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 – May 6, 2016 First Friday ArtWalk

Lane Arts Council continues the celebration of our 40th Anniversary with the May 6th First Friday ArtWalk, guest-hosted by Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy!  The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at 5th Street Public Market (296 E 5th St). See the information below for full details. Special thanks to ShelterCare for sponsoring this ArtWalk.

View the May ArtWalk guide or a sneak peek of images from the ArtWalk on our Facebook page.

May 6th First Friday ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops

Joneile Emery, Inn at the 5th (1)
Stop #1. 5:30 PM

5th Street Public Market
(296 E 5th Ave)
The First Friday ArtWalk kicks off  5th Street Public Market’s “Bloom: The Art of Gardens” exhibition!  During this event, the public will get a chance to interact with Bloom’s landscape artists…Read more

Linda Burden-Williams pointing at her award winning photo that will be on display at Eugene Mindworks
Stop #2. 6 PM

ProStar Acting at Eugene Mindworks
(207 E 5th Ave, Suite 220)
Linda Burden-Williams’ expertise is now available right here in this Northwest Neighborhood!  She will be giving you an onset film experience from “action” to “cut.” Some of her students from ProStar…Read more

Stop #3. 6:30 PM
Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St)
Eugene painter Carol Marine shows small oil paintings in varied subjects, including portraits of family and friends, still-lives, street scenes, and florals in her first gallery exhibit (by choice) in 7 years!  She is…Read more

Cedar Caredio, ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery (1)Stop #4. 7 PM
ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery
(25 E 8th Ave)
View intricate and beautiful carvings in wood and stone by Cedar Caredio at ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery.  While a mainstay in the store for the last 5 years, Cedar has continued to develop his talent for…Read more

Frank Gosar, Chix Cookies, FOOD for Lane County Dining Room (1)Stop #5. 7:30
The Dining Room (270 W 8th Ave)
FOOD For Lane County’s 25th Annual Empty Bowls Sale is a fundraiser in which guests can purchase hundreds of unique bowls donated by local artists.  Each bowl comes with a soup coupon that is good for a…Read more

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ArtWalk Sponsor:
ShelterCare invites art lovers to attend its sixth annual “Expressions: An Art Benefit for ShelterCare” on May 19th 5:30-8pm at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.  To learn more or purchase tickets, visit their website.  ShelterCare has been providing Lane County with proven solutions to homelessness since 1970. Their exceptional services nurture hope, opportunity, and dignity for more than 1,000 fellow citizens every year.

May Map


Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses


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

Original jewelry by Goldworks staff.

(449 Willamette St)
“Whimsy,” mixed media work by Heather Rose LeCompte, featuring themes of storytelling, poetry, nature, and culture.

8. The New Zone Gallery
(164 W Broadway)  Website

“Horizon” by Kate Dolan “Hito” Jones; “Some Really Great Paintings” by Hans d’Hollosy; and work by a variety of the artists for the “Mind Your Mind” art contest,  in which the artists expressed what mental wellness means to them.  Music: Eagle Park Slim on guitar.

9. OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
(191 E Broadway) 
 Owner’s Blog
“The Flower of Grace,” a collaborative celebration of beauty, in the form of sculpture and painting by Karen Russo and Mara Berendt Friedman. Two sisters weave together works of art that spring from an inner current deeply rooted to nature and the feminine.  Music:  Singer/songwriter Ben Bochner and Patti Lamont, playing Ben’s original music, from 6-8pm.

10.  Pacific Rim Art Guild & Gallery
(160 E Broadway, basement)
“Doorways,” a show in which members portray what doorways mean to them; and the release of With God Through French Doors by author Annette Cone, inspired by her trip to France.  Live music provided by a stringed trio.

11. Shadowfox
(76 W Broadway)  Facebook

Animal Spirits,” an expressive series of handmade artwork, depicting the resounding significance of humanity and emotion in the creatures who’s world we share.

12. Vistra Framing & Gallery
(160 E Broadway)
Acrylic paintings by Shirley Reade, including birds and butterflies, as well as colorful wildlife and water scenes.

13. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette) Website
“Flower Viewing and Fireflies: Images of Spring and Summer in Japanese Prints” through June 25th.


14. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway) Facebook
A group show featuring artists from The Parlour Tattoo.

15. Noisette Pastry Kitchen
(200 W Broadway) Website
“Doris’ Camera,” photographs taken using a 1950s Graflex 22 by Alexandra V. Cipolle, Arts Editor of the Eugene Weekly.  The show is a culmination of work from the past year, documenting daily life and special events in color film all over Eugene and Oregon.

16. Oregon Wine Lab
(488 Lincoln St) Website
Abstract oil paintings and prints by Marlis.  Music: San Diego singer/songwriter Ezekiel Morphis

17. Red Wagon Creamery
(55 W Broadway)
An employee art show called “The Fifth of May.”

18. Starlight Lounge
(830 Olive St) Facebook

Illustrations and pixilation artwork by Tommy Harbour.

19. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway) Website
Oil on canvas paintings by Simon Graves, including portraits, life scenes, and landscapes in all sizes.


20. Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway)   
“A Visual History of KWVA Campus Radio: 1993 – Now,” a pop-up show featuring prints created from photographs of the stations walls to commemorate the historic transition of KWVA as it moves into a new studio in the remodeled student union, 5-9pm (lobby);  Work from the Architects in Schools program – see special event listing (lobby); Artwork by participants of Oregon Supported Living Program’s Arts and Culture Program (2nd Floor).

21. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave, 2nd floor) Website
“Windows, Passages, and Reflections,” photos by Leola Jewett-Verzuh (2nd floor).  Speaker: Reyna Grande, 6:00 pm. The award-winning author speaks as part of the NW Women Writers Symposium, with the 2016 theme “Crossing Borders: Women’s Stories of Immigration, Migration, and Transition.”

22. Eugene Yoga
(245 East Broadway) 
“Passion of Colors,” oil on canvas paintings by Abbas Darabi with the theme of Northwest nature.

23. gilt+gossamer
(873 Willamette St)

Oil paintings by Megan *M* Ingram, including her series of safari animals, flowers, and a lip collection.

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

25. InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)
Paintings and new work by Roxy Darice.

26. The Jazz Station
(124 W Broadway)
Several local artists have generously donated art for an auction to help raise funds for the venue, including beautiful watercolors, whimsical papier mache sculptures, wonderful music-themed collages, posters of some of the music masters, and much more.   Bid at the auction through May 28th.  Gallery closes at 7pm.  Music:  Ben Latorraca/Lyle Hopkins, 5:30–7pm, free; Jessie Marquez, 8–10:30pm, $12/$9.

27. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)
New garden goodies including pretty planters, cheery wind chimes, beautiful birdhouses, gorgeous garden stakes and, as always, fair trade wine tastings!

28. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)
Owners Robin Irving and Rebecca Mannheimer showcase pieces from their personal collection.  Open until 6pm.

29. Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)
Susan Goodwin’s Trunk Show, featuring gemstones, pearls, and found objects.  Open until 7pm.

Find out about special events happening during the ArtWalk!