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  • Art school takes creativity to the streets

    Two or three times per week for most of the summer, the Spokane Art School has hired local artists to hold Art on the Street drawing events, free to anyone …


  • Artist Matt Schwenk layers feelings, experiences in paintings

    Every painting that Matt Schwenk undertakes begins with what he calls an “understory.” It’s the base layer he first paints, the layer that lies behind all the stories that come …


  • Posters in Fox windows are classically inspired

    This First Friday, the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox will kick off a visual arts exhibit by 15 local artists and designers whose works were inspired by classical composers. …


  • From Poland and England, Bartosz Beda is an artist on the rise

    Painter Bartosz Beda has traded in a life in Europe for quiet studio in Moscow, Idaho. He mounts his first solo exhibition in the U.S. on Friday at Marmot Art …


  • First Friday: Walking the walk to see some art

    The monthly First Friday is this weekend. Venues are open 5-8 pm., unless otherwise noted.


  • First Friday: Monster memories lead to art rooted in horror

    Mikal Vollmer is obsessed with the pop culture artifacts of his childhood – the action figures, comic books, trading cards, even the vintage cereal boxes. His art captures the aesthetics …


  • Iron Goat a new stop on the First Friday trail

    Other highlights for this month: Historic images and films from the Chronicle Building, Bonnie Griffith’s “Seasons in Landscape,” and multiple Window Dressings


  • Dipper adds music, art event for First Friday

    Whether you’re on the hunt for some free gallery tours or a new painting to hang on your living room wall, every month’s First Friday festivities offer an embarrassment of …


  • Kay O’Rourke’s river paintings tell Spokane history

    A story that starts in the Ice Age and ends at Expo ’74 is a pretty long story. To divide an ageslong history into chapters, Kay O’Rourke found the stories …


  • Window to the mind

    James Frye’s artwork packs in a lot to look at: vibrant colors and offbeat figures, psychedelic swirls, floating eyeballs. To his parents, the titles are the most revealing part. “Personalities …


  • 3-Minute Mic brings lively literary energy

    You’re encouraged to be relatively quiet in a bookstore, to browse and read silently without disturbing anybody. That’s not the case with 3-Minute Mic. On the first Friday of every …


  • Parking ticket art causes passers-by to pause

    One parking ticket is bad enough. Imagine having dozens of them. A car parked on Post near Main is literally covered in parking tickets, but they aren’t real.


  • The art of parking tickets

    Parking tickets, art, Eastern Washington University, First Friday, Tom Askman


  • Artist’s work reflects family’s influence

    Her Montana mother and grandmother and great- grandparents and great-aunts and aunts – they were all artists, passing along what they knew about painting, sculpture and drawing from one to …


  • Artist’s work reflects family’s influence

    Her Montana mother and grandmother and great- grandparents and great-aunts and aunts – they were all artists, passing along what they knew about painting, sculpture and drawing from one to …


  • Moving water, moving images

    The longer photographer Charles Gurche looks at a patch of water – say, a 10-by-10-foot piece of the Spokane River – the more he sees. Forms, colors and patterns emerge …


  • McCann’s latest promises different beat

    Dan McCann’s sound performance tonight will start and end with a tick, tick, tick. The middle could go anywhere. He demonstrated recently in his art studio, which takes up the …


  • Evans throws art, drinks in the mix

    Beer isn’t her go-to beverage. “I like beer. I love beer,” said Sheila Evans, who co-owns Spokane’s Iron Goat Brewing with her husband and another couple. “Usually, when I have …


  • Exhibit lets young artists put best foot forward

    Their canvases arrived in shoe form – Converse All Stars, to be exact. A series of workshops over the summer put blank pairs of sneakers and art supplies into the …


  • Spotlight: IRT holds reading of Caisley’s ‘Happy’

    Idaho Repertory Theatre in Moscow is hosting a reading of Robert Caisley’s play “Happy” on June 27. Caisley, who lives in Moscow, has seen his play become a finalist for …


  • Through a vintage lens: Artist’s screen prints highlight iconic Spokane sights

    Artistically, the essence of Spokane is often conveyed through iconic images like the Clocktower, Pavilion, Looff Carrousel or running statues in Riverfront Park. But for longtime resident Chris Bovey, 34, …


  • The First First Friday of 2014

    By now, surely, we’ve all recovered from New Year’s Eve. So it’s time to head out on the town once again for an evening of art, music and refreshments. First …


  • Second-graders turn paintings into textile creations

    Diane Weber’s class at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic School got started on its textile art career last year as first-graders after reading “James and the Giant Peach.” Together with quilter …


  • The Verve: Zahner, Avenue West plan First Friday events

    Dian Zahner has always been an artist. In elementary school, she drew and submitted her creations to contests. Her first win was a poster contest in third grade.


  • Night vision

    A volunteer effort to document the architectural history and the feel of the night in Spokane will be on display for First Friday at Kress Gallery in River Park Square. …


  • Church Notes: Buddhist Temple food festival this weekend

    Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., will present its 21st Annual Fall Food Festival on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival, Aki Matsuri, will offer chicken …


  • First Friday

    Receptions run from 5 to 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Arbor Crest Tasting Room - “Old World” photographs of European architecture and settings by Linda Lowry; live rock/blues/alt-country by Maxie …


  • Former Spokane DJ headlines today’s art, music extravaganza

    Now in its third year, the Terrain Northwest Art Exhibit is becoming something of an institution for the budding indie-art scene in Spokane. Presenting art and music that’s framed by …


  • Fall Visual Arts Tour stretches beyond downtown

    Think of it as a mass, happy art march. It’s Spokane’s semiannual Visual Arts Tour, a super-sized First Friday art walk. If you’ve never participated, you might be surprised at …


  • First Friday

    Receptions run from 5 to 8 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. Arbor Crest Tasting Room - Photography by Jon Jantz, exploring mountain peaks and seldom-traveled lands; music by Mick Croon. 5:30-8:30 …


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