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Classes and workshops

Do-It-Yourself Art – Bracelet and Earrings Jewelry Making: Monday, 5-6 p.m., $15. On Sacred Grounds, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. Space is limited; preregistration encouraged. (509) 747-6294

Art Time – Sculpture and mixed media painting classes for children ages 4-7. Held Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. at Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. Each week will feature a different project. Cost is $10; preregistration required by calling (509) 325-3001.,

Making Lotion from Scratch – Learn to make hand and body lotions using easily obtainable ingredients. Students take home a container of lotion scented any way they want. Wednesday, 6 p.m., Greencastle Soap, 203 N. Stone St. $45. (509) 466-7223,,

Washington State Quilters workshop – Cottage Garden table runner, with Kim Diehl. “Simple Graces” book is required. April 29, 9 a.m., 2010 S. Assembly Road. $60 (includes lunch). (509) 244-8821,, speakers_workshops

Drawing Methods with Andrea Perry – Students learn a variety of drawing methods including use of charcoals, pencils, color, pastels and composition. For ages 8-12. April 29, 4 p.m. at Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. Cost is $12; preregistration required by calling (509) 325-3001.,

Creative Writing about Works of Art – Learn techniques for developing a story based on works of art from writer, illustrator, sculptor and digital artist Dan Watson. April 30, 1-3 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $12; registration required by April 27., (509) 229-3414


Poetry Scribes of Spokane – Writers, age 18 and older, meet to encourage and share wholesome poetry; sponsor the World Day of Poetry Contest and Lilac Festival Poet; and publish the “Turquoise Lanterns” anthology. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month, 1 p.m., at the North Spokane County Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. (509) 796-2180

Spokane Valley Senior Writers – Informal group meets to write and exchange ideas. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. New members welcome. (509) 921-9284

RiversEdge Chorus of Sweet Adelines – Women’s a cappella singing group. Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m., Northside Church of Christ, 5601 N. Jefferson St. (509) 323-9059,

Spirit of Spokane Chorus of Sweet Adelines International – Women’s a cappella chorus. Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m., Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 Pines Road, Spokane Valley.

The Spokane Novelists Group – Writers support/critique group, open to anyone with an interest in writing fiction. Participants should bring five to 10 pages to read aloud and six to eight copies for others to read along and critique. Meets at noon on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at Spokane County Library, Argonne Branch, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 590-7316

Riverridge Art Association – New members welcome. Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St. (509) 465-0369

Call for artists

Gallery of THUM – Wildlife Invitational: All artists are welcome to enter. Visit and click the Wildlife Invitation link under Events for the prospectus and prize information. Superheroes: Juried show is open to all artists and focuses on original superhero creations in all mediums. Visit and click the Superheroes link under Events for the prospectus. Submissions for both events are due by April 30. (509) 413-1489,

Mosaic Mural Project – Karats of Fun – Calling all artists to enter for selection into the Mosaic Mural Project for a change to be part of Spokane County Interstate Fair history. All selected works will come together to create a mural honoring the Fair’s 60th Anniversary. Entry is free. Submissions are due by April 30. Email, call (509) 413-1489, or visit for a prospectus and more information.

Pend Oreille Arts Council – Applications are being accepted for the 39th annual Arts & Crafts Fair, Aug. 13-14 in Sandpoint. Event includes more than 110 artist/vendor booths, food vendors, live entertainment, demonstrations and a youth art area. Open to all artists 18 and older (original work only). Jury fee is $15. Submission deadline is May 1; applications are available online at or by calling (208) 263-6139.

Artists Loose on the Palouse – Seeking photographers, painters, sculptors, fiber artists, multimedia artisans and crafters (sewing, jewelry, clothing) for the fifth annual arts and crafts fair July 22-24. Applications are available at or at On Sacred Grounds: Art and Book Gallery, 12212 E. Palouse Highway. (509) 747-6294

Avenue West Gallery – Looking for potters and painters for a juried exhibition in August. Applications are available at the gallery, 122 S. Monroe St., or online at (509) 838-4999

Pend Oreille River Arts Alliance – Inviting individual artists and artisans to become members, including theatrical performers, writers, directors, musicians, etc. Annual membership fee is $5. Contact Alliance President Loyce Akers at (208) 437-0274 or (509) 671-0295 or email for membership application and more information.

Pottery Place Plus – Looking for new members in the long-standing artist’s cooperative. Reduced rent fees are available to new members for a short time. Email or call (509) 991-5784 for membership details and application information.

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

Call for performers

Folk Music Festival – Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre is looking for singers/songwriters for a festival July 30-31. (509) 447-2750

The Idaho Prize for Poetry 2011 – Lost Horse Press is announcing the Idaho Prize for Poetry 2011. All U.S. poets are eligible. Entries must be postmarked by May 15. Entry fee is $25. Visit for submission guidelines or e-mail for more information.

Call for musicians

Holy Names Music Center Band – Adult and adult beginner musicians are encouraged to participate in the orchestra, choir and bluegrass band through the New Horizons Program. Orchestra is Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.; choir is Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.; bluegrass is Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Held at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, 3910 W. Custer Drive. $25; scholarships available. (509) 326-9516,

Moscow Farmers Market – Seeking solo or duet musicians to perform Saturdays, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., May through October at the market, downtown in Friendship Square next to the Moscow Hotel., (208) 883-7036

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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