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 June 1st

Lane Arts Council’s June 1st First Friday ArtWalk is guest hosted by Janelle McCoy, Executive Director of Oregon Bach Festival.

Among her accomplishments are the commissioning of two major premieres, guiding the Festival’s sustainability, the construction and opening of OBF’s state-of-the-art home Berwick Hall, and integration into the School of Music and Dance. Prior to arriving in Eugene, McCoy was the Executive Director of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia. McCoy also enjoyed a distinguished career as a mezzo-soprano, performing with leading orchestras, and was the recipient of numerous Young Artist awards. She has been a guest lecturer or faculty member at the University of Oregon, Chorus America, Washington State Arts Commission, Drexel University, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Independence Foundation, and the Regional Foundation
Center, Philadelphia.

The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at MODERN (207 E 5th Ave), followed by stops at 6:00pm at Swahili African Modern (2nd floor of the 5th Street Public Market, 296 E 5th Ave #222), 6:30pm at Framin’ Artworks (505 High St), 7:00pm at OUT ON A LIMB Gallery (191 E Broadway), and 7:30pm at Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl St). ArtWalk is from 5:30-8:00pm and always free! More information to come soon.

Image: Chizuko Yoshida, Butterflies at Midday, photoetching and woodblock print, White Lotus Gallery

Special thanks to our ArtWalk Sponsor Oregon Bach Festival.

 

 

 

Past – First Friday ArtWalk on May 4th

Lane Arts Council’s May 4 First Friday ArtWalk is guest hosted by Ada Weeks, Eugene Symphony Guild’s 2018 Education and Social Vice President. Ada is a Fashion Design educator, and specializes in needlework art.  She mastered silk ribbon embroidery while living in Ankara, Turkey, and also enjoys English smocking, quilting, gardening, and attending classical music performances on different continents.

The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Vistra Framing & Gallery (411 W 4th Ave).  Follow along the guided tour for your chance to win tickets to Eugene Symphony Guild‘s “Music in the Garden” on June 10th!  See the full ArtWalk guided tour itinerary below.

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

May 4th First Friday ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops


Stop #1. 5:30 PM

Vistra Framing & Gallery
(411 W 4th Ave)
Diane Lewis and Lisa Livoni showcase their work through June. In “Exploring the Other Side,” Diane Lewis creates abstracts in acrylic and foil.  She states, “Moving from my traditional…Read more


Stop #2. 6:00 PM
The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave)
Since October 2017, the OSLP Arts & Culture Program has partnered with the Eugene Symphony for the Art & Music Together Class. Participants in this class create artwork inspired by music and the…Read more


Stop #3. 6:30 PM
The New Zone Gallery
(220 W 8th Ave)
Featured artist Betsy Huffsmith showcases “Wave Power, Dynamism in Nature,” a study of ocean waves.  She states, “Painting ocean waves is fascinating. Waves show me the power and dynamism…Read more


Stop #4. 7 PM
MAVEN
(271 W 8th Ave)
Amber Allen is an American painter that was born in New Mexico. Growing up in the “Land of Enchantment,” Amber was inspired at an early age by the vast beauty of the nighttime sky. Amber’s…Read more


Stop #5. 7:30
Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)
As an artist, Susan Goodwin works in the art of adornment, pursuing her vision of making women more beautiful for over 40 years.  A world class jeweler from McMinville Oregon, Susan features…Read more

ArtWalk Sponsor: Eugene Symphony Guild
Media Sponsor Eugene Magazine

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

6. Alexi Era Gallery & Projects
(1712 Willamette St, Suite 100)
  Website 
“Catharsis: The Art of Healing” is an exhibition focusing on the cathartic spirit of the arts. Throughout the years, artists have utilized the creative arts in ways unimaginable to help aid in the healing of themselves and others. International, national, and local artists pull from the therapeutical aspects of their creations to share with their audience what “healing through the arts” means to them.

