(Above: New work by several area artists, including Claire Burbridge, is on display at the Karin Clarke Gallery.)

Edited by Randi Bjornstad

Downtown Eugene’s First Friday ArtWalk will be May 3, and as usual will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Maps for the self-guided tours of the participating locations are available at the Farmers Market Pavilion at 85 E. 8th Ave., where the Artist Marketplace also will be underway.

WildCraft Cider Works and Kento’s will be selling food and beverages during the art walk, and there will be an ArtWalk After Hours performance of jazz/funk/neo-soul music by the Natsukashii Soul quintet from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., featuring Autumn Rose (vocals), Frank Visconti (trumpet), Vincent Panero (keyboard/guitar), Greg McKelvey (bass), and Sam Hayward (drums).

Those who need a lift to the ArtWalk can go online on May 3 and download a free LTD bus pass at lanearts.org/first-friday-artwalk/.

Here’s an alphabetical list of participating ArtWalk locations, which will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted:

Allies, LLC (200 E. 11th Ave., Suite 13) — Group Art, featuring original artworks by member artists. Proceeds benefit Allies’ Art Fund.

Colorful creations by Erick Wonderly Varela are on show at Bumble Boutique.

Bumble Boutique (233 W. 5th Ave.) — Art by Eugene illustrator, muralist, and teaching artist Erick Wonderly Varela, drawing from nature and Central American folk art.

Capitello Wines (540 Charnelton St.) — Colorful: A Happy Collection of Vibrant Abstracts showcases work by local artist and flower farmer Cindy Ingram. Explore intoxicating textures and unabashed reflections of light in this fresh addition to Capitello’s tasting room, with new works rotating in regularly.

ColdFire Brewing (263 Mill St.) — Lael Salaets layers color and tones to maximize depth, creating both realist and impressionist works that suggest narrative and develop form, space, and highlight the passage of time.

Eugene Printmakers at ArtCity Studios (160 E. Broadway, lobby) — Monoprint Mania! Experiment with Gelli Print Plates, an easy technique you can use to make one-of-a-kind prints at home, no printing press needed. We will be set up in the lobby so that it is accessible to all, come print with us!

Flux Crystals (280 W. Broadway) — Pieces of You by Gloria Udosenata is an invitation into shadow, through the portal, and into the depths. This collection explores connections between flesh, fauna, and spirit using acrylics and canvas to express and translate visions from beyond the veil.

FUSE Jewelry Collective (112 E. 13th Ave.) — Visit this newly opened venue, a place for jewelry lovers to learn, shop, create, and connect. Check out the FUSE showroom, displaying collections by local jewelry designers as well as thoughtfully curated, small-batch gift items. Take a tour of the FUSE Classroom, learn about our newest metalsmithing workshop offerings, and enter our Class Raffle for a chance to win a FREE workshop!

Good Creative Design (942 Olive St.) — Engage with an interactive graphic design studio and see ART as a living, breathing experience. YOU are ART, WE are ART. This is ART. Lights, lasers, music, lively conversation, and art styles represented include watercolor, abstract illustration, woodcut designs, mixed media, and more. Special live DJ set by Avitar Virgonian. Recognizing May Bike Month, indoor bike parking will be available.  

Marjorie Taylor’s creations are part of a new show at the Karin Clarke Gallery.

Karin Clarke Gallery (760 Willamette St.) — Florae Animalia, featuring new work by Claire Burbridge, Matthew Dennison, Marjorie Taylor, and Olga Volchkova.

MECCA (555 High St.) — Planet Vs. Plastics, an Earth Day art challenge featuring more than 70 young artists creating art from “upcycled” discarded materials.

One Wall Gallery at Epic Seconds (30 E. 11th Ave.) — Vessels, a group show featuring work by Avantika Bawa, Iván Carmona, Dan Gluibizzi, Justin L’Amie, Brad Mildrexler, John Richardson, David Schell, Benjamin Terrell, Ellen Weider and Rachael Zur, including paintings, drawings and sculptures exploring notions of containment and form.

OSLP Arts & Culture Center (110 E. 11th Ave., Suite C) — Spring Showcase, art created during our fall and winter studio classes, including shadowboxes, mosaics, cardboard creatures, paintings and jewelry, plus a celebration of the life and artwork of local artist Larry Hurst.

Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl St.) — Art by Jenny Gray, exploring

The Starlight Lounge is showing work by Tiana Buckner.

growth and change through repeating shapes representing organisms or segments of time, using acrylic on raw canvas that is then cut apart and collaged.

Starlight Lounge (830 Olive St.) — Digital and mixed-media pieces by  Tiana Buckner. Instagram: @Ralamac. Ages 21+.

The New Zone Gallery (110 E. 11th Ave.)  — Art by New Zone members, with live music by Steve Goodbar and four special shows during May:

  • Random Thoughts and Retrospective, watercolor paintings of the natural world by Robin Marks-Fife;
  • Hegemony by Ralf Huber, an assemblage examining the real reasons behind wars fought in the name of freedom, security, and democracy;
  • CMA2 International Mosaic Exhibition, a juried show of work by 38 mosaic artists from 13 U.S. states and and three countries;
  • Art by students from ECCO High School, exploring their desire and potential to succeed.

University of Oregon Center for Art Research (510 Oak St.) — Progress by Marcus Fischer and Lisa Ward, examining varied definitions “progress” related to human intervention in unleveraged places.

Urban Canvas Murals — Windowfront paintings at:

  • 945 Olive St. Alley — A Springtime Gathering, Erick Wonderly Varela’s colorful, stylized hummingbirds and rhododendrons.
  • 941 and 957 Willamette St. Alley — Murals by Wayde Love and Mural Mice Universal.
  • 1059 Willamette St. — Community Sunset in Eugene by Teak.

Windowfront Exhibitions where empty storefronts become galleries:

  • 824 Charnelton St. — Liminal, paintings by street artist Lambtown42 on salvaged wood panels and vinyl LPs.
  • 260 W. Broadway — Brilliant & Resilient, curated by Mobility International USA (MIUSA), portraying personal stories of 30 disabled women activists representing diverse countries, cultures, and disabilities, whether physical, visual, hearing, or cognitive.
  • 99 W. 10th Ave., south window — Forced Perspective by Agnese Cebere, examining the cultural view of the cowboyas a one-dimensional fiction.

Additional participating locations:

  • Broadway Commerce Center (44 W. Broadway)
  • Dark Pine Coffee (954 Pearl St.)
  • LTD Downtown Station (3500 E. 17th Ave.)
  • High Street Tonics (267 W. 8th Ave.)
  • Rooted Remedies (271 W. 8th Ave.)

Lane Arts Council

Lane Arts Council is a nonprofit organization that works to cultivate strong and creative arts communities throughout Lane County, by providing high-quality arts experiences, engaging people of all ages in arts education, and encouraging artistic endeavors.Planet Vs. Plastics, an Earth Day art challenge featuring more than 70 young artists creating art from “upcycled” discarded materials.

Planet Vs. Plastics, features art by 70 students, created from discarded materials, on display at Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts (MECCA).