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Arts calendar


Kinderchor of Spokane – The children’s choir program is holding auditions for the Preparatory Choir, grades 2-5, and the Chamber Choir, grades 5-12. Both are open to singers with unchanged voices. Auditions are Monday-Tuesday and June 8-9, 3-6 p.m., at Kinderchor of Spokane, 1403 W. Courtland Ave. Call Sharon Smith at (509) 714-0555 for audition times and for more information.

Classes and workshops

Fun With the Brush – Sumi-e and Japanese calligraphy classes. Thursdays beginning today through June 25, 10 a.m.-noon at Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St.; or 6-8 p.m. at Spokane Art Supply, 14401 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Cost is $50 for five-week session in advance, or $15 per class at the door. Call (509) 327-6622 or (509) 892-0353.

Funding Possibilities – A Learning Opportunity – Workshop for arts organizations and community groups with tips on approaching granting organizations and corporate sponsors. Wednesday, noon, City Council Chambers, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Free. Call (509) 625-6050.

Creative Gifts Classes – Gift-making ideas including ceramic tiles, bookmarks and decorative gift boxes. Cost is $3 to register (preregistration requested), $10 for supplies (payable at the class). Wednesdays through July 1, 6-8 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Call (509) 688-0300 to register or for more information.

Card-Making Classes – Participants will create four different cards at each session. Wednesdays, June 3-Aug. 5, 6-8 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Cost is $13 (includes materials); preregistration requested. Call (509) 688-0300 to register or for more information.

“I am an Artist” Professional Development Weekend – Two-day workshop offers essential resources, peer-to-peer evaluation, networking and hands-on feedback. June 6-7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. Cost is $95 (includes Artist Trust membership) or $50 for Artist Trust members. Participants are responsible for their own lunch. Preregistration required. Call (866) 218-7878, e-mail, or visit workshops/weekend.

“Performing Shakespeare” – Eight-week class for actors ages 14 and older. Thursdays, June 12-July 30, 6-8 p.m., the Lion’s Share Art Center, 1627 N. Atlantic St. Cost is $60. Call (509) 327-1113 or e-mail

“Marketing Your Short Work” – Mini-workshop by Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Inland Empire Region, with open critique session and advice on identifying markets, evaluating publishers, and developing material editors want. June 13, 1-4 p.m., 700 W. Seventh Ave. Cost is $15 ($10 for members). Call (509) 482-5288 or e-mail

The Art of Rustic Furniture Making – For beginners ages 15 and older. Participants will explore the history and design of handmade furniture, learn traditional hand tool functions and basic wood joinery, and practice making joints. June 13-14, Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. Cost: $100 per person or couple working on the same piece. Paid registration required by June 6. Call (509) 229-3414 or see

Art on the Edge Youth Classes “One Midsummer’s Night” – For grades 1-5, costume-making, sculpture, painting, drama, creative writing, culinary art with area chefs and more, June 15-19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. Drawing Workshop with Robert Grimes – For grades 6-12, June 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Art on the Edge Studio, 1416 N. First St., Coeur d’Alene. Parade Camp Where the Wild Things Are – Build a float complete with fantastic creatures, for grades 1-5, June 30-July 4, AOE Studio. Pottery Workshop – Hand building and throwing techniques, for grades 6-12. July 7-9, 1-3 p.m., AOE Studio. Soap Marking – For elementary students. July 14-15, 1-3 p.m., AOE Studio. Painting with Kyle Paliotto – July 28-29, 1-3 p.m., AOE Studio. Pottery Workshop – For elementary students. Aug. 4-6, 1-3 p.m., AOE Studio. Early registration recommended. Call (208) 676-0917 or e-mail

“Paint the Palouse” – Palouse Watercolor Socius is hosting a five-day event of painting on location June 17-21. No experience necessary; all artists and nonartists welcome. Two days will be based in the Potlatch, Idaho, area before moving to Palouse, Wash. Cost: $15 for five days, or $5 per day. Call (208) 892-8031 to register or for more information.

