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Visual Arts Week Kick-Off at the First Friday ArtWalk

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

Starting at Downtown Park Blocks

The First Friday ArtWalk returns to kick off Visual Arts Week!  Tour the galleries and art venues of Downtown to discover the latest in Eugene's art scene. Sponsored by Summit Bank. 


Up Up Up Inc aerial artistArtistic Encounters: Up Up Up Inc.

Friday, August 6 • 6 p.m. | Free

Park Blocks

Presented by Harmonic Laboratory and City of Eugene Cultural Services

A touring crane truck circus ensemble. For more information visit the Up Up Inc. website.

R0 Prayer Flag CoralR0 Prayer Flag Redux Community Art Project

Friday, August 6 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Join curator, Donald R. Dexter, Jr., DMD in a community art project, the R0 Prayer Flag Redux, a community art project raising funds to support Lane Arts Council’s Artist Support programs. Lane Arts Council supports local artists and arts groups to advance their creative projects and careers. The community art project kick-off is Friday, August 6 during Visual Arts Week. Blank prayer flags will be available for pick up. The call closes on September 20. Your prayer flag will be displayed in a Windowfront Exhibition in October. Encourage friends and family to submit prayer flags! Visit Lane Arts Council for participation details.


Tim Boyden birdOpen House & Studio Sale featuring Creations by Tim Boyden and Dave Imus

August 6 - August 13 • Noon-4 p.m. | Free

1568 Fairmount Boulevard (home & studio of Tim Boyden)

Featuring a wide variety of works by Tim Boyden, including sculpture, unique furniture, painted sayings, cutting boards, greeting cards, etc. Folks are most welcome to wander Tim's whimsical studio and gardens also! Joining Tim is the Map Maker extraordinaire Dave Imus. Cartographer Dave Imus will debut his long-awaited Edition 2, Version 3.1 of his "Essential Geography of the USA ". By adopting the aesthetic of botanical art, Version 3.1 makes United States geography more enjoyable to view and easier to understand. Dave will also show state portraits of Oregon, Washington and California derived from the full US image.

Call 541-342-5937 or email Tim Boyden with questions or desire to come by other times.

Edwin Coleman muralFriendly Area Neighbors Annual Picnic and Mural Celebration

Sunday, August 8 •  2-4 p.m.

Dr. Edwin Coleman Jr. Community Center - 1545 W. 22nd Ave.

Join us to celebrate the completion of the Dr. Edwin Coleman Jr. Center Mural Project!  Music will be provided by Edwin Coleman III, Callan Coleman, Paul Biondi and Gus Russell. Bring your own folding chair or blanket and your picnic or purchase food from food carts. For more information visit the Friendly Area Neighbors website.

Meet Lane Arts Council's 2020 Artist Grant Recipients

Monday, August 9 • 5:30 p.m.

Virtual  on Facebook

Kate Harnedy, Kathleen Caprario, Jorah LaFluer,  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 next year's grant opportunities!


Artistic Encounters: Alves/Bertucci Jazz Quintet

Tuesday, August 10 •  12-1 p.m. | Free

Kesey Square

Presented by Harmonic Laboratory and City of Eugene Cultural Services


Artistic Encounters:  Betty Jaeger 

Wednesday, August 11  •  12-1 p.m. | Free

Kesey Square 

Presented by Harmonic Laboratory and City of Eugene Cultural Services

Singer/Songwriter


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

Wednesday, August 11 • 5:30 p.m.

Virtual  on Facebook

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.

Artistic Encounters: m5 Vibe & NU-Intel/City and Sky

Thursday, August 12 •  11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Free

Kesey Square

Presented by Harmonic Laboratory and City of Eugene Cultural Services
m5 Vibe website

Culture Raising Public Art TJ-Charly Swing-Greg BlackA Conversation on Culture Raising

Thursday, August 12 • 5:30 p.m.

Virtual  on Facebook

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.