(Above: Ron Houchen’s brightly colored paintings sea life are part of the show in the Klausmeier Room at The New Zone Gallery.)

Edited by Randi Bjornstad

Dean Smith is one of the artists whose work is on display at Art with Alejandro.

The Lane Arts Council offers a downtown full of galleries, shops and other arts venues that will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, for self-guided tours to see what local artists and businesses are up to in what everyone hopes will be the waning days of the covid-19 pandemic.

ArtWalk visitors will need to wear masks indoors at all times, as well as outdoors when it’s not possible to socially distance from fellow art appreciators.

On the November First Friday ArtWalk map

Allies LLC (131 E. 11th Ave.) — Featured artists in this exhibit explore the theme of “Enough.” What does it look like to have enough or not have enough? Some works are collaborations in process, including a large creature that craves your gratitudes to feed its belly. In a live demonstration during the ArtWalk, Jon Conway makes leather neck pouches and discusses their significance.

Art with Alejandro (246 E. 5th Ave., Suite 224) — Art with Alejandro is an art gallery, boutique shop, and working art studio offering paint-and-sip classes, custom pet portraits, events, commissioned projects, and more. It features original art by Alejandro Sarmiento and the monthly rotation of other local artists, including Eliza Williams (@rel1zart), MJ Koldewyn, and Dean Smith during the November ArtWalk.

ArtCity Studios on Broadway (160 E. Broadway) — This location houses the working studios of David Placencia of Wheelhaus Arts, Sandra Honda, Emma Lynn, Sabrena Annette, Terry Holloway of Fuzzy Beuys, Darryl Evans, Maggie Morrisette, Erika Propst, Jarrell Blake, Eugene Printmakers (featuring little takeaways during the ArtWalk), and Charly Swing. Eugene Difficult Music Ensemble performs experimental works in the foyer, including the premiere of Christopher DeLaurenti’s Flags Can Do Nothing Without Trumpets.

See Indyanna Rose’s work at Bennett Vineyards & Wine Company

Bennett Vineyards & Wine Company (199 E. 5th Ave. No. 11) — In the show  titled “On Earth,” artist Indyanna Rose uses real life emotions derived from the process of healing wounds to create

works of art, using colors and earth elements (earth, air, fire and water). On display through November 14.

Broadway Commerce Center (44 W. Broadway) — Joanna Izarry is a mixed-media artist from Puerto Rico. Much of her work is 3D and glows in the dark.

ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery (25 E 8th Ave) — New wood and stone carvings by Cedar Caredio, made with a set of antique woodworking tools passed down to him from a master woodcarver.  His pieces blend Pacific Northwest nature with Celtic elements, using a variety of local woods and unusual stones.

Epic Seconds(30 E. 11th Ave.) — “Brick and Mortar,” new work by Mark Beldan features opulent and intimate paintings of houses, done with gouache paint on paper. Born in Canada and residing in London, his work feels foreign and familiar at the same time, referring to the houses portrayed, the physical existence of the gallery and the visibility denied during the pandemic. Up through November.

Check Mate is one of Cedar Caredio’s sculptures of wood and stone at ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery.

Karin Clarke Gallery (760 Willamette St.) — “The 2021 Emerald Print Exchange” is the Whiteaker Printmakers’ annual exhibit and features 175 original fine art prints by artists from 15 countries and 32 U.S. states. View the works in person at Karin Clarke Gallery, but the art will be sold exclusively online via “reverse auction” at WhitPrint.com during the show dates through Nov. 27. Also on display will be by Clarke gallery artists.

The Lincoln Gallery (309 W. 4th Ave.) — OSLP’s Art & Culture Program is cleaning out their archives to make room for new work by offering paintings, drawings, jewelry, ceramics, mosaics, and more are available at low and pay-what-you-want prices. Open 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Windowfront Exhibitions (various locations) — This season’s set of exhibits celebrates artists who identify as American Indian and Alaskan Native, Hispanic, Latina/o/x, or whose ancestors are from Central or South America, including indigenous tribes, Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and any other regions that identify with these cultures. The work can be seen at the following locations:

  • Charro Attire Exhibition (833 Willamette St.) —  Presented by Communidad y Herencia Cultural and curated by Jessica Zapata, founder of Eugene Arte Latino, and the Día de los Muertos Ofrenda presented by MEChA de UO, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Oak Hill School, Division of Equity and Inclusion UO, and Adelante Sí, Secretaría del Migrante y Enlace Internacional and Instituto Estatal de la Cultura (Guanajuato).
  • Breezeway (Between 833 and 857 Willamette St.)  — The R0 Prayer Flag Redux project, curated by Donald R. Dexter, Jr., DMD, raised funds to support Lane Arts Council’s programs for local artists.
  • Work in Many Mediums (856 Willamette St. and 280 W. Broadway) — Features artists Johnny Rolling Thunder, Rogene Mañas, Marina Hajek, Mija Matriz, Esteban Camacho Steffensen, Joanna Irizarry, Andrea Ros, Patricia Montoya Donohue, and Mujeres con Alas.
  • Eugene Arte Latino & Comunidad y Herencia Cultural (1004 Willamette St.) — Día de Muertos, Patrimonio Inmaterial UNESCO projection slideshow, along with a pop-up performance by Mariachi Monumental and FREE tamales, hot chocolate and traditional Mexican Bread.
  • Windowfront mural (1038 Willamette St.) Art by by Alejandro Sarmiento.
  • VRGNZ  (270 W. Broadway) —Installation includes sculpture, painting and prints from the Queen Vandals Collective and a large skateboard display.

Special events

Bailamos Latin Dance Network at 5th Street Market (550 Pearl St, in The Alley) — Experience Latino music and dance with Bailamos Latin Dance Network, a collective of dancers, DJs, event organizers, and instructors who are looking to create communities to promote and support LatinX dance culture. Lesson starts at 6 p.m., with social dancing 6:30 p.m. to 8.30pm. Free – donations accepted.

Day of the Dead in Mexico: A Photography Slideshow & Pop-Up (1004 Willamette St) — Showcases the work of Guillermo Reza, Pedro Berruecos, and Maricela Figueroa, along with a pop-up performance by Mariachi Monumental and FREE tamales, hot chocolate and traditional Mexican Bread. Presented by Eugene Arte Latino & Comunidad y Herencia Cultural. Please wear your face mask all the time during the event. 5:30-7:30pm. FREE!

About Lane Arts Council

Lane Arts Council is a nonprofit organization that works to cultivate strong and creative arts communities throughout Lane County, providing high-quality arts experiences, engaging people of all ages in arts education and encouraging artistic endeavors.


Windows throughout the downtown Eugene area are decorated with work by local artists, such as this piece by Esteban Camacho Steffensen.