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MAC is now open for private visits

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 14, 2021

In accordance with the first phase of Gov. Jay Inslee's reopening plan, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is now open for private visits. On Tuesdays through Saturdays, a group of as many as six people from the same household can visit the MAC for 50 minutes. Visits begin at 10 a.m., with the last visit at 4 p.m.

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Upcycled Life: DIY kitchen or bath scrubbie

Finding new ways to reuse common packaging items is a great way to reduce household waste. The plastic produce nets that come with citrus, garlic and other fresh produce can double duty in several ways. Today, we will make a simple kitchen or bath scrubbie.
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Local Denny Carman honors more than 500 fellow artists on social media

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 17, 2020

Dedicated to highlighting Spokane’s creative community professionally and personally, Denny Carman has spent the last two years honoring fellow local artists – now more than 500 – in a series of Facebook posts. “And I have 1,600 something artist friends on Facebook, so I have quite a ways to go.”
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Public is invited to submit poetry for Chris Cook and Spokane Arts project In the Neighborhood

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 17, 2020

To celebrate local neighborhoods, Spokane’s poet laureate Chris Cook is asking residents to go for a walk and open their eyes. Most importantly, jot down your thoughts about where you live, in verse form. Any local resident, past or present, can take a crack at writing a poem paying tribute to a Spokane neighborhood as part of Spokane Arts’ In the Neighborhood poetry project.
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Gonzaga students create Berlin, Crosby and ‘White Christmas’ digital exhibit

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 17, 2020

As far as holiday music goes, the Irving Berlin-penned "White Christmas" is a staple on nearly every holiday playlist. And while covers by the likes of Frank Sinatra, the Drifters, Bette Midler, Garth Brooks and Andrea Bocelli have been released, none is as classic as the version sung by Spokane's own Bing Crosby. 
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Think local, shop local: A Spokane-centric gift guide for the holiday season

During this holiday season, shoppers can add extra-special meaning to their purchases by not only selecting gifts with thought for loved ones, but also by buying items from local businesses and with Spokane in mind. Here is a list of Spokane-centric holiday gift ideas by The Spokesman-Review's Features staff. If you want to add your gift-giving ideas to our list, keep reading.
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Grace June adds her voice and listens with photo collection ‘We Hear You’

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 10, 2020

For photographer and artist Grace June, confrontation has never come naturally. But with her latest photo series, June has found a way to add her voice to the conversation without forgetting to listen. The series, June said, is titled “We Hear You” in response to those who have said, “I can’t breathe.”
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Dad Daze: Nurture by Naps understands that postpartum care is essential

Nothing prepares a mother for departure from the hospital after having her first child. All of the Dr. Spock books and material from other parenting experts slips out of your brain once you're smacked in the face by the welcome fresh air. Good luck after you're no longer tethered to labor and delivery.
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Noble family creates NoBull game: Spokane Valley brothers Gideon, 16, Gabe, 13, and their father, Brian, develop Smirkle

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 8, 2020

Two Spokane Valley brothers are hoping a new dice game called Smirkle they created with their father will be a holiday gift hit. The fast-paced game developed amid COVID-19 shutdowns is something families can do together, say Gideon Noble, 16, and Gabe Noble, 13. They're selling Smirkle through the NoBull Game Co., a new family business.
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Family Fun: Campbell House serves up holiday cheer in pandemic-friendly format

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture has found a way to serve up the flavors of a Campbell House Christmas, though as with much of life this year thanks to the pandemic, it's going to be different.. Hulda the cook will still be there, and there will still be cookies. But this year, the event will be outside. 
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Black Lives Matter Artist Grant winners announced

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 3, 2020

On Thursday, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at WSU announced the recipients of the Black Lives Matter Artist Grants. Each of the 20 winners will receive $2,500 to “fund the creation of art that communicates the voices, experiences and artistic expression of social justice efforts in response to systemic racism,” per a news release. 
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Spokane Arts awards nine local artists and groups in final round of grants

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 3, 2020

Spokane Arts announced its third and final round of Spokane Arts Grants Awards for the year, with nine local artists and organizations receiving a total of $41,827 from the nonprofit arts advocacy group. The nine proposals from a pool of 28 will use the monies to fund projects in literature, dance, education, painting, therapeutic arts, storytelling and music.
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For Susan Moss Bourne, making wreaths is a spiritual craft

Susan Moss Bourne lives in the country outside Kingston, Idaho, where she spends much of her time hiking and gathering lichen, moss, antlers, pine cones and flowers for handmade wreaths. For the last three years, she has been making wreaths to use, sell, donate, gift and inspire.