Last year, Lane Arts Council’s Artist Residencies touched the lives of over 10,000 students in Lane County, offering transformative hands-on arts education experiences. However, our ability to continue providing these vital arts experiences to young minds relies on the generosity of supporters like you.

At Lane Arts Council, we collaborate closely with each school, identifying gaps and tailoring our support to meet their specific arts learning needs. Our organization proudly delivers a diverse array of visual, performing, and literary arts programs, all facilitated by dedicated professional Teaching Artists. From mural painting and illustration to songwriting, natural dyes, acting, storytelling, glass fusion, fiddle music, and salsa dancing, our offerings enrich the educational journey of students across Lane County.

In 2016, we launched ArtSpark in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Eugene—an initiative aimed at ensuring that every elementary student in Eugene had access to arts opportunities as a fundamental part of their in-school learning. Due to the resounding success of ArtSpark in the Eugene 4J School District, we are excited to expand our fundraising efforts to support arts education in all 16 Lane County School Districts.

Support for ArtSpark has already made a significant impact, creating countless arts opportunities for young individuals. Your generous donation today will play a crucial role in ensuring that elementary students continue to have access to enriching arts education throughout the 2023-24 school year and beyond.

As we look ahead to the coming year, we invite you to join us in fostering a community that values and supports opportunities for arts and creativity. Your contribution will not only empower young minds but will also contribute to the cultural enrichment of our entire community. Together, let’s keep the flame of creativity burning bright for the next generation.

Thank you to our 2023 ARTSPARK IGNITERS!



Become an ArtSpark Igniter with a $1,000 gift to ArtSpark.

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Images: Artist residencies at Cesar Chavez and McCornack elementary schools funded by Eugene Rotary Club.
Photos and video by Eric Merrow

@MerrowVisuals (

ArtSpark Eugene was awarded the 2018 Arts and Business Partnership Award.

The Arts and Business Partnership Award recognizes an outstanding, impactful partnership between a local business and local artists or arts organization. This commendation celebrates collaborations that stimulate innovation, create economic growth, and elevate the overall quality of life in the Southern Willamette Valley.

Pictured: Michael Syman-Degler and Pete Gribskov, ArtSpark Co-chairs, Liora Sponko, Director of Lane Arts Council, Rebecca Sprinson, Director of Eugene Education Foundation, and Gustavo Balderas, Superintendent of Eugene School District 4J.