Friday-Sunday, unless otherwise noted
Avenue West Gallery “Expressive Faces,” paintings in oils, watercolors, pencils and acrylics with dramatic lighting and expressions by Valerie Woelk. Today, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., with music by Kirk Schmick; and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 707 W. Main Ave., Suite B11. (509) 838-4999.
Ballet Arts Academy “Classical Ballet Exhibition,” after completing a total restoration of the BAA facilities, director Mimi Ewers and associate director Jefferson Baum have now enlisted guest stars to complement their faculty, including Daniel Ulbricht (principal dancer with New York City Ballet); Zippora Karz (former soloist with N.Y. City Ballet); Amanda McKerrow (former principal ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre) and her husband John Gardner (principal with American Ballet Theatre, principal with Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Company). Today, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 p.m.-noon. 109 W. Pacific Ave. (509) 838-5705.
Barili Cellars “Painting, Pottery and Poetry,” varied works by Jodee Adams Moore. Today, 4-9 p.m. 608 W. Second Ave. (509) 995-4077.
Barrister Winery Artwork by Ben Joyce and Bruno Seghetti. Today, noon-10 p.m. and Saturday, noon-5 p.m.; acoustic blues music by Lyle Morse, 7-10 p.m., Beacon Hill Bistro buffet, 6-8 p.m. 1213 W. Railroad Ave. (509) 465-3591.
Brickwall Gallery Photographs by Jen Mitsuko and Larry Blackwood. Blackwood’s “Ghosts and Empties” is a collection of toned black and white photographs of an old abandoned amusement park printed in a pictorialist style. Mitsuko creates photographs and uses various aesthetics and concepts ranging from surrealism to abstract dealing with themes such as love, death and loss. Today, noon-8:30 p.m.; live music with the 3H Band. 530 W. Main Ave. (509) 928-7721.
Chase Gallery “Birds in Art,” group exhibition with birds as subject matter by Mariah Boyle, Melissa Cole, Catherine Lemaitre Earle, Lorraine Krank, Pamela Awana Lee and Linda M. Lucas. Today, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Spokane City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (509) 625-6050.
Cherry Street Studios Black and white photography, images captured on film by Bill and Kathy Kostelec. Refreshments, new darkroom tour, camera displays. Today, 5-9 p.m. 1123 S. Cherry St. (509) 363-0144.
Clearstory Gallery “Worth Fighting,” photography by Jim Van Gundy. Today, 5-9 p.m. Life Center Foursquare Church, 1202 N. Government Way. (509) 499-2678.
Community Building “Crosspollination: When Conservation and Art Collide,” celebrating local conservation with paintbrushes, pencils and printmaking by Viza Arlington, Melissa Baker, Robin Dyer, Chantelle Flint, Shantell Jackson, Melvin Strampe and the Mad Marmot. Today, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 35 W. Main Ave.
Dodson’s Jewelers “Spirited Vision,” painting with German brushes to stroke French dyes across Chinese silk by Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey. Today, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with jazz/soul music by Kari Marguerite. 516 W. Riverside Ave. (509) 624-4163.
Downtown Library “Three Little Birds,” showcasing works in oil, acrylic, mixed media, pastels, charcoal and prints by Ericka-Paris Reese, Krystn Parmley and Constance Brockett Murray.Today, 5-9 p.m. 906 W. Main Ave. (509) 444-5336.
Elixir Salon “Photo Art,” photography by Christopher DeFeo. Today through Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 728 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 624-0412.
GR Cellars “Sirens” by Carrie Vielle. Today, noon-9 p.m., with music by Brent Edstrom Jazz Trio, 7-9 p.m.; and Saturday, noon-6 p.m. 906 W. Second Ave.
Interplayers Photography from Brickwall Gallery by Joe Nuess, Eric Sohner, Cole Thompson, Chelsea Mackey, Frank Knapp, Kathy Kostelec, Bill Kostelec, Tony Boccaccio and William Barringer, today, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 1-7 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 174 S. Howard St. (509) 455-7529.
Jundt Art Museum “Drawn to the Wall V,” an invitational exhibition featuring the drawing installations of five well-known Northwest artists on 8-by-11 1/2-foot moveable walls; and “American Prints” from the Permanent Collection by Winslow Homer, James Abbot McNeill Whistler, George Bellows, Childe Hassam, and John Marin, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Janet Fish, Wanda Gag, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Chuck Close, Jasper Johns, Richard Diebenkorn, John Taylor Arms, Will Barnet, Thomas Hart Benton, Charles Burchfield, Keith Haring, Richard Hunt, Robert Indiana, Reginald Marsh and Robert Rauschenberg. Today, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. (509) 328-4220.
Kolva-Sullivan Gallery “The Archie Bray Resident Exhibition – 2013,” The 24 or so residents in this exhibition represent the best of the emerging talents in American studio ceramics. Today, 5-9 p.m. 115 S. Adams St., Suite A. (509) 458-5517.
