Visual Arts Week

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Semana de las Artes Visuales

Visual Arts Week

October 6-15, 2023

Visual Arts Week celebrates the visual arts and provides a platform for experimentation, creativity and dialogue. Join us for the kickoff event at the October 6 First Friday ArtWalk, followed by a week of immersive art experiences.


Visit Eugene’s galleries to enjoy the latest creations from our community’s artists, including the new entries in this year’s Mayor’s Art Show. Learn about the inspiration and processes behind recent artworks and exhibitions with Lane Arts Council's Artist Highlights. Tour satellite art installations and Windowfront Exhibitions displayed throughout the downtown area and revisit our city’s 20x21 murals. Expand your artistic skills under the guidance of seasoned artists in workshops provided by Maude Kerns Art Center. Enter a magical world of illuminated artistry with ArtCity’s BEAM 2023 showcase, then close the week with the nighttime BEAM BRiGHT parade and dance party.


Art is a shared interaction, cultural exchange, and a powerful communication that compels us to think, feel and connect. Celebrate the visual arts with us!  


Visual  Arts Week at the First Friday ArtWalk  

Friday, October 6 • 5:30-8 p.m. | Free

Starting at Farmers Market Pavilion and Plaza

Visual Arts Week begins at Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk. Join us for the opening remarks at the Farmers Market Pavilion as we announce awards for the Mayor’s Art Show and acknowledge recipients of this year’s Community Arts Grants. While you’re there, enjoy live music, an artists’ marketplace and a lantern-making project led by BEAM. At the end of the reception, you can choose to join a tour of new public art installations from the Cultural Currents initiative or embark on your own self-guided tour of downtown gallery exhibits and performance art specially curated for Visual Arts Week. Be sure to visit the Downtown Library to see the opening of this year’s Mayor’s Art Show!


More details will be available soon.


Event Hosts

City of Eugene Cultural Services, Lane Arts Council, Maude Kerns Art Center and ArtCity partner to host Visual Arts Week.

Visual Arts Week partner logos

Event Partners

National Endowment for the Arts, Eugene Library, New Zone Gallery, City of Eugene Public Works, Slug Queen, Turell Group, Emerald Broadband, 5th Street Public Market, Broadway Place Apartments, Pacific Real Estate Services Inc. 

Contact Us

  1. Public Art Manager

    Kate Ali

    Ph: 541-682-6314


  2. Senior Public Art Coordinator

    Chanin Santiago

    Ph: 541-682-6360