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!

Cornucopia logo preferredUpcoming – August 5, 2016 First Friday ArtWalk

Lane Arts Council continues the celebration of our 40th Anniversary with the August 5th First Friday ArtWalk, guest-hosted by Meg Trendler.  Meg is currently the Tourism Sales Manager at Travel Lane County.  She has also been a Board Member of Oregon Tour & Travel Alliance, the First Friday ArtWalk Coordinator, a Lane Arts Council Board Member (8/2005-6/2008), the chair and a member of the Lane County Cultural Coalition, and the Executive Director of the Science Factory.

The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at The New Zone Gallery (164 W Broadway), followed by stops at 6:00pm at Eugene’s newest gallery Alexi Era Gallery (245 W 8th Ave), 6:30pm at gilt+gossamer (873 Willamette St), 7:00pm at Vistra
Framing & Gallery
(160 E Broadway), and 7:30pm at Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl St). ArtWalk is from 5:30-8pm and always free!

Eugene Magazine logo as jpegSpecial thanks to Cornucopia for sponsoring this ArtWalk, and our media sponsor Eugene Magazine.


Past – July 1, 2016 First Friday ArtWalk

Lane Arts Council continues the celebration of our 40th Anniversary with the July 1st First Friday ArtWalk, guest-hosted by the 2011 and 29th SLUG Queen, Holly GoSlugly!  You may know her alter ego, Debbie Williamson-Smith, the Communications Manager at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm with #instaballet at Oregon Contemporary Theatre (194 W Broadway).

Follow along the guided tour for your chance to win tickets to Maude Kerns Art Center’s Art and the Vineyard or the Oregon Country Fair! See the full itinerary below or check out the July ArtWalk guide.  You can also view a sneak peek of work featured on the ArtWalk on our Facebook page.

Also, stop by Kesey Square to check out irresistible dance music from Brazil by Calango between 5:30-7:30pm, and by Samba Ja from 7:30-8:30pm. This EUGfun event is presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services.

July 1st First Friday ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops

#instaballet in action 2
Stop #1. 5:30 PM

#instaballet  (Oregon Contemporary
Theatre, 194 W Broadway)
ArtWalk Highlight!  The interactive dance group, #instaballet was formed in 2013 by Eugene Ballet Company members Suzanne Haag and Antonio Anacan. Unlike traditional performance, each…Read more

Tricia Clark-McDowell. The Jazz Station 2
Stop #2. 6 PM

The Jazz Station
(124 W Broadway)
Tricia Clark-McDowell shows a collection of photography on canvas in her exhibit “Night Vision,” featuring outdoor settings from all over the world.Tricia states, “I have been fascinated with…Read more

Sandi Grubbs, Buzzing Berries, Chinese brush, Pacific Rim Art Guild
Stop #3. 6:30 PM
Pacific Rim Art Guild
(160 E Broadway, basement)
The Pacific Rim Art Guild recently had a paint out and BBQ at a blueberry farm up the McKenzie River. For the July 1st First Friday ArtWalk, the guild displays the results of their plein air painting excursion…Read more

Jaqueline Lukowski, Brice Creek, Vistra Framing and Gallery
Stop #4. 7 PM
Vistra Framing & Gallery
(160 E Broadway)
Jaqueline Lukowski uses a unique palette of rich purples and vibrant greens that make our beautiful Northwest scenery really spring to life in her paintings.  Jaqueline has been increasingly focused…Read more

Heidi Good, 2014, pyrography, OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
Stop #5. 7:30
(191 E Broadway)
OUT ON A LIMB shows pyrography by Heidi Good.  Heidi states, “I migrated north to Eugene, Oregon in the 1990’s. Previously I had graduated from CSUN with a degree in fine art, my emphasis then was on…Read more

sponsor block for July
Special thanks to our ArtWalk sponsor, the Oregon Country Fair. Dates for this year’s Fair are July 8th, 9th, and 10th.

