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 – October 6th

Lane Arts Council’s October 6th First Friday ArtWalk is guest hosted by the newly “raining” Slug Queen Santa Frida Babosita!

The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Vistra Framing & Gallery (411 W 4th Ave), followed by stops at 6:00pm Raven Frame Works (325 W 4th Ave), 6:30pm at The Lincoln Gallery (309 W 4th Ave), 7:00pm at The New Zone Gallery (220 W 8th Ave), and 7:30pm at Karin Clarke Gallery (760 Willamette St). ArtWalk is from 5:30-8:00pm and always free!

Image: Rogene Manas, Oregon Art Supply

Special thanks to our ArtWalk Sponsor Greenhill Human Society, and our Media Sponsor Eugene Magazine.

   

 

 

Past – First Friday ArtWalk & Fiesta Cultural Kick-off Event

Lane Arts Council’s September 1st First Friday ArtWalk bilingual guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Kesey Square, followed by stops at 6:00pm at Park Street Blocks, 6:30pm at Broadway Commerce Center (44 W Broadway), 7:00pm at  gilt+gossamer (873 Willamette St), and 7:30pm at MAVEN (271 W 8th Ave).  This ArtWalk is hosted by Selene Jaramillo.  View the English ArtWalk guide, or the Spanish ArtWalk guide.

Or, stay in Kesey Square for the Fiesta Cultural kick-off event, presented in partnership with the City of Eugene’s Cultural Services and EUGfun!!  Highlights include

  • 5:00pm – A salsa dance lesson by Jose Cruz from Salseros Dance Company
  • 5:30pm – The ArtWalk kicks off with dance performances by Jose and Michelle Cruz from Salseros Dance Company, a fandango (jam session) preview, and Cuban salsa by Azúcar.
  • 6:00pm – Antonio Huerta wowing the crowds with Charrería (rope tricks) to music by Mariachi Monumental
  • 6:30-9:30pm – A salsa dance party with Dina y los Rumberos
  • Jill Torres emcees the event
  • A free kids art activity with Samuel Becerra
  • Fiesta Cultural printmaking by Eugene Printmakers
  • A community activity by Oregon Supported Living Program
  • Artwork by Latino artists
  • Tabling by community partners
  • Tasty food!

This event is free!

Check out a sneak peek of images on our Facebook page.

September 1st First Friday ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops


Stop #1. 5:30 PM

Kesey Square
(corner of Broadway and Willamette)
The ArtWalk begins with dance performances by Jose and Michelle Cruz from Salseros Dance Company, a fandango (jam session) preview, and Cuban salsa by…Read more


Stop #2. 6 PM
Park Street Blocks
(corner of 8th and Oak)
The Fandango celebration begins! Come enjoy the music, dance, and culture of Veracruz, Mexico with guest artist Omar Rojas and the Jaraneros musicians…Read more


Stop #3. 6:30 PM
Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway)

Visit the Broadway Commerce Center for the photography exhibit “Una Mirada de México.”  This show presents work by Mexican artists Fernando Soto, Mary…Read more


Stop #4. 7 PM
gilt+gossamer
(873 Willamette St)
gilt+gossamer presents “Love and Affinity,” semi-abstract work by Christian Ives. Inspired by the moments in life that are worth remembering, Christian’s…Read more


Stop #5. 7:30
MAVEN
(271 W 8th Ave)
Jozie Donaghey is a Girl Scout, currently earning her Gold Award, which is the highest standing award a scout can earn (equivalent to the Eagle Scout Award). One…Read more

Special thanks to our sponsors National Endowment for the Arts, City of Eugene Cultural Services & EUGfun!, Oregon Arts Commission, Law Offices of Lourdes Sánchez, PC, Valle-Wuite Family, Radio Unica, La Qué Buena 97.7, KLCC, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and Oregon Contemporary Theatre, and our partners Centro Latino Americano, Downtown Languages, Eugene Arte Latino, Salseros Dance Company, Huerto de la Familia, and LULAC.

