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 – First Friday ArtWalk on August 3rd

The August First Friday ArtWalk is part of the week-long Downtown Visual Art Festival. Tour the venues to hear directly from the artists or explore the visual arts extravaganza on your own!

 

First Friday ArtWalk on July 6th

Lane Arts Council’s July 6th First Friday ArtWalk is guest-hosted by Voice Talent and Podcaster M. Clare Feighan. She currently produces videos and podcasts featuring conversations with women in a series called Simple Clarity. She has also been a member of the Oregon Country Fair Bill Wooten Endowment Committee, which funds grants in the Fern Ridge School District, for more than 20 years!

The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at 5th Street Public Market (296 E 5th Ave).  See below for full details.

Don’t miss the free Power of Tower Concert in Kesey Square from 5:30-7:30pm.  This five-piece horn section, 3 lead vocalists, and super groovin’ rhythm section will make you wanna funkifize! Learn more

Check out the ArtWalk guide   |  Join the Facebook event  |  View a sneak peak of images from the ArtWalk

July 6th First Friday ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops


Stop #1. 5:30 PM

5th Street Public Market
(296 E 5th Ave)
FireSmith Copper is a husband and wife team presenting “Art, Born of Fire.” Paul Yost and Jennah Litecky Yost use the purest copper, manipulated to enhance its elemental characteristics and…Read more


Stop #2. 6:00 PM
OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
(191 E Broadway)
OUT ON A LIMB Gallery showcases portraits by Melanie Pearson.  She states, “My creative spirit is fueled by color. I love to mix it, paint it, splatter it, rearrange it, draw it, crochet it. I love to feel color.  The…Read more


Stop #3. 6:30 PM
InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)
The exhibition “Melancholia” brings the perspectives of Kum-ja Lee, M. V. Moran, Rhonda Vanover, and Amanda Martin Wilcox, four women artists who approach the subject of melancholy in different…Read more


Stop #4. 7:00 PM
Product of Eugene and Mozilla
Gigabit Showcase (942 Olive St)
Middle and high school students from Lane County have been working with professional product designers to develop new and innovative products ranging from compact travel bags to items made…Read more


Stop #5. 7:30 PM
#instaballet at Oregon Contemporary
Theatre (194 W Broadway)
#instaballet is the creative brainchild of Suzanne Haag and Antonio Anacan, two former Eugene Ballet dancers. They began #instaballet as a social experiment in 2013 to create a more intimate way…Read more


ArtWalk Sponsor: Just outside of Veneta, the Fair stewards 500 wooded acres which will become an enchanting village July 13, 14, and 15. Now, in their 49th year, The Oregon Country Fair is a three day extravaganza and the primary fundraiser of the grants the Fair offers to local non-profits.

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

6. Alexi Era Gallery & Projects
(1712 Willamette St, Suite 100)
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Plants and animals have long been the muses of artists around the world and this exhibition focuses on how they interplay with one another in the realms of an artist’s vision, while exploring the fragile yet powerful aspects of nature.  Through July 28th.

7. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St)  
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“Karin Clarke: Small Oils from Italy,” new oil paintings by the gallery’s owner.  Twenty small plein-air works from Clarke’s trips to Europe in May 2017 and May 2018 will be on display through July 21st. The pieces were painted primarily in Varenna near Lake Como, Venice, and Florence.

8. The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave)  Website

“Summer Showcase Exhibition,” a group showcase of artwork from participants in the Open Art Studio, clay, comics and zines, fiber arts circle, and watercolor classes. This exhibition will also highlight several mentorships that have taken place over the past few months, working in ceramics, video, and sculpture.

9. MAVEN
(271 W 8th Ave)  Facebook

Art by Randy Jones, known as JonezyArtwork, who refers to his style as a mix between cartoon and urban. Also, sample French Cookie tastings during the ArtWalk.  DJ Music: Rontron.

10. The New Zone Gallery
(220 W 8th Ave)   Website

“Fantasy Realism and Beyond,” dream like digital media images of fantasy, beauty, darkness, and humor by ALTKUNST (Rick Simpson), as well as a show by Hans d’Hollosy in the Klausmeier Room. Music: Chico Schwall on guitar.

11. Raven Frame Works
(325 W 4th Ave)  
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Local artist Dan Chen is an award winning artist that creates art in a wide range of media including painting, pastel, bronze, and engraved acrylic, all of which will be on display.  He is an astute observer and accomplished craftsman that often depicts the natural world, focusing on plants and animals.

12. Vistra Framing & Gallery
(411 W 4th Ave)  
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“Dreamscapes,” ethereal landscape images using acrylic and paper on canvas, board, and blocks by Patricia Carroll, and “Run of Color,” oil and wax abstract paintings by Robert Canaga.

13. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette St)
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“Transcribing the Human Form: New Works by Yuji Hiratsuka,” through August 11th.

EAT & DRINK

14. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway)  Facebook
Collage and paintings by artists Justin Turner and Tess Bergin.

15. LovaKava Kava Bar & Restaurant (120 W Broadway)  Facebook
Kelly McDermott is a Eugene based artist who hopes viewers can laugh at their fears. Her current show features work that is both colorful and creepy.

16. Starlight Lounge
(830 Olive St)  
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“Time Shift,” pen, acrylic and acrylic pen artwork by Nikolaj Byrdman.

SHOP & EXPLORE

17. Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway) 
Drawings by Oahlani Cox.

18. 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, whimsical hand painted wood pieces and hand painted silk apparel by Lybi Thomas, wood sculptures and stone carvings by Cedar Caredio, and Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White.

19. Epic Seconds
(30 E 11th Ave)
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“Film’s First Funk,” classic Blaxploitation film posters from the collection of Andre Sirois.

20. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave)
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Paintings by students of Shelley Roenspie. Concert: Cascade Chorus sings four-part harmonies in classic barbershop style. Starts at 6pm.

21. Euphoria Chocolate Company
(946 Willamette St)  
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Local abstract expressionist B. Rothweiler excites with bold, colorful paintings featuring unapologetic, emotional subjects.

22. MODERN
(207 E 5th Ave)  
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“Bright Places,” bright semi-abstract paintings by Karin Taube de Baun.

23. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)  
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Handmade chimes and planters from around the world and fair trade wine tasting.

24. The Northwest Hat Co.
(870 Pearl St)  
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Watercolors by Emerald Art Center member Don Tucker. 

25. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)   
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“Head in the Clouds: Feet on the Earth,” plein air paintings completed in the past year by Sally Schwader. Open until 7pm.

26. Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)
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House favorite clothing line Johnny Was is marked 30% OFF! The LA line takes inspiration from anything that is beautiful and authentic, and showcases a true bohemian spirit with artisan inspired stitching, vibrant colors and pattern. Swing by for a great deal on pieces you’ve been admiring for years! Open until 7pm.

 

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