7. Framin’ Artworks
(505 High St) 
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Work by Patti McNutt.

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

9. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St)  
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New colorful reduction linocut prints by George Johanson, through May 26. Johanson has been featured in more than 60 one man shows and is represented in public and private collections including the Portland Art Museum, the Smithsonian National Collection in Washington, D.C. and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

10. OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
(191 E Broadway) 
 Owner’s Blog
New work by Lynn Ihsen Peterson, from tiny ceramic buildings and villages to new mosaic mirrors and art sticks, paintings and drawings.

11. Raven Frame Works
(325 W 4th Ave)  
 Website
Dan Chen is an award winning artist that creates art in a wide range of media including painting, pastel, bronze, and engraved acrylic. Best known for his artistic interpretations of nature, for the first time, Dan interprets classic Chinese brush calligraphy into 3 dimensional bronze.

12. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette St)
 Website
“Peer Gynt: Paintings by Satoko Motouji,” through May 12.  These watercolor paintings were created for the Eugene Ballet as background stage design for their performances of Peer Gynt.

EAT & DRINK

13. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway)  Facebook
Paintings by Hambone Scotty.

14. LovaKava Kava And Kombucha Bar Bohemian Vegan Restaurant
(120 W Broadway)
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An extraordinary, multifarious collection of oil paintings and sculptures by Natasha Butsenina, Kelly McDermott, Kaylee Kirtley, Lena Demosthenes, and Dave Race.  Pieces range from still life seascape scenes, surrealism, eclectic spiritual and even works inspired by the Polynesian and Micronesian Islands of the South Pacific. The kava bar itself is the artistic creation of a local Eugene Master Architect, Joseph Moore.

15. Starlight Lounge
(830 Olive St)  
  Website
Artwork by Damian McDonald.  More info: www.damianjmcdonald.com

16. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway)
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Paintings by local artist Christian Ives. Inspired by very specific moments in his life, these paintings represent how reality is perceived while we are living in it. Christian’s images are created with vibrant colors that are layered and textured in various ways. Some details are blurred out, while others are hyper-exaggerated, often creating multiple images.

SHOP & EXPLORE

17. Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway) 
The Architects in Schools program matches professional architects, engineers, and other design professionals with elementary school teachers for a 6 week classroom residency.  This year, participating Eugene schools included Buena Vista Spanish Immersion School, Oak Hill School, and Willagillespie Elementary, as well as Two Rivers-Dos Rios and Walterville School in Springfield.  Stop by to see some of the great design projects created by these third through fifth grade students!

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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“Let the World Take Your Weight,” new oil and watercolor paintings by Benjamin Terrell. The figures in these works roam in and out of step with the magic of the places they inhabit.

20. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave)
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Paintings by KAri Jensen. Plus: May the Fourth Be With You, an all ages “Star Wars” celebration featuring cosplay, green screen photos, hands-on art activities, and more. Starts at

21. Euphoria Chocolate Company
(946 Willamette St)  
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Quilts by Piece by Piece Fabrics, a modern fabric shop that supports and inspires today’s quilters and sewists. Quilting can be simply piecing an heirloom to a baby blanket or can be more involved with intricate patterns along with art quilting, collage quilting, and all fiber arts.

22. InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)  
 Website
The Precious – Abstract,” colorful interpretations of life and nature by Susan Detroy and Victoria Biedron. Susan Detroy presents botanical transfer prints that mix historical photographic process, liquid and gel transfers, pens, ink, and watercolor. Victoria Biedron offers her exciting non-representational abstract painted forms, using acrylics, charcoal, soft pastels, and scraping tools.

23. MODERN
(207 E 5th Ave)
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“Replicating Imperfection,” abstract paintings in water-based media by Jenny Gray.

24. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)  
 Website
Colorful hand-woven African market baskets and fair trade wine tasting.

25. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)
 Website
Penelope Youngfeather shares pages from her fifty-odd sketchbooks. “Life with a Sketchbook” reveals delight in the everyday, awareness of the humble, and reverence for the spectacular. Open until 6pm.

 

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