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First Friday

Venues open 5-8 p.m., unless otherwise noted

Andy’s Bar and Grill Featuring surreal impressionism painting of the night sky by Serge. 1401 W. First Ave. (509) 747-0304.

Arbor Crest Tasting Room Featuring artist Casey Klahn’s colorful paintings. River Park Square, third level, 808 W. Main Ave. (509) 747-3903.

Avenue West Gallery “My Heritage: The Fine Art of Metal and Wood,” Scott Dillon exhibits his skill using the fine art and craft of sculpture in wood and metals of his family heritage. Music and refreshments. Also featuring decorated/designed chairs from the recent “Chair Affair.” 707 W. Main Ave., Suite B11. (509) 838-4999.

Baby Bar Works by Vincent Myron Clayton Stevens. 827 W. First Ave. (509) 847-1234.

Barili Cellars Paintings, pottery and poetry by Jodee Adams-Moore. 608 W. Second Ave. (509) 995-4077.

Barrister Winery “In the Raw” by Edward Gilmore. Artist’s reception at 5 p.m., Beacon Hill’s Bistro Buffet, 6-8 p.m., music by “Lonesome” Lyle Morse, 6:30-10 p.m. 1213 W. Railroad Ave. (509) 465-3591.

Bozzi Collection Gallery Figurative works of stone sculptor James Rea. 211 N. Wall St., Suite 226. (509) 290-5604.

Brick Wall Gallery Colorful photos by Allan Bruce Zee, 5-8:30 p.m. 530 W. Main Ave. (509) 928-7721.

Cat’s Eye Megan Holden will be showing her intricate black and white drawings; Conrad Bagley will have crayon creations. 1 S. Washington St. (509) 389-2930.

Chocolate Apothecary Featuring new works by abstract artists Melinda Melvin and Jeffrey Loyd. Both Melvin and Loyd explore the use of color and design, each with different, extraordinary results. There will also be a chocolate-tasting competition with prizes. Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 324-2424.

Cup of Cool Water Display by Cool Cup of Water youth artist and artist Charlie Schmidt (the “‘Fastest Artist in America”‘). Schmidt will tag full blast with partner Stow Miller and Joe Ferrante and will show a few of his Keyboard Cat paintings. Large canvases being painted, music and refreshments. Grab a can of paint and join in the creation. (Wear old clothes.) The cause is helping Spokane’s homeless youth. 1106 W. Second Ave. (509) 747-6686.

Echo Boutique Portraits and landscapes by artist Darcy Lee Sexton that reflect her interest in people, color, movement and the capacity of art to yield an emotional response; also artisan jewelry from Union Studio Metals, Jody Steensland, Allison Kalloway and Megan Holden. 176 S. Howard St., Suite A. (509) 747-0890.

Elixir Salon Works by Christopher Defeo. 728 E. Sprague Ave.

Express Employment Barry Anderson will be showing his stunning pop art collection that ranges from whimsical black and white images to vivid, bold colors that are a feast for the eyes. 331 W. Main Ave. (509) 747-6011.

Gina’s Design Center Works by Kirsten Stobie. 811 W. Second Ave. (509) 624-2205.

Global Downtown Works by Tiffany Patterson and live music by Dead Serious Lovers. 726 W. Riverside Ave.

Grande Ronde Chainsaw art by Pat McVay and pottery by Don Ashford; Brent Edstrom Trio will be playing from 7-9 p.m. 906 W. Second Ave. (509) 455-8161.

Herbal Essence Cafe Modern, bright and brilliant oil on canvas paintings by Lynn Hanley. 115 N. Washington St.

Ho Ho Teriyaki Chicken Watercolor paintings of Ho Lan. 4-7 p.m. Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 326-6344.

Kolva-Sullivan Gallery “Weightless,” clay works by Sarah Beaty. 115 S. Adams St., Suite A. (509) 458-5517.

Kress Gallery “The Art of the Absurd” - From surrealism to nonsense, paintings by Tom Quinn often surprise the viewer with their hard edges and finicky detail that are done in acrylic and oil, watercolor and pastels and drawings in charcoal, pen and ink. Also: “First Night Spokane Rising Stars” with vocals by Makenzie Curtis. 5:30-7:30 p.m. River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave., level three, behind food court. (509) 363-5317.

LeftBank Wine Bar Works by Nico Archer; music by Carey Brazil. 108 S. Washington St., Suite 105. (509) 315-8623.

Marketplace Wine Bar Large, colorful works by Ricco diStefano; music by Maxie Ray Mills. 39 W. Second Ave., Spokane Public Market. (509) 474-1070.

Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox Take an architectural tour of Spokane’s art deco treasure and premier arts venue. The 1931 hall was restored in 2007, staying true to the original with decorative fixtures and hand-painted murals carefully chosen to fit the period. A jazz duo will play in the lobby as concessions are served. 1001 W. Sprague Ave. (509) 624-1200.

Nectar Tasting Room Photography from Dennis Isip and music from Darin Hilderbrand, 6:30-10 p.m. 120 N. Stevens St. (509) 869-1572.

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture Five galleries full of exhibits on Plateau Tribal Cultures, Northwest explorer David Douglas, Spokane modern architecture and art from the MAC collections. 2316 W. First Ave. Free. (509) 363-5344.

Patit Creek Cellars Works by Rachel Dolezal, 4-6 p.m.; music by Hot Club of Spokane, 6-8 p.m. 822 W. Sprague Ave.

Pottery Place Plus “Richness All Around,” works by Dennis Smith, 5-9 p.m. 203 N. Washington (main floor of Auntie’s Bookstore). (509) 327-6920.

Red Dragon Downtown Museum-quality, historical, life-sized portraits of Chinese family circa 1920 China. 1406 W. Third Ave. (509) 838-6688.

Santé Restaurant Large acrylics and abstract watercolors by Megan Broughton, live music by Paul Abler of Direction Arts. 404 W. Main Ave. (509) 315-4613.

Saranac Art Projects “Flesh,” works by Margot Casstevens and Carrie Scozzaro, focusing on loss, death, growth and transformation. 25 W. Main Ave. (509) 363-5325.

Saranac Public House Group art show with 16 area artists each displaying one “diamond shaped” canvas with their own style of painting, illustration and mixed media all hung in a grid pattern on one wall. Participants include Nore, Chris Spriggs, Donnie Scouton, Mariko Sullivan, Tiffany Patterson, Kirsten Stobie, Josh Gillen, JKC, Jason Bagge, Dan Ocean and Cassie Eisenhour. Featuring a live collaboration drawing. Music by Djing, Redking, Doc Zay and others. 21 W. Main Ave. (509) 443-3865.

Second Space Gallery Paintings by Jesse McKenzie using vibrant acrylics. 610 W. Second Ave. (509) 847-3501.

Steam Plant Whimsical, colorful art by Debbie McCulley. 159 S. Lincoln St. (509) 777-3900.

Steelhead Grille Photos by Jenny Lange, ranging from beautiful wildflowers to colorful graffiti in Spain. 218 N. Howard St. (509) 747-1303.

Trackside Studio Ceramics by Gina Freuen, Chris Kelsey and Mark Moore. 115 S. Adams St. (509) 863-9904.

Vintage Hill Cellars “Grapes of Washington,” a photographic exhibit by Michael Shuey highlighting vineyards throughout the state and grapes grown locally. 319 W. Second Ave. (509) 624-3792.

Whitestone Winery Various works of art, live music. 6-9 p.m. 8 N. Post St. (509) 838-4247.