Also, thank you to our media sponsor Eugene Magazine.


July ArtWalk map

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses


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

7. Alexi Era Gallery
(245 W 8th Ave)  Website

“Safe Haven,” a collection of Pop Surreal and New Contemporary art from international, national, and local artists, ranging from paintings and illustrations to sculpture, and a solo show “Wild at Heart,” featuring work by Spanish painter Ingrid Tusell.

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

9. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St)  
“Mark Clarke: Selected Small Works from the Estate” – This is the first exhibit since Clarke passed away in January and consists of smaller paintings, selected by Karin Clarke and Margaret Coe. The show includes landscapes, figures, and other desirable subject matter from this adored and highly collected artist. Through July 30th.

(449 Willamette St)
A show featuring textiles by Barbara diJeannene, including quilts, handwoven yardage from handspun silk, knit shawls, and knotted pile pieces made from both handspun silk and commercial threads.

11. The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave)  
Artwork made by participants at the OSLP Arts & Culture Program, including work completed in a watercolor mentorship with Ryo Mastrogiovanni and his mentor Heather Halpern, and a drawing mentorship with Riley Webber and his mentor Alida Bevirt. The Community Room Gallery shows work by members of the Art Forum.  Music: TRUE, the Ridgeline Montessori Middle School’s student ukulele group, 7pm.

12. The New Zone Gallery
(164 W Broadway)
“Full Color Punch,” work by Steve Seals, and “The Apocalypse Carousel,” tapestry and found object sculpture by Andrea Ros. Music: Norman Mesman, classical/flamenco guitar.

13. Shadowfox
(76 W Broadway)
A showcase of sacred geometry pieces cut from wood. The layers of depth in the pieces highlight the intricacies in the underlying math of the universe. Also on display, the post-modern abstract work of Cimarron Brodie on canvas.


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

15. Euphoria Chocolate Company
(946 Willamette St)  
Work by Dhira Lawrence.  See more at:

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
Have a glass of wine and enjoy original art!

18. Red Wagon Creamery
(55 W Broadway)
Perry Johnson presents the new body of work that he created during an extensive mentorship with another local artist, Josh Krute. The pair worked together at Whiteaker Printmakers to create a number of portrait prints.

19. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway)  Website
Paintings by Amber Stock


20. Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway)   
Tondos – It’s Going Round – It’s Abstracted – It’s Dan Bruce!

21. ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery
(25 E 8th Ave)
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.te.

22. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave, 2nd floor)  Website
“From the Shoreline to the Hills: A Painter’s Journey,” works by Joanna Carrabbio inspired by nature. On display through August (2nd floor).  Music: Calamity Jazz plays super-fun, high-energy Dixieland, swing, and ragtime tunes! Starts at 6pm.

23. Eugene Yoga
(245 East Broadway) 
 “True to My Self,“ dream, heritage, and nature mandalas by LiDoña Wagner and students Hope Lewis, Kathleen Richter, and Pat Rounds.

24. gilt+gossamer
(873 Willamette St)

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

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

26. InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)  Website

Paintings by Jun Orion in her first show ever!

27. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)
Lots of pretty new salvaged wood furniture, handcrafted garden wall art, and, as always, fair trade wine tastings!

28. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)
“Italian Land, Sea, and Cityscapes,” paintings by Patti McNutt.  Patti completed these paintings, most done en plein air, during a 2016 trip to Bologna, Venice, and Tuscany. Open until 6pm.

29. Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)
A beautiful array of local and regional artisans, open until 7pm.

30. St Vincent de Paul
(100 East 11th Ave)  
St Vincent de Paul showcases work by their own resident artists,  including designer and upcycling artist Mitra DeMirza Chester and glass artist Christopher Jenkins, whose glasswork is produced by Aurora Glass. Music: Americana music provided by Sweet Pea and Raoul.

Find out about special events happening during the ArtWalk!