Cultural Services provides responsible and catalytic leadership to support the public’s vision for a thriving arts and cultural sector that contributes to the community’s social and economic well-being.
Community Events mission is to bring fun, accessible, and relevant arts and culture programs to all residents in our community.
Annually, community events collaborates with more than 50 local community groups and artists and serves over 9,000 residents. For information visit eugene-or.gov/communityevents
Downtown revitalization includes a welcome influx of businesses to the downtown core. The Community Events and Public Art Programs partner with Downtown Merchants to bring opportunities to connect, create and be entertained. Follow eugene-or.gov/communityevents for more details.
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Cultural Services Community Programs
provides thoughtful leadership that cultivates a vibrant, creative + resilient community through artistic and collaborative experiences.
Creativity is essential to recovery
We champion the role of creative workers to rebuild, reimagine, unify and heal our community.
The city is a stage, studio + playground
We strive to integrate creativity into the daily Eugene experience and allow for multiple points of entry.
We honor each other
Cultural heritage is uplifted + honored through representation, resources, access and opportunities.
Co-creating is empowering
We consult, involve and collaborate with artists + cultural producers to cultivate a healthy and inclusive arts ecosystem.
Art in Public Places
The City of Eugene established its commitment to the visual arts through the Percent for Art Ordinance of 1981, which states that it is an appropriate function of government to foster arts and the development of artists.
This program commissions works of art in public places, in addition to furthering the policy of fostering art and developing artists in Eugene. More information
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Hult Center for the Performing Arts is a cornerstone in downtown Eugene’s emerging and vibrant arts and culture district. The Hult Center is within easy walking distance of hotels, shopping, art galleries and restaurants. Home to six Resident Companies, a Broadway presenter, local dance groups, and touring shows featuring comedy, rock, blues and family events that fill the Silva Concert Hall and Soreng Theater throughout the year.
Cuthbert Amphitheater, the signature copper roof and grassy bowl setting, make the Cuthbert a favorite venue for summer concerts! Hip-hop, rock and blues, classical, touring legends and country music fill the 5,000 seat amphitheater all summer long. Food and beverage vendors tempt the palate with tasty eats, and regional microbrews, wines and beverages quench the thirst. View schedule