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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

Man suspected of smashing downtown Spokane charity heart with stick has bail set at $20,000

A man suspected of smashing at least one public art sculpture with a stick in downtown Spokane had bond set at $20,000 Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Police arrest man suspected of smashing third heart sculpture

Police arrested a man Wednesday suspected of smashing a third heart sculpture in downtown Spokane, part of an art project meant to raise money for charity.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 6:03 p.m.

Spokane is heartbroken after vandal knocks over pair of fiberglass sculptures meant to raise funds for charity

While millions across the nation were stirred awake on Election Day ready to partake in civic engagement, Spokane instead woke up to a broken heart. Two, in fact.


Gallivanting galleries: First Friday showcases what Spokane art scene has to offer

Spokane’s galleries, wineries and shops throw open their doors every First Friday to welcome visitors seeking some needed respite.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 9:05 a.m.

Downtown Spokane heart sculptures to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House has partnered with STCU to install painted hearts throughout downtown to raise money for the charity.


Art and the 5th: Brown and McMorris Rodgers discuss art and humanities

Former Washington poet laureate Tod Marshall wanted to know where Eastern Washington’s two congressional candidates stood on issues surrounding arts and the humanities. So he asked them.


Art views from the 5th Congressional District

Former Washington poet laureate Tod Marshall cast a wide net in seeking comment about the importance of arts and humanities in politics and governance. Here is what people had to …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Tucker puts his spin on another classic, ‘Back to the Future’

Ryan Dean Tucker had hardly washed all the fake blood off his feet when he started thinking about his next one-man show. There were a few technical difficulties in the …


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 10:27 a.m.

Ballet Arts Academy welcomes Icelandic dance students for the summer

The Spokane’s Ballet Arts Academy will become a second home to nine Icelandic dance students for the duration of the intensive period.


Spokane Arts Grants Awards funds artistic reach

Today, Spokane Arts announced its first round of Spokane Arts Grants Awards for the year, with nine local artists or arts organizations receiving a total of $40,150 in aid from …


Out-of-step musicals

Reviving the hallmarks of our musical theater heritage is such a widespread practice on the American stage that the mores of bygone ages are going to be dredged up and …


Ginger Ewing merges creativity and culture through art to better Spokane

If you’ve admired Ginelle Hustrulid’s soundwave, made from more than 1,200 paint samples located on First Avenue, thank Window Dressing.


For ceramicist Gina Freuen, it’s all about bringing art home

If Freuen had her way, everyone would “buy local” for every piece of art displayed on their walls or shelves. Next weekend, in her capacity as co-founder of the Little …


Oregon Supreme Court affirms Portland arts tax

The Oregon Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of Portland’s art tax.


UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 3:14 p.m.

Chihuly complements – and sometimes competes with – nature at New York Botanical Garden

The New York show, named simply “Chihuly” and which runs until Oct. 29, is the latest in a number of exhibitions he has taken to botanical gardens since 2001. But …


Local creatives get a boost from Spokane Arts Grant

Eight winners of the first Spokane Arts Grants Award were selected this week from a field of more than 70 applicants.


Symphony celebrates ‘three Bs of classical music’ in 2017-18 season

Thomas Hampson will headline a concert to mark the 10th anniversary of the Fox Theater restoration.


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Bach Festival: ‘Tales of Hemingway’ showcases Bailey, Daugherty at their finest

At Barrister Winery on Thursday, Zuill Bailey, distinguished cellist and artistic director of the Northwest Bach Festival, performed in an event that was as much a celebration as a recital. …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 4:40 p.m.

Spokane Symphony electrifies crowd with Ravel

No concerts of the current season of the Spokane Symphony have displayed the power of the orchestra so brilliantly as those that took place this weekend in the Martin Woldson …


Spokane Symphony to give taste of France with tribute to composer Maurice Ravel

For the symphony’s Classics concert this weekend, “French Virtuosity - A Tribute to Ravel,” Preu chose to shine the spotlight on renowned French composer Maurice Ravel while also showing his …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 11:34 a.m.

Terrain marks milestone with new exhibit

Terrain will mark a major milestone Friday with the opening of a new, permanent, visual arts gallery, featuring the exhibit “Oracular Rooftops” by Brooklyn-based artist Heather Hart.


Spokane Arts offers money to artists - and information on how to apply for it

Workshop on Wednesday designed to teach creatives the tricks to applying for new local arts grants.


Bruce Willis, Demi Moore donate Hailey theater to troupe

Actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore have donated the Liberty Theatre in downtown Hailey to a local theater company.


Accessible artwork: Spokane neighborhoods offer galleries and more

Take a walk on Spokane’s creative side with your out-of-town guests this year. Get off the couch and give travelers a glimpse of a walkable city teeming with arts and …


Bad Santa: Child crushed after not-so-jolly man tells him to ‘lay off the hamburgers and french fries’

Anthony Mayse took a seat on Santa’s lap, looked into his eyes, and told the elderly chimney-hopper exactly what he wants this Christmas: an iPod touch and a drone. But …


YWCA sculpture a symbol of new beginnings

Debra Garrett, a longtime YWCA supporter, wanted a piece of art to honor people who fall victim to domestic violence. She turned to Ildikó Kalapács to bring her vision to …


Photographer casts eye to found objects

You’ve stuffed your belly with turkey and dressing. Now it’s time to fill your soul with nourishing art at the seventh annual


Everyday objects lend insight into ancient Roman culture at Jundt

‘Roman Myth and Mythmaking’ at the Jundt demonstrates how Romans constructed and spread their cultural and religious beliefs through the small objects they used every day.


Oregon Shakespeare Festival receives $5 million donation

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has received a $5 million donation, the second-largest individual contribution the festival has ever received.


Faced with ALS, gallery owner Steve Gibbs works to cement arts legacy

Steve Gibbs, owner of The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d’Alene and a fixture of the Lake City’s arts scene, has ALS, the terminal neuromuscular disease. He is working to …