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 – June 3, 2016 First Friday ArtWalk

Lane Arts Council continues the celebration of our 40th Anniversary with the June 3rd First Friday ArtWalk, guest-hosted by ceramic and public artist Betsy Wolfston.  Betsy has been a working artist in Eugene for over 25 years, and is a member of the 2nd & Blair Artists Group.  She has created numerous public art installations within Oregon and was the recipient of the Eugene Arts & Letter Award in 2012.  Currently, she is working with ArtCore, a program implemented by Lane Arts Council to integrate arts into the standard school curriculum, and ART THREAD, a team of 7 artists that will be creating art for 26 of the stations on West EmX project in June 2017.

The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at St Vincent de Paul (100 East 11th Ave).  See the full itinerary below.

Check out the JuneArtWalk guide or view a sneak peek of images on our Facebook page.


June 3rd First Friday ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops

Mitra DeMirza Chester, St Vincent de Paul
Stop #1. 5:30 PM

St Vincent de Paul
(100 East 11th Ave)
ArtWalk Highlight!  
St Vincent de Paul showcases work by their own resident artists,  including designer and upcycling artist Mitra DeMirza Chester and glass artist Christopher Jenkins.  Designer…Read more

Karin Clarke, landscape in oils, Oregon Art Supply
Stop #2. 6 PM

Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)
Robin Irving and Rebecca Mannheimer, owners of Oregon Art Supply, met in 1979 and started collecting works of art together in 1982. Early on they collected prints. Much of their print…Read more

Fir Forest 2016.2
Stop #3. 6:30 PM
InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)
Landscape photographer Bob Keefer shows his unusual hand-colored black and white photographs of trees during a June exhibit titled “Among Trees.” The new images are taken of trees around Oregon, on…Read more

Rooster Baby, Shadowfox (2)Stop #4. 7 PM
Shadowfox
(76 W Broadway)
Several artists contribute to a collection of works, from headdresses to sculptures, in the show “Divine Coalescence: Sacred Art Fashion Show.” Models adorned with sacred headdresses made…Read more

Gayle Macy, Boy and His Dog, The New Zone Gallery (2)
Stop #5. 7:30
The New Zone Gallery
(164 W Broadway)
The New Zone Gallery showcases “Art Everywhere” by Michael Kerns, which includes  his newest kinetic work,​  and work in a variety of mediums in the show “Harmony” by Gayle Macy.  Michael Kerns is…Read more

sponsor block for June
Special thanks to our ArtWalk sponsor Dr. Donald R. Dexter, Jr., and our media sponsor Eugene Magazine.

June ArtWalk map

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

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

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

8. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St)  
 Website
Oils, watercolors, and lithographs from the estate of renowned Oregon artist and Oregon State University professor Nelson Sandgren (1917-2006), in conjunction with his Hallie Ford Museum of Art exhibit.  Through June 25th.

9. MECCA
(449 Willamette St)
 Website
A celebration of emerging artists, featuring jewelry and beadwork by Frederic “Billy” Boswell, photography by Michael Loftus, and paintings and sketches by Todd Parillo.

10. OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
(191 E Broadway) 
 Owner’s Blog
“Sculpting the Feminine,” sculptures by guest artist Anna Mueller.  Her intention is to help the viewer see what many women experience as they walk through life confronting their hurt, silence, and insecurity…finding peace, empowerment, and self-love.

11.  Pacific Rim Art Guild & Gallery
(160 E Broadway, basement)
 Website
“Student Art Show,” featuring work by public, private, and homeschooled students, as well as work by guild members that depict life in Eugene and the surrounding area.  Music: Mark Thomas Duo on banjo and guitar.

12. Vistra Framing & Gallery
(160 E Broadway)
Website
“The Color of Flight,” acrylics on paper by J.S. Bird.

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

EAT & DRINK

14. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway) Facebook
Work by Nina Diaz.

15. Euphoria Chocolate Company
(946 Willamette St)   
Website
Landscapes and cityscapes painted in oils and acrylics by Patti McNutt.  More info: http://www.pattimcnutt.com

16. Noisette Pastry Kitchen
(200 W Broadway) Website
“Unconventional Anatomy,” a study of anatomy through biological illustration and oddity based sculpture by Lindsay Swing.

17. Oregon Wine Lab
(488 Lincoln St) Website
2nd Annual Portrait Contest and Art Show,” featuring various artists.  Help Oregon Wine Lab put a face to their annual barrel select Artist Series wine by selecting your favorite portrait of a Notable Eugenian.  Music: Richie G and Ma Beat, 7-9pm.

18. Red Wagon Creamery
(55 W Broadway)
 Website
“Pink Party” by Huali.  Also, the University of Oregon’s “Publishing in the Expanded Field” class hosts an artist book sale from 6:30-8:30pm, featuring unique books by students.

19. Starlight Lounge
(830 Olive St) Facebook

A collection of prints, influenced by the fleeting, the mysterious, and the psychedelic, by Seth Fitzpatrick.

20. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway) Website
A series of brightly colored acrylics in an impressionistic style, exploring the theme of drinks with friends by artist Sarah Richards.

SHOP & EXPLORE

21. Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway)   
Makindu Children’s Program hosts ReJEWEL, a benefit jewelry and scarf resale show.  Look for bargains galore, as most items are priced under $10. Proceeds will help feed, educate, and care for AIDS orphans in Makindu, Kenya. There are currently 1.2 million Kenyan children orphaned by AIDS and Makindu serves hundreds of them. Visit Makindu.org for more details.  Dates: June 3rd 5-8pm and 4th 10am-2pm.

22. 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; wall art by Mari Livie; whimsical hand painted wood, linen, and silk pieces by Lybi Thomas; stone carvings, wood sculptures and imaginative, fanciful masks by Cedar Caredio; and Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White.

23. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave, 2nd floor) Website
“Windows, Passages, and Reflections,” photos by Leola Jewett-Verzuh, on display through June (2nd floor).  Concert: Suzuki Strings and Chamber Players – A delightful concert for all ages by the UO Community Music Institute. Enjoy classic works of string chamber music for violin, viola, and cello, performed by accomplished middle and high school musicians.

24. Eugene Yoga
(245 East Broadway) 
Website
“Paint, Paper, Canvas,” a collection of colorful abstract watercolors, prints, and oil paintings by Barb Stevens-Newcomb.

25. gilt+gossamer
(873 Willamette St)
 Facebook

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

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

27. The Jazz Station
(124 W Broadway)
Website
“Night Vision,” a collection of night photography on canvas featuring outdoor settings from all over the world by Tricia Clark-McDowell.  The Show will be up through July. Music: TAKE FIVE, a teenage jazz band with members ages 13-15, 5:15-6:45pm, free; Danielle Wertz Duo, 8-10:30pm, $12/$9.

28. MODERN
(207 E 5th Ave #105)
 Website
Benches designed and manufactured by students in the University of Oregon Product Design Program.  There will be approximately 16 benches of all designs and materials on display, which were made for a class project related to Hope Abbey. Students and professors will be present from 5-6pm to discuss the project in more detail.

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

30. Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)
 Website
Get Ready for Summer Beauty Bar – featuring demos of hair braids, free temporary tattoos, great summer nail colors, and lots of free samples and libations.

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