Lane Arts Council presents the First Friday ArtWalk year-round in Downtown Eugene. Take the guided tour and follow the host to hear from the featured artists, or explore the other galleries and venues from 5:30-8pm on your own. This event happens rain or shine, and is always free!
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Upcoming – June 7 First Friday ArtWalk
Lane Arts Council’s June 7th First Friday ArtWalk is guest-hosted by Janelle McCoy, Executive Director of Oregon Bach Festival. Before her arrival in Eugene over three years ago, she was the Executive Director of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, where she guided the organization’s national tour with Branford Marsalis. McCoy has also served as Executive Director of Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected independent choruses. McCoy was instrumental in guiding the chorus’ world premiere of Anthracite Fields, which earned composer Julia Wolfe the Pulitzer Prize for Music and a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant.” McCoy also enjoyed a distinguished career as a mezzo-soprano, performing with leading orchestras and was the recipient of numerous Young Artist awards.
The official ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at The New Zone Gallery (22 W 7th Ave), followed by stops at 6:00pm at Paul Schatz Fine Home Furnishings (566 Olive St), 6:30pm at Velvet Edge Boutique (248 E 5th Ave, Suite 15, part of 5th Street Public Market), and 7:00pm at Framin’ Artworks (505 High St). Follow along the guided tour to hear from the featured artists, or explore any of the listed ArtWalk venues on your own. ArtWalk is from 5:30-8:00pm and always free! Join the Facebook event
Image: Catherine Meyer, Framin’ Artworks
Past – May 3rd First Friday ArtWalk
Lane Arts Council’s May 3rd First Friday ArtWalk is guest-hosted by Francesco Lecce-Chong, Music Director & Conductor of Eugene Symphony. American conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong has garnered acclaim for his dynamic performances, commitment to innovative programming, and passion for community engagement.
The official ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Kesey Square (corner of Broadway & Willamette). Follow along the guided tour to hear from the featured artists and for your chance to win tickets to Eugene Symphony’s Symfest, or explore any of the listed ArtWalk venues on your own.
Stop #1. 5:30 PM
(Broadway & Willamette)
May is Bike Month, full of rides and events, and we’ll kick it off at the First Friday ArtWalk! This Bike Month kick-off event in Kesey Square celebrates and merges Eugene’s bike culture and art…Read more
Stop #2. 6:00 PM
(30 E 11th Ave)
Epic Seconds is proud to present “Macedonian Noir,” a small retrospective of Robert Dandarov’s artwork over his multi-decade career and the first showing of a number of exciting new works…Read more
Stop #3. 6:30 PM
Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)
Sarah Grew presents a range of her work, including mixed media works on paper and paintings on steel. Steel allows her to use the reflective surface to create paintings that change with their…Read more
(128 E Broadway)
Discover the Japanese art of creating pot-less ornamental plants! Kokedama (koke = moss, tama = ball) are a part of the art tradition called “Wabi Sabi” and have gained popularity as a…Read more
Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St)
Karin Clarke Gallery welcomes spring with a glorious exhibit of new paintings by local artist Olga Volchkova. Russian-born, Volchkova was trained as an icon painter and conservator, and is well…Read more
Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses
GALLERIES & STUDIOS
6. Framin’ Artworks
(505 High St) Website
Pastel Oregon landscapes by Alisha Snyder, and oil paintings and photography by Steve “Esteban” Davis.
7. The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave) Website
“Unconventional Canvas” is a showcase of unique artwork inspired by the idea that anything can be a canvas for creativity, from stones and metals, to furniture and household items. The Community Gallery features artwork by David Placencia.
8. The New Zone Gallery
(22 W 7th Ave) Website
“Retrofit,” assembled objects and detritus artwork by Wanda Seamster. The Klausmeier Room features student and staff artwork, crafts, and jewelry from Child’s Way Charter School. Music: Classical guitar, piano and sax performances by students of Child’s Way Charter School.
9. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette St) Website
“Water,” an exhibition that celebrates what Leonardo da Vinci called “the driving force of all nature,” and includes Ilfochrome color photographs by Gary Tepfer, black-and-white gelatin silver photographs by Charles Search, and oil paintings by Margaret Prentice and Li Tie. In addition, the show features work by master Japanese printmakers, such as Sekino Jun’ichiro, Iwami Reika, Hiratsuka Un’ichi, Koho Shoda, and Hamanishi Katsunori, as well as scroll paintings by Chinese artists Sun Hongwen, Zhang Jianyang, and Wang Mian.
EAT & DRINK
(62 W Broadway) Facebook
Work by Ricardo di Napoli.
11. LovaKava Kava Bar & Restaurant
(120 W Broadway) Facebook
“A Peace of My Art,” work by emerging artist Hannah Clotere. Hannah began painting in 2018, utilizing a variety of acrylic pouring techniques. Hannah experiences painting as a form of active meditation, channeling designs from the divine.
13. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway) Website
“Walking the Great Divide Trail,” photography by Jon Christopher Meyers. In 2016, Meyers walked the length of the Great Divide Trail in Canada, which is considered the most difficult through hike in North America. View a collection of photographs taken throughout his 50 days on the GDT, some of which were published in Backpacker Magazine in December 2016.
SHOP & EXPLORE
14. ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery
(25 E 8th Ave) Website
Felted wool home décor and apparel by Tylar Merrill; clay tile collages by Annie Heron; whimsical hand painted wood pieces, silk apparel, and other items by Lybi Thomas; wood and stone carvings and sculptures by Cedar Caredio; and Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White.
15. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave) Website
“Abhinav Vats: Mixed Media Art” features colorful works created with acrylic paints, pens, incense ash, and more. Music: The Platypus Clarinet Orchestra starts at 6pm.
16. InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway) Website
The Eugene Grid Project (EGP) is a 5-year project to photograph the Eugene metro area in small monthly chunks. Selected photographs from the project’s first year, including work by Lee Sparks Pembleton, Kelly Pembleton, Chris Carlson, Sarah Grew, Blake Andrews, Michael Taylor, Jerry Jump, Danielle Mericle, and David Turner, are in this show.
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