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!

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Upcoming –  December 7th First Friday ArtWalk

The weather is cooler and wetter in December, but the First Friday ArtWalk provides an opportunity to join friends and warm up to music, art, food and drinks in downtown Eugene. December is a great month to find unique holiday gifts by local artists and stay downtown for a show or performance.

Lane Arts Council’s December 7th First Friday ArtWalk is guest-hosted by Riley Grannan, Co-founder and former Executive Director of Eugene Ballet, as well as an all-around arts enthusiast.  The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at 510 Oak Building (510 Oak St).  See the full itinerary below.

Follow along the guided tour for your chance to win a pair of tickets to Eugene Ballet’s The Nutcracker!

Check out the December 7th ArtWalk Guide  |  Join the Facebook event  |  View a sneak peek of the event

December 7th First Friday ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops


Stop #1. 5:30 PM

510 Oak Building
(510 Oak St)
The 510 Oak Building is a newly renovated 14,000-square-foot art and design research building housing the studios of 24 School of Art + Design faculty, as well as the new Center for Art Research…Read more


Stop #2. 6:00 PM
5th Street Public Market
(296 E 5th Ave)
Specifically for the ArtWalk, Barbara Counsil shows plein air oil paintings created over the last year. Featured vistas include the 5th St. Public Market, Mt. Rainier and Sunset Falls in Washington…Read more


Stop #3. 6:30 PM
MODERN
(207 E 5th Ave)
Richard Bartlett displays his multi-layered pieces in the show “Studies in Depth.” In his artist statement, Richard says, “The works in this show are all mixed media. I generally start with acrylic and…Read more


Stop #4. 7:00 PM
Eugene Mindworks
(207 E 5th Ave, upstairs)
Sprout Children’s Business Expo and the Multicultural Children’s Art Museum and Education Center have partnered to bring you an evening of arts and crafts exclusively by children…Read more


Stop #5. 7:30 PM

Framin’ Artworks
(505 High St)
For the month of December, Framin’ Artworks features small original work by 14 local artists in several different mediums. Participating artists include Jo Dunnick, Nancy Wade, Deigh Bates…Read more


ArtWalk Sponsor: Eugene Ballet
ArtWalkMedia Sponsor: KLCC


Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

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

7. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St)  Website
Grand-scale oil paintings, with bold compositions and dark backgrounds, by Lane Community College faculty member Adam Grosowsky. This new group of paintings is a diverse collection of themes, including his signature large-scale heads and portraits of women, as well as dramatic bullfighting series, circus-themed works, and colorful landscapes done from his imagination.

8.The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave) 
Website
Showcase and Year End Sale, featuring artwork created through the OSLP Arts & Culture Program.  The December Community Gallery artist is Emme Van Vorhis.

9. The New Zone Gallery
(220 W 8th Ave)  Website
“The Diversity of Glass,” by Jo Ann Syron and “Concluding Expectations” by Dennis Duvaul. Visit the annual Holiday Store, through December 28th, featuring unique, affordable handcrafted gifts, cards, prints, jewelry, ornaments, glassware, and much more. Live music: Steve Goodbar.

10. OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
(191 E Broadway)  Facebook

“Art For Art’s Sake,” a benefit for the gallery, exhibiting work donated by past and present featured artists.This fundraiser will help with expenses through the end of the gallery’s lease (June 2019). The show is projected to run through January. In addition, the WhitPrint wall exhibits work by Patricia Cheney, a Professor Emeritus of Pacific University, and current instructor at Multnomah Art Center in Portland.

11. Raven Frame Works
(325 W 4th Ave)  Website
Work by the proprietors, Anne Korn and Terry Way. Anne’s drawings, in ink and watercolor, focus on natural flora, while Terry shows an eclectic jumble of his recent creative curiosities.

12. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette St)  
Website
“Connecting the Threads,” tapestry by Judy Ann Ness. Judy developed a unique hybrid krokbragd-tapestry technique incorporating the Fibonacci proportional system during her Master’s work, enabling linear design elements to be woven creating curved shapes. She takes special interest in Norwegian textiles and Navajo weaving techniques. The show is on display through December 11th.

EAT & DRINK

13. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway)  Facebook
Paintings by Troy Jacobson, on display through January 14th.

14. LovaKava Kava Bar & Restaurant
(120 W Broadway)  Facebook
Stop by for a glass of Kava and enjoy original art!

15. Starlight Lounge
(830 Olive St)
 Facebook
“Bon Bons, Betties and Bouffants!” mixed media work by Bonnie Bozell. Showcasing the lighter, merrier side of her art, this compilation will feature large retro/nostalgic holiday illustrations as full color prints. Instagram: @bbozellart

16. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway)  Website
Angelina Hellar is a local farmer, growing organic, fresh cut flowers. With a deep love and appreciation of nature, hard work, and creative expression, she has been able to find true gratification in the work of flower farming. The wreaths on display are made with materials she has grown and foraged.

 

SHOP & EXPLORE

17. Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway)  Facebook
“Flights of Fancy,” a winter showcase of work by 44 student artists ages 6-18 created during classes at the Emerald Art Center. The show also includes work by instructors and mentors, including David CP Placencia.

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 pieces and hand painted silk apparel by Lybi Thomas, wood sculptures and stone carvings by Cedar Caredio, and Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White.

19. Epic Seconds
(30 E 11th Ave)  Facebook
“Kick Out the Jams: The Test Prints of Blunt Graffix.”  Matt Dey of Blunt Graffix hashes out coincidence and technique, discovery and accident, to create his one-of-a-kind test prints before each edition. The show is on display through January 2, 2019.

20. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave)  
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Paintings by Stephen Hermansen and sculptures by Linda Dyer. Music: Byrdsong Renaissance Consort performs music of England, Ireland, and Scotland from the 16th through 18th centuries with violin, recorder, flute, viol, harpsichord, and voice. Starts at 6pm.

21. Euphoria Chocolate Company
(946 Willamette St)  Website
“Lighting in a Bottle,” photographs of light bulbs by William Craighead. Featuring Edison bulbs, LEDs, and the humble yet spunky twinkle light, these are light bulbs as you’ve never seen them before (without permanent eye damage).

22. InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)  
Website
“BCKTLST,” by Rayney Meisel.  Rayney began painting while recovering from a car accident. She fell in love with the meditative and therapeutic process of creating. She continues to experiment with colors and styles at her home studio in Portland.

23. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)  
Website
Fair trade art and handicrafts from around the world and fair trade wine tasting.

24. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)  Website
“Collected Memories,” a show in honor of Beverly Soasey’s creative spirit and composed of pieces by Beverly that have been collected by some of her friends over the years.  Open until 6pm.

25. Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)  Facebook

Join the Holiday Party to enjoy live music, sparkling libations, and custom gift wrapping. Plus, peruse the jewelry trunk show featuring the handmade work of Corvallis jeweler, Liz Grant, who works with miners, stone cutters, and other treasure hunters to source the one-of-a-kind geological wonders she incorporates into her hand-wrought and hand-tooled metalwork.

 

 

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