Friday, 5-9 p.m. (most exhibits will be open Saturday and Sunday)
Arbor Crest Wine Cellars - Acrylic paintings by Debbie McCulley; music by Maxie Ray Mills. River Park Square, third level, 808 W. Main Ave. (509) 747-3903.
Area 58 - Works by Ildiko Kalapacs, Jo Fyfe, Elizabeth Collier, Daris Judd, Clancie Pleasants, Diane Barron, Darrell Sullens, Garth Mudge, Ken Hinton, Gayle Anderson, Freeman Butt, Jesrre Freshley, Michael Hall, RS Yorke and Stacy Epley. 3036 N. Monroe St. (509) 327-0427.
Avenue West Gallery - “Assembled Amalgamations,” paintings by Chuck and Alice Harmon in abstracts and oils, respectively, with refreshments and live classical guitar by Gary Burris. 122 S. Monroe St. (509) 838-4999.
Barili Cellars - “The Vessel Series & Other Works,” paintings by Ricco diStefano; live music by Nordmans. 608 W. Second Ave. (509) 995-4077.
Barrister Winery - “It’s All About Rocks and Water … and Other Things,” of watercolor paintings by Gay Witherspoon depicting scenes from around the Northwest; music by “Lonesome” Lyle Morse playing acoustic blues. 1213 W. Railroad Ave. (509) 993-9310.
Brick Wall Gallery - “Light in a Box: Pinhole Photographs,” Rich Bergeman uses the simplest and most basic cameras to produce prints of astonishing clarity and wide-eyed perspective of seacoast scenes, pioneer cemeteries, gardens and everyday details; music by the Blue Ribbon Tea Company. 530 W. Main Ave., Skywalk level. (509) 928-7721.
Bryan Oliver Gallery - “Smoke & Mirrors,” Whitworth faculty exhibition. Whitworth University, Ernst F. Lied Center for the Visual Arts, Room 201. (509) 777-3258.
Chase Gallery - “Only Time Will Tell,” art, poetry, video and music by members and friends of the RiverSpeak Collective. Chase Gallery, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Free. (509) 625-6050.
Clearstory Gallery - “Who is Otto Dix?” Matthaus Evangelium, an international show of 32 lithographs from the German Expressionist artist Otto Dix (1891-1969), from the collection of Robert and Sandra Bowden, with live music and refreshments. Life Center Foursquare Church, 1202 N. Government Way. (509) 624-2678.
Design Collaborative - “Portal – A Journey through the Past,” an installation by Garric Simonsen of family photographs, postcards and childhood drawings dating back more than 100 years. 204 N. Division St., Suite St. E. (509) 473-9685.
Dodson’s Jewelers - “Healing Art” features the oil paintings of Emmanual Nkuranga who is traveling from Rwanda for this show. Proceeds from the sale of his art will go to Healing Hearts of Northwest, a Spokane-based group of heart doctors who provide heart procedures to Rwandan children and to Art with a Mission, an organization dedicated to helping Rwandan children through art. 516 W. Riverside Ave. (509) 624-4163.
E.J. Roberts Mansion - Oil paintings by David Millican. 1923 W. First Ave., Spokane. (509) 456-8839.
Express Employment - “Still Lifes and Landscape,” paintings by Kathy Gale. 331 W. Main Ave. (509) 747-6011.
First Presbyterian Church - “A Celebration of Creativity,” works by Dorothy Fowler, Del Gish, John Plimley, Matt Boland, Betty Lukins, Sylvester Pecnick, Sue Zimmerman, and Dian Zahner. Media will include bronze, acrylics, watercolor, clay, textiles, photography, glass and more 318 S. Cedar St. (509) 747-1058.
Goldbay Art and Gold - “Art for Gold,” Western American sculptures by Randy Mitchell; pointillist paintings by Gregg Perrenoud. 1501 N. Ash. St. (509) 465-3229.
Grande Ronde Cellars - “Visual Stories,” a collection of black and white photographs by Ira Gardner. 906 W. Second Ave. (509) 455-8161.
