community guide to Eugene and beyond

Eugene is a city of arts and artists. Many well known performing and fine artists reside in the city. Festivals and year-round arts events bring excellence in performance and content to Eugene. Their ongoing successes reflects the support this community lends to the arts.


If you are looking for a unique object as a gift or for yourself, a creative class to attend, or simply want to be entertained, look no further than Eugene.

Local Artists & Craftspeople

David Gusset

Maker of Violins, Violas and Violoncellos.


Designs by Dru Jewelry


Dinosaur Woodworking

Custom-crafted furniture and fine carpentry.


Laughter Pieces


Marcus Berkner Jewelry


Terry Brown Glass

Offering art glass which employs textured designs and patterns. Using wide and narrow bars, small rectangles, triangles and squares. Of which, the smallest pieces are fused into rounded jewels for 'accents'. She then arranges these pieces into geometric patterns on top of squares and rectangles of clear glass. These creations are then 'transformed' into plates, platters, signs, plaques, standing panels, window panels, luminarias, sconces, knobs, pulls, mirrors, photo frames and custom fused glass tiles.


Raku Pottery Fish


Shining Light Jewelry

Visual Arts

Designed to support, encourage, and promote the arts in the central Oregon coast counties. Artists and galleries can purchase affordable web pages that are complete with images of their artworks and contact information. It is primarily designed as an informational site but some artists have opted to use it as an on-line sales venue in addition. Online viewers can now download and print the monthly Florence GALA Art Walk Schedule.


Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts

The Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts (DIVA) in Eugene , Oregon is building a community for the arts in downtown Eugene. They are re-inventing Eugene as a destination for visual arts activities for locals and visitors alike.


Accordions Anonymous

By creating a safe and caring atmosphere, this group helps its members overcome the debilitating effects of accordion addiction.



Performing music inspired by the Middle East and Mediterranean.


Bone Doctors

Dr.D.Maddux, Carol West, Mike Reed & T-bone Weldon.


Bob Boyers

Musician Bob Boyers has had a long and rewarding career in the music industry. Bob plays the 'straight-ahead' style of jazz and has a varied knowledge of all the jazz standards, particularly some of the Latin favorites of the 40's and 50's.


Chip Cohen

Chip plays fiddle with Eugene, Oregon folk-rock groups the Crawdads of Pure Love and the Peter Wilde Band and singer/guitarists Sharon Rogers.


Theo Czuk

Eugene area singer/songwriter Theo Czuk has been called, "...the Kurt Vonnegut of songwriting." and is available for local engagements on Vocals/Piano/Guitar and performing as a solo, duo, trio or quartet.


The Daddies

The Cherry Poppin' Daddies style of music incorporates swing, big band, ska, and punk.


Eugene Peace Choir

Building community and inspiring activism through passionate performances.


The Eugene Symphony Orchestra

Ticket information for upcoming concerts and pre-concert talks for the whole family with musical director and conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya.


Group Therapy Jazz Quintet

Composed of piano, bass, trumpet and drums. Group Therapy plays what is known as 'straight ahead jazz' of the 30s, 40s, and some more contemporary tunes.


Sean Shanahan

Contact via email for info.


David Jacobs-Strain

The future of the blues meets the traditions of the blues.


Laura Kemp

Folk and acoustic rock music.



Here's the funniest, strangest and most beautiful mixed-marriage of musical styles in Eugene.


Gus Russel

Eugene Oregon Jazz Pianist Gus Russell is involved in composing, arranging, teaching, recording and live performances. For the last 25 years he has been teaching and performing almost every musical style imaginable: jazz, latin, classical, blues, rock, country, gospel, broadway, and funk.


John Shipe Band

Formerly a member of the Renegade Saints.


Eagle Park Slim

Eugene musician Eagle Park Slim has been a party to the blues for over 30 years.


Standing in the Middle

An alternative, blues, folk, jazz, rock, country and classical band performing in Eugene & Corvallis, Oregon.


