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 – November 3rd

Lane Arts Council’s November 3rd First Friday ArtWalk is guest hosted by artist Aunia Kahn! Aunia is an internationally exhibited and awarded artist/photographer/author and owner of Alexi Era Gallery and the Museum of Rescued Art (MORA). She also volunteers for many local arts organizations and is the gallery assistant at the OSLP Arts & Culture Program.

The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Paul Schatz Furniture (566 Olive St), followed by stops at 6:00pm at gilt+gossamer (873 Willamette St), 6:30pm at InEugene Real Estate (100 E Broadway), 7:00pm at Passionflower Design (128 E Broadway), and 7:30pm at Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl St). ArtWalk is from 5:30-8:00pm and always free! Please visit www.lanearts.org for more information.

Special thanks to our ArtWalk sponsor Cornucopia and our Media Sponsor Eugene Magazine.

Image: Jon Jay Cruson, White Lotus Gallery

Past – First Friday ArtWalk – October 6th

Lane Arts Council’s October 6th First Friday ArtWalk is guest hosted by the newly “raining” Slug Queen Santa Frida Babosita! She is the patron slug of arts and culture, and is also known as Mija Marie Andrade, Development Director of Oregon Supported Living Program. Her mission is to promote expression and celebration of ourselves and our community through creative, cultural experiences. She believes art is a place where we can unite the culture we are born into with the culture we create as a community!

The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Vistra Framing & Gallery (411 W 4th Ave).  See below for more information about the guided ArtWalk tour.  ArtWalk is from 5:30-8:00pm and always free!

Check out the October ArtWalk guide or a sneak peek of images on our Facebook page.

October 6th First Friday ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops


Stop #1. 5:30 PM

Vistra Framing & Gallery
(411 W 4th Ave)
Vistra Framing & Gallery showcases “A Sense of Place,” new paintings by Robert Canaga. Most of this work is based on vineyards, terroir, and what the earth gives…Read more


Stop #2. 6 PM
Raven Frame Works
(325 W 4th Ave)
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…Read more


Stop #3. 6:30 PM
The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave)

Join the 5th Birthday celebration of the OSLP Arts & Culture Program! The Lincoln Gallery shows the “OSLP Arts & Culture Program Summer Showcase Exhibition,”…Read more

 Stop #4. 7 PM
The New Zone Gallery
(220 W 8th Ave)
The New Zone Gallery hosts their traditional “ZONE 4 ALL” from October 6-27. Many local artists, including first time exhibitors to well-known artists, will…Read more


Stop #5. 7:30
Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St)
Karin Clarke Gallery presents its largest show of Eugene painter Mark Clarke’s work since his unexpected death in January of 2016. This exhibit complements the…Read more


Special thanks to our ArtWalk Sponsor Greenhill Humane Society, SPCA and our Media Sponsor Eugene Magazine.

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

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

7. MAVEN
(271 W 8th Ave)
 Facebook
Fantasy artwork by Michel Savage. His work is based on the idea of bringing the rich texture of magic and childhood dreams back into our lives through exotic images. More info: www.greyforest.com. Also, wine tasting from One Heart Vineyards. Music: Dj Kingsley Strangelove.

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

Award winning artist, photographer and curator Aunia Kahn’s “Retrospectivation” exhibition features artworks spanning over the decade of her career. This exhibition is a touchstone for ending and beginnings as she moves into the next decade of her career, letting go of the last chapter to write a new one

9. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette St)
 Website
 Northwest Regional Artists Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the White Lotus Gallery! The show features paintings by Jon Jay Cruson, mixed media art by Helen Liu, sumi-ink paintings by Satoko Motouji, reduction linocut prints by Connie Mueller, pieces by Nancy Pobanz using self-made pigments, ilfochrome prints by Gary Tepfer, whimsical pieces of art by Mike Van, drawings by Li Tie, and abstract works by Jamie Newton. Through October 7th .

EAT & DRINK

10. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway)  Facebook
 Paintings by Ivan Mandala.

11. Perugino
(767 Willamette St)  Website

“Chart the Unknown Course,” paintings by Jenny Gray created between 2014 – 2017. More info: JennyGrayArt.com

12. Red Wagon Creamery
(55 W Broadway)
  Website
“Let’s Get Lost,” photography by Ashley Fenison.

13. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway) 
 Website
Work by Valley Calligraphy Guild. The Guild is open to anyone interested in the art of beautiful writing. More info: valleycalligraphyguild.com. Also, stop by to try tea spirits from Thomas & Sons Distillery from 6-8pm.

 

SHOP & EXPLORE

14. Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway)  

American Institute of Architects, Southwestern Oregon Chapter (AIA-SWO) in collaboration with the American Society of Landscape Architects, Willamette Valley Section of the Oregon Chapter (ASLA) show the “People’s Choice Awards for Architecture.” The intent of these awards is to educate and inspire citizens by showcasing interiors and landscape architecture projects. Vote for your favorite, including the parklets on Broadway! Also, check out a Halloween inspired show featuring work by Aunia Kahn, M de Vena, Sean McFarland, and Kris Hallford.

15. 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 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.

16. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave)
 Website
Plein air paintings of the Oregon Coast, as well as work relating to Día de los Muertos, by Marco Elliott. Performance: “Peony Pavilion,” classic scenes by Chinese Kwun Opera Society. Starts at 6pm.

17. Eugene Yoga
(245 E Broadway) 
 Website
 “Travel Paintings in Gouache, Watercolor, and Ink,” by Patti McNutt, featuring paintings from New Zealand, San Diego, Eugene, France, and Amsterdam.

18. gilt+gossamer
(873 Willamette St) 
 Website
“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: his fiancée, moving to Oregon, and the amazing scenery around Eugene.

19. InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway) 
 Website
Work by Gina Reynolds.

20. The Jazz Station
(124 W Broadway) 
 Website
Photos of artists appearing at the Jazz Station by Keith Munson. Gallery open until 7pm. Music: Oregon Jazz Ensemble with UO Faculty guest artists, 8pm, $10.

21. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)
  Website
Local waterfall photography and fair trade wine tasting!

22. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)
  Website
 “The Going Away Party,” by local artist and author Rogene Mañas. Come say good-bye to your favorite party animals! This tongue-incheek show of portraits of endangered species, sculpted in bas-relief using paper clay, pop right off the wall with dimension and give commentary to the increasing list of endangered species. Open until 6pm

23. Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)
  Website
Celebrate the esoteric arts with complimentary tarot and energy readings from local diviners, plus sample herbal potions from Cascadia Bitters.

 

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