Upcoming – February 3rd First Friday ArtWalk!

Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk on February 3rd from 5:30-8pm highlights the galleries and art venues of downtown, so you can discover the latest in downtown Eugene’s art scene. 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 thanks to our February ArtWalk sponsor: Eugene Dental Sleep Center
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How to ArtWalk

Pick up your ArtWalk guide at Karin Clarke Gallery (760 Willamette St) to get started, and then you can create your own tour of any of the 19 participating ArtWalk venues or follow one of the self-guided options below:

MEET THE ARTISTS TOUR

Stop by the following locations during your self-guided tour to hear directly from the artists!

  • 5:45pm – Karin Clarke Gallery (760 Willamette St, #1 on map)
    Meet Margaret Coe and learn about her featured artwork.
  • 6:15pm – Passionflower Design (128 E Broadway, #2 on map)
    Watch Kristin Walker of Twin Ravens Press demo creating a Valentine’s card on the spot!
  • 6:45pm – One Vision Nutrition (946 Willamette St, #18 on map)
    Learn more about Capi’s work during artist remarks.

THE “SOUTH DOWNTOWN” TOUR

  • Oregon Art Supply -1020 Pearl St (open until 7pm, #5 on map)
  • Allies LLC (131 E 11th Ave, #10 on map)
  • OSLP Arts & Culture Center – (110 E 11th Ave, Suite C, #8 on map)
  • The New Zone Gallery (110 E 11th Ave, #7 on map)
  • Epic Seconds (30 E 11th Ave, #13 on map)

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 February 3rd (unless otherwise noted):


ARTWALK GUIDE PICK-UP SPOT


1. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St)   Website

Margaret Coe’s new show, simply called “Work,” represents her pandemic-era oils on canvas painted between 2020 and 2022, mostly done in her own backyard, which backs up to the woods of Southeast Eugene. Additionally, several pieces painted at other Oregon locations, as well as five older, reworked pieces from travels in France and Italy, are on exhibit. On display through February 25.

Hear directly from Margaret Coe at 5:45pm!


SPECIAL EVENTS


2. Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)  Website

Join local designer and printmaker Kristin Walker of Twin Ravens Press for a night of Galentines-themed partying! Grab your favorite pal and swing by the shop to try your hand at letter-pressing your very own card, with the expert help of Kristin. Or purchase a pre-made card for that special someone. Treats and tea from Community Cup Coffee. 4-7pm.

Watch a demo at 6:15pm!


GALLERIES & STUDIOS


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

Witness the unveiling of Alejandro Sarmiento’s latest creations! From completed pieces to works in progress, you’ll have the opportunity to see the artist’s process as he expands on previous works and delves deeper into new subjects. Don’t miss this chance to see Alejandro’s art up close and personal.


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

Floral prints for sale and new floral watercolor and acrylic paintings on view by Sabrena Annelle; WheelHaus Arts, a teaching studio/art clubhouse working with K-12th grade youth led by David ‘CP’ Placencia, shows a large collection of student prestige artworks ranging in sizes and mediums, as well as a last chance to buy artworks from the previous year. Eugene Printmakers will be printing various Valentine’s cards for sale from 6:30-8pm for $3 each. Pick a favorite for your special someone. All the proceeds go back towards funding their future events for the community.


Sabrena Annelle Laing, Bee Present, watercolor and digital print


5. Framin’ ArtWorks
(505 High St)  Website

Steve Evans uses soft graphite pencils to create his work, which is inspired by nature, literature, and culture. Steve graduated from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, and then later went on to study at the University of Oregon and Lane Community College.


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

Work by gallery artists including Robert Schlegel, Heather Jacks, Mark Clarke, Margaret Coe, Adam Grosowsky, and others.


Robert Schlegel, Man with Umbrella


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

In addition to the eclectic mix of art created by the New Zone members, here are special shows for the month of February:

  • “Mystical Realms,” paintings by Cheryl Owen-Wilson, taking us from the mystical aura of what we can see with our own eyes to the fantasies of other worlds.
  • “Exploring Mt Pisgah in Infrared,” photography by Don Myer, expanding our view of the world in colors and textures that are impossible to get with regular light.
  • PhotoZone Gallery Members Exhibition, showing work as diverse in subject matter as it is in photographic technique.
  • “Art in Birds,” birdhouses creatively painted by Dennis Arendt. This show is part of a project of the McKenzie River Trust on Green Island.
  • Live Music!


Painted by Dennis Arendt, Art in Birds exhibit, Freedom


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

Check out “SHOWCASE!” at the new gallery space, featuring fresh amazing artwork created by Arts & Culture Center participants.


Barry Pennington