Upcoming – October 7th First Friday ArtWalk!

Discover the latest in Downtown Eugene’s art scene at Lane Arts Council’s October 7th First Friday ArtWalk! Pick up your ArtWalk guide at OSLP Arts & Culture Center (110 E 11th Ave, Suite C) to see their new location and celebrate their 10 year anniversary, and then take a self-guided tour of the many Downtown galleries and art venues.

ArtWalk is year-round and always free! Please bring a mask in case certain venues request you to wear it.

Special thank you to the October ArtWalk sponsor Summit Bank.

View the ArtWalk Guide  |  Join the Facebook event

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

As part of the First Friday ArtWalk, the following galleries and art venues will be open from 5:30-8pm on October 7th (unless otherwise noted):


ARTWALK GUIDE PICK-UP LOCATION


1. OSLP Arts & Culture Center
(110 E 11th Ave, Suite C)  Website

A grand reopening and celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the OSLP Arts & Culture Program! Stop by to see photos and artwork created throughout the years and share stories from the last decade.


SPECIAL EVENTS


2. 2022 Pabst Art Show
(Horsehead Bar, 99 W Broadway)  
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The 2022 Pabst Art Show, featuring all mediums of Pabst themed artwork. Ages 21+


3. Shanna Trumbly Pop-Up
(Passionflower Design, 128 E Broadway)  Website

Shanna Trumbly pops up for this special event with original pieces and giclee prints on paper and canvas, as well as her stickers and oracle decks. Stop by for your complimentary tarot reading! 4-7pm


GALLERIES & STUDIOS


4. Art with Alejandro
(5th Street Public Market 2nd floor, 246 E 5th Ave Suite # 224)  Website

New work by Romanian artist Bogi, who finds inspiration for her art in nature, tribal art, Art Nouveau, fairy tales, and children books; Sahara (right), a Eugene native who is intrigued by everyday life and nature; Nicole, a self-taught PNW artist with a unique and vibrant style; and studio owner Alejandro Sarmiento.


5. ArtCity Studios on Broadway
(160 E Broadway, basement)  Website

WheelHaus Arts’ “Fall Student Showcase” features a large amount of paintings, 3D art, and other recent creations. This teaching studio has provided art instruction and a creative space for K-12th grade artists since 2019. Or stop by to watch Eugene Printmakers, who will be printing a variety of “fall” images on greeting cards from 6:30-8pm.

Image: Sophie, age 12, part of Wheelhaus Arts 


6. FUSE Jewelry Collective
(112 E 13th Ave)
 Website

Visit this newly opened venue, a place for jewelry lovers to learn, shop, create, and connect. Check out the FUSE showroom, displaying collections by local jewelry designers as well as thoughtfully curated, small-batch gift items.  During the ArtWalk, don’t miss live music, jewelry demos, and studio tours of the FUSE Classroom, offering weekly metalsmithing classes to the public – open to all levels of experience!


7. Karin Clarke at the Gordon
(590 Pearl St, Suite 105)  Website

“Views of the Coastland,” paintings inspired by the picturesque Oregon coast by Mark Clarke (right), Heather Jacks, Nelson Sandgren, and others.


8. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St)   Website

“The Edge of the Ocean,” featuring work by Mark Clarke, Nelson Sandgren (right), and Craig Spilman. Mark Clarke (1935-2016) loved the Oregon coast and would often begin his paintings on site and then continue to work on them in his studio. His paintings are atmospheric and layered, with a dream-like quality. Clarke’s close friend and mentor Nelson Sandgren (1917-2006) enjoyed painting large scale plein air watercolors. Locations including Yachats, Pacific City, Heceta Head, Cape Arago, the Yaquina Lighthouse, among others are on display. Craig Spilman adds his “Seascape Series” to the exhibition. He completed these large-scale, graphite drawings from memory during the “pandemic” years. These masterful studies of light striking the ocean waves create an incredible feeling of both the drama and the calm we love so much about the Oregon coast.


9. MECCA
(555 High St)  Website

See the results of the annual BRING Community Product Design Challenge, a competition that asks designers to upcycle unwanted building materials into usable products. Talk to the designers, get inspired, and shop for discarded materials in MECCA’s brand-new retail outlet across from the 5th Street Market!