Upcoming – October 6th First Friday ArtWalk, Kicking Off Visual Arts Week

Celebrate Eugene’s vibrant art scene during the October 6th First Friday ArtWalk, kicking off Visual Arts Week! Pick up your ArtWalk guide at Farmers Market Pavilion (85 E 8th Ave), enjoy artist remarks, an Artist Marketplace, drinks by Thinking Tree Spirits, and musical performances, and then take a self-guided tour of the galleries and art venues of Downtown. The monthly First Friday ArtWalk is from 5:30-8pm and always free.


Download the Umo app, create an account, select the menu button and select “Redeem Benefit Code.”

Check back the day of the ArtWalk!

Prior to boarding,  go to your “wallet” and select the pass.
This code only works 9/1/2023

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 October 6 (unless otherwise noted):


1. Farmers Market Pavilion
(85 E 8th Ave)

Join us at the Farmers Market Pavilion to pick up your ArtWalk guide and start your adventure!

Visual Arts Week Kick-Off
Produced by Lane Arts Council and City of Eugene Cultural Services

Kick off the beginning of Visual Arts Week with:

  • Live music by Different (6:30pm) and Jen Sennett & Cooper Morris (7:15pm)
  • Make your own BEAM lanterns and hats: Join the ArtCity crew and a slew of Old Slug Queens to create your custom lanterns and hats for the BEAM events on October 13-14.
  • An Artist Marketplace
  • Cultural Currents Installation Tour (gather by 5:50pm), led by Jorah LaFleur
  • Cocktails by Thinking Tree Spirits and foodtrucks including STYR Comfort Food, Lot Dawgs, and Yeti’s Shaved Ice.
  • Mayor’s Art Show Awards


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

Explore a dynamic art space featuring Alejandro Sarmiento (right)’s striking new tiger addition. Be mesmerized by Paisley Mae’s artistic alchemy, turning simple figures into magical entities. Heather Sterling-Minder’s art adds another layer, revealing the human spirit through dreamlike and symbolic imagery. A rich tapestry of styles and subjects awaits, often with artists at work on-site.

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

WheelHaus Arts presents an immersive, eclectic Halloween/Oddball art show created by over 4 dozen students and David Placencia. This is WheelHaus Arts’ last time participating in the ArtWalk at this location! From 5-8 pm, Foxlight Labs hosts a Cloud Sale (right)! Come by to see the newest collection of hanging sculptures, and learn how they are made. Eugene Printmakers will be printing fall/Halloween themed images from 6:30-8pm. Let’s get inky!

4. Beaudet Gallery at 5th St. Makers Row
(590 Pearl St, Suite 106)  Website

Stop by to see new jewelry featuring October’s birthstone Opal, along with beautiful loose stones that could be made into a special piece!

5. Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway)

Halloween Art Lab, work created in the spirit of Halloween by local artists Petrichor Gavin, Mahala Elliot, Rhae Olson, Alysse Hennessey, Julie Anderson Bailey (right), Hannah Austin, Heather Storrs, Debra Jacques, Melissa Marshall, Candice Westberg, and Mija Matriz.

6. Framin’ Artworks
(505 High St)  Website

A collaborative exhibit by two friends, featuring Day of the Dead themed pieces by Cheryl Wilson (right) and whimsical art by WaWee.

7. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St)   Website

A group show featuring the winners of last year’s Eugene Biennial, including sculpture, paintings, mixed media, and printmaking works by Ron Conrad (right), Doug Davidovich, Kitty Kingston, Tom Miller, Danuta Muszynska, Marjorie Taylor, Jud Turner, Libby Wadsworth, and Michael Whitenack.

8. OSLP Arts & Culture Center
(110 E 11th Ave, Suite C)  Website

Super Natural, 2D and 3D works representing the natural world as well as ethereal and otherworldly elements. Through October 27th.

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 three special shows during the month of October:

    • Smirking at the Laws of Physics, 3D art by Robert Bolman (right), created in search of genuine and meaningful sustainability.
    • Near and Far en Plein Air, a collection of plein air works by Patti McNutt, displaying her love of outdoors, travel, and artistry.
    • Salon des Refusés – In the spirit of celebrating the arts and artists not selected for entry into the Mayor’s Art Show, artists were given the option to participate in the Salon des Refusés instead.
    • Live music by David Dougherty – acoustic guitar and vocals.