Kress Gallery “Abandoned Places and Forgotten Spaces,” photography of vehicles are brought back to life by Dan Miller. Today, 5-9 p.m. River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave., level three. (509) 363-5317.
Liberty Building River Ridge Fine Arts mixed media show, Monarc Arts Club, Mandala art, Manic Moon Steampunk Art and works by Rachel Dolezal and Christina Deubel. Today, 5-9 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 203 N. Washington St.
Manic Moon Studio “India: Land of My Father,” new paintings from a very personal experience with India by Melissa Cole. Today, noon-9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 1007 W. Augusta Ave. (509) 413-9101.
Marketplace Wine Bar “A Fresh Perspective,” paintings by Emily Travis. Today, 5-9 p.m.; and Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Music by Kari Marguerite. 39 W. Pacific Ave. (509) 474-1070.
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture Works from the MAC Art Auction 2013 by John Buck, Tim Ely, Mel McCuddin, Harold Balazs, Kay O’Rourke, Melissa Cole, Brad Rude, George Flett, Melissa Lang, Ric Gendron, Charlie Palmer, Larry Ellingson, Kyle Paliotto, Ken Yuhasz, Alan McNiel, Virginia Carter, Sister Paula Turnbull and more. Today, 5-9 p.m. 2316 W. First Ave. (509) 363-5344.
Old Music City Building “Terrain 6,” the Northwest’s largest exhibition of emerging art with 103 artists showing more than 200 works, 10 films and 10 bands. Today, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 1011 W. First Ave.
Patit Creek Cellars “Abstract Art, Cool Jazz & Hot Fashion,” Jeffrey Loyd produces abstracts on substrate, using mostly knives to place and remove the paint; Melinda Melvin manipulates water and oil-based pigments/resins into colorful layers, producing abstracts that exude passion and a deep understanding of relationships; fashions from top designers, makeovers from Sharmaine Nichole. Today, 4-9 p.m. with jazz music by Renei & The Rhythm Section; Saturday, noon-8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. 822 W. Sprague Ave.
Pottery Place Plus “phoTEXTography,” combination of poetry and photography by Neil Clemons Today, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 203 N. Washington St. (509) 327-6920.
Saranac Art Projects “Middle Ground,” an installation using pure forma and the figure to inhabit that gray space between black and white, by Bernadette Vielbig; and “Skinny Boxes,” a set of box constructions with narrow depth, industrial feel and a hard edge, by Dan McCann. Today, 5-9 p.m., and Saturday, noon-8 p.m. 25 W. Main Ave. (509) 363-5325.
Saranac Public House “The Art of No!,” watercolor and sumi ink paintings by Nathan O’Brien. Today and Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. 21 W. Main Ave. (509) 443-3865.
Shotgun Studios Group show with oil paintings by John Thamm, Charlie Hamm, Paull Van Roy, Jared Anderson. Today, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, noon-4 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. 1625 W. Water Ave. (509) 270-2346.
Spokane Art School “Intuitive Chaos,” Larry Ellingson’s art centers around “orphans” (objects removed from their original context) carefully yet carelessly united with other “orphans” in a new world. Today, 5-9 p.m. 809 W. Garland Ave. (509) 325-3001.
Steam Plant Variety of work from plein air painting to mixed media to clay sculpture by Angel Gallery artists Charleen Martin, Patsey Parson, Lori Hintz, Jason Waskey and more. Today and Saturday, 5-9 p.m. 159 S. Lincoln St. (509) 777-3900.
Tinman Gallery “Still Vertical,” Harold Balazs, creator of the Riverfront Park fountain, and Mel McCuddin, whose largest public commission can be seen at the Spokane Arena, are creating new work specifically for the Spokane Art School. Today, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 811 W. Garland Ave. (509) 325-1500.
Trackside Studio One-of-a-kind ceramic sculpture and functional forms, in a wide range of high-fired porcelains and stonewares by Gina Freuen, Chris Kelsey, Mark Moore. Today, 5-8 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 115 S. Adams St. (509) 863-9904.
The Vault “The Black Tie Gatsby Masquerade,” paintings on canvas based on street art, television and the Internet, by Kyle Mena. Today, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday, 6 p.m.-2 a.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-close. 120 N. Wall St.
Vintage Hill Cellars “Feeding the Soul,” Michelle Inman turns old pieces of wood into frames for her beach scene photographs. Working with different textures, colors and materials from feathers to fabrics, her frames become an intricate part of the display. Today, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., and Saturday, 1:30-5:30 p.m. 319 W. Second Ave. (509) 624-3792.
Whitworth University’s Bryan Oliver Gallerys Pastel and mixed media pieces depicting her interpretation of the local landscape, by 90-year-old Pauline Anderson Haas. Today, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 300 W. Hawthorne Road.
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