Art in the Parks

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Art in the Parks 2023

Congratulations to the recipients of the inaugural annual Art in the Parks grant!

Cultural Services teamed up with Parks & Open Space to award up to $5,000 per project to organizations or individuals who wished to produce their own quality programming in Eugene’s city parks. Dozens of applicants were reviewed this year with consideration for their programming quality, capacity, long term impacts and equity, inclusion and diversity.

We are now excited to announce five 2023 Art in the Parks grant awardees. We look forward to enjoying the artistic and cultural events they will present in Eugene’s parks between May and October of this year.

Cultural Celebrations

Select Sundays in June, July and August (exact dates TBD) • 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Scobert Gardens Park

Presented by Whiteaker Community Market

The Whiteaker Community Market will produce a series of free special events within their regularly scheduled Sunday markets. These events will celebrate the cultures of our neighborhood, the surrounding community, their vendors and the marketgoers, especially our LGBTQIA+ and Black neighbors.

Eugene Juneteenth Celebration

June 18 • 12-7 p.m.

Alton Baker Park

Presented by Eugene Juneteenth Celebration

Join us as we celebrate Black performing artists, Black vendors and crafters, Black businesses and organizations and Black food vendors who come together to create an immersive and energetic cultural experience around Juneteenth. This year's event theme is “Black Hair Matters” and will feature a space dedicated to Black hairstyles with demonstrations of different styles and information on the history of Black hair.

Asian Celebration with Obon and Taiko Festival

July 29 • 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Alton Baker Park

Presented by Asian American Council of Oregon

Join us as we celebrate the 38th annual festival in the year of the Rabbit, which symbolizes peace and prosperity. Enjoy a full day of Asian and Asian American cultural performances, food vendors, a vibrant marketplace, martial arts demonstrations, interactive crafts, dance opportunities, workshops and heritage exhibits. Asian Celebration details

Eugene PRIDE Festival

August 12 • 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Alton Baker Park

Presented by PRIDE Day Equality Project (Eugene PRIDE)

One of the largest LGBTQ+ annual events in the state of Oregon, Eugene PRIDE Festival is a fun and engaging event for people of all walks of life. Enjoy a day of music, drag, comedy, dance, colorful expression, costumes, photo booths, workshops, activist speakers, an interactive community art project, bike valet, beer garden and activities for all ages.

Black Cultural Festival

August 19 • Time TBD

Alton Baker Park

Presented by Black Cultural Initiative

This annual Black cultural and arts festival seeks to cultivate a healthy and connected Black community in Eugene and beyond. Help us create welcoming spaces that attract Black community members while centering and celebrating their culture. This event will feature music and art with a respectful cultural exchange through artistic experiences and an opportunity for allies to engage local Black culture in a healthy way.

Art in the Parks Grant

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Contact Us

  1. Community & Cultural Affairs Senior Manager

    Colette Ramirez

    Ph: 541-682-6347