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 7th

sponsor blockLane Arts Council continues the celebration of our 40th Anniversary with the October 7th First FridayArtWalk. As a part of October ArtWalk tradition, the newly “raining” Slug Queen, Eugenia Slimesworth, will host the guided tour!  She is the 34th Slug Queen and the self-proclaimed “Dwight D. Eisenhower of the Slug Queens.”  Each Queen has an organization close to their heart that they endorse and Eugenia Slimesworth is an advocate for the Eugene Public Library.    The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Pacific Rim Art Guild (160 E Broadway, basement), followed by stops at 6:00pmat InEugene Real Estate (100 E Broadway), 6:30pm at Broadway Commerce Center (44 W Broadway), 7:00pm at Yankee Built (857 Willamette St), and 7:30pm at MECCA (449 Willamette St). ArtWalk is from 5:30-8pm and always free!

This ArtWalk is sponsored by Northwest Screendance Exposition and the media sponsor is Eugene Magazine.


Past – September 2, 2016 First Friday ArtWalk & Fiesta Cultural Kick-off

Lane Arts Council continues the celebration of our 40th Anniversary with the September 2nd First Friday ArtWalk. Paulina Romo, Director of Downtown Languages, will host the bi-lingual guided tour.  The guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Kesey Square (corner of Broadway and Willamette).  The First Friday ArtWalk is the official kick off of Fiesta Cultural!

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

Thank you to our First Friday ArtWalk and Fiesta Cultural sponsors and partners!
Fiesta Cultural_2016 Sponsor Block

September 2nd First Friday ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops

Stop #1. 5:30 PM

Kesey Square (corner of
Broadway and Willamette)
ArtWalk Highlight!  The First Friday ArtWalk is the kick off event for Fiesta Cultural, a series of events celebrating Latino art and culture throughout Lane County.  We will start the ArtWalk in Kesey…Read more

Eric Mindling, Broadway Commerce Center (3)
Stop #2. 6 PM

Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway)
The Broadway Commerce Center hosts two shows in connection with Fiesta Cultural, up through the month of September. “Living Threads,” photographs by Eric Mindling, is a visual journey…Read more

Tylar Merrill, ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery
Stop #3. 6:30 PM
ECO Sleep Solutions and
Gallery (25 E 8th Ave)
Join us for a special Thimbleberry Felt Designs Runway Preview, featuring work by Tylar Merrill! Tylar’s fashion designs and accessories have been selected for the Uncommon Threads: one-of-a-kind wearable…Read more

Rogene Manas, Passionflower Design
Stop #4. 7 PM
Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)
Local artist Rogene Mañas debuts her new book Artful Paper Clay.  This book teaches a fun and forgiving technique that Rogene has perfected over her many years of working in mixed media.  She will…Read more

Mila Murphy, OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
Stop #5. 7:30
(191 E Broadway)
OUT ON A LIMB Gallery showcases acrylic paintings by Mila Murphy. Mila began her artistic journey back in Russia, where she grew up. After graduating from art college, she worked as a…Read more


The First Friday ArtWalk is the kick-off event for Fiesta Cultural.
Learn more information!

September map

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses


6. 3 Dimensions Studio and Gallery
(269 W 8th Ave)   Facebook
A private studio and gallery housing a unique selection of sculpture.

7. Alexi Era Gallery
(245 W 8th Ave)   Website
“Ancient Kingdoms,” an exhibition inspired by Ancient Egypt where artists will execute works in their desired mediums focused on Egypt’s Pharaonic Period (3200 BC). Artworks exhibited will explore Egyptian histories, cultural traditions, the Gods and Goddesses worshipped and their cultural representation in history symbolically, ritualistically, and artistically.  In Gallery II: “Look Me in the Eye,” an exhibition supporting the Look Me in the Eye advocacy campaign with artwork from the OSLP Arts & Culture Program.

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

9. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St)  
“Brian Lanker – From the Heart,” a selection of photographs including portraits of sports icons like Muhammad Ali, major figures in the arts like Willie Nelson, and scenes of rural America in black and white.  Brian Lanker (1947-2011) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and documentary film director.