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

6. Framin’ Artworks
(505 High St)  
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Rachel McLain’s photography explores transformations. By bringing attention to the beauty that remains in a tiny leaf or flower that has wilted and dried, this series embodies hope and resilience while highlighting the worth that we all retain as we age. Rachel works almost exclusively in natural light and uses minimal post-processing in order to maintain her connection with nature.

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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“Rick Bartow (1946 – 2016): Selected Monoprints,” featuring 10 large, colorful monoprints he created during residencies at the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts in 2004, 2008, and 2013. Through September 30th.

9. The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave)  
Website
“OSLP Arts & Culture Program Showcase Exhibition,” featuring a colorful display of paintings, mosaics, comics, and jewelry.  Also view work completed during two mentorships and digital art by Marcos Rockwell in the Community Room Gallery.   

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

Watercolors painted “en Plein Air” and in his studio by Paul Bourgault. The Klausmeier Room features ceramic sculpture, pottery, and jewelry by Clay Space members, instructors, and students. Music: Chip Cohen on violin/fiddle.

11. OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
(191 E Broadway)   Owner’s Blog

Paintings by Shannon Carleen Knight.  Her studies in anatomy and her passion for dance have greatly influenced her paintings, combining the human body, architecture, nature, and abstraction.

12. Raven Frame Works
(325 W 4th Ave)
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Work by national award winning nature artist and Eugene resident Dan Chen. Dan will show some of his new works, as well as some of his classics in 2D and 3D.

13. Vistra Framing & Gallery
(411 W 4th Ave)
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Oil paintings by Jerry Ross from his Holland sabbatical, including portraits, landscapes, still life, and figurative pieces, as well as acrylic landscapes and skyscapes by Patricia Carroll.

14. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette St)
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“Hamanishi’s Splendor: The Art of Mezzotint and Gold Leaf,” featuring work by Katsunori Hamanishi.

EAT & DRINK

15. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway)  Facebook
Work by Anne Jamrose.

16. Red Wagon Creamery
(55 W Broadway)
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Work from the OSLP Arts & Culture Program.  This is a group show featuring artists who participate in the open art studio, classes, and workshops, and includes  2-D works such as acrylic paintings, mixed media work, and drawings.

17. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway) 
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Winged Dreams,” mixed media artwork by Karen Rainsong and Mija Andrade. The pieces, on display through September, represent dreams and visions of these two local artists.

 

SHOP & EXPLORE

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 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.

19. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave)
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Plein air paintings of the Oregon Coast by Marco Elliott. Performance: “Shakespeare’s Word Jazz,” a celebration of The Bard’s wit by Fools Haven actors, vocalists, and musicians. Starts at 6pm.

20. Eugene Yoga
(245 E Broadway) 
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Watercolors by Demetra Kalams. Many of her paintings reflect Oregon landscapes, florals, and figures in a contemporary, impressionistic style.

21. InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway) 
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Work by M. V. Moran.  This series, “Truth,” is about the body abstracted. Although the paintings are abstract, the body is present. The flesh has been erased and now the soul, mind, and strength are shown and truth exposed.  Visit the artist’s website.

22. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)
  Website
Lots of glass art, including hand blown glassware from Mexico, hand-painted glass night lights from Ecuador, and art glass dishes from Peru.  Also, fair trade wine tasting!

23. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)
  Website
“The Going Away Party,” by local artist and author Rogene Mañas. Come say good-bye to your favorite party animals! This tongue-in-cheek show of portraits of endangered species, sculpted in bas-relief using paper clay, pop right off the wall with dimension and give commentary to the increasing list of endangered species. Open until 7:30pm.

24. Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)
  Website
Learn more about the art of terrariums! The on-site florist demonstrates tips and techniques for making these enclosed natural habitats and there will be lots of opportunities for DIY terrariums.  Open until 7pm.

 

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