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Engage the senses, learn a new trade and communicate through color, texture and light at this summer’s Create! Eugene. For the entire month of August, our friends at the Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene are firing up Eugene/Springfield’s creative spirit with more than 100 workshops.

There’s a wonderland of creative possibilities to keep you inspired. Whether it’s dance, music, painting or photography, people of all ages and abilities can participate.

In addition to the creative workshops, Create! Eugene includes a Plein Air Paint Out from August 19–23 that was wildly popular last year. You can join this internationally popular movement of painting outdoors with natural light.

For the kids, don’t miss the special day of activities on August 16. Kids Create! is a showcase of youth performances and hands-on activities. The public can enjoy, free of charge, various youth performances occurring every half hour, featuring dance, vocal, musical, theater and circus acts.

Remember: It’s about the process, not the outcome. So give yourself over to the artistic journey and discover your forte!