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 – December 2nd First Friday ArtWalk

Lane Arts Council continues the celebration of our 40th Anniversary with the December 2nd First Friday ArtWalk, hosted by Tomi Douglas.  Tomi Douglas serves as the City of Eugene’s Director of Cultural Services overseeing City arts venues, community events, public art, and creative industries policy. Tomi is a seasoned arts administrator and culture advocate who came to Eugene from Portland, where she served as Mayor Sam Adam’s Culture and Communications Policy Advisor and had previous executive roles at landmark institutions such as EMP Museum in Seattle, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, and as Executive Director of the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus.

The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Shelton McMurphey Johnson House (303 Willamette St). Full details are included below.  Follow along the guided tour for your chance to win tickets to the Eugene Ballet Company’s The Nutcracker!  ArtWalk is from 5:30-8pm and always free!

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

Special thanks to our ArtWalk Sponsor Eugene Ballet Company and our Media Sponsor Eugene Magazine!

December 2nd First Friday ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops

leah-folderStop #1. 5:30 PM
Shelton McMurphey Johnson House
(303 Willamette St)
The Shelton McMurphey Johnson House showcases handmade wreaths by local artists.  The wreaths will be available by silent auction starting on December 1st at the Very Victorian Holiday Party…Read more

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Stop #2. 6 PM
Studio Amiche
(199 E 5th Ave, Suite 23, upstairs)
Studio Amiche features the work of Kathryn Hutchinson and of Patsy Hand with their own distinctive modes of creating art. They have shared studio space in various Eugene locations for the past six…Read more

modern-logoStop #3. 6:30 PM
MODERN
(207 E 5th Ave, Suite 105)
ArtWalk Highlight!  “FRESH! The Art of Modern Jewelry Design” is an exhibit and sale/fundraiser featuring jewelry designs produced by current and former students from the Jewelry and Metalsmith Department…Read more


Stop #4. 7 PM
OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
(191 E Broadway)
Marco Elliott shows landscapes from Provence, where he grew up and lived for almost 35 years, as well as recent paintings revealing his fondness for the Oregon coast.  He states, “Over the years my work…Read more

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Stop #5. 7:30
Euphoria Chocolate Company
(946 Willamette St)
“Fandom in Stitches” is a unique collection of quilts and quilted items inspired by popular shows, cult classics and cultural phenomenon, such as Dr. Who, Firefly, Harry Potter, Star Trek, Outlander…Read more

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Sponsor: Eugene Ballet Company
Media Sponsor: Eugene Magazine

 

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Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

6. Contemporary Mosaic Art Studio
(329 W 4th Ave) 
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Sherry Hollingshead displays art jewelry made with fused glass and metal clay fired with love,  Chris Emmert shows a variety of her mosaic art made with cool things, and Pam Givens (the owner) displays stunning mosaic art on the walls.

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

8. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St) 
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“Adam Grosowsky: The Ride,” new oil paintings on display through December 24th.  This fantastical series was inspired by Los Caprichos, a set of 80 etchings by one of Grosowsky’s art heroes, Goya.  Grosowsky’s imaginings are more innocent and playful, and are painted in his characteristic lush, bold brushstrokes. In addition, the exhibit will include paintings of figures, portraits, and landscapes.

9. The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th) Ave)
 
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New artwork by OSLP Arts & Culture Program artists in their newly remodeled gallery!  The Community Room Gallery features artwork by local artist Sarah Crow.

10. Maven Art Boutique
(271 W 8th Ave)
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An art boutique showcasing resident artist MARLIS, including oil paintings, prints, art blankets, and art printed on clothing.  Maven also shows various jewelers and rotating local artists and designers.

11. The New Zone Gallery
(220 W 8th Ave)  Website
The winner of Best Vestige of Art reopens tonight at a new location!  Come see the new gallery and enjoy the party with great food, beverages, and music.  The Holiday Store is ready for shoppers with great original art gifts at affordable prices.

12. Pacific Rim Art Guild
(160 E Broadway, basement)
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“Winter Scenes” and a Christmas Artist Market.  Music: A Christmas music sing along! 

