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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Museum’s Rembrandt knockoff turns out to be the real thing

A nearly 400-year-old painting that had long been attributed to someone in Rembrandt’s workshop has now been judged to have been a work of the Dutch master himself


Art Walk kicks off Winter Arts Tour

A major must-see on this weekend’s Spokane’s Winter Arts Tour is the bustling First Friday Art Walk.


Faith and Values: To my grandchildren, learn to love when the ordinary becomes art

Art is intended to communicate value. Cultivate that value, and learn to find the artful in the ordinary, just as Norman Rockwell taught us.


Theme for this First Friday: art in dark rooms

Forget New Year’s diet resolutions to boost your health. Recent research has shown that visiting art galleries and museums can lower anxiety and depression, increase critical thinking skills and even …


Decade in Review: Arts and Culture in the Inland Northwest

Sold-out shows from some of the biggest national artists, the debut of a local, annual exhibition of local art and new buildings, people and shows in the theater scene. They …


Holiday terrain: Brrrzaar is back with local goods at River Park Square

Dread shopping at the mall? Prefer buying local and handmade? Now you can head downtown and still keep your chin up. River Park Square will be ground zero for shopping …


Palestinian-American artist Manal Deeb to showcase layered work at Marmot Art Space

Embedded in many of artist Manal Deeb’s layered artworks are images of her own face, but don’t call her pieces “self-portraits.” “They are self-portraits and they are


Capturing vintage Spokane: Artist finds new focus after wife’s death

Images of Spokane’s past beckon Mike Forster, an artist drawn back to creativity through a lens. It was difficult for Forster to do any art after the death of his …


Spokane artist Miguel Gonzales resides on biculturalism line between two worlds

Spokane artist Miguel Gonzales resides in two environments: One is American, the other is Mexican. Sometimes he doesn’t feel at home in either. “When I’m here in the United States, …


It’s in their DNA: ‘We speak the same language about art,’ creative family says

Lesa Delisi has found success in Spokane bringing colors to canvas for wildlife acrylic paintings. But Delisi isn’t alone in a family with two sisters and two brother who are …


Presidential portraits by John Thamm are on display at county libraries

A thoughtful James K. Polk gazes at book browsers at the Argonne Library. The quote posted next to his portrait seems surprisingly contemporary: “There is more selfishness and less principle …


Warm up with art for First Friday

November’s First Friday Art Walk is a time to start squirreling away locally crafted cool stuff for the winter. Or just come enjoy what the creatives cooked up.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

Masterpiece found in French woman’s kitchen sells for $26.6M

An old painting found in the kitchen of an elderly French woman, who considered it an icon of little importance, has made her a multimillionaire.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

How the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa made it the world’s most famous painting

The theft of a painting changed how the world saw the Mona Lisa.


One Heart Native Arts & Film Festival puts spotlight on Native art and creators

The festival runs Friday through Sunday at the Bing Crosby Theater and the Unfinished Space.


Family Fun: Art Salvage is recycling for the masses

Katie Patterson Larson sees potential where others might see trash. Case in point: On a recent tour of Art Salvage, the nonprofit she founded, she contemplated the colorful wires attached …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

America’s illustrator: Norman Rockwell exhibit – with paintings, posters and magazine covers – opens at the MAC

The gawky New England artist Norman Rockwell charmed millions of Americans for nearly 50 years as the Saturday Evening Post’s most beloved cover illustrator and chronicler of small-town life. At …


Terrain is endearingly local and heartbreakingly hopeful

Terrain, the free, annual, one-night-only, juried, multimedia art-and-music event is 5 p.m. to midnight. For the first time in Terrain’s 12-year history, the nonprofit arts organization secured funding to hire …


First Friday: ‘A Stroke of Nature’ at Terrain Gallery is a must-visit

October’s First Friday art walk is perfect for those needing an antidote to the Terrain freight train. Find relief from the crowds at local pubs, galleries and wineries beckoning art …


Medieval masterpiece by Cimabue rediscovered in French house

A masterpiece attributed to 13th century Italian painter Cimabue has been discovered in a French woman’s kitchen –and it’s expected to sell for millions of euros at an upcoming auction.


Tour gives art lovers a chance to visit studios

Ruly Deen will be among 40 artists participating in the 12th annual Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The event is a fine art …



UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

From ‘The Boondocks’ to ‘The Far Side,’ beloved ’90s comics are springing back to life

“The Boondocks” and “The Far Side,” two cartoon creations that enjoyed massive popularity in the 1990s, are showing new signs of life.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Artist Chris Bovey compiles Spokane-related prints into ‘Vintage Spokane’

“Vintage Spokane: The Art of Chris Bovey” will be released Wednesday at Atticus Coffee and Gifts.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

YWCA Women of Achievement: Ginger Ewing nets arts and culture award for Terrain work

Terrain co-founder and executive director Ginger Ewing’s tireless advocacy for the arts has prompted the YCMA to give her the 2019 Women of Achievement award for arts and culture.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 8, 2019

‘An outlet for their art’: Street artists paint downtown Spokane wall in first of planned monthly sessions

Street artists gathered Saturday to paint a rotating art wall on the side of Boots Bakery in downtown Spokane. The organizers’ goal is to turn the painting of the art …


Factory Town artists’ new projects: Jacob’s Ladder and marriage

Crouching and sweating together over a stack of painted canvases on the floor, Ellen Picken stops Rajah Bose from punching ribbons onto the backs of her painted pieces with a …


Theater Fest celebrates Spokane’s diverse performing arts community

This year, Theater Fest, now in its second year, features showcases at the Fox from 1-4 p.m. and the Bing Crosby Theater from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday.


The air between: Influential artist and teacher Ben Frank Moss dies at 83

Prolific artist and teacher Ben Frank Moss died on August 9 at the age of 83.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019

‘It’s like time traveling’: Museum devoted to prolific photographers of Wallace history to open Sunday

The picture is so clear, the detail so crisp, you can easily count the wrinkles under his eyes. Especially the ones at the sides, fanning outward like tiny crow’s feet.