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 March 2nd

Lane Arts Council’s March 2nd First Friday ArtWalk is guest hosted by Eric Richardson, President of the Eugene/Springfield chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Eric Richardson is the father of five and has been a long time resident of Eugene since arriving from St. Louis Mo with his parents in 1971. A Jazz Bassist, Richardson has been a long time fixture in the local Jazz scene and is known for his love of African History.

The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at The Lincoln Gallery (309 W 4th Ave), followed by stops at 6:00pm at Raven Frame Works (325 W 4th Ave), 6:30pm at Paul Schatz Furniture (566 Olive St), 7:00pm at The New Zone Gallery (220 W 8th Ave), and 7:30pm at MAVEN (271 W 8th Ave).  ArtWalk is from 5:30-8:00pm and always free!

Special thanks to the March ArtWalk sponsor Eugene Epark and our media sponsor Eugene Magazine.

Past – First Friday ArtWalk on February 2nd

Lane Arts Council’s February 2nd First Friday ArtWalk is guest hosted by Francesco Lecce-Chong, Music Director & Conductor of Eugene Symphony. The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Broadway Commerce Center (44 W Broadway).  See the full itinerary below.

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

February 2nd First Friday ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops


Stop #1. 5:30 PM

Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway)
Harmonic Laboratory presents City Synth, an intermedia installation that turns Eugene into a musical instrument. The project leverages Eugene’s new gigabit network by turning views…Read more


Stop #2. 6 PM
Euphoria Chocolate Company
(946 Willamette St)
Andrea Ros exhibits her project “Apocalypse Carousel,” comprised of the artist’s Nuno and needle felted tapestry work. The show focuses on the urgent need to give the world and its life forms loving…Read more


Stop #3. 6:30 PM
Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St)
Karin Clarke Gallery welcomes Bay Area artist and art teacher James Kroner to Eugene. Known for his strong emphasis on composition, mood, light, and atmosphere, his oil paintings are drawing…Read more


Stop #4. 7 PM
Le Café Maison
(488 Willamette St)
Le Café Maison joins the ArtWalk for the first time with a show featuring John Trovillion.  He states, “My current work is done exclusively on jet black paper using oil based colored pencils. No fixative is…Read more


Stop #5. 7:30
Framin’ Artworks
(505 High St)
“Resilient Endurance” is a combined show featuring the landscape and atmospheric work of artists Cyndy Duerfeldt and Kelley C. Roberts. Cyndy’s work is primarily watercolors, while Kelley uses…Read more


ArtWalk Sponsor: Euphoria Chocolate Company
Media Sponsor: Eugene Magazine

 

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

6. The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave)
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“Call for Sunshine,” an exhibition of warm art with a common color theme of yellow to brighten up the winter months. This exhibit features work from artists at the OSLP Arts & Culture Program and from other artists in the community. The Community Room Gallery features “Visions Of Me:  Self-Portraiture by Anthony Pope.”

7. MAVEN
(271 W 8th Ave)
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Megan Dixon of Portland weaves connection between the conceptual and Avant-garde traditions in the fine art world and underground counterculture’s Transformational Art.  Megan layers geometric patterns over organic images.  More info: megandixon.art.  Also, sample French Cookie, One Love Wines, and Maven’s steamed buns. Music: Marmalade (DJs).

8. The New Zone Gallery
(220 W 8th Ave)
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Featured Artist Robert Horner displays his woodcut natural forest scenes in “Northwest Images.” The Klausmeier Room houses a Steam Punk showcase by Michael Kerns. In addition, Sarah Ashburn and Satysha Whitworth, students at Academy of Arts and Academics in Springfield, show art pieces created during their internship with New Zone artists. Music:  David Rogers on guitar.

9. OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
(191 E Broadway) 
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Paintings by Cada Johnson that aim to capture the essence of nature.

10. Raven Frame Works
(325 W 4th Ave)
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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.

11. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette St)
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“Under 21: Small Formats of Paintings and Prints,” through March 24th.

EAT & DRINK

12. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway)  Facebook
Grab a cocktail and enjoy original art!

13. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway) 
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Have a tea and enjoy original artwork.

SHOP & EXPLORE

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

15. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave)
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The walls feature artwork by participants in the Open Arts Studio at OSLP Arts and Culture Program, while the cases show Native American Art in connection with the NEA Big Read of Joy Harjo’s “How We Became Human.” Concert: Delgani String Quartet performs delightful classical and contemporary works featuring Jannie Wei and Wyatt True (violins), Kimberlee Uwate (viola), and Eric Alterman (cello). Starts at 6pm.

16. Eugene Yoga
(245 E Broadway) 
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A collection of photographs of Oregon and other places in the Pacific Northwest and beyond by Katsuyuki Shibata.

17. InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)  
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“Geotopia,” analog/digital hybrid pieces that include acrylic, graphite, encaustic, collage, and more by Dave Snider. These works are an inventory of early memory, nostalgia, and architecture melded with nature.

18. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)
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A staff show titled “At Shift’s End,” including work by Clayton Sukau, Shannon Rivers, Lindsay Kunhardt, Megan Wyma, Jordan Walker, and Laura King.

19. Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)  
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Kristen Walker from Twin Raven Press demonstrates printing on her portable letterpress.  You’ll have a chance to try your hand at the press and print your very own piece! 

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