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 – February 3rd First Friday ArtWalk

The February 3rd First Friday ArtWalk is guest-hosted by Maiya Becker, Vice President of MECCA (Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts) and a ReUse artist for Lane Arts Council’s Artist Residency Program. Maiya joined MECCA’s Board of Directors in 2012, as part of her SLUG Queen campaign to bring awareness to creative reuse. She is looking forward to the 9th Annual Object Afterlife Art Challenge on Earth Day, in which MECCA challenges the public to create art from what is otherwise considered scrap. It is inspiring and will change your outlook on the life span of an object! She brings her enthusiasm about creative reuse to students in Lane County through Lane Arts Council’s Artist Residency Program.

The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at The Lincoln Gallery (309 W 4th Ave), followed by stops at 6:00pm at Raven Frame Works Inc (325 W 4th Ave), 6:30pm at Contemporary Mosaic Art Studio (329 W 4th Ave), 7:00pm at FOOD for Lane County Dining Room (270 W 8th Ave), and 7:30pm at Maven Art Boutique (271 W 8th Ave). ArtWalk is from 5:30-8pm and always free!

Special thanks to Euphoria Chocolate Company and our Media Sponsor Eugene Magazine!

Past – January 6th First Friday ArtWalk

abbas-darabi-art-bagThe January 6th First Friday ArtWalk is hosted by Liora Sponko, Executive Director of Lane Arts Council. Liora has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years and spent the last six years working at Lane Arts Council. Liora is passionate about the arts and strongly believes in its ability to impact us on an individual and community level. Throughout the tour, Liora will share the impact of Lane Arts Council’s programs throughout Lane County.

The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at The Jazz Station (124 W Broadway), followed by stops at 6:00pm at gilt+gossamer (873 Willamette St), 6:30pm at InEugene Real Estate (100 E Broadway), 7:00pm at Pacific Rim Art Guild (160 E Broadway, basement), and 7:30pm at Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl St).

Market of Choice unveils their new Art Bag, featuring the work of Abbas Darabi.  Buy one at gilt+gossamer during the ArtWalk and a potion of the proceeds supports Lane Arts Council’s Arts Education programs!

Check out the January ArtWalk Guide or a sneak peek of images on our Facebook page.

Special thanks to our ArtWalk Sponsor Family Heritage and our Media Sponsor Eugene Magazine!


January 6th First Friday ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops

Stop #1. 5:30 PM

The Jazz Station
(124 W Broadway)
Dhira Lawrence opens a path of exploration with her distinctive and boldly beautiful images.  Growing up in Hawaii, Dhira attended the Honolulu Waldorf School, where she expressed her…Read more

celeste-schield-jacobi-giltgossamer-6Stop #2. 6 PM
(873 Willamette St)
ArtWalk Highlight!  Celeste Schield Jacobi presents her latest work “Anthropomorphic,” which shows an anthropomorphic angle on insects and animals. Some of these insects and animals are on…Read more

Stop #3. 6:30 PM
InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)
InEugene Real Estate is proud to announce a first-time ever showing of a private collection of works by American cowboy artist Charles Damrow (1916-1989).  Damrow etched a…Read more

Stop #4. 7 PM
Pacific Rim Art Guild
(160 E Broadway, basement)
Guild members present “Mix-It-Up Art,” a show featuring work created using recycled materials or more than one medium.  In addition, a brand new collaboration piece representing Lane County will be…Read more

Stop #5. 7:30

Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)
Oregon Art Supply opens the show “Water Sees Sky: Paintings by Benjamin Terrell.”  This new series of paintings explore the expansiveness of sky as intensified in reflected water. Inspired by…Read more

ArtWalk Sponsor: Family Heritage protects families against the financial devastation of cancer, catastrophic illnesses, serious accidents, and accidental death.
Media Sponsor: Eugene Magazine



Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses


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

7. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St) 
“Where Art Meets Science,” new assemblage works by Eugene artist Beverly Soasey.  Through January 28th.

8. Maven Art Boutique
(271 W 8th Ave)
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.

9. The New Zone Gallery
(220 W 8th Ave)  Website
“Trees and Mountains,” woodwork by furniture maker and designer Bob Burt. He started making plywood in 1976, and the beautiful veneers inspired him to create pictures, an art known as marquetry. Also showing work by Oregon Supported Living Program’s Perry Johnson in the Klausmeier Room. Music: Jerry Zybach on guitar.

10. OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
(191 E Broadway)
 Owner’s Blog
“Flutter,” work by Kristie Potwora.  The show is a celebration of birds, the magical and beautiful creatures that are so in need of our stewardship and protection.

11. Vistra Framing & Gallery
(160 E Broadway)
“Cheers,” work by Diane Lewis, Patricia Carroll, Lynn Ihsen Peterson, and Sadie Smith that whimsically depicts drinks and desserts.

12. Watershed Arts at Fertilab
(44 W 7th Ave) 
“On The Wall,” works by UO MFA candidates Andrew Douglas Campbell, Mandy Hampton, Sumer Kham, Ron Linn, Daniel Miller, Stephen Milner, and Alex Wurts.  This show explores how framed work does not necessarily need to be polite or tamed in order to engage with questions that artists face in a contemporary settings. Through February 25th.

13. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette St)
Prints and paintings from the Gallery Collection.  Through January 7th.


14. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway)  Facebook
Screen prints by Matt Dye of Blunt Graffix.

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



16. 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 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.

17. Eugene Yoga
(245 E Broadway) 
New and older work done with various media by Elaina LaBoda Jamieson.  The most recent paintings were inspired by the photography of her friend Vincent Leandro and were presented next to his work in a recent show at Western Oregon University.

18. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)
Beautiful hand-made salvaged wood furniture and fair trade wine tasting.

19. St Vincent de Paul
(100 East 11th Ave)  
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.

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