Every month, local artists and merchants support the art scene in various Oregon communities with art walks. These art walks offer a free and easy opportunity to enjoy the arts in communities around the state.
For more than a quarter century, First Thursday has meant an evening of art, food and fun. Portland art galleries in downtown, the Pearl District, Northwest Portland, Old Town, Nob Hill and Slabtown open their doors for the monthly gallery walk. Enjoy a day/evening of art, wine and music! Walk or drive from gallery to gallery to view all the new art exhibits. firstthursdayportland.com
On the first Friday of every month, Portland’s eastside galleries, boutiques, eateries and unique spaces open their doors to promote culture and the arts. facebook.com/1FPDX
Now in its 19th season, the Alberta Arts District Festival on Northeast Alberta Street from NE 15th to NE 30th avenues is the place to be. This street event is held the last Thursday of every month, year-round, from 5 or 6 pm to 9 or 10 pm, with street closures from 6 to 9 pm during the summer months. This community-grown event is free to all artists and art vendors, musicians, performers and visitors. lastthursdayonalberta.com 503-823-1052
Ashland First Friday is an eclectic mix of visual delights, interesting conversations, intimate music and tasty treats. The collage of image and experience grows as you stroll the galleries in the Historical Downtown and Railroad Districts. Join us year-round for the Art Walk from 5 to 8 pm.
View sensational local and national art at dozens of businesses downtown on the first Friday of every month. Shops are matched with artists and stay open late. Many businesses serve food and wine as they welcome you in to enjoy their space and this wonderful evening. downtownbend.org
Lane Arts Council presents the First Friday ArtWalk year-round in downtown Eugene. Take the guided tour and follow the host to hear from the featured artists, or explore the other galleries and venues from 5:30-8 pm on your own. This event happens rain or shine and is always free!
The Corvallis Arts Walk is a grassroots-organized art walk that takes place on the third Thursday of each month in downtown Corvallis. Galleries, studios, arts and crafts stores, and the occasional pop-up keep their doors open late to host an art-related event or demonstration. CorvallisArtsWalk.com