Enjoy art, the gala opening night of Eugene Symphony’s new season, a vintage trailer rally in Florence, and the start of the fall season activities like hayrides and corn mazes all month.
October 6 – November 26
Art in the Time of Enlightened Rule: Woodblock Prints From the Meiji Era (1868-1912) | The Meiji Era (1868-1912) marked the transition of Japan from an isolated feudal society to a modern, industrialized nation and an emergent great power influenced by Western ideas. Some of the most noted artists include Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892), Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) and Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912), and White Lotus is delighted to showcase their depictions of this era of Enlightened Rule.
Todd Snider: The American Troubadour | Troubadour, meaning an itinerant singer of songs, is a word that dates back centuries, and comes from the French verb “trouver,” which is to find. These musical wanderers would find and invent stories humorous and intellectual, romantic and earthy, performing them as they went from town to town. Troubadour is also the word that acclaimed musician-raconteur Todd Snider leans on to describe himself and his latest release, Live: Return of the Storyteller. hultcenter.org/events/todd-snider-troubadour
Opening Reception: Home Is Where The Heart Is | Home Is Where the Heart Is is St. Vincent de Paul’s second annual art show, hosted by the New Zone Gallery. Throughout the month of October, enjoy art created by participants in Youth & Family Services, Veteran Services, Affordable Housing, and Homeless & Emergency Services programs, and more! newzonegallery.org
Eugene Symphony Opening Night | Eugene Symphony kicks off the 2022/23 season. Patrons will be introduced to the fresh sounds of First Symphony Project composer Angélica Negrón, who will return to the stage on February 16, 2023, for the World Premiere of her Symphony No. 1. The orchestra will then perform George Gershwin’s jazz-infused and thoroughly American piano concerto, featuring dynamic virtuoso and guest pianist Orion Weiss. Finally, the evening will come to a dazzling close with Manuel de Falla’s evocative ballet score The Three-Cornered Hat, which is full of Spanish songs and flamenco-inspired dances. eugenesymphony.org
Florence Vintage Trailer Rally | More than 30 kitschy-campy travel trailers will be staged for public viewing, free, at the Heceta Beach RV Park from noon to 3 pm. Most of the trailers are restored to perfection. There will be a vintage swap and sell along with vintage inspired arts and crafts for sale at the event. Visitors can chat with owners who are happy to share about trailer restoration and what it takes to keep these rare rigs on the road. Hosts, Terry and her husband Dan Hankins, are Florence residents and owners of three classic Airstreams and a 1960s Streamline. For more information email [email protected], or visit florencevintage.com
Circles in the Sand 2022 | Join Team Circles as they make their way to Florence to kick start the 2022 Circles in the Sand drawing with Sand Master Park. The intention of the event is to share love, joy, and kindness. Team Circles will be creating a sandy path surrounded by intricate designs and artwork for everyone to enjoy. The draw will begin at 3 pm, and the public walkthrough will start at 5 pm. Also joining the event will be guest artist Denny Dyke, who has been a part of the draw for the last 5 years.
October 8 & 9
Marvelous Maude’s Art Rescue Sale | The Maude Kerns Art Center presents “Marvelous Maude’s Art Rescue Sale” fundraiser at the Art Center. This weekend sale offers a great opportunity to discover the perfect work of art to grace your home – at an affordable price. Maude Kerns Art Center. mkartcenter.org
JSMA Virtual Tours & “A Minute Exhibit” | Explore 13 JSMA exhibitions from your home in a series titled “A Minute Exhibit.” Occurring daily. jsma.uoregon.edu
Through October 22
The Edge of the Ocean | Karin Clarke Gallery’s newest exhibit is a celebration of the Oregon coast. The exhibit will present coastal works from three of this area’s greatest artists: Mark Clarke, Nelson Sandgren, and Craig Spilman. karinclarkegallery.com
Through October 30
Thistledown Farms Pumpkin Patch | Enjoy horse-drawn rides to the pumpkin patch Saturday and Sunday, and tractor rides Wednesday through Friday. thistledownfarm.net
Through October 30
2022 Colonial Harvest Days & Corn Maze
Celebrate the harvest season with a unique fall experience on a family farm. Explore the farm and enjoy a family friendly corn maze. New this year is a yurt for rent so you can stay onsite. Recurring daily.
Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm