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 – August 2nd First Friday ArtWalk
Lane Arts Council’s August 2nd First Friday ArtWalk, hosted by City of Eugene Public Art Manager Kate Ali, features highlights of Visual Arts Week. The official guided tour starts at 5:30pm at Food for Lane County’s Dining Room (270 W 8th Ave), featuring the brand new 20x21EUG Mural Project mural by Kari Johnson, and then murals by H11235 (right) and Aiko. The tour continues to the New Zone Gallery (22 W 7th Ave) for the Salon des Refusés at 6pm, at 6:30pm to the Hult Center for the Mayor’s Art Show, and 7pm to various locations along 5th Avenue for BRIDGE Exhibitions’ contemporary art installations.
Kesey Square showcases live music by Oleada, a Portland-based instrumental music project that combines chicha, psychedelic cumbia, jazz, dub, surf and post-rock, as well as the Artist Marketplace.
Past – July 5th First Friday ArtWalk
Lane Arts Council’s July 5th First Friday ArtWalk is guest-hosted by Voice Talent M. Clare Feighan. She is currently Donor Relations Manager for Downtown Languages, a local non-profit that serves immigrants, and has been a member of the Oregon Country Fair Bill Wooten Endowment Committee for more than 20 years!
The official ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Oregon Contemporary Theatre (194 W Broadway). Full tour details are below.
You won’t want to miss our special First Friday ArtWalk concert featuring Sara B3 and 45 RPM from 6-9pm in Kesey Square! Learn more
Stop #1. 5:30 PM
Oregon Contemporary Theatre
(194 W Broadway)
#instaballet is a nonprofit dance company created in 2013 by former Eugene Ballet dancers Antonio Anacan and Suzanne Haag. This unique and interactive format invites the audience…Read more
Stop #2. 6:00 PM
Design Arts Apprenticeship
Showcase (942 Olive St)
Middle and high school students around Lane County worked with professional product designers to develop new and innovative products including furniture, reuse fashion, and a mobile library…Read more
Stop #3. 6:30 PM
(873 Willamette St)
Public Streetwear joins the ArtWalk for the first time, introducing a new mural and studio work by Valentina Gonzalez (VRGNZ). Public Streetwear owner, Kate Reid, connected with Valentina…Read more
Stop #4. 7:00 PM
InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)
Julie Anderson explores a new direction for her artwork in the show “Everything Circles.” Recently, she began focusing on mixed-media monoprints and image transfer using a gel plate…Read more
Stop #5. 7:30 PM
(100 E Broadway)
IDX Broker’s Art Director Santiago Uceda recently put his hands to work, bringing the company’s lofty eggshell lobby to life with a custom mural. The mural juxtaposes his…Read more
Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses
GALLERIES & STUDIOS
6. Fenario Gallery
(273 W 8th Ave) Facebook
Join Fenario Gallery’s official re-opening party, introducing the new location and the addition of framing to the space! On display is a retrospective of the private collection of art director Brent Ross, including work by visionary artists Robert Venosa, Mark Henson, and Jerome Garcia.
7. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St) Website
“Mark Clarke (1935-2016): Modernist,” paintings and collages from the estate of Mark Clarke. Clarke is known best for his soft, masterful paintings of the Oregon landscape, but he also produced nonrepresentational acrylic collages, which explore shape, color, and design on a smaller scale than his paintings. Show is on display through July 27th.
8. The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave) Website
“FREEDOM” is a community exhibition in which artists portray the concept of freedom through visual, written, and/or spoken art. Visual art will be up for the entire show, with written and spoken pieces presented during the ArtWalk! The Beverly Soasey Community Gallery features a traveling gallery of art by Saturday Market artisans in celebration of the market’s 50th anniversary.
9. The New Zone Gallery
(22 W 7th Ave) Website
“Artsy Summer Collection 2019” by Kaitlin Acacia McNally, and a unique show commemorating the 50th anniversary of Oregon Country Fair, with pieces created to reflect the joy and wonder of the Fair experience. PhotoZone will have a display of their members’ photographic work in the rear of the gallery. Music: Machiko Shirai on guitar, playing bluegrass, country, and Japanese folk music.
10. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette St) Website
“Rainwork, Linework & Things with Wheels” by Jamie Newton. This versatile artist’s projects range from acrylic and ink paintings, sculptures, and artist books to frost catchers, wind and bird drawing machines, and ephemeral art. In this exhibition of new work, some of the ink paintings were created with the help of nature, incorporating elements like rain in the process. Another group of paintings feature the titular “things with wheels” painted with acrylic on fishing manual pages. Several sculptures that complement the 2-dimensional work complete the exhibition.
EAT & DRINK
11. LovaKava Kava Bar & Restaurant
(120 W Broadway) Facebook
Codie Cheyenne Wilson is an abstract artist who has been creating fluid art since 2018. She has worked with other mediums in the past, but finds the style of acrylic pouring to be a particularly therapeutic process.
12. Starlight Lounge
(830 Olive St) Facebook
Photography by Kristin Rush.
13. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway) Website
Work by Joshua Melte, who uses gesso and charcoal for a wet-on-wet, dry-on-wet, or dry-on-dry approach to create his pieces.
SHOP & EXPLORE
15. 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 and hand painted silk apparel and other items by Lybi Thomas; wood and stone carvings and wood sculptures by Cedar Caredio; and Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White.
16. Epic Seconds
(30 E 11th Ave) Facebook
“The Animals Think We Make the Strangest Sounds,” new work by Benjamin Terrell. Benjamin’s paintings are recollections, both borrowed and personal, that suggest sometimes the familiar is the most mysterious. Although our snapshots and cataloging are what makes us human, it is also what takes us away from the present and leaves us out of step with the rest of nature. Show is on display through August 31st.
17. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave) Website
Watercolors by Tim Goss, who creates big, bright, colorful works inspired by everyday objects and events. Music: Calamity Jazz Band plays high-energy Dixieland starting at 6pm.
18. Euphoria Chocolate Company
(946 Willamette St) Website
A collection of Oregon Bach Festival posters from past years, in celebration of the Festival.
19. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway) Website
Beautiful handmade, Fair Trade jewelry, homewares, unique gifts, accessories, and more from all around the world.
20. Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St) Website
“Seeking Understanding and Taking Refuge: A Year of Watercolor,” a series of paintings with themes of connection and conflict by Terry Duffy. Open until 6pm.
21. Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway) Website
Jewelry, clothes, and gifts featuring regional and US artists and designers. Open until 6:30pm.
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