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Wednesday, January 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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He did it his way: Art Spirit Gallery celebrates Harold Balazs with January show

“I Did It My Way” opens tonight at the Art Spirit Gallery and runs through Feb. 2. The exhibit will feature more than 130 pieces representing the seven decades of …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Breaking the rules: With show at Kolva-Sullivan, Shana Smith exhibits the works that matters to her

Standing in her garage-turned-studio with soaring ceilings and white walls in Spokane’s Nevada/Lidgerwood area, oil painter Shana Smith conveys ideas rapid-fire, like a machine gun. She hunts for meaningful words …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

Harold Balazs, titanic figure on Northwest art scene, dies at 89

“He is a giant, a titan, and an example to us all.”


First Night planners crossing fingers for large turnout to keep Spokane event going

If the event doesn’t attract close to 10,000 people, Miller said this year’s First Night could be its last night.


Spokane’s Anne-Claire Mitchell lives her art

Anne-Claire Mitchell saw a need in Spokane for live/work space aimed at encouraging young creatives, so she helped make it happen.


First Friday: Bundle up and enjoy a variety of art styles for First Friday

It’s December’s First Friday, so kill two turtle doves with one stone tonight by enjoying local art openings while also getting your shopping done.


Local artisans offer opportunities to exercise your gift-giving skills

Do people really enjoy shopping at their desks for mass-produced schlock? Shop local and give the gift of original art. The exercise could do some good for your body (walking!), …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 5:54 p.m.

Rare Christ painting by Leonardo da Vinci sells for record $450 million

“Salvator Mundi” was owned by King Charles I of England in the mid-1600s and was auctioned by the son of the Duke of Buckingham in 1763.


Education notebook: Freeman High School plans community art night Nov. 16

Freeman High School will host a community art night Nov. 16.


First Friday: Putting local art on display

Fall is the perfect time to take a brisk walk and hit First Friday’s art show openings.


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 …