Arts Hound

Summer and art are soaking into Eugene! The Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts (DIVA) will host a “Drink & Draw” at the Ninkasi Patio June 20. You bring the drawing tools and DIVA will provide the model — perhaps a Maiden the Shade or a Tricerahops?

Yet another fun, local fashion affair: LCC fashion design students present their latest patterns at “Fashion Design Progression & Completion — Then & Now,” LCC’s seventh annual fashion event. Check out what students right here in Lane County are doing from 6 to 8 pm Saturday, June 22, at New Hope Christian College Rexius Event Center, 2155 Bailey Hill Rd.

Between this and Last Friday ArtWalk, you’ll have to plan early to juggle next week’s arts events: DanceAbility, the nonprofit that aims to show that “we all have the ability to create beauty, no matter our constraints in life,” sent two arts envoys and a filmmaker to Indonesia, Mongolia, and the Philippines in May. Now they’re back, and they’ll be performing at a multimedia and live dance event at 5 pm Friday, June 28, at The Shedd. It’s a benefit to fundraise for their documentary of the trip.