Eugene Weekly | Sept 7, 2017 | By Ester Barkai

Just after I moved to Eugene about a year and a half ago, Eugene Weekly ran a story titled “Art: It Could Happen Here” [EW, Feb. 4, 2016]. Written after the city-subsidized Jacobs Gallery had closed, the article suggested that Eugene might have to change its slogan from “A Great Place for the Arts and Outdoors” to “Eugene, A City Where People Go Outdoors.” Had I moved to a town without art?

This summer proved that art can happen here.

It happened big and all at once but not inside any gallery space. It went up “festival style,” which is, I learned at the August First Friday ArtWalk, what it’s called when different muralists are invited to work simultaneously.

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