Welcome to ArtCity

We are a community who believes art has the power to create impactful transformation. Together we are imagining and taking action to impact and transform our perceptions, our community, our interactions, and our future through art.   READ MORE

ArtCity is an ever evolving Social Sculpture. We invite you to be part of the creative process and we invite you to be art.


Isaac Paris, BEAM 2020   /   Photo Credit: Dana Vion

Our Mission

Create    Impact    Together 



ArtRising is a collective impact project in which artists utilize their creative skills to address critical issues of our time through socially engaged practice, art that is collaborative, often participatory and involves people as the medium or material of the work. The overall intention of the ArtRising! projects is that while distinct elements of the community and our environment benefit directly from the creative influence of participating artists and supporters, the collective effect will significantly impact, elevate, and shape our collective future .  READ MORE


Upcoming Deadline: MAY 30, 2021

Call for Letters of Interest Open Now


Join Heather Sielicki from Carry it Forward and Charly Swing from ArtCity for a weekly one hour discussion about addressing the housing and homelessness crisis through an artist lens, and an exploration into how other communities have utilized socially engaged art to address their most pressing social issues.


This will be a 6-week lunch-time series. This Wednesday series will begin on April 26 and the session will end June 30, 2021. All are welcome to attend at any point throughout the series. To be efficient with our discussion time and to ensure COVID-19 protocols are observed, we ask participants to RSVP prior to each discussion.


ArtCity Friends

ArtCity Friends believes art has the power to transform and transcend. We actively engage in the transformative process through collective giving, engaging support, collaborative learning, and by taking action that impacts change through art.    READ MORE


Luna, BEAM 2020   /   Photo Credit: Dana Vion
Video Credit: Dana Vion

ArtCity Studios on Broadway

a studio community of artists and art organizations located in the lower level of the historic Quackenbush Building at 160 E Broadway in Downtown Eugene. Select studio pieces may be purchased. Studio tours and use of the Community Lounge are available by appointment.

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Who We Are

We are an inclusive, giving circle of people who believe our collective giving toward bold socially engaged art has the power to create transformative change through social sculpture.

What We Do

We make significant Creative Impact Investments in select ArtRising projects and in the organizations collaborating on these bold artistic projects that address challenges of our time. 

Why Join

ArtCity Friends connect, learn and work together to create collective impact through art. Membership offers an opportunity for engaged and informed philanthropy in an inclusive environment. 

Join ArtCity Friends in 2021

Click the "ArtCity Cafè" button to send an email regarding your interest in the ArtCity Friends. We'll arrange a gathering where you can meet members and learn about our mission and goals. Café gatherings will most likely be virtual during the pandemic.

ArtCity Friends