(449 Willamette St)
“8th Annual Object Afterlife Art Challenge” – MECCA’s signature event unites the worlds of conservation and the arts with this challenge to artists to create art from a mystery bag of materials in two months. Celebrity judges will reveal their favorites during the ArtWalk!

11. Pacific Rim Art Guild
(160 E Broadway, basement)  
“All Creatures Great and Small,” pet and animal portraits by guild members. Also featuring “Art in a Hurry,” in which guild artists will start painting live during the ArtWalk, work on it for 10 minutes, and move to the next one, so all the artists will collaborate on each piece.

12. Shadowfox
(76 W Broadway)
Artwork by Pancoast.

13. Vistra Framing & Gallery
(160 E Broadway)
“Photos of Oregon, by Edward J. Pabor.” The show includes exquisite scenes of the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Ghost Canyon, and more.

14. Watershed Arts at Fertilab
(44 W 7th Ave) 
The reopening of Watershed Arts with the show “In the Stillness,” featuring minimalist, abstract works that are both meditative and commemorative. Artists: Wesley Hurd and Allison Hyde.

15. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette St)
“Presence and Timelessness,” featuring work by Toko Shinoda, Kozo, Satoko, Jon Jay Cruson, Charlie Search, Lynda Lanker, and Gary Tepfer, through September 3rd.


16. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway)  Facebook
Paintings by Jayme Vineyard.  Music: Roger Woods Quartet, a jazz band, 6:30-9pm.

17. Euphoria Chocolate Company
(946 Willamette St)  
Work by Emily Chaison Morales.

18. Noisette Pastry Kitchen
(200 W Broadway)  Website
“Japanese Accents,” a collection of black and white photographs with color accents printed on canvas of Japan’s sacred landscapes by Noah Guadagni.

19. Oregon Wine Lab
(488 Lincoln St)  Website
Work by Julia Holtzman and Kyle Rudd. Julia Holtzman is an abstract artist working with metallic pen ink and paper. Her work introduces colorful shapes, creating cellular landscapes at the forefront. Kyle Rudd’s current show is multimedia, including found objects incorporated with plaster/glass/acrylic to create very surreal and exotic fish, as well as acrylic/mixed media paintings.

20. Red Wagon Creamery
(55 W Broadway)
“Ask Questions,” work by Cole Kastner.

21. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway)  Website
Have a tea and enjoy original art!


22. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave)   
A group exhibition of art by participants of the OSLP Arts & Culture Program Open Studio Workshops. On display through October (2nd floor).  Music: Eugene Opera performs highlights of the upcoming season. Starts at 6pm.

23. Eugene Yoga
(245 East Broadway) 
“Flowers: Up Close and Personal,” an exploration of the inner beauty of flowers by Charles H. Jones.  His use of photo stacking for macro photography captures sharp minute details you have never seen before.

24. gilt+gossamer
(873 Willamette St)   
“The Art of Sisters,” abstract watercolors by Lynn Story Taylor and ceramics of faces by Dianne Story Cunningham.

25. Harlequin Beads & Jewelry
(1027 Willamette St)  
Jewelry by local artists. Open until 6pm.

26. InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)  Website
Paintings by Christian Ives.

27. The Jazz Station
(124 W Broadway)
Work by New Zone Gallery members. Gallery open until 7pm.  Music: Ali and David Heyer, 5:15-6:45pm, free! Mikel Paul Trio, 8-10:30pm, $12/$9.

28. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)
Hand-made salvaged wood furniture and fair trade wine tastings.

29. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)
Paintings by Shannon Rivers and Morgan Maurer.  Shannon’s work primarily focuses on capturing the beauty of locally grown flowers and nearby wildlife, while Morgan’s work centers around the mountains of North America.  Open until 6pm.

30. St Vincent de Paul
(100 East 11th Ave)  
St Vincent de Paul showcases work by their own resident artists, including designer and upcycling artist Mitra DeMirza Chester and glass artist Christopher Jenkins, whose glasswork is produced by Aurora Glass.

Find out about special events happening during the ArtWalk!