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 on your own.

Upcoming – Fiesta Cultural Kick-off Event, Part of First Friday ArtWalk 

Lane Arts Council‘s Fiesta Cultural, a celebration of Latino art and culture taking place September-December, kicks off during the September 1st First Friday ArtWalk!

The fun starts at 5pm with a salsa dance lesson from Jose Cruz of Salseros Dance Company. The ArtWalk begins at 5:30pm with dance performances by Jose and Michelle Cruz from Salseros Dance Company, a fandango sneak peek, and cuban salsa by Azucar.

Watch Antonio Huerta wow the crowds with Charreria (rope tricks) to music by Mariachi Monumental.

Join the salsa dance party from 6:30-9:30pm when Dina Y los Rumberostakes the stage.

Other highlights include a free kids art activity with Samuel Becerra, Fiesta Cultural print pulls by Eugene Printmakers, a community activity by Oregon Supported Living Program, a bilingual guided tour of select galleries, artwork and art exhibits by Latino artists, and food!

Special thanks to our sponsors National Endowment for the ArtsCultural Services, City of Eugene & EUGfun!, Oregon Arts CommissionLaw Offices of Lourdes Sanchez, Valle-Wuite Family, Unica RadioLA QUE BUENA 97.7Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and Oregon Contemporary Theatre, and our partners Centro Latino AmericanoDowntown LanguagesEugene ArteLatinoSalseros Dance CompanyHuerto de la Familia, and LULAC of Lane County, Oregon

Past – First Friday Mural Tour and EUGfun! Concert
in conjunction with the First Friday ArtWalk 

In conjunction with the regularly scheduled First Friday ArtWalk and as a part of Eugene Walls, Lane Arts Council presents the First Friday Mural Tour on August 4th and EUGfun presents two concerts!  Check out the August 4th ArtWalk guide or Mural Tour insert.

5:30pm – MURAL TOUR, starts at West Broadway and Charnelton

The First Friday Mural Tour, hosted by Paul Godin of the 20x21EUG Mural Project, begins at 5:30pm at the intersection of West Broadway and Charnelton in downtown Eugene. Follow along this guided walking tour to visit the latest 20x21EUG murals by internationally known artists Blek le Rat (France), Telmo Miel (Netherlands), Hyuro (Spain/Argentina), Jaz (Spain/Argentina), Dan Witz (United States), Hush (United Kingdom), Ila Rose (United States), Beau Stanton (United States), and Acidum Project (Brazil). Many of the artists will be on site to speak about their work.  Learn more

The below images are samples by the artists.  The 20×21 murals on the tour are currently in progress!

5:30-10pm – EUGfun! CONCERT and 20×21 Party, West Broadway and Charnelton

To celebrate the new 20×21 murals, EUGfun! is closing down the streets at the intersection of West Broadway and Charnelton to host two concerts. Tony Glausi with accompanying band, will play from 6-7:30pm, and Portland-based Chanti Darling, self-described as “future funktified post R&B(oogie),” will take the stage from 8-10pm.

The concert area will also feature live screen printing of 20x21EUG Mural Project merchandise on site by Threadbare Print House and Design; cuisine by various food carts and a beer/drink garden; work for sale by local artists; and other fun activities. ArtCity, a collaborative community of artists working to sustain an integrated multidisciplinary studio, will be creating art during the event.

5:30-8pm – FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK

Participants can also explore the downtown galleries and art venues to see work by local and regional artists from 5:30-8pm as a part of the First Friday ArtWalk.  A full list of participants is below.

 

Special thanks to our sponsors:

                           

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

Participants can also explore the downtown galleries and art venues to see work by local and regional artists from 5:30-8pm as a part of the First Friday ArtWalk.

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

13. FourWinds Gallery
(273 W 8th Ave)
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Ashton Marie’s thought provoking art draws inspiration from natural and spiritual worlds. Her interest in color theory and geometry take the viewer in a subconscious trajectory.

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

15. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St)
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“The Eugene Biennial Award Winners: One Year Later” highlights emerging artists in our region, and features new work by Judith Sander, Suma Elan, Edward Teague, Janine Etherington, Rebecca Mannheimer, Susan Applegate, Mavelle Monsalve-Featherstone, Sarah Peterman, and Ivan Leontyuk.

16. The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave)
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“FEAST,” an exhibition of artwork that is all about local food and food culture.  Exhibitors include participants of the Arts & Culture program, community members, and local artists. The Community Room Gallery features photography by local artist Beverly Nelson.

