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!

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Upcoming –  November 1st First FridayArtWalk

Lane Arts Council’s November 1st First Friday ArtWalk is guest-hosted by Toni Pimble, Artistic Director of Eugene Ballet. Toni co-founded the Eugene Ballet Company in 1978 with Riley Grannan.  She has choreographed over 60 works for the Eugene Ballet, many of those productions involving collaborations with composers, literary and visual artists and local arts organizations including Eugene Concert Choir, Eugene Opera, Oregon Bach Festival, Oregon Mozart Players, The Shedd Institute for the Arts, and the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance.

The official ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Sparrow Studios (136 E Broadway).  See below for full tour details.

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November 1st First Friday ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops


Stop #1. 5:30 PM
Sparrow Studios
(136 E Broadway)
Sparrow Studios commemorates Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a show featuring decorated calaveras (skulls) by over 40 west coast artists! These calaveras will be auctioned off with profits from the…Read more


Stop #2. 6:00 PM
Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)
It’s wreath season! Check out wreaths created by Passionflower Design’s in-house team.  Staff will also be on hand to give a brief demo on wreath building. Want to learn how to make your own? Sign up…Read more
 
Stop #3. 6:30 PM
InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)
Matt Dey of Blunt Graffix is a working artist and printmaker specializing in contemporary pop art. Matt shows his work around the world in galleries and art festivals, and curates group art shows with a network…Read more


Stop #4. 7:00 PM
Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)
Each November/December since 2015, Oregon Art Supply has continued the tradition of the “Small Works Show,” originally held at the Jacobs Gallery, and created by then director and artist…Read more



ArtWalk Sponsor:
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Media Sponsor: KLCC

KLCC, NPR for Oregonians, brings the arts to its 88,000 listeners with on air features, performances and reviews. KLCC provides NPR news, local/regional news, and a variety of music at 89.7 FM, klcc.org, and the free App.

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

5. Framin’ Artworks
(505 High St)  
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Watercolors by Ellen Dewerd.

6. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St)   Website
“Margaret Coe: Visions” includes ten large oil paintings, realized in her studio over the past year and inspired by memories of a recent trip to Scotland.  The show also includes a group of pen and ink drawings from direct observations, many of which served as reference points for the paintings in the show, and several Oregon landscape paintings. On display through November 30th.

7. The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave)  Website
The ArtChics 15th Annual Sale to Benefit the OSLP Arts & Culture Program, featuring a plethora of wonderful, artistic treasures, such as jewelry, mosaic art, art dolls, felted fashion, art cards, pottery, textile arts, mixed media pieces, paintings, and much more!

8. The New Zone Gallery
(22 W 7th Ave)   Website
“Capitalism Sucks Art Show” featuring work by Sandy Sanders, as well as a Grrrlz Rock Art Exhibition in the Klausmeier Room. Music: Musicians from Grrrlz Rock.

9. Out of Step Books & Gallery
(1022 Willamette St)   Website
“Annual Coaster Show,” featuring 200 coasters by over 120 artists working in various artistic mediums (paintings, drawings, embroidery, and more). Also, enjoy four walls of original artwork, hundreds of art prints, art books, sculptures, and gifts; or get your creative juices flowing by drawing or coloring with free art supplies.

10. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette St)  Website
“Gifts from My Ancestors: Lillian Pitt,” features work by one of the most highly regarded Native American artists in the Pacific Northwest. A descendant of Wasco, Yakama, and Warm Springs people, Pitt creates work that draws on over 12,000 years of Native American history and tradition of the Columbia River region. She aims to give voice to her ancestors through her contemporary artistry, expressed in clay, bronze, wearable art, prints, and most recently, glass.

EAT & DRINK

11. LovaKava Kava Bar & Restaurant
(120 W Broadway)  Facebook
Chase Williams (aka Fernweh) is a digital artist utilizing novel mediums in a journey to inscribe the stories and symbolism inherent in the natural world, cosmos, mind, and heart. Be it through digital painting, photomanipulation, fractal generation, or the brush – inspiration is gathered equally from the visionary state, as raw being – shifting paradigms, proportionally to the eternal.

12. Starlight Lounge
(830 Olive St)
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Portraits by Kaitlyn Wallace. By appropriating from Baroque iconography, her oil paintings seek to recontextualize narratives surrounding women. This process allows Kaitlyn to disrupt themes, such as purity and passivity, that are perpetuated in the Baroque era. Her use of bright, artificial color celebrates the duality of women by rejecting the traditional Western trope of seriousness in portraiture, however, she maintains particular compositional aspects of historical paintings in order to create a sense of familiarity for the viewer. Kaitlyn believes that the act of reclaiming this imagery is both empowering and cathartic.

13. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway)  Website
Paintings by Iris Keuter.

SHOP & EXPLORE

14. Allies, LLC
(131 E 11th Ave)  Website

Allies, LLC hosts a creative art making space and a curatorial program that is shared and run cooperatively by adults with developmental disabilities. In its newly-formed gallery, Allies hosts a collaborative exhibit of artists that reveals their wide range of ideas and approaches to painting, drawing, collage, and jewelry making. Artists have been exploring and forming their unique impressions of life through utilizing diverse painting techniques, which examine abstract color texture and painterly approaches, while others seek to capture the essence of nature and the idyllic views that inspire them.

15. Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway)
 
The 4th Annual Multicultural Children’s Art Exhibit, featuring works by local young artists 4 to 13 years of age. The theme of the exhibit is “Impression. Idea. Imagination.”

16. 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; whimsical hand painted wood pieces and hand painted silk apparel and other items by Lybi Thomas; wood and stone carvings and wood sculptures by Cedar Caredio; and Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White.

17. Epic Seconds
(30 E 11th Ave)  Facebook

“It’s For Me,” a showcase of work by Demian Thompson, Etzel Leguizamon, Justin Ryan, Jimmy Singleton, Jerry Wagner, Gabriela Paz, and Luis Keys, who work at the Parlour Tattoo shop across the street.

18. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave)  
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Eugene Saturday Market celebrates 50 seasons with a historical display. The Market has had an enormous impact on our community, including launching and supporting countless local artists, chefs, musicians, craftspeople, and small businesses. Music: The Octet, comprised of Eugene’s finest jazz musicians, plays the Great American Songbook. Starts at 6pm.

19. Euphoria Chocolate Company
(946 Willamette St)    
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Tracy Sydor is a visionary who creates evocative images, with a focus in fine art photography. She has the unique ability to fuse reality and illusion in her work and is known for making striking images that create a strong emotional connection. Her unique style is coveted by those seeking to blend every day beauty with creative imagery.

20. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)
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Beautiful handmade, Fair Trade jewelry, furniture, homewares, unique gifts, clothing, accessories, and more from all around the world.

21. Wow Hall
(291 W 8th Ave)  Website
“Fall Emerging Artists Show,” presented by the Chris Wick Gallery, features two different artists each week for the month of November.  For the ArtWalk, photography based art by Paula Goodbar and digital paintings by Rachel Joy Osterman will be on display.  Open 4:30-6:30pm.

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