorose.  Learn more about her book Art Write: The Writing Guide for Visual Artists.   The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at The Jazz Station (124 W Broadway), followed by stops at 6:00pm at Harlequin Beads and Jewelry (1027 Willamette St), 6:30pm at Gilt+Gossamer (873 Willamette St), 7:00pm at Pacific Rim Art Guild & Gallery (160 E Broadway, basement), and concluding at 7:30pm at OUT ON A LIMB Gallery (191 E Broadway).  ArtWalk is from 5:30-8pm and always free!  Special thanks to the Gem Faire for sponsoring this ArtWalk.

Check out the April ArtWalk Guide or a sneak peek of the images on our Facebook!

April 3rd ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops

Ellen Gabehart, The Jazz Station 3
Stop #1. 5:30 PM
The Jazz Station
(124 W Broadway)
On the 4 year anniversary of the opening at its new location 124 West Broadway, The Jazz Station celebrates with a show of work depicting Eugene musicians by Ellen Gabehart.  Many of… Read more

Cenya Eichengreen, Harlequin Beads and Jewelry (6)
Stop #2. 6 PM
Harlequin Beads and Jewelry
(1027 Willamette St)
Five years ago, Cenya Eichengreen was looking for something to do while she underwent chemotherapy. Having just bought “The Art of Bead Embroidery” by Heidi Kummli and Sherry Serafini… Read more

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Stop #3. 6:30 PM
Gilt+Gossamer
(873 Willamette St)
David CP Placencia presents “Khaostasis – Micro & Macro Connections.”  He states, “Curiosity is a foundation for both artistic and scientific pursuits.  Art and beauty traverses the gaps…Read more

Elaine Young, Mom and Baby Lamb, watercolor, Pacific Rim Art Guild
Stop #4. 7 PM
Pacific Rim Art Guild & Gallery 
(160 E Broadway, basement)
Pacific Rim Art Guild & Gallery’s featured show titled “New Life” will be comprised of works in all mediums by Dan Chen, Elesha McCarthy, Kathy Hoy, Yvonne Stubbs, Evelyn Jones, Elaine Young…Read more

Chuck Roehrich, OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
Stop #5. 7:30 PM
OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
(191 E Broadway)
Chuck Roehrich shows his wildlife watercolor paintings at OUT ON A LIMB Gallery during the month of April.  He states, “All artists take short cuts. The world is so complicated and nuanced that we can…Read more

Gem Faire just logo (newsletter website)
April ArtWalk Sponsor:
Gem Faire, West Coast’s Premier Jewelry & Bead Show, will be in Eugene April 3-5, 2015 at the Lane County Events Center/Exhibit Hall (796 W. 13th Ave).  Hours are Friday 12pm-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, and Sunday 10am-5pm.  The event is open to the public.  Admission of $7 is valid for the entire weekend.

April 2015 Map

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

6. The Gallery at the Watershed
(321 Mill St #6) 
Website
Celebrate the Gallery’s second birthday from 7-9pm.  Also on view, the “Winter Invitational,” featuring Lillian Almeida, Bill Brewer, Robert Canaga, Gene Costanza, Abbas Darabi, Heather Halpern, Wes Hurd, Kirk Lybecker, Renee Manford, Carrie O’Coyle, Claudia Schouten, Jud Turner, and Jeff White.

7. Goldworks Jewelry Art Studio
(169 E Broadway) Website

Featuring original jewelry by Goldworks staff.

8. Jacobs Gallery
(Hult Center) Website
“The Macchia Six – Landscape Painters,” featuring Victoria Biedron, Jean Denis, Jaqueline Hamer Lukowski, Patti McNutt, Sally Schwader, and Jerry Ross (Curator).  Through May 2, 2015.  

9. The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave) Website
“SELF,” an exhibit which aims to examine how individuals choose to express their identity. This inclusive exhibit, up through May, includes work from local artists as well as OSLP participants and features many mediums, from self-portraits to abstracts to assemblage.  The community room features Curiousity Boxes by Teyah Zornes.

10. MECCA
(449 Willamette)
 Website

Work by students of the Network Charter School for their Annual End of the Year Art Showcase.

11. The New Zone Gallery
(164 W Broadway) 
 Website
“Get the Blues” by Robert Murphy and “Birds of a Feather” by Sally Ott.  Music: Jeffrey Mayes.

12. Schrager & Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette) Website
Black and white drypoint prints and color lithographs by Rick Bartow, including several expressive rendering of birds. Through May 16th.

13. Urban Lumber Company Furniture Showroom
(28 E Broadway)
 Website
Hand-crafted hardwood furniture custom made from locally salvaged city trees.

14. Vistra Framing & Gallery
(160 E Broadway) 
Website
“East Meets West,” an eclectic approach to framing Asian art.  

15. White Lotus Gallery 
(767 Willamette) Website
“Storm Clouds and Wetlands,” paintings by Margaret Prentice.  The show highlights the Willamette Valley, including the Coburg Hills and the Delta Ponds.  Through April 14th.

EAT & DRINK

16. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway) Website
An all cowfish themed show to commemorate their 5 years in business anniversary!

17. Noisette Pastry Kitchen
(200 W Broadway) Website
Charming oil paintings, mostly still life, by Ann Bettman.

18. Off the Waffle
(840 Willamette St) Website
“Affordable Art,” watercolors and oils by Margie Templeton and “Colors of the Breeze,” watercolors, acrylics, monotype, silk aquatint and collograph printmaking techniques by Yunie LeNoue.

19. Oregon Wine Lab
(488 Lincoln St) Website
A show composed of entries for the 1st Annual Portrait Contest to find The Face of William Rose.

20. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway) Website
Winning and Honorable Mention photographs from Beyond Toxics’ 2014 Imagining a World Beyond Toxics Photo Contest “Gratitude for Our Pollinators”

SHOP & EXPLORE

21. The Downtown Athletic Club
(999 Willamette St) 
Website
“Creatrix Realms,” work by Celeste Schield Jacobi.  Through her work as an Illustrator, she has the flexibility to create art in a variety of styles.  Stop by and see her creating an art piece live!

22. 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 silk, wood, and linen pieces by Lybi Thomas, vibrant and expressive fabric wall art by Mari Livie, wood sculptures and imaginative, fanciful masks by Cedar Caredio, and Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White.

23. Eugene Piano Academy
(507 Willamette St)
 Website

“The West – Romance of the Frontier,” a photographic series by Dmitri von Klein, Oregon photographer. Featured work includes a selection of fifteen original Polaroids from the series, as well as “Vignettes,” a composition of 504 photographs captured over a period of three years.  Music: University of Oregon’s Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity, 5:30-6:30pm, 7:30-8pm; Delgani String Quartet, 6:30-7:30pm.

24. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave, 2nd floor) Website
Music: The Texas Toasters, playing high-energy Western Swing, 6pm.

25. InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)
 Website
Acrylic paintings by Shanna Trumbly.

26. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St) 
 Website
“Intimate Landscapes,” paintings by John Holdway.  On display through April 24th.

27. Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)
 Website
Passionflower’s Big Easter Bash & 21st Birthday Party- Help them celebrate and enjoy live dance music with Javier Tavera and his Cuban Band, costumes, and $200 in prizes for the best Easter Bonnet.  Festive hats encouraged.

28. Urban Therapeutic
(749 Willamette St) Website
Bicycle themed artwork by participants from the Oregon Supported Living Program’s Arts & Culture Program, created in celebration of the May 9th fundraiser bike ride, the Mohawk Valley Metric Century (www.mohawkvalley100k.org).