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UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 4:16 p.m.

In June at the galleries, a smattering of Spokane’s veteran and up-and-coming artists

Having smashed glass, dripped wax, and assembled found objects and images, these artists inspire with their creative explorations.


Shop local: Bazaar brings regional artists, buyers together

Bazaar, which debuted in 2014, will be held on Saturday on Main Street between Post and Howard streets.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 10:31 a.m.

Most Spokane elementary schools dropping art class in favor of science

Spokane Public Schools are moving ahead with changes to teaching visual arts: Under the format for next year, students in all 34 elementary schools will spend most of their day …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 4:57 p.m.

Nick Cannon to host morning show on LA radio station

Nick Cannon will soon be on the radio as he joins Los Angeles hip-hop station Power 106 for the morning show


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 3:34 p.m.

Photographer Kevin Horan captures goats and sheep of Whidbey Island in new photo book

“Goats and Sheep: A Portrait Farm” brings Horan to the Art Spirit Gallery on Saturday for a book launch, reading and art exhibit.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 10:23 a.m.

Towering art piece adds color to downtown’s newest public space, the West End Plaza

Seattle-based artist Susan Zoccola was inspired by the plaza’s location on what was once known as auto row.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

Spokane art community gets into Pride month with Queer Art Walk

First ever event features LGBTQ artists showing at nine different venues in and around the downtown Spokane core.


Balancing act: Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture leadership strives to emphasize ‘art’ and ‘culture’

The first time Freya Liggett noticed a job opening at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, she let it pass on by. Not only was she enjoying her role …


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 7:48 a.m.

Spokane’s ‘starving artist’ James LaVigne dies at age 71

Prolific Spokane artist James LaVigne, a self-described artistic archivist whose artwork of architecture – most of it steeped in realism, some dipping into the fantastical – died May 22. He …


MAC ArtFest a tradition for artists, art fans

MAC ArtFest, Friday through Sunday at Coeur d’Alene Park in Browne’s Addition, is celebrating its 34th year.


Coeur d’Alene Tribe member to lead sold-out basket weaving class at CDA Casino

During the workshop, participants will create a small round root bag, also known as a “sally bag.”


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 4:13 p.m.

West Central artists shed a light on their community, work

“We love West Central and want it to stay quirky, funky, fun and diverse,” said Mardis Nenno, whose pottery studio will be a stop on the tour. “We thought that …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 9:37 p.m.

Local artists hope to show Spokane through the eyes of mother nature

Two artists hope to show Spokane through a feminine perspective, with a mural depicting the city through the eyes of mother nature.


A Guy Fieri-themed art show? Welcome to Flavortown in Spokane

Food and art collide this Friday evening at Resurrection Records, 1927 W. Northwest Blvd. in Spokane, as VHS Art Club at Resurrection Records hosts “Welcome to Flavortown: A Guy Fieri …


Spokane’s Kate Vita finds the realness in every portrait she paints

The artist will exhibit 60 portraits at Kolva-Sullivan in May in a show called “Naked.”


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

Art on the edge: Charlie Palmer paints portraits for the Chiefs

Enter Charlie Palmer’s home, and it is clear he is a hockey fan.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 4:18 p.m.

Canceled: MAC talk to cover ‘James Houston and the History of Inuit Printmaking in Canada’

Dr. Nadine Fabbi was going to speak about the Inuit in Canada and the late Canadian artist/author/filmmaker James Houston, who helped introduce the world to Inuit art.


UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

Clarkston artist chosen to paint duck stamp — her second win

Ducks and dogs are proving to be a winning combination for artist Catherine Temple.


High art: Kennewick studio gets community excited about glass

“We need a better word than ‘bong,’” said the 60ish-year-old gentleman, who seemed to enjoy coming out for Kennewick’s monthly art walk


For Zambrano, Spokane Print Fest is about making art more accesible

Local artist Reinaldo Gil Zambrano, along with arts nonprofit Terrain, will hold the city’s first-ever Spokane Print Fest. The free event on Friday includes live demonstrations of a wide array …


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 4:04 p.m.

April showers Spokane art lovers with plenty of possibilities during First Friday

Saturate comes to Chase, Art Spirit crosses the state line for a pop up show at the newly renovated Wonder Building, and Bob Kraut returns to Kolva-Sullivan


Saturate: Shantell Jackson seeks to amplify positive messages in her work

Jackson will be among more than two dozen local artists of color who are participating in this year’s Saturate, a citywide collaboration calling attention to Spokane’s diverse yet under-recognized artists.


Saturate covers city in events: Arts events in April celebrate diversity

Here are highlights of Saturate events and venues during the month of April.


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 6:23 a.m.

New public art sculptures, co-designed by local artist who died in windstorm, installed at Spokane’s Gateway Bridge

Steely and mirror-like, the new sculptures on either side of Spokane’s new pedestrian bridge are, quite literally, places of reflection.


The Book of Mel: Doug and Sherry Clark, two of Mel McCuddin’s many fans, publish the coffee table book ‘McCuddin: The Inner Eye’

Doug and Sherry Clark collaborate on a new book celebrating their favorite artist: Spokane’s Mel McCuddin.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 2:56 p.m.

First Friday: Ignore the snow and feel the heat of a Friday night art crawl

For a complete list of all the local spots offering art shows to enjoy this evening and for the rest of the month, visit


Keep it glassy: ‘Luminous’ exhibit brings Tacoma’s Museum of Glass to Spokane’s MAC

“We have a host of traveling exhibitions, but this is only the second time we have had an exhibition this large curated out of our permanent collection and sent to …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 4:17 p.m.

Chihuly glass exhibit to open Saturday at Spokane’s MAC

After circling the stand once more, Mitchell Burdett finds a place for a 2-foot amber glass tendril, piece by piece turning five plain metal frames into vibrant, sea creature-inspired glass …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 1:15 p.m.

Arctic artist: Trépanier travels into Canadian wilderness for his works

An artist can encounter tough obstacles when putting brush to canvas. But plein air painter Cory Trépanier’s challenges rise to another level altogether. For the past decade Trépanier, 50, lugged …


Bridging two worlds: ‘Story and Image’ show at Emerge in CdA transforms Sharma Shields’ words into visual art

The exhibition and reading, “Story & Image: Illustration in the Inland Northwest,” will feature images and scenes rendered to depict Shields’ short story “Witch Lake.” The dark tale of sexual …