NEXT FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK – June 7, 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)

   

This project is supported in part by grant funding from the
National Endowment for the Arts, Oregon Cultural Trust,
and Travel Oregon.

GET A FREE BUS PASS TO THE ARTWALK!

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

June 2024 ArtWalk code:
(will be available day of ArtWalk)

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


EVENT SPONSORS


May ArtWalk Sponsor: Mountain Rose Herbs

Mountain Rose Herbs offers high-quality organically grown herbs, spices, teas, essential oils, and botanical goods. Since 1987, they have been known for their uncompromising commitment to organic agriculture, fair trade standards, and sustainable business practices. The company’s core belief that people, plants, and planet are more important than profit guides everything they do. Learn more about Mountain Rose Herbs at www.mountainroseherbs.com.

May ArtWalk Sponsor: Eugene Ballet

Eugene Ballet’s world premiere of Toni Pimble’s Peter Pan features a newly commissioned score by Kenji Bunch, played live by Orchestra Next. Bring your family on a fanciful flight through Neverland May 17th-19th at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. $15 youth tickets are available for all performances, and adult tickets start at just $25. https://eugeneballet.org/performances/peter-pan/

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 May’s 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:
Artist Marketplace pop-up shops feature art for sale by local artists across multiple mediums and styles.
WildCraft Cider Works and Red Five Hotdog Company is on hand to fuel your evening of ArtWalk fun!

AGAIN THIS MONTH: ArtWalk After Hours, 7:30pm-9:30pm
The fun continues after the galleries close with ArtWalk After Hours. End your evening at the Farmers Market Pavilion, and dance into the weekend with a live performance by Eugene’s own Natsukashii Soul.

Natsukashii Soul is a high energy jazz/funk/neo-soul quintet from Eugene, Oregon and has been gaining attention with its distinctive musicality.  The band has performed over 60 live shows in Eugene, Corvallis and Portland. Natsukashii Soul is led by vocalist Autumn Rose with trumpeter Frank Visconti, Vincent Panero on keys and guitar, Greg McKelvey on bass and Sam Hayward on drums.


NEW VENUE



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

Ripple Design House is a husband and wife collaboration founded on love, creativity, and having fun. Elise hand draws intricate, nature inspired, visionary mandala & plant medicine art. Steve takes her art and expertly cnc lasers it onto wood & leather. Ripple is named after their favorite Grateful Dead song but also encompasses the compelling effect that art has to greatly move us as individuals, family units, communities, and cultures.


SPECIAL EVENTS



C. Food for Lane County- Empty Bowls Sale
(5th Street Public Market, 550 Pearl Street, 4:30pm-7:00pm)

Don’t miss Food for Lane County’s Empty Bowls Sale, Friday, May 3rd from 4:30 to 7pm, in the Market Alley at 5th Street Public Market. Choose from an assortment of beautiful clay, glass, metal, wood and fiber bowls – all generously donated by local artists. Prices begin at $10 per bowl, and proceeds benefit FFLC’s hunger relief efforts in Lane County. Each bowl sold comes with a coupon for a free cup of soup donated by a local restaurant!

Image: Empty Bowls Sale 2023


D. #instaballet
(Capitello Wines, 540 Charnelton St) 

Help #instaballet 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 is necessary, all ages are welcome. Stop by anytime between 5:30 and 8pm to be a part of the creative process. Plus, we’ll have live music! The final community-created piece will be presented at 8pm. FREE!

Image: #instaballet performance 


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