NEXT FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK – August 2, 2024

Celebrate Eugene’s vibrant art scene during the First Friday ArtWalk! Start your self-guided tour at Farmers Market Pavilion (85 E 8th Ave), where you can pick up your ArtWalk Guide and shop the Artist Marketplace before exploring the many galleries and art venues of Downtown Eugene. The monthly First Friday ArtWalk is from 5:30pm-8:00pm and is always free.


Image: Visitors at the opening for Museum of Techno Art (December 2023)

GET A FREE BUS PASS TO THE ARTWALK!

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

August 2024 ArtWalk code: Available day of ArtWalk August 2nd

Prior to boarding,  go to your “wallet” and select the pass.
This code only works the day of the ArtWalk.

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

As part of the First Friday ArtWalk,  galleries and art venues will be open from 5:30pm-8:00pm (unless otherwise noted). See this month’s (July) ArtWalk map and information below:


ARTWALK GUIDE PICK-UP


Farmers Market Pavilion
(85 E 8th Ave)

Pick up your guide and explore all the Pavilion happenings:

  • The Block is Hot: Vol. 3 live performances at the Pavilion from 6:30pm-9:15pm. This month features dance, comedy, and music, including performances by Devin Jones, Cameron Daye, Michael Kaye, Gradient, Khoraan, Lil Petty, Kamryn Tierra, and #instaballet.
  • Artist Marketplace pop-up shops offer beautiful, handcrafted creations from dozens of local artists. Perfect for small, thoughtful gifts.
  • WildCraft Cider Works and The Soul Garden: Vegan Soul Food serving up food and beverages to fuel your evening of ArtWalk fun.

ArtWalk After Hours, 6:30pm-9:15pm
The fun continues after the galleries close with ArtWalk After Hours. End your evening at the Farmers Market Pavilion, and enjoy up-beat and interactive performances: Devin Jones, Cameron Daye, Michael Kaye, Gradient, Khoraan, Lil Petty, Kamryn Tierra, and #instaballet.


SPECIAL EVENTS



A. #instaballet
(Downtown Eugene Park Blocks – 126 E. 8th Ave.) 

Help make a new dance in real time by suggesting new moves for local, professional dancers to perform. The choreography will be created by YOU! No dance experience necessary, all ages are welcome. The final community created piece will be presented at 8:00pm in the Farmer’s Market Pavillion as part of The Block is Hot: Vol. 3.

Image: Dancers Antonio Lopez and Nina Nicotera dance spontaneously together on on the riverfront. Photo credit: Antonio Anacan


B. Resonance Building
(840 Lawrence St)

Open House at the Resonance Building from 5:30-8:00pm and Bring Your Own Puppet (BYOP) Party from 7:00-9:00pm. A space devoted to healing, integration, and cocreation. Meet the licensed practitioners in the building who specialize in a range of healing modalities. Also, learn about our emerging lending library of somatic and co creative supplies. Transmedia artwork is currently on display by artist Christine Olejniczak whose practice offers a unique exploration of sound as the outflow of site-specific creative processes. The entire event is family friendly, and all are welcome.

Image: poster for event c/o resonance building 


NEW AND RETURNING VENUES



C. Rooted Remedies Apothecary
(271 W 8th Ave)

Nicole Flores, owner and operator of Earth Mama Domestics, has been reading Oracle cards for over a decade now. In her experience, the cards are insightful, healing, helpful, and inspiring. She is excited to offer readings, $5 a card. Come join us with a question and open mind.

Image: Tarot Cards from Earth Mama Domestics 


D. Jazzy Ladies Cafe & Club 
(560 Oak Street, Suite 130)

Come to Jazzy Ladies for the showing of John W Olsen’s impressive oil paintings. He uses vivid colors to draw the viewer in while the images reach out.

Image: “The Iris” by John Olsen 


E. Nexus Business Lounge
(40 E Broadway) 

Nexus Business Lounge, Coworking and Event Space will host a fun evening of art, arcade games and music. Featuring a collection of artwork by Troy Jacobson. This showing is a personal collection of realism paintings from African life and wildlife, to nostalgic toys and funky guitars.
Nexus is a unique fun office and event space with a free play Arcade Lounge that will be open for First Friday guests! Come by to view some local art and play a few games of Pac-Man, Pong or Pool!

Image: Artwork by Troy Jacobson 


ARTWALK VENUES


1. Allies, LLC
(200 E 11th Ave, Ste 130)

Check out the new Art Annex! See all original artworks thoughtfully created at Allies by member artists. All work sold goes to benefit the Allies Art Fund.

Image: Art by an Allies, LLC member

2. Art with Alejandro
(5th Street Market Alley, Ste 104)

Visit us during the monthly First Friday ArtWalk to see guest art and Alejandro’s newest works on display in our gallery! Come check out Paisley’s new portraits “Goblin” and “Butterfleyes” and Alejandro’s new “Furious Tiger” and “Dragon” paintings among other new works. This month our new feature artist is Plein air painter Jerry Ross featuring two stunning local views.

Image: by Jerry Ross


3. Broadway Commerce Center
(44 W Broadway)

With Words features original watercolors and multimedia works infused with poetry created by Eric Braman, original generative line art by Kris Katkus, and the Wall of Blossoms showcasing nine different artists presenting works in response to Braman’s poem, “Bury Me in Cherry Blossoms”.

Image: “If Reincarnation is Real” by Eric Braman


4. Bumble Boutique
(233 W 5th Ave)

Ashley Schaecher of Lambent Creative: an experimental artist who’s illustrations depicts elements of nature with a whimsical, colorful, and often feminine twist. Though versed in various mediums, her favorites are acrylic paints, watercolors, and colored pencils.

Image: Artwork by Ashley Schaecher  


5. Coldfire Brewing
(263 Mill St)

Wings and Strings is a delightful watercolor collection of birds from Jessica Ballestrazze featuring intricate threading, adding a unique and winsome flair.

Image: “Blue Jay” by Jessica Ballestrazze


6. Cosmic Haus
(347 W 5th Ave)

Lydia Nichols is a local illustrator and graphic designer whose creative journey is deeply inspired by the natural world. With a passion for painting, doodling, and crafting unique logos and branding for businesses, Lydia’s work is a harmonious blend of artistry and functionality. Her signature style is characterized by intricate botanical elements that bring a touch of nature’s elegance to every piece she creates. Lydia’s design work breathes life into the branding of local businesses, making each project a unique blend of commercial appeal and artistic integrity.

Image: “Lil’ Lillies” by Lydia Nichols