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 4, 2015 First Friday ArtWalk

Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk on December 4th, 2015 is guest hosted by Aili Schreiner, the Oregon Cultural Trust Manager.  For ten years, the Cultural Trust has played a vital role in building stronger Oregon communities and it continues to support cultural nonprofits statewide to enrich lives every day. In the past, Aili has also worked for a number of tribal governments, state agencies, and non-profits.  She has been involved in the Confluence Project, Oregon 150, 2010 Oregon Heritage Vitality Report, and Oregon Historical Society Press.  The guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Vistra Framing & Gallery (160 E Broadway).  See the information below for full details.

Special thanks to the Oregon Cultural Trust for sponsoring this ArtWalk!

View the ArtWalk guide or check out a sneak peek of work you will see on Facebook.

December 4th ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops

Diane Lewis, Delta Ponds, pastel
Stop #1. 5:30 PM
Vistra Framing & Gallery
(160 E Broadway)
Vistra takes a look back at artists they have featured this year, as well as some newcomers, for their show “Best of Vistra 2015.”  Artists include JS Bird, Joanna Carrabbio, Patricia Carroll, Joneile… Read more

Steve La Riccia image, The Virgin, SX-70 Polaroid Manipulation, after Gustav Klimt The Virgin, Part of the Artistic Echoes theme show in December, The New Zone Gallery
Stop #2. 6 PM

The New Zone Gallery
(164 W Broadway)
The New Zone Gallery hosts a variety of exhibits this month!  Karen Joyce’s work reflects an assortment of media, new and older artwork, that journals her creative experience, sometimes easy and sometimes… Read more

Studio Mantra, Photos by Chea Studio Photography (2)
Stop #3. 6:30 PM
Studio Mantra
(40 E 5th Ave)
Studio Mantra brings a fun twist to the ArtWalk with HairArt, fashion designs, and makeup on live models. Also on display are etchings and photography by Robert Canaga. Live models will be…Read more

Stop #4. 7 PM
(449 Willamette St)
In December, MECCA showcases two shows:  “MECCA Tribe Show,” a collection of art made by current and former Board Members, volunteers, and MECCA teachers, and a jewelry show…Read more

MODERN image
Stop #5. 7:30 PM
(207 E 5th Ave)
MODERN presents an exhibit and sale/fundraiser featuring jewelry designs produced by current and former students from the Jewelry and Metalsmith Department of  the School of Architecture and…Read more

Oregon Cultural Trust logo
ArtWalk Sponsor:  
Oregonians fund The Trust. The Oregon Cultural Trust, in turn, funds the artists, potters, rappers, acrobats and dreamers. Every year they disperse funds via 1,400 cultural nonprofits, 45 specially-formed area coalitions, and 5 main partners. Learn how you can DOUBLE the impact of your donation for FREE at

 December 2015 ArtWalk map

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses


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

7. Jacobs Gallery
(Hult Center) 
“Small Pleasures Invitational,” featuring a variety of small work by 45+ artists.

8. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette) Website
“Adam Grosowsky: Figures and Landscapes,” through December 19th.  This new body of work includes large-scale, dramatic portraits of women, as well as abstracted landscapes from colorful Villas in Italy to the open spaces of the Midwest.

9. Keven Craft Rituals – Boutique + Gallery
(268 W 7th Ave)  
Handmade artisan goods, as well as abstract paintings by NYC artist and owner of ‘Kəvən Erika Fortner, drawings by sculpture and tattoo artist Joslyn Alana, hand knotted rug work by artisan Jovie Belisle, drawings and an installation by Olivia Shapely, paintings by Sarah Richards, and coffee/watercolor drawings by Briana Krone.

10. The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave) 
Artwork created by participants in the open studio, photography, fiber arts, and jewelry workshops.  The exhibition features five artist mentorships in which a OSLP artist was paired with a teaching artist in the community for one-on-one lessons.  Mentees include Josh Aden, Vera Hicks, Larry Hurst, Shirley Beebe, and Sherlyn Dendy.  The Community Gallery features Liza Burns.

11. OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
(191 E Broadway) 
 Owner’s Blog
Bold and colorful whimsical animal art and landscapes with quotes by Noelle Das.  Just in time for the holidays, the gallery also features map art by David Imus, fabric art by Linda Lu, mandala paintings by Barry LaVoie, basketry by Shel Neal, ceramic hearts by Patricia Montoya Donohue, wood, words, and whimsy by Tim Boyden, and many smaller items that are great for stocking stuffers!