17. The New Zone Gallery
(220 W 8th Ave)  Website
“Creature Comforts,” a series by Amanda Blaeuer that is dedicated to her daydreams, passions, and possibly the last moments for her to hear the world around her as she faces potential hearing loss. The Klausmeier Room hosts “Stand Up”, a community based showcase in partnership with Eugene/Springfield Pride that features work by LGBTQA artists.  Vote for the best piece, which will be displayed at the Eugene Springfield Pride Festival.  Music: Perry Tomlin, guitar and vocals.

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

Work by local artist Madison Skriver, a portrait artist influenced by American pop culture, soul, jazz, hip hop music, and old New York.

19. Pacific Rim Art Guild
(160 E Broadway, basement)
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Celebrate the Guild’s final night at this location!  The all member show “America the Beautiful,” in which each artist illustrates a line from the song, continues through the ArtWalk.  Join the party to hear live music from jazz pianist Chris Stubbs and purchase artwork discounted especially for this celebration.

20. Raven Frame Works
(325 W 4th Ave)
 
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Work by national award-winning nature artist and Eugene resident Dan Chen. Dan shows some of his new works, as well as some of his classics in 2D and 3D.

21. Shadowfox
(76 W Broadway) 
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Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy original art!

22. Vistra Framing & Gallery
(411 West 4th Ave)
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Award winning map maker Dave Imus releases his latest map of Oregon, and computer generated celestial fantasy images by Eric Ask.

23. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette St)
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“Hamanishi’s Splendor: The Art of Mezzotint and Gold Leaf,” featuring work by Katsunori Hamanishi. Through August 26th.

EAT & DRINK

24. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway)  Facebook
Paintings by Freedom Walters.

25. Red Wagon Creamery
(55 W Broadway)
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“Thought Float,” collages by Miranda Cavagnaro.

26. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway) 
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Grab a cup of tea and enjoy original art!

SHOP & EXPLORE

27. Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway)
“Spark,” an interactive light installation inspired by the elusive magic of unborn ideas, created by Cari Ingrassia and Terry Holloway.

28. Downtown Athletic Club
(999 Willamette St) 
 
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Downtown Athletic Club Member Art,” a mix of work created by members, and during a series of watercolor classes taught by Celeste Schield Jacobi.  Music:  Guitarist Sean Gill.

29. 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 and linen pieces and hand painted silk apparel by Lybi Thomas; stone carvings, wood sculptures and imaginative, fanciful masks by Cedar Caredio; and Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White.

30. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave)
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Expressionist-inspired café and equestrian scenes, and bright floral still life paintings by Shelley Roenspie.  Performance: Classic, modern, folkloric, and fusion dances performed by Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene to live music by Americanistan. Starts at 6pm.

31. Eugene Yoga
(245 E Broadway) 
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Enjoy vibrant landscapes from Oregon and the Western United States in Michael Sherman’s photography. The photos are displayed in handmade upcycled frames along with a message on how to enjoy these unique ecosystems while preserving them for future generations to come.

32. gilt+gossamer
(873 Willamette St)  
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“Love and Affinity,” semi-abstract work by Christian Ives. In these recent paintings, Christian takes inspiration from the things in his life that bring abundance.

33. InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)
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Master craftsman Thom Whipp presents his first show of beautiful compositions of mosaic wood art. His wood mosaics are done by hand manipulation of woodworking tools, and not by a computer-run cutter.

34. The Jazz Station
(124 W Broadway)
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Photos of artists that have played at the Jazz Station by Keith Munson. Gallery open until 7pm.  Music: Bossa Nova Duo, 5-7pm, FREE.

35. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)
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Garden art, hammocks, and planters from around the world, along with fair trade wine tasting!

36. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)
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“Interconnections: Abstract Explorations in Watercolor” by Terry Duffy. These watercolor paintings are vaguely suggestive of landscape and architectural imagery; the forms and elements emerge from a subconscious level to intermingle and connect. They convey a sense of place and a moment in time to evoke a kind of abstract snapshot. Open until 7:30pm.

37. Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)
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Learn more about the art of terrariums. The on site florist will demonstrate tips and techniques for making these enclosed natural habitats and there will be lots of opportunities for DIY terrariums!  Open until 7pm.

 

Find out about special events happening during the ArtWalk!