Downtown Happenings

Umbrellas with light

Come rain or shine, you’ll always find fun and unexpected entertainment in the heart of our community with light, color, music and more. All programs are co-presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services.


  1. Rain Play
  2. Umbrella Project
  3. Winter Lights
  4. Rain Machine
  5. Roaming Ambiance
  6. Puddle Disco

Rain Play

January-April

Presented by ArtCity Eugene

Rain Play is an ephemeral sidewalk art installation, inviting you out in the rain to explore Downtown Eugene to discover art that only appears when it rains!


Page Biersdorff 960 Olive StCurrent installations 


“The Carnivore” by artist Barbara Counsil

Ambrosia (Broadway & Pearl)


“Raining Cats and Dogs” by artist Themma Miller

Euphoria Chocolate (Alley on south side)


“Puddle Lover” by artist Kelsey Buzzell

Noisette (Charnelton & Broadway)


“Flower Garden” by artist Lisa Yu

LTD - near Rosa Parks Sculpture (10th & Olive)


“SUPERHYDROPHOBIC” by artist Lisa Yu

Lane Community College (10th & Charnelton)


“Orcas” by artist Page Biersdorff

Olive Street near Downtown EPD Substation


Aaron Sullivan Downtown Public Library east“Feel the Rain” by artist Page Biersdorff

Sizzle Pie (Broadway & Willamette)


“The Power of Water” by artist Page Biersdorff

941 Oak St. in front of mail boxes


“Neil's World” by artist Aaron Sullivan

Downtown Eugene Public Library (Oliver Street entrance)


“Love Weathers All” by artist Dana Hawes-Davis

 InEugene Real Estate (Oak & Broadway)


“Talking to Fish” by artist Pete Goldlust

Turtles Sculptures near Well's Fargo (Oak & Broadway)


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     For a listing of other downtown happenings check out downtowneugene.com



City of Eugene Cultural Services is committed to working with our partners and stakeholders to make Downtown Eugene more safe, welcoming, and vibrant through arts and cultural activations. We collaborate with artists from a variety of disciplines to activate public spaces—with the intention to stimulate a sense of fun and whimsy,  create an expectation for the unexpected, facilitate interpersonal connections among artists and community members, and contribute to a sense of place.

Contact Us

  1. Community Programs Senior Manager
    Colette Ramirez
    Ph: 541-682-6347

    Downtown Programs Manager
    Mindy Linder
    Ph: 541-682-6360

    Production Coordinators
    Ph: 541-682-5542
    Kerry Weeks
    Oliver Neill
    Tara Burke
    Melissa Padron
    Nate Trowbridge