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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 11:37 p.m.

Lead artist releases preliminary art designs for Riverfront Park

J. Meejin Yoon, who is working with a half-million-dollar budget for public art as part of Riverfront Park’s redevelopment, introduced four preliminary designs at an open house held last week. …

Artists find their inner monsters for first-ever Monster Drawing Rally, to benefit Spokane Art School

Artists will live draw whatever monstrous beasts they can come up with, an the works will be sold off. A silent auction, no-host food and drink and musis also are …

Watercolor artists from the Spokane area and beyond bring their talents to annual juried show

The diversity of watercolor painting itself is taking center stage at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, in a striking show full of bold strokes and intricate line work. …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Spokane’s Terrain art show continues to allow artists to find their voice

For veteran exhibitors and first-timers, annual Terrain art show is a chance to show of the deep creative well of the Spokane arts scene

‘The Feels’ at Chase Gallery: Please do touch the art

“Making the work is very much about touch, so with this show, I get to sort of share that experience that I have with the viewers,” said participating artist Theresa …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 10:58 p.m.

Spokane artist dies in crash on I-90

Michaelanne Foster was devoted to the local art community, her friends and family say.

In the hands of homeless teens and refugees, cameras offer a different view of Spokane in Terrain’s ‘Snapshot’ exhibit

Does art have the power to soften hostility? Can pictures provide a window for understanding?

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 11:14 a.m.

Spokane Arts Grants Awards will fund movies, music, art classes and more

More than half of this round’s winners had applied previously, but did not succeed with their first try.

First Friday: With Marmot show, legendary painter Alfredo Arreguin makes a return to Spokane

Perhaps famed “pattern painter” Alfredo Arreguin has the ability to see more than most people. At 83 years old, he has plenty to teach about focus. “When I take my …

Gallery Glance: Loren Lukens’ ‘Squirt Bottle Art Marks’ at Trackside

The Seattle artist will exhibit through Sept. 23 in Spokane.

Norman Rockwell baseball painting sells for $1.6 million at auction

A rendering by Norman Rockwell of one of his best known baseball-themed paintings has sold at auction for $1.6 million.

Summer residency program at Spokane’s Laboratory results in dance/multimedia projects

Five new media artists and filmmakers from France, South Korea, Ireland and Colombia have been working with more than a dozen local dancers to create four very different interactive and …

Norman Rockwell’s family opposed to sale of artist’s work

The family in a letter published in Friday’s print edition of

Nightmare at the museum: Art auction triggers ethics dispute

A Massachusetts museum’s decision to part with 40 artworks, including two by illustrator Norman Rockwell, has touched off a debate over whether it’s ever ethical to sell pieces of the …

UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

Montana siblings team up to create unique art

Artist, whose work covers walls in Whitefish, has a lot of talent and, as some don’t know, Down syndrome.

UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 5:26 p.m.

In surrealist twist, Dali exhumed in paternity lawsuit

Salvador Dali’s eccentric artistic and personal history took yet another bizarre turn Thursday with the exhumation of his embalmed remains in order to find genetic samples that could settle whether …

Artist Julie Gautier-Downes delves into her memories for haunting installations at Chase Gallery

In addition to two installations now at the Chase from her Tableaux Series, Gautier-Downes has created a larger installation that marks a departure for her. It’s called Dislocated Memories, and …

UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 3:28 p.m.

Gallery glance: Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d’Alene ready to celebrate 20 years and 200 shows

A celebratory exhibit will feature more than 100 works by dozens of the gallery’s artists, including new pieces from Mel McCuddin, Harold Balazs and Steve Adams. Other participating artists are …

29th Avenue Artworks brings art to the street with Art on the BlackTop

Painter Deb Sheldon was watching traffic zip by her South Hill art gallery and custom framing shop, 29th Avenue Artworks, when an idea hit her like a Mack truck. “I …

Dutch sleuth hopes for breakthrough in biggest US art heist

A Dutch art sleuth who says he’s following two possible leads in the largest art heist in U.S. history is hoping a $10 million reward will help track down the …

Dali’s bones to be exhumed in Spain for paternity test

A Spanish judge on Monday ordered the remains of artist Salvador Dali to be exhumed to settle a paternity suit, despite opposition from the state-run foundation that manages the artist’s …

Montana businessman charged with wire fraud

A Montana businessman has pleaded not guilty to wire fraud and nine other federal charges after being charged with taking more than $2 million from people who believed they were …

Then and Now: Pedicord Hotel

Thomas J. Pedicord, born 1859 in Ohio and raised in Iowa, arrived in Spokane in 1889. In 1895, he took over the Gillette Hotel, first built by millionaire F. Lewis …

Melanie Lieb’s ‘Echo’ exhibit at Saranac tells a painful story of anti-Semitism

“Echo: A Visual History of Anti-Semitism,” is a hard-hitting exhibition of installations and paintings that serve as a window into what it means to be a Jew

UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 7:42 p.m.

At 75, Dale Chihuly discusses struggles with mental health

The private studio of glass artist Dale Chihuly reflects his long obsession with collecting. Sheets of stamps cover one table; pocket knives are marshaled on another. Carnival-prize figurines from the …

Spark, SpIFF, Saranac among winners of arts grants

The total 2017 grant funding available to be awarded is $85,000, spread across four rounds of grants. The funding comes from the city’s admissions tax, a portion of which is …

UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 3:59 p.m.

Art school exhibit brings geography to life

Juried show at the Garland District Spokane Art School Gallery features watercolors from 12 top regional artists including Tom Quinn, Joe Guarisco, Karen Mobley and up-and-comer Megan Perkins.

The ‘Spring Table’ is set for a mixed media dinner party at Spokane’s Richmond Art Collective

Caitlin Pickall’s artwork is a communal audio visual experience centered around a blank white table with place settings and chairs beckoning viewers to take a seat. With each seating, a …

UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 3:52 p.m.

Army veteran paints mural for his former elementary school

Jason Sanchez, a disabled Army veteran, paints a mural in the school he attended 30 years ago when he was a student.

Bonded by fire

Spokane ceramicists and co-owners of Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery bond over a hot, hot fire with new wood-fired kiln.