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Monday, January 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Myesha Callahan Freet’s ‘You’d Look Better With a Smile’ equal parts powerful, therapeutic

The cover art promoting Myesha Callahan Freet’s new exhibit, “You’d Look Better With a Smile,” is equal parts eye-catching and powerful. However, the idea behind the art, and the process …

First Friday: Galleries welcome June with a burst of color

Most artists’ opening receptions are this Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., but the art stays on the walls at venues all month long.

New Jundt exhibit celebrates Inland Northwest landscapes

The First Inland Northwest Juried Landscape Art Exhibit is part of the museum’s recurring summer series, Close In.

UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 8:51 a.m.

New Jesus mural in downtown Spokane painted by artist Daniel Lopez

A new mural – a painting of Jesus, the figure’s face obscured by a mass of pixels – greets Drivers coming westbound on Second Avenue. For the moment, the work’s …

Artist Leslie LePere continues to find magic in the fine lines and details of the world

Artist who created the iconic cover for Tom Robbins’ novel “Still Life With Woodpecker” is holding his first show since 2013 in his hometown of Harrington.

UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

Dumpster diving WSU artist puts the ‘grunge’ in ‘grunge aesthetic’

For WSU fine arts graduate Collin Horner, discarded material like cardboard is more than just landfill.

The tangles of family, romantic life play out in ‘Misalliance’ at the Spokane Civic Theatre

It might have been a mix of the unseasonably warm weather and Matthew Egan’s beautiful set design, but walking into Spokane Civic Theatre on Friday to see “Misalliance” truly felt …

UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 3:01 p.m.

Family fun: 5 ways to build parent-child learning experiences

Don’t just sign up the kids in classes to paint or dance. Several spring programs in the region extend educational fun shared by both parent and child. Here are five …

Tsuga Northwest Arts continues to extend reach beyond South Perry

Almost one year ago, artists Jeffrey Loyd and Christina Deubel rolled their sleeves up to renovate the building that has become the Perry District’s newest art gallery, Tsuga Northwest Arts.

Spokane-raised artist Jim Hodges to return for Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Jim Hodges’ ability to infuse emotion into the objects of daily life has brought him international fame in the art world.

UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Symphony review: Mateusz Wolski triumphant in Brahms’ Violin Concerto

Passing through the lobby of the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Friday evening, one repeatedly heard people remark, “I can’t wait for the Brahms!” “The Brahms” they referred …

Riverfront Park art piece gets Park Board approval

The nearly unanimous panel voted Thursday afternoon to begin design and construction of “Step Well,” a public art piece designed by Boston-based artist and architect J. Meejin Yoon. The final …

Take a saunter around the Lake City and take in some art

Second Friday Art Walk returns to downtown Coeur d’Alene after its winter break.

Best bets in the Spokane area: 10 Under $10

Our weekly round up of fun to be hand on the cheap in the INW in the next 7 days.

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art opens on WSU campus

A new museum at Washington State University aims to make art accessible to everyone, in accordance with the wishes of its namesake, Jordan Schnitzer.

First Friday: April brings a shower of good art to check out

This week’s art walk on Friday beckons with an evening full of creative expressions.

Design of signature art for revitalized Riverfront Park set for vote

The full Spokane Park Board will vote later this month on a design and location for “Step Well,” architect and artist J. Meejin Yoon’s sculpture for Riverfront Park. The MIT …

Megan Perkins explores Spokane one sketch at a time

Megan Perkins, 30, will whip out her pens and paints to sketch just about anything. Lately Perkins has been paying a lot of attention to the world of Spokane, which …

Sculpted by the spirit: Sister Paula Turnbull’s work continues to tell her story

Sister Paula, now 96, first became a break-out Spokane arts star nearly 45 years ago when the city hosted Expo ’74. She was the metal-sculpting artist/nun who created the Garbage …

UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

Rose Valley artist creates beauty from animal skulls

Although he creates in many forms, local artist Jason Borders partially works in one heady medium: skulls.

Rachel Dolezal paintings prompt flap between downtown Spokane library, artist

Anthony Stevenson said he should have been able to display artwork from former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal during a Black History Month exhibition at the downtown library. Library officials …

Shining the light on refugees: Ildikó Kalapács’ ‘Unwanted Journeys’ features mixed media

Spokane artist Ildikó Kalapács insists that her new show, a mixed-media art exhibition on refugees with participation of refugees, is not “political.” If anyone does try to politicize the issue …

L.R. Montgomery captures the Dishman Hills with Dodson’s show

Montgomery, a noted plein air painter who spends a lot of time creating art in the Dishman Hills, will donate 20 percent of painting sales during the March exhibit to …

Visiting artist Michelle Lopez finds beauty in destruction

Artist Michelle Lopez is infatuated with collapse and failure. She crushes, wrecks, crumples, bends, wilts, damages and deconstructs materials and imagery to create her sculptures and installations. The results are …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 8:16 p.m.

Dozens of nude models brave cold, rain for Polar Bear Paint

Cold feet can’t stop naked models from parading around New York City.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Push for inclusive art after Confederate fountain’s removal

When Helena’s controversial Confederate fountain was removed from Hill Park last summer, there were no plans to install a new monument in its place. A Helena resident is hoping to …

Saturate: Citywide effort aims to raise the profile of artists of color

Second annual arts event is tied to Black History Month and the annual Winter Visual Arts Tour.

Saturate: Spokane artist May Kytonen weaves newsprint into the story of Asian-American lives

Fiber artist May Kytonen, 28, did not intend to open her latest show “Close/Divide” during Saturate, the monthlong, citywide effort to focus attention on Spokane’s artists of color. But the …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 3:08 p.m.

Idaho group fights dismissal of children’s book lawsuit

A group that preserves and promotes the work of a deaf, self-taught Idaho artist whose creations appear in museums around the world is fighting an attempt to dismiss its copyright …

Support local artists on First Friday, even though it’s Second Friday

Due to the holidays, this Second Friday is really First Friday. That means there is still time to make good on that resolution to support the arts and contribute to …