Rob Tobias & Friends

Rob is a singer/songwriter who writes, records and plays original music.


The Vipers

Comprised of Eagle Park Slim (vocals, guitar), Jon Silvermoon (vocals, harmonica), Johnny "Guitar" Ward (guitar), Byron Case (bass) and Rick Markstrom (vocals, drums).


Mare Wakefield

Laid-back style and down-to-earth stage presence.


Dar Williams

Dar has been one of the leading voices in "new folk" since she burst on the scene in the early 1990's.



Eugene's award winning female comedy troupe.

Galleries & Shops

Alder Gallery

1 Pearl - Coburg, OR



Jacobs Gallery

Hult Center



Karin Clarke Gallery

760 Willamette



L.C.C. Gallery

400 E 30th

747-4501 ext. 2409



164 W Broadway



White Lotus Gallery

760 Willamette


Regional Events

Art and the Vineyard


Britt Festival




Davinci Days


Eugene Celebration

Fall festival of the arts in downtown Eugene. Featuring event schedules, volunteer opportunities, musicians and admissions.


Slug Queen Eugene

The world's most comprehensive site for all things Slug Queen.


Fall Festival


Eugene Irish Cultural Festival

The all day family-oriented festival includes workshops, wonderful musicians and dancers. Wander the halls and enjoy our vendors’ celtic offerings or explore the interesting educational crafts for the entire family.


Oregon Bach Festival


Oregon Country Fair

A three day gathering held each year in July on 280 wooded acres west of Eugene. It represents the best of handmade crafts, music, foods, and community based culture.


Oregon Festival of American Music

A year-round American music and cultural institution that presents an array of festivals, concert series and educational programs representing the rich diversity of American music.


Salem Art Festival


Eugene Saturday Market


Scandinavian Festival


Shakespeare Fest


Actors Cabaret of Eugene

Providing seating for a restaurant and two theaters, the Cabaret and the Annex. They are a non-profit performing arts organization presenting plays, musicals, premiere and original productions, and much more.


The Very Little Theatre

The Theatre was born on March 3, 1929, when eight Eugene theatre enthusiasts got together to form a theatre group.


Oregon Contemporary Theatre

The group formerly known as Lord Leebrick Theatre Company has moved to a new downtown location but continues to provide the high quality productions that have made them a local favorite for many years.


PotPie Theatre

PotPie brings improvisational theater and sketch comedy to a strange new level in their variety show-inspired performances. They currently erform between 8 and 12 times per year in various locations around Eugene (And sometimes beyond).

Museums on the Web

The Science Factory

Hands-on children's activities, live interactive planetarium shows, classes, camps and more.

Eugene, OR


Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Discover galleries featuring American, European, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese art.

Eugene, OR


Museum of Natural History

Eugene, OR


Portland Art Museum

Portland, OR



New York, NY


Lane Historical Museum

Eugene, OR


The Louvre

Paris, France


Museum of Art

Los Angles, CA


Museum of Contemporary Art

Sydney, Australlia


Smithsonian Institute

Washington, D.C

Organizations & Resources

Craft Emergency Relief



UO School of Music

Eugene, OR


Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts

The Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts (DIVA) in Eugene , Oregon is building a community for the arts in downtown Eugene. They are re-inventing Eugene as a destination for visual arts activities for locals and visitors alike.


Emerald Art Center

Art classes, workshops, outreach programs, gallery and gift shop located in downtown Springfield at 500 Main Street.

Phone: 726-8595

Hours: Tue-Sat 11-4


Lane Arts Council

Eugene, OR



The Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts provides affordable arts education to the Lane County community through hands-on opportunities for creative reuse and artistic expression.


Maude Kerns Art Center

Eugene, OR


Oregon Arts Commision



Regional Arts/Culture Council

Eugene, OR


Saturday Market

Eugene, OR


Saturday Markets Guide



Worldwide Arts Resources