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 – September 4th First Friday ArtWalk & Fiesta Cultural

En Español

Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk on September 4th, 2015 is guest hosted by Jessica Zapata from Eugene Arte Latino and Paulina Romo, the Director of Downtown Languages.  The tour will be bilingual, as the kick off event for Fiesta Cultural. Jessica Zapata is the founder of Eugene Arte Latino (EAL). The mission of EAL is to promote the development and cultivation of the Latino arts in a warm and vibrant environment for all of the Lane County community. Using alternative spaces such as galleries, small businesses, studios, and schools, EAL carries out a yearlong program of exhibits related to Mexican and Latin American traditions, music, visual and performing arts, crafts, dance, as well as concerts promoting an awareness of Latin American composition and folk music.  Downtown Languages is a non-profit school that offers English classes and life skills classes for immigrants.

Check out the September ArtWalk Guide or a sneak peek of images on our Facebook!

September 4th ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops

Cambalache
Stop #1. 5:30 PM
Kesey Square
(Broadway & Willamette)
The kick off event for Fiesta Cultural will take place 5-8pm in Kesey Square during the First Friday ArtWalk!  Local instructor José Cruz will teach a free salsa lesson to beginners, and then Salseros and Azúcar… Read more

Antonio Ochoa, The Jazz Station
Stop #2. 6 PM

The Jazz Station
(124 W Broadway)
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Jazz Station features “Una Mirada de México,” work by Mexican artists Antonio Ochoa, Jessica Zapata, Claudia Sanchez, Maricela Figueroa, Juan Antonio… Read more

Karin Clarke, Away, monotype, Mayors Art Show, Jacobs Gallery
Stop #3. 6:30 PM
Jacobs Gallery
(Hult Center)
The “2015 Mayor’s Art Show,” through September 19th, celebrates Lane County artists.  Of the 206 entries, the jurors selected 46 to be in this year’s show.  Exhibiting artists include: Stephanie Ames, Blake…Read more

Robinett, cherry blossoms, MECCA
Stop #4. 7 PM
MECCA
(449 Willamette St)
Celebrate creative reuse with MECCA!  The “7th Annual Object Afterlife Art Challenge” inspires us to think differently about scrap art and unwanted materials.  Artists are given a mystery object, MECCA …Read more

Ben and Ash by Jamie Walsh, The Lincoln Gallery
Stop #5. 7:30 PM
The Lincoln Gallery  
(309 W 4th Ave)  
The OSLP Arts & Culture Program is excited to announce the opening of an inclusive art exhibit entitled “Pain, Healing, and Creativity.” This exhibition includes artwork created by participants in their…Read more

Fiesta Cultural & ArtWalk Sponsors:
Support for Fiesta Cultural and this First Friday ArtWalk has been provided by EUGfun! (the City of Eugene’s free event series), the Oregon Arts Commission, the University of Oregon’s Division of Equity and Inclusion, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, US Bank, LULAC, Valle-Wuite Family, Oregon Country Fair, and the Oregon Contemporary Theatre.

September ArtWalk map

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

6. Goldworks Jewelry Art Studio
(169 E Broadway)
 Website
Featuring original jewelry by Goldworks staff.

7. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)
 Website
Unique jewelry made by fair trade artisans from around the world.

8. The New Zone Gallery
(164 W Broadway)
 Website
“Journeys Inside and Out,” works in oil, watercolors, and clay by Margie Templeton, and “Existential Overlay,” oil paintings by Marlis Badalich.   Music: Norman Mesman.

9. OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
(191 E Broadway)
 Owner’s Blog
Acrylic meditation mandalas by Barry LaVoie.

10. Pacific Rim Art Guild & Gallery
(160 E Broadway, basement)
 Website
This month, the theme of the all member show is work in a water medium, including watercolor, acrylics, gouache, ink and more!

11. Schrager & Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette) Website
“Messages,” a joint exhibit of paintings by Oregon artists Kersti Hamann and George Kettlewell.  Through September 19th.

12. Shadowfox
(76 W Broadway)
Website
“Messages,” a joint exhibit of paintings by Oregon artists Kersti Hamann and George Kettlewell.  Through September 19th.

13. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette) Website
Traditional style figurative and landscape oils by Emily Schultz.  Emily’s pieces depict scenes from everyday life, most often in a Plein Air setting.

