Celebrate Eugene’s vibrant art scene during the May 3rd 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.

View the list of participating venues | Join the Facebook event

Need a ride to the ArtWalk? You can get your free LTD bus pass just before the event on the ArtWalk page!

This Month’s ArtWalk Sponsors: 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 Community 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/


Farmers Market Pavilion and Plaza (85 E 8th Ave)

Join us at the Farmers Market Pavilion to pick up your ArtWalk guide, and start your adventure!

  • ArtWalk After Hours performance by Natsukashii Soul from 7:30pm-9:30pm!
  • WildCraft Cider Works and Jef Five Hot Dogs serving up food and beverages 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.
Image c/o Natsukashii Soul


May is officially Bike Month in Lane County – so mark your calendars and get your bike ready to ride! Nationally celebrated since 1956, Bike Month has been celebrated in Lane County since 2014.Throughout the month, community members are invited to bike for fun, exercise, errands, and trips around town. Get ready for a kick-off party at Oakshire Brewing, a fun passport with prizes, a bike month challenge, a bike film fest, and fun rides, among other happenings. For a complete list of Bike Month events and activities, visit WeBikeLane.org.

Keep your eyes peeled for this year’s Bike Month poster and fill-out your Bike Month passport to win swag including bells, pins, mugs, and bandanas – all designed by local artist Erick Wonderly. Simply pick- up a Bike Month passport at your local bike shop and gather passport stickers by attending Bike Month events or visiting local bike shops.

Some 2024 Bike Month calendar highlights include:
● Kick-Off Party – May 1
● Learn To Ride – May 4
● Birds, Bikes & Balance All-Ages Yoga – May 12
● Filmed By Bike Film Festival – May 18
● Better Ways Block Party – May 19
Interested in hosting a Bike Month event? Anyone can create a ride or event and make it part of Bike

Image: “May is Bike Month” by Wonderly 


110 E 11th Ave

 Among the special shows this month at The New Zone Art Gallery, one of note is the CMA2 International Mosaic Exhibition, a juried show featuring 38 diverse mosaic artists from 13 States and three countries. Michelle Sider mosaic creation Hoisted Hulls can be seen on the May First Friday ArtWalk poster. This Exhibition showcases vibrant and colorful art pieced together to create beautiful scenes. 

Image: “Hoisted Hulls” by Sider