Lane Arts Council’s August 2nd First Friday ArtWalk officially kicks off Visual Arts Week! Visual Arts Week (VAW) celebrates the visual arts by bringing together hundreds of local, regional, national and international artists through multiple visual platforms: gallery, contemporary and street art. It aims to celebrate and give visibility to the visual arts community by providing a platform for experimentation, creativity, and dialogue that strengthens our community’s quality of life and social well-being.

Lane Arts Council’s August 2nd First Friday ArtWalk is guest-hosted by Kate Ali, Public Art Manager for the City of Eugene.

Guided Tour

The guided tour will visit the following locations:

  • 5:30pm 20x21EUG Mural Project (Starts at 270 W 8th Ave, and then continues to 755 Charnelton St and 7th & Willamette St) – The ArtWalk guided tour starts at the new mural by this year’s 20x21EUG local artist Kari Johnson on the east wall of FOOD for Lane County’s Dining Room (270 W 8th Ave), followed by murals by Kiran Maharjan “H11235” from Nepal and Aiko from Japan/USA, both completed last year.
  • 6:00pm Salon des Refusés at The New Zone Gallery (22 W 7th Ave) – The “Salon des Refuses” displays art that was not selected for the Mayor’s Art Show.
  • 6:30pm Mayor’s Art Show at Maurie Jacobs Community Room (Hult Center) – The City of Eugene invited established, emerging, and student artists living or working in Eugene to apply for this juried exhibition.
  • 7:00pm  BRIDGE Exhibitions (various locations) – The City of Eugene’s BRIDGE Exhibitions creates opportunities for innovative, contemporary art projects, pieces and experiences that explore, express or reflect social, personal, political or ecological issues of the times. The tour visits this summer’s three new projects.

Read more about the August First Friday ArtWalk here or look at the ArtWalk guide here. Special thanks to our ArtWalk Sponsor CAMERON McCARTHY and our Media Sponsor KLCC.

Image: JoEllen Gregori-Waldvogel, The New Zone Gallery

Free First Friday Concert: Oleada

5:30-8pm in Kesey Square during the First Friday ArtWalk
Oleada is a Portland-based, instrumental music project that combines elements of chicha, psychedelic cumbia, jazz, dub, surf and post-rock. Since 2015, Oleada have played all over the greater Portland area, as well as weddings, fundraisers for nonprofits, and Latin heritage events in Portland, Woodburn, Eugene, and Salem. Their first official EP, “El Pueblo,” released in December 2018, is available on many music purchasing sites.

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services.