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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 …

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. …