Eugene Storefront Art Project sells local art
EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) –- After helping beautify the empty stores in downtown Eugene and Springfield, a local art-focused non-profit is giving anyone a chance to take home pieces of the group’s public art projects.
The Eugene Storefront Art Project (ESAP) is selling a whole storeful of donated art on Saturday, July 28, 2012 until 9 PM. ESAP started in 2010 as a way to help local artists showcase their work while decorating vacant downtown stores in Eugene and Springfield.
Now those pieces of art are up for grabs, including paintings, drawings, photo prints, modern art pieces as well as art supplies. Organizers say they’re happy to see the art go into new homes, while seeing several empty retail spots welcome new businesses once more.
"It's great because a number of people have also taken our cue now. The City of Eugene has now commissioned some UO students to do public art, so you might see more public art downtown. We kind of feel like we've influenced things around here with more art, more surprise art and more street art to the city,” says Marc Gunther, one of the founders of the Eugene Storefront Art Project.
The sale continues Saturday night through 9 PM at ESAP’s downtown Eugene office at 224 East 11th Avenue, near the intersection of Pearl Street. All of the money raised goes to ESAP.
Remaining works of art will continue to be for sale in the future. For more information, contact ESAP at email@example.com or at their website: http://www.eugenestorefrontartproject.org/index.html.