13. Raven Frame Works Inc
(325 W 4th Ave)  
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Artist Anne Korn demonstrates simple, carry-along project journal making and Terry Way shows foil embossment to create whimsical picture framing.

14. Shadowfox
(76 W Broadway)  
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Work by Lindsay Swing, up through December 30th.

15. Vistra Framing & Gallery
(160 E Broadway)
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Surprising new work by Vistra’s in-house artists Diane Lewis, Patricia Carroll, and Sadie Smith.  Also on display: Work by Gene Costanza, Jacquline Lukowski, J.S. Bird, Adele Platt, Lynn Ihsen Peterson, and Roka Walsh.

16. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette St)
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Prints and paintings from the Gallery Collection.

EAT & DRINK

17. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway)  Facebook
Screen prints by Matt Dye. 

18. The Davis Restaurant & Bar
(94 W Broadway)
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An exhibition showcasing newer paintings by Christian Ives, which are inspired by his travels. This work combines colorful abstraction with Realism.

19. Oregon Wine Lab
(488 Lincoln St)  Website
Have a glass of wine and enjoy original art!

20. Red Wagon Creamery
(55 W Broadway)
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“Pixel Visions,” work by Angel Sera.

21. Starlight Lounge
(830 Olive St)
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Imaginative, elemental inspired acrylic paintings and drawings by Maddy Berger; and mixed media abstract pieces and mechanical graphite black and white work by Nelson William Armstrong IV.

22. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway)  Website
New and older works by Johnmichael Lahtinen.  The natural world has heavily influenced his style, with a focus on a variety of physical environments and the creatures that inhabit them.

SHOP & EXPLORE

23. Cozy (285 E 5th Ave)   Website
Artisan weaver Tom Lipare creates home goods that showcase the incredible interplay of color and pattern that occurs when warp meets weft. His designs have been featured in Handwoven magazine.

24. 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; wall art by Mari Livie; 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.

25. Eugene Mindworks
(207 E 5th Ave, Suite 220)    
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 “Elements of Light,” an art experience that includes 3D pieces, light fixtures, and other creations containing or representing an element of light. In addition, Eugene Mindworks hosts a holiday party and fundraiser, which includes a raffle, arts and crafts, and an art sale in support of the All Access Art program.

26. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave)   
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Music: An uplifting concert by In Accord Choir. Starts at 6pm.

27. Eugene Yoga
(245 E Broadway)  
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“Sacred and Medicinal Plants,” a series of mandalas painted in watercolor and pen and ink by Dorothy Benson.

28. gilt+gossamer
(873 Willamette St)   
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Prints by Celeste Schield Jacobi. This body of work showcases the transitional style of colors and shapes in surreal and illustrative subjects.  More info: http://creatrixrealms.com/blog-posts-creatrixs-art-studio/.

29. The Jazz Station
(124 W Broadway)
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Paintings by Dhira Lawrence. Open until 7pm.  Music: Corey Foster Collective, 8pm, $12.

30. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)
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Handmade holiday ornaments from around the world and fair trade wine tasting.

31. New School Eugene
(207 E 5th Ave, Suite 120)
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“Elements of Light,” work by Lane County youth expressing their interpretation of Light.

32. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)  
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“SIX / 6X6,” a show featuring 6”x6” pieces by Beverly Soasey, Jan Halvorsen, Zoe Cohen, Rebecca Mannheimer, Sarah Sedwick, and Beth Robinson.  Open until 6pm.

33. Passionflower Design (128 E Broadway)  Website
A holiday party featuring a Susan Goodwin Jewelry Show, holiday hair braiding with Stefani Newman, live music, and a lovely staff in their Winter finery ready to wrap all manners of gifts big and small!

34. St Vincent de Paul
(100 East 11th Ave)  
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Work by St Vincent’s resident artists, including designer and upcycling artist Mitra DeMirza Chester, glass artist Christopher Jenkins, and collages and paintings by Marilyn Kent.

35. Velvet Edge
(187 E Broadway)
   
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Holiday window displays by Marjorie Taylor.

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