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Classes and workshops

Candle Making Basics – For ages 18 and older. Participants learn how to make personalized tapers and dipped, floating and votive candles, plus learn to recycle candles and containers. Today, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $36, includes supplies. (509) 625-6200,

The Art Coop Classes – Wooden Assemblage – Today, 6-8 p.m., $40. Microscope Slide Necklace – Friday, 6-8 p.m., $25. Fused Glass: 2 Pendants and Earrings – Sunday, 1-3 p.m., $30. Materials provided. The Art Coop, 4225 N. G St. (private home studio). Reservations required; call (509) 327-3726 or (509) 290-2542 or visit

Beginning Soap Making Classes – Hands-on soap making class for ages 16 and older teaches the basics of cold process soap. Participants design their own fragrance and take home more than 2 pounds of soap. Two-part class costs $45, includes all equipment and supplies. Prepaid registration required. Tuesday-Wednesday, 7-9 p.m., Greencastle Soap Company, 203 N. Stone St. (509) 466-7223,

Mom and Me: Mother’s Day Celebration – For ages 3-6. Bring 10 photos for you and your child to make memorable gifts to share on Mother’s Day. May 6 or 8, 9-11:30 a.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Cost is $14. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.

Grandma and Me: Mother’s Day Gifts – For ages 3-5. Projects include a picture frame, card and more. May 7, 9-11:30 a.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Cost is $14. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.

Homemade Bath and Body Products – For ages 16 and older. Learn how to make fun homemade bath and body products with items in your kitchen. May 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Cost is $33, includes all supplies. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.

Tiny Tot Combo 1 – For ages 5-8. Introduce your child to ballet, jazz and tap dance as they have fun with creative movement. Four-week class is held Saturdays, May 8-29, 11-11:45 a.m. at Spokane Dance Company, 902 W. Indiana Ave. Cost is $39. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.

Piano Intro for Children – For ages 7-12. Begin reading music and playing simple melodies with a small group. Cost is $40 plus supplies. Four-week class is held Saturdays, May 8-29, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Music City, 1322 N. Monroe St. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.

Sports/Action Photography – For ages 16 and older. Discover the secrets to taking great action shots; understand individual sports and the best locations to shoot from, proper camera settings, equipment and more. May 11, 6-8 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Cost is $15. Call (509) 725-6200 or visit to register and for more information.

Summer Theatre Arts Camp – For youth ages 11-16. Covers acting, storytelling, monologue and scene writing, ballroom and world dance, mask making, puppetry and teamwork on stage. Two-week camp is held July 26-Aug. 6, Mondays-Fridays, 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Rockin’ B Ranch, 3912 Spokane Bridge Road. Cost is $450 per camper, and includes two juice and snack breaks each day, a complete lunch each day and all materials. (509) 993-7121,

Call for artists

Manhole Cover Student Design Contest – The Spokane Arts Commission and the City of Spokane Wastewater Management are seeking decorative designs with local themes for manhole covers to be placed throughout the city. Artists must be citizens of Spokane and ages 18 or younger. Selected artists will receive $100 and their design on manhole covers in Spokane for up to 50 years. Download a prospectus at hottopics.aspx. Submissions should be sent by Friday to Manhole Cover Art Contest, Attn.: Gary Kaesemeyer, City of Spokane, 909 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA 99202. Call (509) 625-7909 or (509) 625-6050 for more information.

Pend Oreille Arts Council Arts & Crafts Fair – Applications are being accepted for the 38th annual juried show, Aug. 7 and 8 at City Beach in Sandpoint. Open to original work by artists 18 and older. Jury fee is $15. Application deadline is Saturday; applications are available online at or by calling (208) 263-6139.

Avenue West Gallery Juried Art Exhibition – Artists of all media are invited to enter the Juried Exhibition held in August at Avenue West Gallery. Entry fee is $10 per entry, limit of five entries per artist. Entry deadline is May 20. Contact Katie Densley at (509) 647-5480 or, or Dennis Smith at (509) 299-4979 or

Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center Multimedia Show – Artists living in Post Falls are invited to exhibit work in this show, held May 21-June 10. Call (208) 457-8950 or e-mail

Chase Gallery – City of Spokane Arts Commission announces an open call for artwork to exhibit in the Chase Gallery in Spokane City Hall. Interested artists should submit 10 to 15 digital images on a CD, a list of works and a resume, plus an artist statement if they wish. Send to: Exhibiting Committee, Spokane Arts Commission, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane WA 99201. Deadline for submission is May 25. For more information, call (509) 625-6050 or visit chase.aspx.

Artists Loose on the Palouse – Seeking artists and crafters for the Valleyford Art Festival, July 23-25. Weekend includes dinner and dance, historical tours and a parade. (509) 747-6294,

Bluewaters Bluegrass Festival Accepting applications from vendors and artisans with unique crafts and artwork for this year’s festival, Aug. 6-8 at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake., (509) 869-0252

First Friday – Seeking artists whose work is ready to show in nontraditional venues such as coffee shops, wineries and other downtown businesses during self-guided monthly art walks. Referral opportunity only, venues are responsible for selecting their own artists. (509) 625-6079,

Avenue West Gallery – Looking for artists interested in applying for membership. Call (509) 838-4999 or visit the gallery at 122 S. Monroe St. for more information.

Pottery Place Plus – Looking for new members, particularly woodworkers but will consider any fine craft media; contact Also looking for guest artists to be featured each month, including First Friday receptions; contact

Artisans at the Dahmen Barn – Seeking performing artists of any genre to fill out the 2010 event calendar. (509) 229-3655,

Art Works Gallery – Seeking one or two artists to become members of the Sandpoint artist’s cooperative. (208) 263-2642,

Northeast Washington Arts Council – Accepting original work from artists for the gallery and studio space at 260 Oak St., Colville. Cost is minimal, environment is professional. (509) 936-1527,

Call for writers

One Act Play Festival – Pend Oreille Players Association is seeking original one-act plays to be produced at the Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre. Up to four plays will be selected for presentation. Plays should be 25-35 minutes long; small casts and simple sets are preferred. Submission deadline is Saturday. (509) 447-2750,

Lost Horse Press Idaho Prize for Poetry 2010 – National competition offering $1,000 plus publication of a book-length poetry manuscript. Postmark deadline for manuscript submission is May 15 (must include $25 reading fee and SASE). Winner and finalists will be announced Aug. 15. For guidelines or additional information, call (208) 255-4410, e-mail or visit

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