Upcoming – June 2nd First Friday ArtWalk!

Eugene, OR – Pick up your ArtWalk guide at Farmers Market Pavilion (85 E 8th Ave), enjoy dance performances that are a part of ArtsAlive: “Portraits,” shop the Artist Marketplace, and then take a self-guided tour of the galleries and art venues of Downtown to discover the latest in Eugene’s art scene!  

ArtWalk is always free.  

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June ArtWalk Sponsor:
KCL Engineering

KCL Engineering is a MEPT (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Technology) design consulting firm that is fearless about pursuing new and interesting building projects. Their focus on empowerment, flexibility, and opportunity has created a culture of happy engineers who strive to delight clients with practical, inspired innovation.   

How to ArtWalk

Start your First Friday ArtWalk adventure at the Farmers Market Pavilion (85 E 8th Ave, Eugene)! Then, create your own tour or follow one of the self-guided options below:

The “Meet the Artists” Tour
Stop by the following locations at the designated times to hear directly from the featured artists!

  • 6:00pm – The Center for Art Research (510 Oak Street)
    Portland-based artist Kate Wagle gives brief artist remarks about “Dreaming Like a Beehive.”
  • 6:30pm – Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl St)
    Rebecca Mannheimer touches on her abstract acrylic mixed media paintings in the show “Bird by Bird.”
  • 7:00pm – Flux Crystals (280 W Broadway)
    Heather Sterling-Minder speaks about her art, which depicts figures in imagined, ethereal, and dreamlike spaces.

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 June 2nd (unless otherwise noted):


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

Join us at the Farmers Market Pavilion to pick up your ArtWalk guide anytime between 5:30-8pm and start your adventure!

Experience ArtsAlive: “Portraits”! ArtsAlive is a platform for new compositions and choreography to be celebrated by the community, from amateurs to professionals, children to seniors. All are welcome! Performances by:

  • Paul Safar – Eugene premiere of Homage to bell hooks with Krump dancer Big Snubb, violinist Anthony Dyer, baritone Adrian Rosales, and pianist Rebecca Stager
  • Fermata Ballet Collective
  • Paul Safar/Ben Farrell – four hand piano, Debussy with dancers Sara Stockwell, Sterling Manka, Catherine Bonomini, Susanna Meyer, Roxy Plummer
  • Contact Improv Demo
  • flex Studios (pictured) with Ty Conner and Mimi
  • Oregon Children’s Choir
  • DanceAbility International
  • Alpha Lo and Susanna
  • Eugene Difficult Music Ensemble with Sophia MacMillan
  • Dancers Marc and Pamela Seigel
  • The Whiteaker Hot Club

ArtsAlive is supported by funding and collaboration with Lane Arts Council, City of Eugene Cultural Services, Farmers Market Pavilion, and Play Music Lessons.

Shop local at the Artist Marketplace, a pop-up market featuring artists in a variety of mediums.


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

This vibrant art gallery and studio showcases diverse works by Alejandro Sarmiento. Visitors can explore an array of expressive paintings depicting different subjects and styles, witness the artist at work, and participate in public and private classes.

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

Join Terry Holloway and the Fuzzy Beuys (right) as they showcase “Electric Jelly,” a surreal and immersive experience, featuring video projection, sound, UV lights, reflective streamers, fluorescent rocks, and neon jellyfish. Explore “The Soul Success Medals for Humanity” art experience by Arianne (Air) Taylor and also the open studios of Marina Hajek, Sandra Honda, and WheelHaus Arts, which represents K-12th Grade students. Or, create a word of your choice and print it with Eugene Printmakers (printing from 6:30-8pm).

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

June celebrates the Oregon Coast and pearls, which are the birthstone for the month. Pearls are one of the most complicated findings in the jewelry world and have many intricacies that make them very complex to work with. Stop in during the ArtWalk to talk pearls!

5. The Center for Art Research
(510 Oak Street)

“Dreaming Like a Beehive,” an exhibition by Portland-based artist Kate Wagle. Wagle is interested in visual practices that inform both scientific and contemplative products of knowledge; art and science – two ways of understanding the same world. She photographed the botanical environment of an iconic 1903 park in Portland, Oregon, examining it as a carefully curated collection and also researched, documented, and considered the origins of historical botanical illustrations from collections in England, France, and the USA. Much of Wagle’s work is comprised of layers of pigment printed images from multiple sources, paralleling the physical process of discovery in the historical research. Open until 7pm, with artist remarks at 6pm.

6. FUSE Jewelry Collective
(112 E 13th Ave)  Website

Visit this newly opened venue, a place for jewelry lovers to learn, shop, create, and connect. Check out the FUSE showroom, displaying collections by local jewelry designers as well as thoughtfully curated, small-batch gift items. During the ArtWalk, don’t miss live music by cellist Ben Hamilton, jewelry making demonstrations by Fuse Co-Founder Una Barrett, and studio tours of the FUSE Classroom. Enter their raffle drawing for a free metalsmithing class!

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

“Constellations,” a new spotlight show by contemporary artist Zoë Cohen, who grew up surrounded by mid-century modern art and design, which had a profound impact on her abstract painting style. Her work is also influenced by Abstract Expressionism and contemporary art in various forms. Meet the artist: 5:30-7:30pm.