About ArtSpark Eugene

ArtSpark Eugene is a collaborative initiative led by Rotary Club of Eugene, Lane Arts Council, Eugene Education Foundation, Eugene School District 4J to provide every elementary school in Eugene 4J with high-quality arts education through Lane Arts Council’s in-school artist residencies.

Thanks to ArtSpark, all twenty 4J elementary schools had the opportunity to receive an artist residency during the 2018-2019 school year. We reached 6,698 elementary students and provided 1,612 hours of arts education, with 76% of this programming based in Title I schools. This is a 60% increase in hours provided since before ArtSpark was implemented!

On October 1st, 2020, the Rotary Club of Eugene and Lane Arts Council will host the fourth annual ArtSpark gala event to continue fundraising for this worthy cause.

We appreciate all those who have invested in creativity! Thank you for your generous contributions to ArtSpark Eugene. (please designate “ArtSpark” in the memo line of your donation).

2020 Gala & Benefit Event

Thursday, October 1st, 2020
The Shedd Institute for the Arts, Eugene, OR

Enjoy food, wine, and entertainment while making the impact of a lifetime at the ArtSpark Gala and Auction! For tickets, please call 541-485-2278, or purchase online here.

The event is just one part of our efforts to support arts education in Eugene 4J schools. You can volunteer, sponsor, or make a direct donation here.

Questions? Call Lane Arts Council at 541-485-2278 or email lanearts@lanearts.org. Thank you!

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

@MerrowVisuals (www.merrowvisuals.com) 


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.

Thank you to all the sponsors for the 2019 ArtSpark Gala Event! Please contact Lane Arts Council or Rotary Club of Eugene if you or your business is interested in being involved.