14. Vistra Framing & Gallery
(160 E Broadway)
 Website
Drawings,” featuring works by Mike Van, Jon Jay Cruson, Jamie Newton, Li Tie, Nancy Pobanz, Connie Mueller, and Satoko.  Through September 19th.

 

EAT & DRINK

15. Coalesce Juicery & Whole Foods Kitchen  
(8th and Olive in the M. Jacobs parking lot) Website
Paintings by Droc Macnamara and KC Macnamara.

16. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway) Facebook
Paintings by Droc Macnamara and KC Macnamara.

17. Noisette Pastry Kitchen
(200 W Broadway) Website
Photography by wedding and portrait photographer, Stevi Sayler.  These include beautiful moments, stunning landscapes, and special details from weddings in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

18. Off the Waffle
(840 Willamette St) Website
“Country Fair & Eugene Street Scenes,” oil paintings by Steve Seals, and whimsical animal portraits and more in acrylics and watercolors by Johnmichael Lahtinen.  Through September 30th.

19. Oregon Wine Lab
(488 Lincoln St) Website
A ten year retrospective show with work by Renee L. Nelson, primarily featuring her recent oil paintings. Renee’s style of painting encompasses everything from impressionistic landscapes to highly stylized mixed media compositions.  Music: Singer/songwriter Michael K. Daly.

20. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway) Website
Work by Art Forum Members. The Art Forum is a group open to the community that is interested in art. They meet every 3rd Monday of the month to encourage, support, and network, for beginning to professional artists.

21. The Wayward Lamb
(150 W Broadway)
Website
Downtown’s newest and only dedicated LGBTQ+ pub and event space exhibits “The OUR COMMUNITY” photo campaign by artist Athena Delene, which captures and creates a visual record of the vibrant LGBTQ+ community in Eugene. In addition to the gallery in the pub space, there will also be a multimedia presentation of the stories of the individuals photographed for the campaign in the Den (event space).

SHOP & EXPLORE

22. Broadway Commerce Center lobby
(44 W Broadway)  

“Arts for All” canvases that were facilitated by OSLP and created during the Abbey Road Concert in the Park and PrintEugene! events in August.  These collaborative large scale pieces were made by community members of all ages and abilities, who contributed with large stampers, rollers, and adaptive art equipment for wheelchairs and walkers.

23. 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, wood sculptures and imaginative, fanciful masks by Cedar Caredio, and Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White.

24. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave, 2nd floor) Website
Pressing the Grain,” tree relief prints by Josh Krute.  Music: Eugene Opera performs selections from the upcoming season from works based on literature, 6pm.

25. gilt+gossamer
(873 Willamette St)
 
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Artwork by participants of Memories in the Making, an art program of the Alzheimer’s Association.  This unique program uses adaptive techniques to assist persons with dementia in expressing themselves through art, when other forms of communication have become more impaired.

26. Harlequin Beads and Jewelry
(1027 Willamette St)
Website
Jewelry by local artists. Closes 6pm.

27. InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)
 
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“In Our House,” high quality Oregon Duck football photographs and prints by Eric Evans

28. Mudra Yoga
(199 E 5th Ave, 2nd Floor)
 
Website
Vibrant paintings of otherworldly creatures and inhabitedlandscapes by Heather Michaud Thomas and graphite drawings of animanoid, reptilian, and insectile creatures accompanied by snippets of biographic information by Damian J. McDonald. Mudra is also celebrating 1 year in business and will have a prize raffle!

29. Newberry Child Care
(
999 Willamette St)  
Website
Come celebrate and support the creativity of young pre-school and pre-k artists, a show in collaboration with the Downtown Athletic Club. The event will feature a children’s art activity, and this months theme is our community!

30. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)
  
Website
“Content and Transition,” recent abstract work on canvas and panel by Rebecca Mannheimer.   These works are a direct response to her last show at Oregon Art Supply in 2013, using encaustic as her medium.  Music: Acoustic guitar by Taylor Irving.

31. Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)
 Website
A handwoven textile show from Guatemala with Donna Cribbs, who has gone on many medical missions to Guatemala in the past 10 years and brings back locally woven textiles used for clothing and home use.  Proceeds from the show directly benefit indigenous weavers in Guatemala and help support the continuation of these important crafts.

32. Urban Therapeutic
(749 Willamette St)
Website
Locally crafted home goods, gifts, and more.

 

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