Pop-up retail is coming to downtown Eugene. Starting on July 30, three pop-up retail spaces will add color and commerce to Olive Street, between Broadway and 10th Avenue. The small shops fashioned from storage containers will feature local designers, creators and artists. They will be open during Sunday Streets from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. After the event, the shops will be open Tuesdays – Fridays from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm through August 18.
The temporary pop-up retail spaces, called EUGPop!, aim to support and incubate local artists and entrepreneurs while also adding vitality and activity to downtown streets and sidewalks. They are part of a larger effort around placemaking in downtown Eugene which is focused on lighter, quick, and cheaper ways to activate public spaces to create a safer, more welcoming and vibrant downtown (more at www.VibrantEugene.org).
Two local vendors will be introduced in the pop-up units along Olive. Threadbare Print House will be featuring their mobile print-cycle and will be creating silkscreen t-shirts on site as well as offering a large selection of T-shirt designs from their collection. The University of Oregon (UO) Product Design will have creations from students and staff ranging from handcrafted contemporary furniture, ceramics and home goods.
The pop-up units will be located in front of 942 Olive, home of UO Product Design and RAIN Eugene, our local Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network. They will also be next to one of the new parklets coming to downtown that was designed by PIVOT Architecture.
EUGpop! will be happening concurrently with many other events downtown including: Sunday Streets, Eugene Walls – Mural Fest, First Friday ArtWalk, parklets and performance series.