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!

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Upcoming –  December 7th First Friday ArtWalk

Lane Arts Council’s December 7th First Friday ArtWalk is guest-hosted by Riley Grannan, former Executive Director of Eugene Ballet.

The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at 510 Oak Building (510 Oak St), followed by stops at 6:00pm at 5th Street Public Market (296 E 5th Ave), 6:30pm at MODERN (207 E 5th Ave), 7:00pm at Eugene Mindworks (207 E 5th Ave, Suite 220), and 7:30pm at Framin’ Artworks (505 High St). ArtWalk is from 5:30-8:00pm and always free!

Past –  November 2nd First Friday ArtWalk

Lane Arts Council’s November 2nd First Friday ArtWalk is guest-hosted by Erika Rauer, Executive Director of the Eugene Opera.  Erika has worked extensively as an administrator and educator at notable companies such as New York City Opera, Carnegie Hall, Dreamyard Project and Orchestra of St. Luke’s.  Her performing credits as an opera singer include Oper Bremen, Tanglewood Music Festival, Ravinia Festival, Opera Boston, and Glimmerglass Opera, among others.

The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Karin Clarke Gallery (760 Willamette St). Full tour details can be found below.

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November 2nd First Friday ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops


Stop #1. 5:30 PM

Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St)
Gallery favorite Margaret Coe exhibits “The City of Light,” featuring 22 large and mid-sized oil paintings created during and after Coe’s five week stay in Italy earlier this year. Working in both the plein…Read more


Stop #2. 6:00 PM
Epic Seconds
(30 E 11th Ave)
Epic Seconds debuts as an ArtWalk stop with the show “Kick Out the Jams: The Test Prints of Blunt Graffix.”  Just as “Kick Out the Jams” refers to a cultural yearning to break down restrictions, it…Read more

 

Stop #3. 6:30 PM
Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl Street)
Oregon Art Supply dedicates the months of November and December to honor their dear friend Beverly Soasey’s creative spirit in “Collected Memories.”  The show is composed of pieces…Read more


Stop #4. 7:00 PM
Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)
Passionflower features the jewelry of self-taught Corvallis artist Dana Robinson.  Dana creates one-of-a-kind handmade pieces that are never cast.  She sources the stones from mines and designs…Read more

Stop #5. 7:30 PM
OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
(191 E Broadway)
Ila Rose (above) is a prominent local artist whose work often deals with the human-nature connection and elements of existentialism. In addition to showing recent works that have never…Read more


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Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

6. Alexi Era Gallery & Projects will not be open for the ArtWalk.

7. Framin’ Artworks
(505 High St)   
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New photography of the Northwest by Deigh Bates.

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

9. The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave)   Website

The ArtChics 14th Annual Art Sale,” a benefit for the OSLP Arts & Culture Program. Come buy fantastic, affordable art while supporting a wonderful cause! This is a great place to shop for unique, handmade gifts for your friends and family.

10. The New Zone Gallery
(220 W 8th Ave)  Website 

“Flowers and a Bit More” showcases Margie Templeton’s colorful watercolor paintings. The Klausmeier Room features work by Grrlz Rock, who will also treat the crowds to live music during the opening.

11. Raven Frame Works
(325 W 4th Ave)   Website

Work by the proprietors, Anne Korn and Terry Way. Anne’s ink and watercolor drawings focus on natural flora, while Terry shows an eclectic jumble of his recent creative curiosities.

12. Vistra Framing & Gallery
(411 W 4th Ave)   
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“Artist Studio Sale,” new and previously completed studio work by Diane Lewis, Patricia Carroll, Sadie Smith, and Lisa Livoni.

13. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette St)  
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“Max Nixon Legacy Metalwork” showcases Nixon’s work through the years, including teaching samples, one-of-a-kind boxes, and jewelry made for and worn by his wife, Hattie Mae. Max Nixon (1915-2000) was a professor of Metal Arts and Weaving at the University of Oregon from 1958-1981, and then he continued his teaching career as an artist-in-residence at the EMU Craft Center until 1992.

 

EAT & DRINK

14. Capitello Wines
(540 Charnelton St)  Website
New pieces by MV Moran.

15. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway)  Facebook
Work by Bonnie Bozell.

16. LovaKava Kava Bar & Restaurant
(120 W Broadway) 
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Adam Rubin is a visual and performance artist who emphasizes improvisational play in everything he creates.  The images and flow unfold naturally and spontaneously in these ecstatic paintings, intended to transcend form.

17. Noisette Pastry Kitchen
(200 W Broadway)  Website
“Stream of Consciousness,” a show by Karen Lee featuring her distinctive mixed media blend of digital photography and fiber arts. Show runs through November.  More info: KarenLeeMixedMedia.com

18. Starlight Lounge
(830 Olive St)  
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Not Our Precedent” features oil, acrylic, spraypaint, and enamel pieces by Jesse James Egan Senior.

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

SHOP & EXPLORE

20. Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway)  Website
The 3rd Annual Multicultural Children’s Art Contest, in collaboration with Skipping Stones Magazine, features uniquely colorful and insightful works by international and local artists ages 4 to 18. This exhibit’s theme is “From Nature to Fantasy.”

21. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave)  
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Paintings by Stephen Hermansen and sculptures by Linda Dyer. Music: The Marist Jazz and Concert Band. Starts at 6pm.

22. Euphoria Chocolate Company
(946 Willamette St)   
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“Lighting in a Bottle,” photographs of light bulbs by William Craighead. Featuring Edison bulbs, LEDs, and the humble yet spunky twinkle light, these are light bulbs as you’ve never seen them before (without permanent eye damage).

23. InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)    
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Colorful, psychedelic-looking pieces created using a process called acrylic pouring by Tammie Albert.

24. MODERN
(207 E 5th Ave)  
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Acrylic botanical paintings by Northwest artist Sandy Cargill. This work brings the outside inside.

25. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)  
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Fair trade art and handicrafts from around the world and fair trade wine tasting.

 

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