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 – First Friday ArtWalk on August 3rd

The August 3rd First Friday ArtWalk features highlights of the week-long Downtown Visual Art Festival.

Hosted by City of Eugene Cultural Services Director Isaac Marquez and Lane Arts Council Executive Director Liora Sponko, the tour starts at 5:30pm at the Mayor’s Art Show in the Maurie Jacobs Community Room (Hult Center).  See below for full tour and ArtWalk details.

Check out the August 3rd ArtWalk guide  |  Join the Facebook event  |  View a sneak peek of images of this ArtWalk

August 3rd First Friday ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops


Stop #1. 5:30 PM

Mayor’s Art Show (Maurie Jacobs Community Room, Hult Center)
Championing the visual arts and celebrating the artists that live, work and play in Eugene, this juried exhibition recognizes the accomplishments of artists who enrich our community…Read more


Stop #2. 6:00 PM
 BRIDGE Exhibitions (Hult Center Plaza and Willamette St parking garage)
These innovative exhibitions offer contemporary art experiences that explore the social, personal, political, and ecological issues of the times. Artists and arts…Read more


Stop #3. 6:30 PM
Eugene Biennial (Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St)
Karin Clarke Gallery celebrates the opening of the 2018 Eugene Biennial, a juried show celebrating exceptional art of our region. This year’s jurors include the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s McCosh…Read more


Stop #4. 7:00 PM
20x21EUG Mural Project (749 Willamette St and 7th & Willamette St on the parking garage)
Learn more about the latest 20x21EUG Mural Project pieces, created by Matt Small and AIKO!  More information is available on the 20x21EUG Mural Project website, 20×21…Read more

Stop #5. 7:30 PM
Salon des Refusés (The New Zone Gallery, 220 W 8th Ave)
Salon des Refusés is a celebration of the artworks not selected for the Mayor’s Art Show. The term most famously refers to the Paris Salon des Refusés of 1863. Check out this important part of the…Read more


ArtWalk Sponsors: Special thanks to our sponsors Banner Bank and City of Eugene Cultural Services.

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

6. Alexi Era Gallery & Projects
(1712 Willamette St, Suite 100)
  Website 
Museum of Rescued Art (MORA) was established in an effort to rescue discarded and dispossessed art due to a variety of circumstances.  This exhibition showcases some of the collection!

7. Framin’ ArtWorks
(505 High St)   Website

Mixed media work by Summer Lee, who enjoys working with metallic acrylic paint with a resin finish, and Roka Walsh, who blends images with other organic elements, paintings, handmade papers, and digital effects.

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

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

“Can Touch This,” a community show featuring tactile art from across the region, on display through August 30th.

10. MAVEN
(271 W 8th Ave)  Facebook

Mixed media work by Jody Hancock and work using acrylics and watercolors to create demonized portraits or pop culture animation characters by Flynn Ryan. Plus, French Cookie tastings. Music: Kingsley’s Strangelove.

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

Watercolors by Carolyn Gates. Carolyn has been working in this medium for the past 15 years, and she enjoys working with the unexpected results of mixing the pigment with water on textured watercolor paper. The qualities that characterize her work are strong color and compositions that explore the relationships of shapes to make pleasing visual patterns. This results in an abstraction of the subject. More info: www.cmgates.com.

12. Raven Frame Works
(325 W 4th Ave)  
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Local artist Dan Chen is an award winning artist that creates art in a wide range of media including painting, pastel, bronze, and engraved acrylic, all of which will be on display.  He is an astute observer and accomplished craftsman that often depicts the natural world, focusing on plants and animals.

13. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette St)
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“Transcribing the Human Form: New Works by Yuji Hiratsuka,” through August 11th.

EAT & DRINK

14. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway)  Facebook
Paintings by Mark Jackson.

15. LovaKava Kava Bar & Restaurant (120 W Broadway)  Facebook
Colorful acrylic pour paintings by Tammie Albert.

16. Starlight Lounge
(830 Olive St)  
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“Chalice Co.,” abstract expressionism art by Skye Sinclair.  Instagram: skyecsinclair.

17. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway)   
  Website
Art centered on the female energy by Mariah Huntley.

SHOP & EXPLORE

18. 5th Street Public Market
(296 E 5th Ave)
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“It’s A Beautiful World,” colorful, whimsy, and lighthearted paintings by Paula Litchfield.

19. Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway) 
In her latest series “A Floral Response to the State of the World,” Lauren Suveges uses the symbolism of flowers to explore the idea that we exist in a world of opposites, creating colorful and vibrant works that play between realism and abstraction.

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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“Film’s First Funk,” classic Blaxploitation film posters from the collection of Andre Sirois.

22. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave)
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Paintings by students of Shelley Roenspie. Concert: The Octet. Eugene’s finest jazz musicians play Great American Songbook favorites. Starts at 6pm.

23. Euphoria Chocolate Company
(946 Willamette St)  
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Local designer Ali McQueen presents “Sometimes Fiction,” a collection of paper cut images. Ali’s work is inspired by her own direct observations from nature with occasional twists of whimsy and imagination.

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

25. MODERN
(207 E 5th Ave)  
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 “The Practice of Discovery,” a series of multimedia abstract paintings by Carolyn Quinn.

26. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)  
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Garden art and fair trade wine tasting.

27. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)   
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“Head in the Clouds: Feet on the Earth,” plein air paintings completed in the past year by Sally Schwader. Open until 6pm.

 

 

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