Cultural Services Community Programs has made the difficult decision to cancel many of our EUGfun summer programs, based on current public health recommendations on group gatherings as well as budgetary constraints resulting from the challenges of the pandemic. This includes the Washburne Concert Series, Sunday Jams and Party in the Parks.
We have been hard at work, however, adapting and creating opportunities for meaningful connection in this time of isolation and uncertainty. By utilizing online platforms, practicing physical distancing and providing important paid opportunities for our community’s talented artists, we offer continued opportunities to connect through free shared experiences that we hope will introduce the sparks of joy and inspiration we all need right now.
Please follow us here and on Instagram and Facebook to find out more about Visual Arts Week, Fiesta Cultural, Sunday Slow Roll and more!
- Sunday Slow Roll
- Signs of Hope
- Urban Canvas Little Food Pantry
- Fashion from the Inside Out: Virtual Fashion Show
- Pivot Performances
Sunday Slow Roll
Cultural Services brings the FUN to you even when you’re stuck at home. Starting May 10, our weekly live DJ parade will roll through Eugene neighborhoods and share uplifting music outside your doorstep. We hope to spark joy, offer fun surprises and share in some collective happiness. We encourage “distanced dancing” from your yard.
Sundays • 12–3 p.m.
July 26 - Bethel neighborhood
August 9 - TBA
August 16 - South Eugene
September 6 - TBA
Signs of Hope
Signs of Hope intends to fill front yards across the City of Eugene with colorful vibrancy and a message of unity. Signs can be colored and decorated however you like!
Limited signs will be available to grab during the last week of May at the following school lunch distribution sites:
- Arts & Technology Academy
- Holt Elementary School
- Howard Elementary School
- Awbrey Park
Or, you can download your own version to create a colorful masterpiece!
Have fun, be creative and make art together in the comfort of your home. Once you’re finished, take a photo of the sign in your yard or window and post it to social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) using #EugeneTogether.
Urban Canvas Little Food Pantry
City of Eugene Cultural Services will work in partnership with Eugene Burrito Brigade, local artists and others to create 5 new pantries around town (locations TBD). There are currently 17 Little Food Pantries in Eugene-Springfield. We will commission carpenters to build neighborhood pantries and Urban Canvas artists to transform them into works of art. Coloring pages featuring pantry designs will be available on website and in food pantry boxes, creating connections to the neighborhood and art.
Construction of pantries and commissioning of artists will begin in May.
The Little Food Pantry (LFP) seeks to support an immediate and local need for food and other essential hygiene products like tampons and toothbrushes. Little Free Pantries bring neighborhoods together and bridge barriers for those who can’t travel long distances to get free food.
The Little Free Pantry concept started in 2016 when Jessica McClard, a mom in Fayetteville, Arkansas, was inspired by the Little Free Libraries she saw popping up all over her town. There are now 600+ Little Free Pantries around the world. Burrito Brigade started making its Little Food Pantries in August 2018.
Fashion from the Inside Out: A Virtual Fashion Show
April 24 - May 29, 2020
Life indoors has a different look for everyone - some of us are finding ourselves driven to explore originality, imagination, and innovation in unique and fresh ways. If this speaks to you, please join us for a weekly challenge: FASHION FROM THE INSIDE OUT: A VIRTUAL FASHION SHOW, to share your style! We can’t wait to see the creativity!
How to Participate:
How to Submit:
- Post a video (30 seconds max), and/or 3 photos to the social media platform of your choice (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).
- Share our muse - what inspired the creation of your piece.
- Shout-out your materials-we want to know what’s in your artist tool-kit!
- Include #EUGfunRunwayAtHome in the post You must include the hashtag to be considered for the prize.
- Sit back, relax and we’ll take it from there!
Winners of each challenge will be chosen by a team of fashionista judges and posted here and on our Facebook Event page. Winners will have the option to choose a gift certificate of their choice from a list of local Eugene arts and fashion businesses.
1st Place: $75
2nd Place: $25
Challenge 5: The Graduation Challenge
Welcome to the Honor Roll FASHIONISTAS! The final Fashion from the Inside Out Challenge is the GRADUATION CHALLENGE! Whether you’re celebrating yourself and all your hard work, or celebrating a loved one, we want to see you strut your creative cap and gown on the way to grab that diploma! You earned it. Show us your swaggiest Cap ‘n’ Gown fit and our panel of judges will decide who makes it on the Dean’s List.
Challenge 4: The Pet Fashion Challenge
You don’t need glasses to clearly see: this pups got style! Congratulations to this weeks ’Fashion from the Inside-Out’ Pet Costume Challenge winner: Gabrielle Cadell. Your design is ’paw-sitively’ marvelous and deserving of a treat!
Challenge 3: The Costume Challenge
Valorous Friday! The Fashion from the Inside Out team has accomplished the Herculean task of settling on the winner for Week Three’s Superhero Costume Challenge! A truly heroic display from Julia Holtzman... We’re not worthy!
Challenge 2: The Upcycle Challenge
Happy Friday! The Fashion from the Inside Out team has settled on the winners for Week Two’s UPCYCLE Challenge. Congratulations to Julia Holtzman and Aleena Jane for their impeccable styles!
Challenge 1: Face Mask challenge
The Week 1 winners are finally here! Congratulations to winners Tiffany Van Kalusmeier and Bianca Grace for their incredible submissions! Thanks to everybody who participated and for all the incredible submissions to the Face mask challenge. Check out all of our Face Mask challenge submissions on Facebook.
Don’t have access to a sewing machine? Our resident fashion guru Mitra Gruwell has plenty of ideas about how you can get crafty without one.
Stoked on the Fashion Challenge, but not sure if you can walk the walk? Our resident fashion guru Mitra Gruwell is here to show you that YOU CAN!
Don’t have any materials to compete in our Upcyle Challenge?! Our resident fashion guru Mitra Gruwell begs to differ! You never know where inspiration will come from.
Some fashionable advice from local designer Mitra Gruwell of Discard Upcycling to get you started.
Finding an appropriate runway in your home or yard.
Hop online at lunch time to check out live performances and learn how local artists are adapting their creative processes and exploring the power of art.
Each live-streaming half-hour will showcase original performances by 2-3 local artists followed by a short conversation on how artists are experiencing these times and the future ahead.
Did you miss it?
Carlos "Retro" Rasmussen and Malaki Joyce
Originally aired Thursday, May 28 • 12-12:30 p.m. on Facebook Live
Ella Trash and the Goods & Pattrick Price
Originally aired Thursday, May 21 • 12-12:30 pm on Facebook Live
Thank you to our partners Dark Matter Consulting Jam.
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