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 – January 5th

Lane Arts Council’s January 5th First Friday ArtWalk is guest hosted by Liz Lawrence. Liz is a contemporary art consumer and nonprofit administrator who recently joined the Board of Lane Arts Council. Liz studied sculpture, and her first job out of college was at Capper’s Frames and Prints. She subsequently managed the art galleries at BRING Recycling and MECCA:  Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts before serving on MECCA’s board for 4 years. Liz now heads up fundraising and administration for the McKenzie River Trust, a conservation nonprofit

The January 5th First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at The New Zone Gallery (220 W 8th Ave).  See the full itinerary below.

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January 5th First Friday ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops

Stop #1. 5:30 PM

The New Zone Gallery
(220 W 8th Ave)
Featured artist and Gallery President Dianne Story Cunningham shows “Quirky Artifacts From Contemporary Life.” Story Cunningham’s show includes ceramic pieces that express her approach to life…Read more

Stop #2. 6 PM
Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)
Passionflower is excited to welcome back local illustrator Erika Beyer, who combines her studies of geology, architecture, and science into original artwork.  She has worked for The Nature Conservancy, The…Read more

Stop #3. 6:30 PM
InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)
Abbas Darabi’s large scale oil landscape paintings fill the walls of InEugene Real Estate for the month of January.  In his artist statement, he includes, “We are aware of our own experiences and…Read more

Stop #4. 7 PM
(191 E Broadway)
Landscapes and still life paintings are the focus of David Campbell’s show at OUT ON A LIMB Gallery.  He states, “My interest in making pictures goes, perhaps, as far back as my own recollective…Read more

Stop #5. 7:30
Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)
Oregon Art Supply features a staff show titled “At Shift’s End.”  This show includes work by Clayton Sukau, Shannon Rivers, Lindsay Kunhardt, Megan Wyma, Jordan Walker, and Laura King…Read more


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Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses


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

7. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St)
4th Collectors’ Resale Show,” a curated show of previously owned works that are ready for new homes. This exhibit will feature regional artists whose work is highly sought after and hard to come by, including David McCosh, Jan Zach, Andrew Vincent, Robert Huck, Nelson Sandgren, Carl Hall, Jack McLarty, and Arthur Runquist.

8. The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave)
“Call for Sunshine”, an exhibition of warm art with a common color theme of yellow to brighten up the winter months. This exhibit will feature work from artists at the OSLP Arts & Culture Program and from other artists in the community. The Community Room Gallery features a staff art show from Materials Exchange Center for the Community Arts (MECCA).

(271 W 8th Ave)
Arise Rawk, from Portland Oregon, has been painting his beautiful strange imagination on canvases, walls, and in dreams for years, making him a stable feature in festival and street art scenes. Many of his pieces maintain the twisted abstractness of graffiti, while blending in the techniques of fine art and surrealism.  More info: Also, sample French Cookie, One Love Wines, and Maven’s steamed buns. Music: Dj Robno. 



10. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway)  Facebook
Collaborative works of LED responsive artists Tiffany Rose and Ame Beard.

11. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway) 
Work by Sonja Anise, who seeks solace through artistic expression. Utilizing dreams and visions as guides, she mostly uses stream-of-consciousness and flow states to create her work.

12. The Wayward Lamb
(150 W Broadway)  
Simon Graves showcases a collection of portraits depicting famous people whose actions help define good. The Sazerac Company give samples on site. Music: Solo guitarist Perry Tomlin.


13. Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway)

Tracy Sydor displays “Brothers,” a piece inspired by the close relationship between Vincent Van Gogh and his brother Theo. This piece will debut at the ArtWalk, surrounded by several process photos that contributed to the final outcome.  The show includes other pieces of her work as well.

14. ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery
(25 E 8th Ave)  
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)
Artwork by participants in the Open Arts Studio at OSLP Arts and Culture Program. Concert: Gus Russell Quartet, with vocalist Laurie Hammond, performs classic jazz and Great American Songbook tunes of the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Starts at 6pm.

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

17. Euphoria Chocolate Company
(946 Willamette St)  
Photos by Bill Craighead, as well as work created during MuseArt.  MuseArt offers opportunities for artists to be inspired to create while local musicians perform, joining music and visual art together in a blend of reciprocal creativity.  Live music!

18. gilt+gossamer
(873 Willamette St)
M.V. Moran exhibits “anxious circles-despondent spheres” through the end of January 2018. Her newest body of work is about the process of creating that relieves stress and anxiety. The paintings transform everyday melancholy, strife, and anxiousness into artwork that takes away daily burdens.

19. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)
Handicrafts from around the world and fair trade wine tasting!


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