Upcoming – December 2nd First Friday ArtWalk!

Support local businesses and find unique gifts for your loved ones for the holidays!  Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk on December 2nd from 5:30-8pm not only highlights large scale works available for purchase, but also features smaller items at every price point, including books, cards, mini works of original art, and more! 

Pick up your ArtWalk guide at One Vision Nutrition (946 Willamette St) and take a self-guided tour of the galleries and art venues of Downtown to discover the latest in Eugene’s art scene and find the perfect gift for that special someone! 

ArtWalk is always free.  Please bring a mask in case certain venues request you to wear it.

Check out the ArtWalk Guide  |  Join the Facebook event

Where do I park?

Special thank you to our December ArtWalk sponsor:
Eugene Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Eugene Ballet’s The Nutcracker returns to the Silva Concert Hall at the Hult Center with live music by Orchestra Next December 17-24. Bring the entire family to this classic holiday ballet as we journey with Clara to the Winter Land and the Kingdom of Sweets. Audiences of all ages will enjoy the flurry of dancing delights after cheering on the Nutcracker Prince as he battles the Mouse King and Pirate Mice.

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

As part of the First Friday ArtWalk, the following galleries and art venues will be open from 5:30-8pm on December 2nd (unless otherwise noted):


ARTWALK GUIDE PICK-UP LOCATION


1. One Vision Nutrition
(946 Willamette St)  Website

Street-photographer 7even shares some of their recent work, featuring cool hues and b&w portraits taken using 35mm and 120 film. instagram: @7evendeadlyphotos.

Where to now?
Create your own tour or follow one of the self-guided options below:

The “Perfect Stop for Gifts” Tour
#14 Books with Pictures Eugene (99 W Broadway)
#19 Mosaic Fair Trade Collection (28 E Broadway)
#3 Passionflower Design (128 E Broadway)
#9 The New Zone Gallery (110 E 11th Ave)
#17 Epic Seconds (30 E 11th Ave)
#11 Out of Step Tattoo & Gallery (1022 Willamette St)

The “What’s Close By?” Tour
#21 The Barn Light (924 Willamette St)
#15 Broadway Commerce Center (44 W Broadway)
#20 Oregon Contemporary Theatre (174 W Broadway)
#22 Starlight Lounge (830 Olive St)
#7 Karin Clarke Gallery (760 Willamette St)
#16 ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery (25 E 8th Ave)


SPECIAL EVENTS


2. Holiday Maker Market
(FUSE Jewelry Collective, 112 E 13th Ave)
 Website
4-9pm

Join FUSE for their first annual Holiday Maker Market! Check out the FUSE showroom, displaying collections by local jewelry designers, as well as thoughtfully curated gift items and artwork from Root to Blossom, Fripp, Ila Rose, and more!


3. Annual Holiday Open House Extravaganza!
(Passionflower Design, 128 E Broadway)
 Website
5-8 pm

Local illustrator and professional portrait artist Bonnie Bozell features prints, originals, and other giftables from her Pop-Culture collection, plus live holiday-themed portrait drawings for customers. Stop by early to sign up for a free New Year’s tarot reading with psychic medium and energy healer Julie Rost. Treats and tea provided by Community Cup Coffee.


GALLERIES & STUDIOS


4. Art with Alejandro
(5th Street Public Market 2nd floor, 246 E 5th Ave Suite # 224)  Website

Original mystical works by Paisley Mae Armstrong (right), who loves painting female figures and turning them into alien-like creatures. In addition, Richard Alhstrom shows magical landscapes that blur the lines between real and imagination and renowned local artist Ila Rose has a selection of prints available for purchase.


5. ArtCity Studios on Broadway
(160 E Broadway, basement)  Website

Eugene Printmakers will be sharing holiday cheer and printing various seasonal greeting cards from 6:30 to 8pm!


6. Karin Clarke at the Gordon
(590 Pearl St, Suite 105)  Website

Fragments and Happenstance,” treasure boxes and small works that are part of the Littles Series by Chelsea Beaudrie. Also on display: small works by gallery artists.


7. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St)   Website

“Gone Midnight,” new oil paintings by popular Eugene artist Adam Grosowsky, featuring his signature grand-scale portraits, reclining figures and nudes, landscapes, and a number of paintings including his cat Masso. On display through January 14, 2023.


8.  MECCA
(
555 High St)   Website

“Silent Voice of Clouds,” a collection of work by longtime MECCA volunteer and recycle artist Scott Parker. In this exploration of color and texture, Parker allows the hues and shapes to materialize from the tissue paper to the canvas as they wish. Out of nowhere come ideas for art.


9. The New Zone Gallery
(110 E 11th Ave)
Website

In addition to the eclectic mix of art created by the New Zone members, there are four special shows during the month of December:

    • “Human Spirit,” paintings by Heather Sterling (right) that embody emotion, visions, nature, and humanity through art.
    • “LOVE and LOSS, PAINTING for JOY,” paintings by Robin Levin, expressing her remembrance of her love and loss.
    • “Small Treasures,” an abundance of styles, concepts, and media, with no work larger in size than 6”x6”. There is nothing small about this show!
    • “The Gift Zone,” handcrafted, artsy, and local gifts with Holiday spirit, created by New Zone’s artist members.
    • Live music!