Lane Arts Council is proud to kick-off Visual Arts Week with First Friday ArtWalk on August 6th. Visual Arts Week will be filled with Events, Workshops, Gallery Tours and More!

Join us for three Virtual ArtTalks. You’ll get an in-depth look at the recent projects of Lane Arts Council’s 2020 Artist Grant recipients, hear about new Percent for Art projects, and join a conversation about the new Culture Raising artwork installed at the Riverfront.

Meet Our 2020 Artist Grant Recipients

Monday, August 9 • 5:30pm
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Kate Harnedy, Kathleen Caprario, Jorah LaFleur, Uyen-Thi Nguyen, and Cullen Vance received the first annual Artist Grant during the summer of 2020. Join the discussion to hear directly from the artists about their projects and how this grant impacted their practice. You’ll also learn about grant opportunities!

Percent for Art ArtTalk
Featuring Pete Goldlust, Melanie Germond and Matt Burney

Wednesday, August 11 • 5:30pm
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Eugene artists Pete Goldlust and Melanie Germond were selected to complete two Percent-for-Art Projects in Eugene at Echo Hollow Pool and Campbell Community Center. During this ArtTalk, they will discuss their current and previous public art projects, and share their experiences and challenges in pursuing and completing these commissions. Joining them will be their collaborator, Matt Burney of So Metal Fabrication, to speak about the process from the fabricator’s perspective.

A Conversation on Culture Raising

Thursday, August 12 • 5:30pm
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A panel discussion with artists TJ, Charly Swing, Greg Black, and participants who worked together to raise up our Native American and Indigenous community through the social practice photography piece titled Culture Raising, located at the Riverfront Park Plaza. The panel discussion will be led by LCC Longhouse Steward, Lori Tapahonso.

Visual Arts Week is co-presented by the City of Eugene Cultural ServicesLane Arts Council, and Maude Kerns Art Center.