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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School Summer Program – Friday, 6 p.m., Ballet Arts Academy, 109 W. Pacific Ave. Application fee is $25. Required photos: for females, a full body shot in a black leotard, pink tights, and pointe shoes in first arabesque; for males, a full body shot in black tights, a white T-shirt, white socks and shoes, posed in first arabesque. Video auditions accepted in special circumstances. Application fee: $25. Call (412) 281-6727 or see

“Enter Fairy Godmother” – Theater Arts for Children, Sunday-Monday, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Partners Building, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. Call (509) 892-5413, e-mail, or see

“The Sorcerer” – Feb. 22-23, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Pend Orielle Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. Open to high school through adult actors and vocalists; looking to cast four male and four female leads, multiple minor roles, and chorus and technical support. Auditioners will be asked to read from a script and sing “The Star Spangled Banner.” Performance dates: May 15-17, 22-24, 29-30. Call (509) 447-2750 or (509) 447-0706.

Classes and workshops

Sumi-e and Japanese Calligraphy – “Fun With The Brush,” today, 10 a.m.-noon or 6-8 p.m., Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe. $15 per session. Call (509) 327-6622.

Kid’s Carnival – Variety of art workshops for children, including music, pottery, painting and theater. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Resort Plaza Shops in downtown Coeur d’Alene. Cost: $5 per child. Call (208) 676-0917 or (208) 415-0115, or visit or

Locker Hooking Class – For ages 16 and older; learn the basics of locker hooking. Students may bring their own fabric and tools, or purchase the canvas and locker hook the day of the class (a complete list of materials is on the Web site calendar). Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, Uniontown, Wash. Cost: $25. Call (509) 229-3414 or visit

Adult Improv Classes – Beginning level, Tuesdays through March 3, 7-9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $25/class. Call (509) 747-7045, e-mail, or visit

Painting with Words – How to turn true stories into literature, taught by local author Beth Bollinger. Feb. 21, 12:30-3:30 p.m., The Artist’s Tree, 828 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $30. Preregistration required. Call (509) 456-2300 to register and for more information.

Corbin Art Center Classes Pen and Ink with Watercolor – Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. Painting Snow Scenes in Watercolor – Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $39. Painterly Painting in Watercolor – March 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. Versatile Acrylics – March 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. All classes are held at Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Preregistration required. Call (509) 625-6677 for information or (509) 625-6200 to register.


Idaho Writers League – Coeur d’Alene Chapter – Writers of all genres, teens through seniors, meet to exchange ideas and learn how to improve their craft. Feb. 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 N. Ramsey Road. Visitors welcome. Call (208) 762-0976.

Call for artists

Artist Trust’s GAP Project – The state-funded program provides support for individual artists by awarding up to $1,500 for projects, including, but not limited to development, completion or presentation of new work. Applicants must be residents of Washington State, and cannot be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. Applications must be submitted online by 5 p.m. Feb. 20. Guidelines available at

Art on the Green Poster Contest – Artists invited to enter 2009 contest for annual Art on the Green festival in Coeur d’Alene. Winning poster design will be awarded $600, and used on T-shirts, pins, programs and festival literature. Art should be original work in finished form, but not framed. Include or allow space for the following information: 41st annual Art on the Green, July 31 and Aug. 1-2, on the grounds of North Idaho College, the Citizens’ Council for the Arts and the CCA logo. Entries should be submitted by March 23 to the CCA office, Harding Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene, or the offices of Flammia and Solomon, 317 Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 667-9346.

27th Annual Inland Crafts – Accepting applications for jury. Heritage and original contemporary craft media artists, including photographers, are encouraged to apply. Applications should include six representational digital images (including an optional booth image), the jury application form, and a one page resume. Application deadline is April 3; cost is $30. Show will be held Nov. 6-8 at the Spokane Convention Center. Visit to apply; for information, call (509) 995-7956 or e-mail or see for more information.

2009 Moscow Art Walk Brochure – Open to artists who have officially participated in the Art Walk within the last two years. A jury panel will select one artist to receive $500 from the City of Moscow to create an original work of art for the cover of the brochure. Application deadline is April 17, 5 p.m. Contact Kathleen at kburns@ci,, or Keely at (208) 883-7036 or, or visit

East Sherman Public Art Project – In Coeur d’Alene, open to all artists (including teams) in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Utah. Deadline for submissions is May 15, no later than 5 p.m.; mail to Steve Anthony, Arts Commission Liaison, City of Coeur d’Alene, 710 E. Mullan Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. For detailed criteria and more information, call (208) 769-2249 or e-mail

Call for writers

Gray Dog Press – Publishers of SpokeWrite, a new regional journal of art and writing, are seeking submissions of writing, art and photography focused on Eastern Washington/North Idaho. Writing categories include: fiction, nonfiction, essay, life story, opinion, review, poetry, and group or club events. For submission specifics and more information, visit www.graydogpress. com/spokewrite.html.

Crime/Mystery Stories – Dark City Books is seeking crime and mystery stories set in Spokane for a 2009 publication. Stories should be 1,000 to 10,000 words. Submissions can be mailed to Dark City Books, 1314 S. Grand Blvd., Suite 2-120, Spokane, WA 99202, or e-mailed to

Deadline to submit items is noon on the Friday before publication. Send information to Libby Fisher, Arts Calendar, Features Dept., P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210 or e-mail to
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