Previous Downtown Happenings

Winter 2019

Rain Play


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 St“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

“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)

Umbrella ProjectThe Umbrella Project

Presented by ArtCity Eugene 

The Umbrella Project is a roaming, time-based art experience that provides ambiance and brings an ever-changing and engaging display of live illuminated artistic encounters.

WANDERLUST: An Artistic celebration of Pacific Northwest Culture

Tuesday, January 22 • 5:10-6:10 p.m.

Wednesday, February 13 • 5:40-6:40 p.m.

Tuesday, February 19 • 5:50-6:50 p.m.

Various Downtown Streets of Eugene

Lead Artist: Barbara Counsil

Participating Artists: Jessilyn Brinkerhoff, Aaron Sullivan, Kayla Clark, Addly Celenza, Sophie Navarro, Isaac Paris, Page Biersdorf, Oliver Greaves

Zoe Troupe (artists of EUG-ART404) Spinning magic! Cure winter doldrums!

Friday, January 25 • 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Friday, February 1 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 22 • 5:50-6:50 p.m.

Begin at Kesey Square and roam downtown streets

Lead Artist: Cari Ingrassia

Participating Artists: Lisa Yu, Meisha Linwood, Stephanie Jackson, Corey Jackson, Patricia Donohue, Cameron Ewing, Melanie Lewis Pearson, and Lee Pembleton

David CP Placencia & Apprentices

Tuesday, January 29 • 5:40-6:40 p.m.

Tuesday, February 26 • 6-7 p.m.

Begin at Hult Center and roam downtown streets

Lead Artist: David CP Placencia

Participating Artists: Youth Apprentice Art Students

Kid’s Night!

Monday, February 4 • 5:30 p.m.

Begin at Kesey Square and roam downtown streets

Lead Artist: Willow Jade Norton

Participating Artists: Brice Harper Norton, Andy Hock, Maeve Hock, Milo Hock, Courtney Niebel, Finly Niebel, Matthew Dilbeck, Olivia Dilbeck, Yumna Imtiaz, Chavez Imtiaz, Danika Zahorik, Winter Galloway, Gulnura Abytalieva, Heidi Iwashita, Jasper Iwashita, Naoto Iwashita, Erica Burdette, Robbi Burdette

The Poet Collective

Friday, February 8 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 15 • 5:40-6:40 p.m.

Begin at Kesey Square and roam downtown streets

Lead Artists: Eric Braman

Participating Artists: TBD


Tuesday, February 12 • 5:40-6:40 p.m.

Wednesday, February 20 • 5:40-6:40 p.m.

Begin at Kesey Square and roam downtown streets

Lead Artists: Charly Swing

Participating Artists: Charly Swing, Farhad Bahra

The Umbrella Project Auction

Event has been postponed to Friday, April 5 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Eugene Downtown Library plaza

Presented by ArtCity Eugene

The Umbrella Project Auction will include all 70 umbrellas and featured performers from The Umbrella Project sunset artistic encounters. All original artist-designed, illuminated umbrellas will be auctioned off and proceeds will go to benefit the 15th Night community movement for homeless middle and high school youth in Lane County and the artists.

Winter Lights

January 15-April 30 • Sun.-Thurs. Dusk-10 p.m. & Fri.-Sat. Dusk-12 a.m.

10th & Willamette, Broadway & Charnelton & 856 Willamette

Presented by Harmonic Laboratory

Creative technologists of Harmonic Laboratory will illuminate vacant storefronts in Downtown Eugene with digital video art works, including a multi-channel synchronized video installation by John Park. Projections will feature varying artists, including dance made for film collected by Northwest Screendance, visual art and poetry by Sam Roxas-Chua and more. Videos will be running starting at dusk every day. Come explore!

Rain Machine

January-April • 12-1 p.m.


Presented by Tropical Contemporary

Come play in the rain with Tropical Contemporary artist Jam Jessie Allison and their original "Rain Machine" designed to interact and respond to the weather to make music. The worse the weather, the better the jam!

Roaming Ambiance

January 30-1st week in April • 12-1 p.m. & Dusk

Presented by Tropical Contemporary

Tropical Contemporary welcomes The Farce Family, Dubelevay Circus, and special guest artists from near and far, to use contemporary dance, costume and the surrounding environment to tell the story of the changing of the seasons from Fall, Winter and finally to the light of Spring.

Snorkel Safari

Begin at Kesey Square

Tuesday, February 19 • 12-1 p.m.

Wednesday, February 21 • 12-1 p.m.

Tuesday, March 19 • 12-1 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 21 • 12-1 p.m. 

Snorkel Safari is an interactive social experiment and performance inspired by all things ocean.

Artists: Phil Wood, Duncan Siscon, Allie T., Brayana Smith, Carina Borealis, Fondra Farce and JoJo Ruby

Finding the Light

Begin at Kesey Square

Wednesday, February 20 • 5-6 p.m.

Thursday, February 21 • 5-6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 20 • 5-6 p.m.

Thursday, March 21 • 5-6 p.m.

Finding the Light is a performance inspired by light, rain and transformation.

Artists: Carina Borealis, JoJo Ruby, Allie T.

Puddle Disco

Friday, April 5 • 5:30-8 p.m.

Kesey Square

Presented by Tropical Contemporary

Celebrate the wet weather of the northwest with Tropical Contemporary artists with free ponchos, hot cocoa and a DJ puddle dance party, featuring interactive performances from their Artistic Encounters winter programming series including The Farce Family and Dubelevay Circus and Jam Jessie Allison’s "Rain Machine."