Local artists transform Eugene’s vacant storefronts into interactive works of art
Windowfront Exhibitions returns to downtown Eugene with a new collection of rotating public art installations curated for the fall season.
Opening Oct. 6, the new installations follow the theme “To Behold” by presenting artworks that encourages us to gaze upon, apprehend and understand life, nature, childhood, grief and all that makes us human. The exhibitions will remain on display until Jan. 14.
Some highlights from this season’s installations:
- 824 Charnelton St.: Yuruhary Gallardo-Garcia's series of oil paintings, titled “When It Rains...,” depicts nature as perceived by a child playing outside in the rain when all is muddy, when all life is drinking and thriving in the backyard.
- 260 W. Broadway: “The Veil” is a series of sculptures made from chicken wire by Kimberly Strohman. Her creations bring attention to lives impacted by pregnancy and infant loss and honor those infants who taught love and grief in the same short breath.
Windowfront Exhibitions showcases local artists and arts organizations, transforms empty storefronts into galleries, highlights downtown businesses and offers vibrancy and engagement to the community. We believe all spaces have potential to be transformed by artists and innovation. Windowfront Exhibitions is committed to furthering inclusivity into everyday practice in public art, spaces and dialogue beyond designated months.
Thanks to partners Pacific Real Estate Services and Broadway Place for supporting this season’s installations. For more information, visit eugene-or.gov/windowfrontexh.