Visual Arts Week

Visual Arts Week 2020

Eugene celebrates the visual arts with a week-long downtown festival featuring the 20x21 EUG Mural Project’s Eugene Walls, the Mayor’s Art Show, Salon des Refusés, Eugene Biennial and the BRIDGE Exhibition with innovative, contemporary art installations. The Visual Arts Festival brings together street art, contemporary art and gallery art into an event for the entire family.

August 7-15, 2020

Check back early June for event details.

Call for submissions

Visual Arts Week is co-hosted by the City of Eugene Cultural Services, Lane Arts Council and Maude Kerns Art Center. Visual arts week celebrates the visual arts by bringing together local, regional, national, and international artists in a variety of settings, including galleries, public engagements and street art. Visual Arts Week celebrates and gives visibility to the visual arts community by providing a platform for experimentation, discussion and public engagement.

We are looking to curate workshops, temporary art installations and open studio tours to celebrate and give visibility to the visual arts community.

Submissions are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 3.  Applicants will be informed of selection by May 18.

  1. Workshops
  2. Art Installations
  3. Studio Tours

Maude Kerns Art Center is co-hosting the 2020 Visual Arts Week with City of Eugene Cultural Services and Lane Arts Council.

We are currently seeking proposals for mini-workshops (2-4 hours long) at either your studio or at the Maude Kerns Art Center, August 7-15. Limited instructor compensation is available or you may charge a minimal fee to attend the workshop.


  • Applications may be submitted beginning now. Applications close at 11:59 p.m., May 3.
  • All submissions will be reviewed and you will be notified by May 18 if your workshop has been selected.

Your Responsibility:

  • Submit a formal proposal with your workshop idea
  • Coordinate all materials and supplies needed for your workshop
  • Co-market your workshop with Visual Arts Week messaging and branding – publish on your website, FB page, Instagram, media contacts, etc.

Maude Kerns Art Center Responsibility:

  • Cultural Services will provide overall marketing for Visual Arts Week
  • Maude Kerns Art Center will provide marketing specifically for the workshops
  • Information signage will be provided for the outside of your studio

If you have any questions, contact Tina at Maude Kerns, 541-345-1571.

City of Eugene Cultural Services, Lane Arts Council and Maude Kerns Art Center are partnering to host Visual Arts Week.

Lane Arts
Maude Kerns Art Center