Stop #1  5:30 PM | gilt+gossamer (873 Willamette St)

gilt+gossamer showcases work by two up-and-coming University of Oregon student artists: Ahoua Touré and Justin Hartney.  Ahoua has designed amazing couture pieces that reflect the color and vibrancy of her home the Ivory Coast. 

Justin (right) shows beautiful photographs of Oregon and other locations he has traveled, as well as star trails over Oregon waterfalls.  He states, “Math and photos go hand in hand. Curves and angles in rocks and rivers shape a photograph, framing the world through geometrical perfection. The natural world humbles me and inspires my work, as it serves as a constant reminder of how small we are. I’m obsessed with stars, and the infinite possibilities held within our universe. While they, too, serve as a reminder of our insignificance, they also show a web of interconnected worlds within our sight, but impossibly far from our reach.”

View gilt+gossamer’s facebook.


Stop #2  6 PM | Timbers Inn (1015 Pearl St)

The Timbers Inn ArtWalk stop is an opportunity for visitors to view Mike Hopper’s graphic art pieces, while experiencing architecture as art. Nir Pearlson’s studio re-invented the Timbers Inn Lounge and Office Building, and the remodel was executed by Allen Co. Design it! Build it! LLC. The classy new material palette features charcoal concrete planters, dark stained cedar siding, black window trim, and gray metal roofing on the exterior. Inside, a warm assortment of finishes include dark oak flooring, stained original fir beams and hemlock ceiling decking, and clear fir trim alongside reclaimed wall paneling riddled with rusty nail-holes. Through a collection of exhibited photos and renderings, the architects will illustrate the project’s evolution from the former 1950’s building, to its current incarnation as a hip, urban destination imbued with laid-back elegance.

Mike Hopper (see image on the ArtWalk page) is an award winning retail designer and illustrator with over 25 years in the architectural design profession in the U.S. and abroad. Mike merges his design background with his artistic skills to make project visualization a key aspect of his work, which includes architecture and interior design, identity branding, renderings, and illustration.  At the ArtWalk, Mike will exhibit a collection of design and illustration work, along with personal travel sketches.

View Timbers Inn’s website and read the Register Guard article about the renovation.


Stop #3  6:30 PM | Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl St)

Participate in a Community POST IT Art Project! The gallery walls are open to whoever would like to post a 3”x3” post it note.  You can create anything you want: a little sketch, drawing, painting, poetry, or just your words.  Check out how the gallery has developed so far, get creative, and be a part of this community event!

View Oregon Arts Supply’s website.


Stop #4  7 PM | Run Hub Northwest (515 High St)

Phil Johnson of Tracktown Photo has been covering Track and Field since 2008.  He provided official coverage for the 2012 Olympic Trials and the 2014 World Junior Championships.  He has also covered two outdoor world championships in Daegu, South Korea (2011) and Moscow, Russia (2013), and the indoor world championship in Portland (2016).  Despite these noteworthy trips, one of his favorite venues is right here at Hayward Field. The show at Run Hub Northwest showcases images that capture moments that define Hayward Field, moments that solidified Hayward Field as the home of track and field and Eugene as Tracktown USA.  All of the featured work are from competitions at Hayward Field, including the 2017 Prefontaine Classic at the end of May.

View Run Hub Northwest’s website.


Stop #5  7:30 PM | Cozy (285 E 5th Ave)

Amber Leaders Designs is a mix of mid century modern design and graphic illustration. Amber is passionate about color, shapes, and creating a joyful feeling of nostalgia with a modern twist.

Originally from The Dalles, Oregon, she moved to Seattle, Washington in 1999 to attend The Art Institute of Seattle. She has a degree in Animation Arts and has worked on various projects in her 17 years as an animator and illustrator. Some projects include Feed Furby, GI Joe, Bella Sara, FurReal Friends, EM Games, Cinch Learning, and many more. In 2012, Amber decided to pursue her dreams of selling her own art and Amber Leaders Designs was born. Stop by to see some of her latest work!

View Cozy’s website.