12. Pacific Rim Art Guild & Gallery
(160 E Broadway, basement)
Holiday Artists’ Market” – Find unique and personalized art for gift giving, all hand-made by skilled artists at holiday prices.  10% of proceeds go to Food for Lane County.  Rickie Berrins will recite Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol in Prose” at 5:30 and 6:45pm on the balcony.  Music: Christmas Carols.

13. Shadowfox
(76 W Broadway) Facebook

Dynamic displays and a unique, wide range of work, including shadowboxes, lights, wooden pendants, and sculpture.

14. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette) Website
“Quiet Beauty: Selections from the Gallery Collection,” including work by Katsunori Hamanishi, Reika Iwami, Kazutoshi Sugiura, Tanaka Ryohei, Koichi Sakamoto, Ohara Shoson, and Utagawa Kunisada. Also showing “Monochrome Pottery” by Dan Schmitt.  Both shows are up through January 9th, 2016.



15. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway) Facebook
Paintings by Emily Hayes.

16. Noisette Pastry Kitchen
(200 W Broadway) Website
Eugene farmer’s market paintings by Ann Bettman.

17. Oregon Wine Lab
(488 Lincoln St) Website
In celebration of the new Star Wars movie, OWL shows Star Wars inspired art by Ben Sherrill, a local artist who works in pencil, paint, and tattoo ink.  Music provided by bluesman Henry Cooper and entertainment by the Concordia Clan.

18. Red Wagon Creamery
(55 W Broadway)
Work by Gabrielle Lent.

19. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway) Website
Work by Kelsey Anne Rankin that examines the movement of emotions.


20. Broadway Commerce Center lobby
(44 W Broadway)  

“Dan Bruce @ the Center” – large abstract paintings evolved from serendipitous discoveries by the artist prior to his departure from Eugene in the late 1970s.  This is a different selection of work than those featured last month.

21. ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery
(25 E 8th Ave)
Felted wool home décor and apparel by Tylar Merrill, clay tile collages by Annie Heron, wall art by Mari Livie, whimsical hand painted wood, linen, and silk pieces by Lybi Thomas, wood sculptures and imaginative, fanciful masks by Cedar Caredio, and Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White.

22. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave, 2nd floor) Website
Exhibits include “Street Rhythms,” photos taken worldwide by Ron Verzuh; “Trans*Gender: OURstory” and “Trans* HeART Show”; and “50 Years: A City and its Symphony.”  Music: Shasta Session Jazz Choir, an award-winning middle school choir, performs holiday favorites and jazz standards, 6pm.

23. Eugene Yoga
(245 E Broadway)  
Stunning nature photography by Margaret O’Brien.

24. gilt+gossamer
(873 Willamette St)
A series of abstract paintings investigating the interaction of science and art by David CP Placencia. This series is inspired by physics, nature, and images captured by neuroscientists in Eugene, Oregon.  Additional info:  Facebook

25. Harlequin Beads and Jewelry
(1027 Willamette St)
Jewelry by local artists. Open until 6pm.

26. InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)
“ReEnvisioning Maps: The Cartographic Art of Dave Imus,” a new show by America’s most award-winning cartographer, demonstrates that maps, too, can be fine art.

27. The Jazz Station
(124 W Broadway)
Bright and textural impressionist inspired paintings by Shelley Roenspie. Open until 7pm. Music: Josh Hettwer & Gabriel Davila, 5:30-7pm.

28. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)
A collection of handmade fair trade items from around the world, including hand-blown glass, hand-carved wooden pieces, hand-knit hats and scarves, metal art, textiles and more!

29. Nephos Vape Werks
(126 W Broadway)
The whimsical animal portraits of artist Johnmichael T. Lahtinen. 18+ only.

30. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)
Jill Atkin shows pastels, watercolors, and mixed media.  Open until 6pm.

31. Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)
Kick the holidays into high gear with a Holiday Open House, featuring live music with Edson Olivera.  Kristin Walker, from local letterpress Twin Ravens, will be on hand to print free holiday gift tags and the shelves will be filled with wonderful gifts for your holiday gift giving.

32. Urban Therapeutic
(749 Willamette St)
Locally crafted home goods, gifts, and more.

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