Temporary art exhibitions are an entry point for artists to create work in the public realm. Artists are given opportunities to engage the City as a studio and a playground, providing unexpected creative experiences. Check out what’s happening today!
Visual Arts Week
Celebrating the visual arts with the Mayor's Art Show, First Friday ArtWalk, workshops, artist talks and more! August 6-13, 2021
Mayor's Art Show
Mayor's Art Show celebrates local artists, art production and champions the visual arts. August 6-September 6, 2021
Come downtown by foot, car or bike to enjoy windowfronts transformed into art installations.
Temporary Art Installations
Presented by ArtCity, in partnership with City of Eugene Parks and Open Spaces and Cultural Services
Culture Raising is a temporary public art project along a 100 foot fenceline in the new Riverfront Park. The artwork brings awareness to the Native American people and cultures in our community. Through this installation, the public will see larger than life faces of Native American people who live in our community. Half of each elder’s face is matched with a youth or young adult face, representing the past, present and future of the cultures and emphasizing unity. This project was made possible by Urban Renewal Funding and was an open call artist opportunity.
Reflections Space: Shine ON
North Fence on 30th Ave. between Harris & University
Brought to you by ArtCity Eugene
Shine ON is a SAFE community building public art project that brings school communities, neighborhoods, and the town together on a quest for hope, purpose and creativity through an eco-based and collaborative public art creation. The vision for Reflections Space: Shine ON is to create an inspiring message that the community will carry forward.
Participants can show up to participate in creating the art when they like. There is no mass gathering, only the need to observe, be respectful and wait your turn to add your special items, recycled plastic, or found objects that will fill in the letters and literally spell out the words “SHINE ON”. The letters S-H-I-N-E O-N are ‘mapped’ out with color coded tape on the chain link fence. Participants simply tie their objects into the letter that matches the color of each object. Together we create and Shine ON.
Reflections Space: A Call for Our Future
Mid August-December 2020, Installation 2022
Found in the Whiteaker Neighborhood. More details to come.
Brought to you by Whitaker Community Art Team
The murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer has sparked global social movements calling for change in the institutions that perpetuate systemic racism destroying black communities and ending black lives. Simultaneously, COVID-19 has fundamentally altered the way in which we interact with each other and express ourselves, both privately and publicly, causing, for some, a profound and sustained sense of isolation.
In “A Call for Our Future” the Whiteaker Community Art Team (WCAT) is using a mobile visual art installation that resembles a British Red Telephone Box, creating an invitation for participants to call their future selves. Inside the installation, the WCAT will have instructions for participants to call a phone number and provide a message to their future selves, two years from now, reflecting on what future they want, and commit to building. These expressions will then be recorded and transcribed. After being recorded and transcribed, these messages will then be shared with the community in two years, through audio and visual installations. Participants will then be able to reflect on what they were experiencing during a time when it took a global pandemic to provide people the space and free time to join an international human rights movement against black violence, racism and systemic oppression.