It’s October, so pull together a costume for downtown Springfield’s Second Friday Art Walk — which fittingly happens to fall on Friday the 13th

(Above: Art by Terry Holloway, who will lead the pre-Halloween Second Friday Art Walk in downtown Springfield)

By Randi Bjornstad

Multi-media artist Terry Holloway, of the famed Fuzzy Beuys, will lead October’s spooky art walk on Friday, Oct. 13, during downtown Springfield’s Second Friday Art Walk. Since Halloween is coming soon, costumes are encouraged, and there will be prizes for the best efforts.

Guided tour

Norma Adams’ paintings of Venice, Italy, are part of a show at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center

The official tour kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center at 215 W. C St., where there’s a group exhibit featuring the work of local artists Norma Adams, Jackie Britton and Sandy Swanson. The art ranges from Italian street scenes to whimsical characters to landscapes. Refreshments will be served. Shuttles courtesy of Providence Health Plan will run between Willamalane and the Emerald Art Center until 7 p.m.

Next up on the tour is the Emerald Art Center at 500 Main St. The annual Mayor’s Art Show, with more than 200 pieces by area artists on display.

A trip upstairs from the art center to Wise Turtle Acupuncture/Talking Rhythms follows, featuring art by acrylic painter Sarah Bast.

The tour then moves to City Hall Gallery at 225 A St. in City Hall, where there will be a display of abstract collages by James Mayner, along with light refreshments and music by the Laurel Chamber Players.

Portrait by painter Jerry Ross is on display at the Tronson Gallery of Contemporary Art

Stop No. 5 will be the Tronson Gallery of Contemporary Art at 740 Main St., featuring new paintings by longtime Eugene artist Jerry Ross, created during a month-long painting residency in the Netherlands, hosted by OBRAS, a Portuguese arts foundation.

The tour wraps up at the Cascade Center for Spiritual Living at 741 Main St., with Rita Fiedler’s paintings in a show called “Rights of Nature.” Prizes will be awarded there for the best costumes of the evening.

More arts and culture

Those who want a more freewheeling approach to the art walk are welcome to visit other galleries and shops that also will be open for the evening:

  • A3 Arts Academy and Academics (615 Main St.) — Student artwork, including photography by Satysha Whitworth, printmaking, pen-and-ink drawing and graphite self portrait by Jem Cowan, and mixed-media and graphite drawing by Marnie Patger.
  • Memento Ink (525 Main St.) — Art by Lynette Slape, plus refreshments.
    Shelley Albrich’s art is on display at Chow Restaurant
  • Chow Restaurant (471 South A St. — Paintings by artist Shelley Albrich.
  • Hearts for Hospice (444 Main St.) — One-of-a-kind hand-felted wool Guardian Angels by Rachel Billings, with music by harpist Sara Stolts and cookies by Paco.
  • US Bank (437 Main St.) — Acrylic abstracts by Merrilea Jones.
  • Celeste Watch Company (335 Main St.) — Artisan watch dials and straps by Celeste, plus a hand-sewing watchband demonstration and refreshments.
  • 331 Mosaic (331 Main St.) — Tiffany-style stained glass work by Kristin Hawke.
  • Washburne Café (326 Main St.) — “Fall Amongst the Fables,” oil paintings by Benjamin Terrell.
  • Malerische Gallery (236 Main St.) — Wine reception for R Atencio’s show, “Access — Greek Isles,” consisting of 22 oil paintings of windows, doors and peeks of the Aegean Sea. The show runs through November; regular hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday or by appointment.

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Randi Bjornstad

Has more than 30 years' journalism experience after a previous stint as a land-use planner. Got first rejection slip at age 11, but the editor wrote an encouraging note. Lives in Eugene, Ore., with husband-and-photographer Paul Carter, adorable dog Tallulah and quirky cats Pearl, Audrey, Garbo, Harry and Ozma.

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