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Spokane Western Art Show Opens Friday

Suzanne Pate

The 27th Annual Spokane Western Art Show and Auction opens on Friday and continues through Sunday at the Ridpath Hotel in downtown Spokane, 515 W. Sprague.

Ninety-six artists, galleries and dealers are slated to exhibit this year. Art will include paintings, sculpture, quilts, jewelry and beadwork.

Two new artists this year are stone-carvers, one from British Columbia, John McKinnon, and the other from Russia, Sergei Trustenko. Some returning favorites include Nancy Acosta, Dan Jordan, Hulan Fleming, Carrie Stuart Parks, Bob Wilfong and Ron Adamson.

Exhibit rooms and booth displays are open on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Auction items may be previewed in the Empire Ballroom beginning on Friday.

Saturday events in the Empire Ballroom include a quick-draw and quick-finish by 15 artists at 6:15 p.m. Four “Legends of the Old West” costumed gunslingers will pose for artists. The auction of more than 100 items begins at 7:15 p.m.

The show is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Don Walsdorf at (509) 838-5847.

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