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!

First Friday ArtWalk video highlight from Travel Lane County:

Upcoming –  October 4th First Friday ArtWalk

Lane Arts Council’s October 4th First Friday ArtWalk is guest-hosted by the current raining Slug Queen, SluGoddess Slime Shine. The official ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at The New Zone Gallery (22 W 7th Ave), followed by stops at 6:00pm at Karin Clarke Gallery (760 Willamette St), 6:30pm at Stonewood Construction (935 Oak St), and 7:00pm at Epic Seconds (30 E 11th Ave). Follow along the guided tour to hear from the featured artists, or explore any of the listed ArtWalk venues on your own. Special thanks to our ArtWalk Sponsor Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace and our Media Sponsor KLCC.

From 5:30-8pm in Kesey Square, Wordcrafters in Eugene invites community members to read, hear, and create poetry! Listen to six fantastic local poets from 6-7pm, participate in open mic from 7-8pm, or stop by anytime during the event to create your own mad lib or have a poem written specifically for you!  Sponsored by City of Eugene Cultural Services’ Downtown Program Fund.

Image: Bonnie Bozell, Starlight Lounge 

                 

Past –  September 6th First Friday ArtWalk & Fiesta Cultural Kick-off Event

September ArtWalk/Fiesta Cultural Kick-off Guide (Guía en Español)  |  Facebook event  |  Sneak peek of artwork

September 6th First Friday ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops


Stop #1. 5:30 PM
Fiesta Cultural Dance & Charrería
Showcase (Kesey Square)
Fiesta Cultural kicks off with a dance and charrería showcase!
Antonio Huerta wows crowds with a charrería (rope tricks)
performance to the music of Mariachi Monumental…Read more


Stop #2. 6:00 PM
Latinx Artist Marketplace, on Broadway St near Kesey Square
Local Latinx artists showcase their original work in a variety of mediums. Includes: Marina Hajek, Ofelia Guzmán, David Placencia (pictured), Omar VazCar, Rosio Diaz, Sharon Van Metre, Karla Núñez…Read more

Stop #3. 6:30 PM
Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway)
Join us for a traditional weaving demonstration from Francisco Bautista, a fourth generation Master Weaver, and his wife Laura Bautista. Francisco and Laura were born in Teotitlán del Valle…Read more

Stop #4. 7:00 PM
Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)
For the first time ever, Rogene Mañas shows “Everyday Saints,” a collection of original mixed media work. Prints and cards of the pieces will be available for purchase. Rogene states, “I create an…Read more

Stop #5. 7:30 PM
Sparrow Studios
(136 E Broadway)
For the month of September, Sparrow Studios has the privilege of featuring two of Eugene’s talented Latino artists, Santiago Uceda and Nick Yarger.  Santiago Uceda was born in Lima, Peru, made….Read more


Fiesta Cultural Highlight:
The Kids Zone
Willamette St, North of Broadway
Join the kid’s zone for creative and fun art projects, piñatas, storytime, facepainting, temporary tattoos, and more!

 

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

6. Framin’ Artworks
(505 High St)   
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A collection of work by Jo Dunnick and Kristina Rust. Jo Dunnick paints what she loves and creates watercolors with Native American, western, landscape, and animal themes.  Kristina Rust is a self-taught mixed media artist that enjoys mixing the texture of reclaimed materials with contemporary design and color.

7. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St)  
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“Entanglements,” a large showing of later landscape paintings by former University of Oregon Professor of Art David McCosh (1903-1981), curated by Roger Saydack.

8. The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave)  
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Watch as installation artists from Harmonic Laboratory, WheelHaus Arts, the OSLP Arts and Culture studio, and Terry Holloway turn the gallery into an Ocean of Texture. In the Community Gallery: Angela Norman’s new series of drawings “Subtle Bodies” investigates how parts of ourselves relate to one another and how these inner relationships mirror and inform our outer relationships.

9. The New Zone Gallery
(22 W 7th Ave)   
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“What is Observable,” work by Wayne Singer, who works primarily in pastel and acrylics, but also creates clay and fabric sculptures. The Klausmeier Room features a memorial of work by Mike Walrath (1956-2018), a Thai Boxing trainer who founded Big Foot Gym. His raucous political clown series, candid pen and ink studies of humanity, and larger black and white portraits of fighters and fight scenes all speak to his pure joy for being alive. Music: Rob Tobias

10. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette St)  Website
Highlights from the Gallery Collection showcases some of the best works in the gallery’s Asian fine arts collection, including Japanese woodblock prints from multiple eras, as well as prints created from etching and mezzotint methods.

EAT & DRINK

11. LovaKava Kava Bar & Restaurant
(120 W Broadway)  Facebook
Chase Williams (aka Fernweh) is a digital artist utilizing novel mediums (digital painting, photo manipulation, fractal generation) in a journey to inscribe the stories and symbolism inherent in the natural world, cosmos, mind, and heart.

12. Starlight Lounge
(830 Olive St)
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Lydia Backer discovered a passion for medical and scientific illustration while taking anatomy and physiology courses. Now she enjoys illustrating mostly florals, animals, insects, and people, while packing rich symbolism and deep meaning into her work.

13. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway)  Website
“To All the Summers I’ve Loved Before,” a collection of photographs by Athena Delene and Steven Weeks, telling the stories of the sunshine of days gone by.

SHOP & EXPLORE

14. 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; whimsical hand painted wood pieces and hand painted silk apparel and other items by Lybi Thomas; wood and stone carvings and wood sculptures by Cedar Caredio; and Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White.

15. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave)  
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Drawings and paintings by students of Sarah Strand, an art instructor at Campbell Community Center. Music: Folk songs, fiddle tunes, classical and more, played by students ages 4-18 from the University of Oregon Community Music Institute. Starts at 6pm.

16. Euphoria Chocolate Company
(946 Willamette St)    
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WheelHaus Arts: Studio Instructor Show,” featuring a variety of artworks created by WheelHaus Arts instructors. WheelHaus Arts is a studio/work space hub providing affordable youth art classes for grades K-12.

17. InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)   Website
Paintings by Jessilyn Brinkerhoff.

18. The Northwest Hat Co
(870 Pearl St)   Website
Watercolors by Emerald Art Center member Don Tucker, and unique hat racks created out of re-purposed items by Dave Davis.

19. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)   Website
“Inside/Outside” paintings by Euphemia Wesley.  Euphemia loves painting outside in the gentle valley in the summer, but when the cold, rainy weather sets in, she retreats to her cozy studio where she paints still lifes.  Open until 7:30pm. More info: euphemiawesley.blogspot.com

20. Out of Step Books & Gallery
(1022 Willamette St)   Website
“Skin to Canvas,” featuring interpretations of iconic tattoo designs by 60 tattoo artists, painted on custom hexagon-shaped wood Trekell panels. Also, enjoy four walls of original artwork, hundreds of art prints, art books, sculptures, and creative gifts, or get your creative juices flowing by drawing or coloring with free art supplies. All ages welcome.

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