(Above: A photo exhibit that portrays the importance of bicycles to Springfield’s history and citizens, Freedom on Two Wheels: Springfield’s Bicycling Past, is on display at the Springfield Museum through June 29.)

By Randi Bjornstad

The Second Friday Art Walk in downtown Springfield begins at 5:30 p.m. on June 14 at the Island Park Gallery inside the Willamalane Adult Activity Center at 215 West C St. This month’s tour guide is Kathleen Caprario, instructor of arts at Lane Community College.

Artists from the Brownsville Art Association have an exhibit at the Emerald Art Center in June

From there, tourists can take a complimentary shuttle east to Fifth and Main streets for the rest of the art walk — the shuttle will run back and forth from the activity center to downtown until 7 p.m. — or walk, bike, or drive themselves to the second stop, at about 6 p.m. at the Emerald Art Center at 500 Main St.

The exhibit at the Island Park Gallery features stained glass art by Kristin Hawke, which combines modern twists with medieval techniques, sometimes incorporating shells, rocks, and other natural elements into the time-honored craft.

There’s a lot going on at the Emerald Art Center, with a show of work by members of the Brownsville Art Association on display through June in the center’s John and Robin Jaqua Gallery, including a reception for the artists during the evening. The Brownsville Gallery is open Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 255 N. Main St. in Brownsville. Information about the gallery and its classes and exhibits is online at brownsvilleart.org/.

Emerald Art Center member Catt Foy has work on the walls during June

Also on display at the Emerald Art Center during June is work by members Sharon Goddard on the East Wall gallery space, and Catt Foy on the South Wall.

Next up on the tour is the Springfield City Hall Gallery at 225 Fifth St., at about 6:30 p.m. This stop offers an exhibit titled Transformation: Artwork from the Jacobi Family, with works by Celeste Schield Jacobi, her husband, Charles, and their daughter Genevieve. The reception there includes live music by Eugene singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Keenan Dorn.

About 6:45 p.m., at  The Tronson Gallery of Contemporary Art at 740 Main St., tourgoers will see original woodcuts and prints by the late Orval Dillingham, a California artist whose work spans six decades. Members of his family will be present.

Next, at about 7 p.m. at Neu Real Estate right across the street at 741-B Main St., Scott Kelly  shows his sports and wildlife photography.

Memento Ink at 525 Main St. is next at about 7:15 p.m., where the business will offer a customer appreciation party on the occasion of its eighth anniversary, with food and beverages, music, and an all-staff art show.

The last official stop on the tour, at about 7:30 p.m., is Cheesesteak NW at 521 Main St., where Bend artist Kevin Carter has a photographic exhibit.

Of course, Second Friday Art Walk visitors may stop at any of the official venues on their own at any time from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., as well as the following venues that also will be open for the evening:

  •  Springfield Museum, 590 Main St. — Freedom on Two Wheels: Springfield’s Bicycling Past, an exploration of the role of bicycles in Springfield history, and the liberties that bicycles offered local citizens; on view through June 29.
  • Hearts for Hospice, 444 Main Street — Art by Robin Marks-Fife, with music by Lisa Oxman, complimentary refreshments by Guy, and Paco’s famous cookies.
  • 100 Mile Bakery, 418 A St.
  • Malerische Galerie, 236 Main St.
  • Bartolotti’s NY style Pizza and Italian Bistro, 330 Main St.
  • Hap-hazard Creativity, 331 Main St. — Art by Denise Davis of Karmidilo Clayworks, using botanical imprints that captures the essence of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Dark and Stormy Food and Garden Lounge, 420 Main St.
  • Wildish Theater, 630 Main St.
  • The Refinery Skin Care and Spa, 740-B Main St.
  • Mezza Luna Pizzeria, 115 S. Fifth St.
  • Chow/Moe’s Tavern, 471 South A St.