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Get interactive with Spokane artist Charlie Schmidt, for a good cause

Today's SR had a story on two artists, Charlie Schmidt and Ken Spiering, who have an active campaign to  hunt down online infringers of their copyrights. Schmidt protects his well-known Keyboard Cat image and video; Spiering his well-regarded Riverfront Park interactive sculpture -- properly referred to as "Childhood Express."

You can get interactive with Charlie this Friday during the August First Friday activities.

He's doing an interactive art event at Cup of Cool Water, a nonprofit business that helps teens get jobs and earn incomes. It's at 1106 W. Second. And the Facebook page for the event is here.

SR writer Chelsea Bannach wrote about the business, which helps train young people how to work on bikes.

The FFF (First Friday flyer) describes Schmidt's gig this way: 
Cup of Cool Water Interactive Opening! There will be large canvases being painted at the show. Grab a spray can or marker (provided) and join in the fun! Live music and eats. Charlie Schmidt will tag full blast with partner Stow Miller and show a few of his Keyboard Cat paintings. Don’t miss it. Proceeds go to helping Spokane’s homeless youth.

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