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It Happened Here: Chewelah artist’s herd has watched over travelers for 30 years

The installation’s name is “Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies,” a sculpture by Chewelah artist David Govedare. It has stood watch over Interstate 90 and the Columbia for nearly 30 years. …


Huckleberries: Popularity of public art outlives columnist’s grouching

The late Bob Paulos was dead wrong about one of the first major pieces of public art in Coeur d’Alene, and would spin in his grave if he knew how …


Foresight and community support make Coeur d’Alene a public arts mecca

A first-of-its-kind ordinance in Idaho dedicated to public art has helped transform Coeur d’Alene into a bonanza for publicly-owned art.


Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s Chief Antelope honored in sculpture along river

Chief Morris Antelope was known to be fair and just, a strong advocate for the rights of his people at a time the Coeur d’Alene Tribe began to follow the …


Mural showing Gonzaga luminaries returns to GU neighborhood

A public art mural depicting luminaries from Gonzaga University has been brought back to the neighborhood and is now hanging on a wall near Hamilton Street and Sharp Avenue.


Tax in Spokane on movies, events could soon pay for art

Art in Spokane may soon get some new patrons: film junkies, Zags fans and concertgoers. Under a proposal by City Council President Ben Stuckart, arts funding would jump from $80,000 …


Colfax restoring top tourist attraction, the “Codger Pole”

In Colfax, the Codger Pole stands as a monument to a special football game. Now, it is undergoing a $10,000 renovation to preserve the memory of old men and a …


Coeur d’Alene planning redevelopment of Sherman Avenue

Depending on who you ask, the east gateway to Coeur d’Alene is either a thriving business district or an urban blemish. An up-and-coming working neighborhood with grit, or drab and …


Spotlight: Art at Convention Center spice up expansion

With the expansion project at the Spokane Convention Center recently completed, it’s time to take a look at the four new pieces of public art that will grace the indoor …


Coeur d’Alene artist misses stolen statues

This was no impulse heist, no random act of vandalism. Whoever took “Kate” – and it took more than one to do the job – schemed, brought the right tools …


Near 85, Harold Balazs follows a new fascination

It’s far too late for Harold Balazs to be an outsider. As an artist, he knows what he’s doing. Other people – lots of them – know what he’s done.


Public art dresses up downtown CdA

Some of the most eye-popping public art going up in Coeur d’Alene can be found at busy intersections. Original paintings and photos digitally transferred to vinyl are dressing up drab …


New trail spurs interest in ex-Atlanta rail route

ATLANTA (AP) — Since a new urban trail opened last month in an old rail corridor in Atlanta, it has drawn a steady stream of joggers, dog-walkers and cyclists to …


Lofty NYC art venue is not for the faint-hearted

NEW YORK (AP) — Most New Yorkers can only dream of an apartment like this. Spectacular views of midtown Manhattan. An iconic work of art in the living room. Prime …


Hindu god sculpture draws critics in CdA

Members of the Kootenai County Constitution Party are planning to protest today the dedication in Coeur d’Alene of a public artwork sculpture of the Hindu god Ganesha – a four-armed …


Summer work for 6 teens brightens Spokane underpasses

Mitch Osorno was struggling earlier this summer to land a job. That changed several weeks ago when the 17-year-old became part of a team of young workers painting downtown murals. …


Project puts Spokane teens to work on downtown murals

Mitch Osorno was struggling earlier this summer to land a job. That changed several weeks ago when the 17-year-old became part of a team of young workers painting downtown murals.


CdA dedicating public sculpture

The city of Coeur d’Alene’s newest piece of public art will be dedicated next week at the city’s eastern entrance.


Artist finds sculpture inspiration among trees

The artist creating the 18-foot-high metal sculpture that soon will grace Coeur d’Alene’s eastern entrance found her inspiration high atop Canfield Mountain. That’s where Teresa McHugh discovered the ponderosa pine …


Airport raises toast to public artwork

Fascination with American mechanical ingenuity brought artist Ken Yuhasz his latest inspiration. He took two memorable icons of the early 20th century and melded them into the newest piece of …


Our View: Completing sculpture not a good use of state funds

It has been described as the most ambitious artistic undertaking in Washington state history. A newspaper writer once speculated it could become as significant a tourist attraction as Mount Rushmore. …


Vanity Bear

It’s only natural for bears to emerge out of hibernation in the spring – but usually they don’t make their way into downtown Spokane. Gradually, over the past couple of …