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Arts Calendar

Thu., March 5, 2009


Northwest Renaissance Festival – Saturday-Sunday, 1-6 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road; March 22, 1-6 p.m., Suncrest Pizza Factory, 5978 Highway 291, Nine Mile Falls. Needed: 50 actors and actresses; musicians and performerss also welcome. Call (509) 276-7728, e-mail, or visit

“Heidi” – Spokane Children’s Theatre, Sunday, 4-7 p.m., and Monday, 6-9 p.m., Spokane Community College’s Lair Building, 1810 N. Greene St. Needed: seven men, three women, two girls, one boy, and a chorus of 15-20 adults and children. Auditioners should prepare a one-minute song and dress for movement/dance. Call (509) 328-4886 or visit

“Pinocchio” – Missoula Children’s Theatre, for children grades K-12, Monday, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Sandpoint Charter School, 614 S. Madison Ave., Sandpoint. No advance preparation necessary. The first rehearsal starts approximately 30 minutes after the auditions. Call (208) 263-6139 or e-mail

“The Affections of May” – Spokane Civic Theatre, March 16-17, 6:30 p.m., 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: three men and one woman. Auditioners will read cold from the script. Call (509) 325-1413 or visit

“A Funny Thing Happened” – Spokane Civic Theatre, March 22, 6 p.m., and March 23, 6:30 p.m., Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: 10-12 men and 10-12 women. Auditioners will be expected to perform a verse and a chorus from a contemporary musical in addition to cold readings from the script, and should bring their own sheet music (accompanist provided). Call (509) 325-1413 or visit

Classes and workshops

Corbin Art Center Classes Painterly Painting in Watercolor – Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. Versatile Acrylics – Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Preregistration required. Call (509) 625-6677 for information or (509) 625-6200 to register.

Fimo Clay Class – For children ages 8 and older, participants will create several animals out of Fimo clay to take home. March 14, 10 a.m.-noon; preregistration required by Tuesday. Cost: $20, includes materials. Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. Call (509) 229-3414 or visit to register or for more information.

Watercolor Class – Intermediate level, March 21, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; preregistration equired by March 16. Cost: $125; list of required materials available at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. Call (509) 229-3414 or visit to register or for more information.


Idaho Writers League – Coeur d’Alene Chapter – Writers of all genres, teens through seniors, meet to exchange ideas and learn how to improve their craft. Wednesday, 9 a.m.-noon, Jewett House, 1501 Lakeshore Drive, Coeur d’Alene. Visitors welcome. Call (208) 762-0976.

Call for filmmakers/photographers

Our Kids: Our Business Film Festival – Seeking films and images that depict adults, families and children interacting in a positive environment. Submissions will be displayed at a community event in April. Deadline for submissions is March 31. Packets are available at Gonzaga’s University’s CCASL offices and Crosby Student Center and various other community locations. Contact Mary Friar at (509) 323-5543 for more information.

Call for artists

Art on the Green Poster Contest – Artists invited to enter 2009 contest for annual Art on the Green festival in Coeur d’Alene. Winning poster design will be awarded $600, and used on T-shirts, pins, programs and festival literature. Art should be original work in finished form, but not framed. Include or allow space for the following information: 41st Annual Art on the Green, July 31, Aug. 1 and 2, On the Grounds of North Idaho College, The Citizens’ Council for the Arts, and the CCA logo. Entries should be submitted by March 23 to the CCA office, Harding Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene, or the offices of Flammia and Solomon, 317 Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 667-9346.

27th Annual Inland Crafts – Accepting applications for jury. Heritage and original contemporary craft media artists, including photographers, are encouraged to apply. Applications should include six representational digital images (including an optional booth image), the jury application form, and a one page resume. Application deadline is April 3; cost is $30. Show will be held Nov. 6-8 at the Spokane Convention Center. Visit to apply; for information, call (509) 995-7956 or e-mail or see for more information.

Chase Gallery All-Media Juried Show – Seeking artists to participate in the show, July 7-Aug. 28 at the Chase Gallery, City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Participants can obtain a prospectus at the Chase Gallery, at, or by e-mailing Entry fee $25; applications due by 5 p.m. April 10. Call (509) 625-6050.

2009 Moscow Art Walk Brochure – Open to artists who have officially participated in the Art Walk within the last two years. A jury panel will select one artist to receive $500 from the City of Moscow to create an original work of art for the cover of the brochure. Application deadline is April 17, 5 p.m. Contact Kathleen at kburns@ci,, or Keely at (208) 883-7036 or, or visit

East Sherman Public Art Project – In Coeur d’Alene, open to all artists (including teams) in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Utah. Deadline for submissions is May 15, no later than 5 p.m.; mail to Steve Anthony, Arts Commission Liaison, City of Coeur d’Alene, 710 E. Mullan Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. For detailed criteria and more information, call (208) 769-2249 or e-mail

Artists Loose on the Palouse – On Sacred Grounds in Valleyford is accepting applications from artists (any media) and crafters to participate in an outdoor art festival July 24-26. Cost is $60. Entries should be mailed to: On Sacred Grounds, P.O. Box 291, Valleyford, Wash., 99036 by May 31. Visit or call Elaine at (509) 747-6294 for application forms and more information.

Call for musicians

Artists Loose on the Palouse – Seeking amateur accordion, harmonica or ukulele players to participate in a talent show during the July 25 event. Prizes will be awarded. Call Elaine at (509) 747-6294.

Call for writers

On Sacred Grounds Writers’ Club – Looking for writers to submit work for a short-story anthology called “Conversations over Coffee.” Call Elaine at (509) 747-6294.

Gray Dog Press – Publishers of SpokeWrite, a new regional journal of art and writing, are seeking submissions of writing, art and photography focused on Eastern Washington/North Idaho. Writing categories include: fiction, nonfiction, essay, life story, opinion, review, poetry, and group or club events. For submission specifics and more information, visit html.

Deadline to submit items is noon on the Friday before publication. Send information to Libby Fisher, Arts Calendar, Features Dept., P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210 or e-mail to

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