Immerse Yourself in Eugene's Vibrant Art Scene

Eugene's vibrant art scene never fails to showcase local artists and businesses. Join me as we embark on a journey through the First Friday ArtWalk and Visual Arts Week, where we will explore downtown galleries, shop at the Artist Marketplace, and immerse ourselves in live music, food trucks, and creative workshops. Get ready to be inspired by the Mayor's Art Show and the unveiling of new public art installations. Let's dive into a month of creativity and artistic expression in Eugene, Oregon.

Exploring the First Friday ArtWalk

Discover the vibrant art scene of Eugene through the First Friday ArtWalk.

Start your artistic journey by joining the First Friday ArtWalk, a self-guided tour of downtown galleries and art venues. Immerse yourself in the diverse range of artwork on display, from paintings and sculptures to multimedia installations. Take your time to appreciate the talent and creativity of local artists as you wander through the streets of Eugene.

Engage with the artists themselves and gain insights into their creative processes. Ask questions, share your thoughts, and connect with the vibrant art community. The First Friday ArtWalk is not just an opportunity to view art, but also a chance to engage with the artists and fellow art enthusiasts.

Shopping at the Artist Marketplace

Discover unique and locally made art pieces at the Artist Marketplace.

Indulge your love for art by exploring the Artist Marketplace, where you can find a wide array of unique and locally made art pieces. From handcrafted jewelry to stunning paintings, there is something for every art lover.

Support local artists and businesses by purchasing one-of-a-kind pieces that reflect the vibrant spirit of Eugene. Whether you're looking for a statement piece for your home or a unique gift for a loved one, the Artist Marketplace offers a treasure trove of artistic gems.

Immersive Music and Culinary Delights

Experience live music and tantalize your taste buds with delicious food at the ArtWalk.

As you explore the ArtWalk, let the rhythm of live music fill the air. Enjoy the energetic performances of The Differant, a talented youth group that brings the sounds of the '50s party hop and jazz rock to life. Feel the music move through you as you continue your artistic journey.

Take a break from the art and indulge in the culinary delights offered by food trucks such as STYR Comfort Food, Lot Dawgs, and Yeti's Shaved Ice. Savor the flavors of Eugene as you recharge and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the ArtWalk.

Crafting and Creativity with ArtCity

Unleash your inner artist with lantern making and hat crafting workshops.

Join the ArtCity crew and a cornucopia of Old Slug Queens for lantern making and hat crafting workshops. Let your creativity soar as you design and create your own unique lantern or hat. These workshops are the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow art enthusiasts and embrace your inner artist.

These workshops are in preparation for the upcoming BEAM events on October 13th and 14th, where your creations will be showcased and celebrated. Don't miss out on this chance to be a part of the vibrant art community and contribute to the beauty of Eugene.

Unveiling New Public Art Installations

Discover the brand new infrastructure of public art in Eugene.

Be among the first to witness the unveiling of new public art installations throughout the ArtWalk. These installations, created by 10 talented artists, represent a significant investment in the city's public art scene. Experience the transformative power of these artworks as they become a part of Eugene's cultural landscape.

Join Jorah LaFleur as she leads a Cultural Currents Installation Tour, providing insights into the inspiration and stories behind each installation. Immerse yourself in the creativity and vision of these artists and gain a deeper appreciation for the power of public art.

Celebrating Artists at the Mayor's Art Show

Celebrate and highlight the incredible talent of local artists at the Mayor's Art Show.

Don't miss the opening reception of the Mayor's Art Show, a celebration of the diverse and exceptional talent of artists in the community. Explore the exhibit, which features dozens of 2D, 3D, and digital artworks that showcase the creativity and skill of local artists.

Immerse yourself in the art while enjoying live music from singer and songwriter Katie Sontag, who will perform original music with audience sing-alongs. Witness the magic of art in action with a live painting performance by featured artist Kendra Carnes. The Mayor's Art Show is a testament to the vibrant art scene in Eugene and a tribute to the incredible artists who call this city home.


Eugene's vibrant art scene comes alive through the First Friday ArtWalk and Visual Arts Week. From exploring galleries and shopping at the Artist Marketplace to immersing yourself in live music and indulging in delicious food, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The unveiling of new public art installations and the Mayor's Art Show further highlight the incredible talent and creativity of local artists. Join us in this month-long celebration of art and be inspired by the beauty and diversity of Eugene's artistic community.

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