Eugene Art Galleries, Culture & Dining
"World's Greatest City for the Arts and Outdoors"
Eugene blends the unique atmosphere of a college town with the upscale amenities of a larger city. The art galleries, performance spaces and museums that dot our cityscape make Eugene stand out as an exciting and attractive destination for anyone interested in culture, music or art. Eugene’s year-round events celebrate the city’s specialties, focusing on everything from live music to locally sourced food and craft beers. Eugene’s art scene offers something for everyone. From the large museums on the University of Oregon campus to smaller independent galleries downtown, Eugene has a wide range of art and artists. Dive into Eugene and experience the artful essence of the Pacific Northwest.
Exceptional Eugene art galleries and museums:
• Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (1.2 miles)
• Science Factory Children’s Museum & Exploration Dome (1.2 miles)
• Museum of Natural & Cultural History (1.6 miles)
• Maude Kerns Art Center (1.9 miles)
• Oregon Air & Space Museum (8.9 miles)
Hit The Thriving Music Scene
The University of Oregon has an extremely creative student body and the music scene is constantly thriving and growing! The Pacific Northwest has long been on the cutting edge of independent music and Eugene continues to draw well-known and local musicians of every genre.
For a more classical twist, the Eugene Symphony is a world recognized symphony celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and will bring to Eugene a variety of performances to be enjoyed.
Exciting Eugene music venues:
• Hult Center for the Performing Arts (0.2 miles)
• The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts (0.3 miles)
• McDonald Theater (0.6 miles)
• W.O.W. Hall (0.6 miles)
• Mac’s at the Vet’s Club (1.2 miles)
• Cuthbert Amphitheater (1.3 miles)
Enjoy World-Class Opera
Just blocks from Inn at the 5th is the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, home to the Eugene Opera. For the 2015-2016 season the Eugene Opera has doubled the number of the productions to bring even more of this exciting art form to the city. This year the Eugene Opera will perform a mix of classic and modern operas, all based on famous works of literature: Benjamin Britten’s “The Turn of the Screw,” Gaetano Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor,” Piotr Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” and Mark Adamo’s “Little Women.” The Eugene Opera routinely features both nationally recognized talent and up-and-coming singers from throughout the region, giving fans the chance to experience world-class opera with a Northwest spirit.
Additionally, the Eugene Opera offers a growing range of educational programs for schools and young artists.
If you are planning to see the Opera, consider one of our Opera packages and stay in style.
Find Fresh Flavors Around Town
With Marché and a host of other upscale dining options available at the 5th Street Public Market, you will not need to travel far to find the best dining in Eugene. If you do decide to explore the town, there are plenty of diverse options to choose from! Our city’s restaurants range from exciting experimental eateries to tried and true traditional diners.
If you are feeling young at heart and stomach, head to one of the pizzerias favored by the college crowd. If the occasion calls for exceptional class, Marché’s immaculate décor and fresh French-inspired flavors fit the bill. Eugene provides a diverse experience in many ways, and dining is no exception.