Irimi Arts and Antiques - “The American Tonalists,” live music by Laddie Ray Melvin. 112 S. Cedar St. (509) 879-4619.
Jundt Art Museum - “Jiri Anderle: The Baruch Foundation Gift.” In the Arcade Gallery: Sahlin Foundation Collection. Featured artists are Jiri Anderle, Chuck Close, Dennis Cunningham, Manuel Isquierdo, Ibrahim Miranda, Roger Shimomura, Robert Stackhouse, Neil Welliver and John Wilson. Gonzaga University. (509) 313-6613.
Kress Gallery - “The Essence of Dance,” director Suzanne Ostersmith and students of the Gonzaga University Dance Program create live dance sculpture. Also in the food court, hear the Big Bang Theory, GU’s premier a capella choir from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Odyssey, a seventh- and eighth-grade jazz band from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Kress Gallery, River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave., level three. (509) 363-5317.
Main Market Co-Op - “Essentialism,” paintings by Jim Dhillon; Taste of 2012 Trophee Mondial - World Trophy Accordion Competition with accordionist Patricia Bartell and other competitors. 44 E. Main Ave. (509) 979-2749.
Market Place Wine Bar - Featuring Joey Campbell’s outdoor landscape photography; live music by Rob Bryson. 32 W. Second Ave. (509) 979-2749.
Nectar Tasting Room - “Expression of Hope, Strength and Joy,” local artists and photographers have paired with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to raise awareness of the wishes occurring in the community. Live music with Karrie O’Neill on acoustic guitar. 120 N. Stevens St. (509) 869-1572.
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture - “Seeing Impressionism: Europe, America and the Northwest,” organized in partnership with the Tacoma Art Museum. “Lasting Heritage,” using personal stories and human-made objects to articulate the spiritual and visceral links between ancient people, modern tribal people and their lands. 2316 W. First Ave. (509) 456-3931.
Pottery Place Plus - “In the Trees - Batiks,” by Toni Spencer. Aunties Bookstore, 203 N. Washington St. (509) 327-6920.
Saranac Art Projects - “Shift” features Nancy Hathaway’s small scale works in oil and charcoal and Bradd Skubina exhibits large collages of colored plastics and foils from candy and food wrappers, as well as site-specific floor arrangements of found objects. 25 W. Main Ave. (509) 363-5325.
Scout - Visionary surrealism and inter-dimensional realms inspire the work of Liz Hamilton with photography and mixed media. 1001 W. First Ave. (509) 869-2320.
Spokane Public Library - “Special Moments,” featuring realistic and impressionistic oils from Lyn Bailey. 906 W. Main Ave. (509) 368-1252.
STA Plaza - First Night Spokane “Rising Stars” showcases the best and the brightest performing arts groups and visual artists from Spokane Public Schools and Gonzaga University. 701 W. Riverside Ave., second floor. (509) 979-4813.
Steam Plant - “About Face,” whimsical acrylic paintings that remind how we relate to the world and others through emotions, by Melissa Carpenter. 159 S. Lincoln St. (509) 995-9745.
Tinman Gallery - “On Point(e),” exhibit of photographs and drawings by Carl Richardsondepicting ballerinas in classic dance poses against an urban background. 811 W. Garland Ave. (509) 325-1500.
Trackside Studio - “Two Guys Who Make Pots,” handmade ceramic sculpture and pottery by Mark Moore and Chris Kelsey. 115 S. Adams St. (509) 863-9904.
Vintage Hill Cellars - “Wine-Speration,” John Dunning works in wood, copper and wine barrels, reclaiming materials into unique pieces, frequently incorporating lighting to create and inviting atmosphere. 319 W. Second Ave. (509) 624-3792.
Warehouse Gallery – More than 50 photographic prints in “Art of the Automobile,” including several of the automobiles on display by Wilford Murray; and “The Joy of Travel” featuring photos from China, Burma and Bhutan by Barbara Murray. 715 E. Sprague Ave., Door 30.