Mosaic Class – Workshop for adults. Emphasis on application, technique, and the materials needed to make mosaics. Cost is $35, some supplies included. June 20, 10 a.m.-noon, Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. Paid registration required by June 14. Visit or call (509) 229-3414 for more information and to register.

Christian Youth Theater – Spokane Summer Camps – Registration is open for theater training camps for youth ages 5-18, beginning June 22. Camp themes include High School Musical, Mary Poppins, Sound of Music, Little Mermaid and Snoopy. Held in Spokane Valley and North Spokane. Cost is $150. Also offering a five-day drama intensive camp for teens for $160, and a four-night/five-day overnight camp for teens at North Idaho College for $425. Call (509) 487-6540 or visit to register or for more information.


Pend Oreille Players – Seeking community input from all individuals interested in participating in open mic, as performers and as audience. June 7, 5 p.m., Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre and Events Center, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. Call (509) 671-3389 or (509) 447-2750.

Call for artists

s.m.ART by the River Festival of the Arts – Artists may enter 2-D or 3-D art work for the juried art exhibition held July 18-19. Entries must be postmarked by Friday or hand delivered by noon on June 5 to the ART Gallery, 704 Main Ave., St. Maries, Idaho, 83861-1849. Call (208) 274-2455 or e-mail for more information.

Spokane Town and Country Studio Tour – Held Sept. 12-13. Inviting artists who work in any medium to participate. Deadline for applications is Monday. Call (509) 325-4809 or e-mail for applications and more information.

Arts Alliance Third Annual Solstice Celebration – June 19-20 in downtown Sandpoint. Looking for artists vendors to participate. No application fee. Applications available at or by calling (208) 265-4303.

Walleye Tournament – June 20 in Kettle Falls, Wash. Looking for artists, crafters, and vendors to participate. Call for reservations early as space is limited. Call Dort at (509) 675-5571 or Gloria at (509) 675-1915, or e-mail

First Night Spokane – Seeking visual and performing artists to participate in the 2010 New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts. Artists of all types are encouraged to apply and will be compensated for participation. This year’s theme is “In the Land of Make Believe.” Application forms can be completed online at or downloaded and mailed to First Night Spokane, P.O. Box 8348, Spokane, WA 99203 by June 30. Call (509) 252-5027 or e-mail

Garden Gallery – Recently opened gallery in Coeur d’Alene is seeking artists who specialize in metal work, garden sculpture, wood crafts, jewelry and pottery (bird baths, etc. – art that complements gardens and patios). E-mail Anny Gold at

First Friday – Seeking artists whose work is ready to show in nontraditional venues such as coffee shops, wineries and other downtown businesses during self-guided monthly art walks. Referral opportunity only, venues are responsible for selecting their own artists. Call (509) 625-6079 or visit for more information.

Call for nominations

2009 City of Spokane Arts Awards – Open call for nominations. Awards will be presented in six categories at the Spokane City Council meeting of Oct. 5. Forms are available at or at the Chase Gallery, lower level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Nominations can also be completed at Deadline is Aug. 7.

Call for musicians

14th Annual Fall Folk Festival – Seeking musicians, dancers, storytellers and crafters for the festival, Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Spokane Community College. Applications available at Must be postmarked by July 15. Call (509) 747-2640.

Artists Loose on the Palouse – Seeking amateur accordion, harmonica or ukulele players to participate in a talent show during the July 25 event. Prizes will be awarded. Call Elaine at (509) 747-6294.

Call for writers

Screenplay Contest – By the Northwest Independent Film and Video Entertainment Society (KNIFVES). Screenplays must be original (15 pages or less), have a Northwest tie-in and meet industry formatting standards (see scriptsample.pdf). Entry fee is $15 ($10 for members). Postmark deadline is Saturday; send entries (three printed copies) to KNIFVES Short Film Screenwriting Contest,2900 Government Way, P.O. Box 62,Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815. Prizes include free membership in KNIFVES, written script review by the judging panel of Hollywood professionals, and a chance to “pitch” the script for possible production. See or call Beth Bollinger at 220-2203.

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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