BRIDGE Exhibitions

BRIDGE Exhibitions

Contemporary Art

The City of Eugene’s BRIDGE Exhibitions, creates opportunities for innovative, contemporary art projects, pieces and experiences that explore, express or reflect social, personal, political or ecological issues of the times. Artists and organizations engage in conversation with curator, Lillian Almeida, to effectively place locally generated contemporary art projects in the public eye.

These works activate public spaces and highlight artists and arts organizations that creatively contribute to the current discourse in our community and beyond.

Current Exhibition

BRIDGE Spring 2019

The Distance Between Us

Sponsored by Earthbound Moon

April 14-20, 2019

Willamette Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, map available soon

What if you lived in an artwork? What if we walked along a city street the way we walk through a museum? Can we see our surroundings as cultural treasures? The Distance Between Us is an artwork exploring these questions and many more.


For one week, Willamette Street between 7th and 8th Avenues will be turned into an artwork, The Distance Between Us. Fifteen businesses along this block are collaborating with fifteen artists. Each business/artist pair will create a limited edition work of art that doubles as a product of the business. The artworks are available through sales and engagement.

Throughout the exhibition, events will take place, including guided docent tours during the day; and discussions, live music and a pub quiz in the evenings.

  1. Artworks
  2. Events
  3. Join a Tour
  4. Collectible Tiles

Ravens and artist Sterling Israel

Creating "Four Corners of Our World," a set of prints exploring the science and mythology of ravens.

London Hair Studio and Spa and artist Courtney Stubbert

Creating "Let's Compromise," a gel nail design available by appointment.

City of Eugene Parking Services and artist Bret Pendlebury

Creating "Thank You Ticket," featuring a portrait of the Parcade garage located at 7th and Willamette.

Manifest Beer Company and artist Sunny Selby Johnston

Creating "Still Moving Life," a single keg of beer and portrait fragment coasters.

Doc's Pad and artist Joshua Isaac Finch

Creating a mixed drink, "Dive & Hasten"

Spence & Sabitt, LLP and artist Libby Wadsworth

Creating "...Some Words," a set of printing plates visitors may use to make their own rubbings of legal language explorations.

Urban Therapeutic and artist Lisa Sansevere

Creating a "Stained Glass Garden," a scented sand or salt desk garden.

City of Eugene Facilities Management and artists Helen Liu and Elnaz Talaei

Creating "Growth," attempted collaborations responding to the landscape elements along the block.

Park Street Cafe’ and artist Charly Swing

Creating "The Smeede," a sandwich.

Perugino Coffeehouse and artist Mika Aono

Creating "Ichigo-Ichie, -Stumbling Upon," a tea drink engaged with a transformation of the coffeehouse space.

Gary Dawson Design and artist Tallmadge Doyle

Creating "Octopus Embrace," a pendant available for sale at Urban Therapeutic.

AHM Brands and artist Ugo Akabike

Creating a logo for The Distance Between Us exhibition branding.

Sushi-Ya and artist Randolph Carter

Creating "Into the Deep," a sushi roll.

Earthbound Moon and artists Mei-ling Lee & Jeff Goolsby

Creating "Alte Innenstadt Vido Stroll," an audio/video engagement with the street and the projects along it this week.

Brought to you by the City of Eugene BRIDGE Exhibition. Created by the arts collaborative Earthbound moon.

EarthBound Moon

EarthBound Moon

Contact Us

  1. Lillian Almeida, BRIDGE Exhibitions Curator
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Lillian Almeida

Lillian Almeida has been a working artist for as long as she can remember. Through more than 30 years working and teaching classes in her various art studios she has maintained a passionate interest in fostering greater connections among local artists and finding the resources that will grow their practices. Since moving to Lane County in 1995 she has built a network to help her further art. She is a founding member of Art City Eugene and the brainchild behind BRIDGE Exhibitions, which debuts this summer during the Visual Arts Festival. The founding principal behind BRIDGE is providing support for contemporary art in Eugene to grow. She believes contemporary art needs a team, long-term support and collaboration, and BRIDGE seeks to connect the gap between what contemporary art is and the public.