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Thu., Feb. 25, 2010


“Lips Together, Teeth Apart” – Spokane Civic Theatre, Monday-Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: two men and two women, all appearing ages 35-50. Auditioners will be expected to read cold from the script. (509) 325-2507,

“Annie Get Your Gun” – Spokane Civic Theatre, for youth ages 9-17, March 22, 6:30-8 p.m.; for adults, March 22, 8-9:30 p.m. and March 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at 1020 N. Howard St. Auditioners will be expected to perform a verse and a chorus from a classical musical in addition to cold readings from the script, and should dress in clothing that allows for freedom of movement. (509) 325-2507,

Classes and workshops

The Art Coop Classes – Hand-Carved Stamps: Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Cost is $40. Two-Sided Dimensional Bird Canvas: Two-part class is March 4 and 11. Cost is $40. Wild Woman Pin: March 6, 1-3:30 p.m. Artist Trading Card Night: “Elvis Challenge,” March 8, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $10, includes pizza and pop. Microscope Slide Necklace: March 12, 18 or 23, 6-8 p.m. Cost per class is $25. Fused Glass Jewelry: March 14, 1-3 p.m., or March 26, 6-8 p.m. Cost per class is $30. Vintage Button Pin/Necklace: March 16, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $25. Classes are held at The Art Coop, 4225 N. G St. (private home studio). All materials are provided. Reservations required; call (509) 327-3726 or (509) 290-2542 or visit

Ledger Art Workshop with George Flett – Local Native American artist will show how to create art pieces from old family documents and papers using pencil, charcoal and Prismacolor. Cost: $25/adults, $15/students (all supplies included). March 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Moscow City Hall, 206 E. Third Ave., Moscow, Idaho. Reservations are due by March 4. (208) 883-7036,

Steve Kaufman Workshops – Beginner/Intermediate Mandolin Workshop, March 11, 7-9:30 p.m.,. $45; All-Level Flatpicking Guitar Workshop, March 12, 7-9 p.m., and March 13, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $90 at Orchards Baptist Church, 1002 Bryden Ave., Lewiston. Preregistration required by calling (208) 746-7127 or e-mailing

Spokane Handweavers Guild Workshop – Featuring Robyn Spady. March 13-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, 4000 W. Randolph Road. Cost is $100; lunches are included. Preregistration requested. (509) 922-1773, (509) 456-3178

Greencastle Soap Company Classes – Beginning Soap Making: Design your own fragrance and take home more than 3 pounds of soap. March 17-18, 7-9 p.m.; April 2, 7-9 p.m.; and April 3, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $45 for each two-part class, equipment and supplies are included. Advanced Soap Making: Explore the world of soap and color. Class covers goat’s milk soap and pigments versus dyes. Participants make a batch for themselves to color any way they want. April 21-22, 7-9 p.m. Cost is $45, includes all necessary materials. Making Herbal Salves: Learn to infuse oils and make your own healing salves and lip balms. March 31, 7-9 p.m. Cost is $35 and includes all materials. Prepaid registration is required for all classes. Classes are held at Greencastle Soap Company, 203 N. Stone St. (509) 466-7223,

Watercolor Class – Taught by Katie Densley. March 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Avenue West Gallery, 122 S. Monroe St. Cost is $30. (509) 838-4999

Call for artists

Swan Festival – Looking for art of Tundra swans in any media for Swan Festival on March 20. No fees. (208) 437-0274, (509) 671-0295,

28th Annual Inland Crafts Sale and Exhibition – Seeking fine contemporary crafts of all media and photography. Entry deadline is April 5. (509) 624-8566,

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 www.spokane Submissions should be sent by April 30 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.

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

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,

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,

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 new gallery and studio space at 260 Oak St., Colville. Cost is minimal, environment is professional. (509) 936-1527,

Call for musicians

MusicFest Northwest 2010 – Performing opportunities for varying age and skill levels in ballet, brass, flute, classical guitar, organ, piano, reed, string and voice divisions. Entry information is available online at; deadline is March 10. (509) 465-8916

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 May 1. (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


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