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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, 10:01 a.m.

‘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.


Spokane ballet dancer Harris Kahler leaping at opportunity for elite training

Spokane teenager Harris Kahler is poised to leave home this month to attend Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, the oldest performing arts boarding school in the country.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 10 a.m.

First Friday: Inspiration from graphic novels, dreams, motherhood and Iraq and Syria

Stroll in the sun and soak in some art during August’s First Friday’s Art Walk. On the first Friday of every month, local galleries, wineries and bars welcome the art …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

‘His spirit just bloomed’: Renowned AIDS activist, art scholar Douglas Crimp, who grew up in Coeur d’Alene, dies at 74

Douglas Crimp grew up in a house on Sanders Beach in Coeur d’Alene and became a renowned and controversial art scholar and AIDS activist with ACT UP. He died this …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Festival organizer looks to emulate Park City success at Northern Quest

Northern Quest is launching a new weekly summer festival with the help of an experienced organizer who has a track record of success.


That’s no turret: Artist offers a different take on The Spokesman-Review building

Self-taught artist puts a new twist on Spokane’s iconic landmarks.


Fireworks ring in new round of First Friday exhibits

If you’re not too tired from celebrating the Fourth of July, head out for First Friday and check out a new collection of art on display around town. Receptions are …


Artist Megan Perkins to lead Garland Sketch Crawl

During the two-hour class, participants will sketch Garland neighborhood landmarks while learning to sketch on location and add color with watercolors, colored pencils or markers.


Photographers Bill and Kathy Kostelec capture Spokane’s evolution one photo at a time

“Spokane Silver Celebration,” which was supported by a Spokane Arts Grant Award, opened June 20 and continues through Aug. 4.


‘Drawn to the Wall VII’ invites artists to create temporary works of art

The drawings only last through the end of the exhibition, Aug. 17, at the Jundt Art Museum.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 4:16 p.m.

In June at the galleries, a smattering of Spokane’s veteran and up-and-coming artists

Having smashed glass, dripped wax, and assembled found objects and images, these artists inspire with their creative explorations.


Shop local: Bazaar brings regional artists, buyers together

Bazaar, which debuted in 2014, will be held on Saturday on Main Street between Post and Howard streets.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 10:31 a.m.

Most Spokane elementary schools dropping art class in favor of science

Spokane Public Schools are moving ahead with changes to teaching visual arts: Under the format for next year, students in all 34 elementary schools will spend most of their day …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 4:57 p.m.

Nick Cannon to host morning show on LA radio station

Nick Cannon will soon be on the radio as he joins Los Angeles hip-hop station Power 106 for the morning show


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 3:34 p.m.

Photographer Kevin Horan captures goats and sheep of Whidbey Island in new photo book

“Goats and Sheep: A Portrait Farm” brings Horan to the Art Spirit Gallery on Saturday for a book launch, reading and art exhibit.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 10:23 a.m.

Towering art piece adds color to downtown’s newest public space, the West End Plaza

Seattle-based artist Susan Zoccola was inspired by the plaza’s location on what was once known as auto row.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

Spokane art community gets into Pride month with Queer Art Walk

First ever event features LGBTQ artists showing at nine different venues in and around the downtown Spokane core.


Balancing act: Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture leadership strives to emphasize ‘art’ and ‘culture’

The first time Freya Liggett noticed a job opening at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, she let it pass on by. Not only was she enjoying her role …


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 7:48 a.m.

Spokane’s ‘starving artist’ James LaVigne dies at age 71

Prolific Spokane artist James LaVigne, a self-described artistic archivist whose artwork of architecture – most of it steeped in realism, some dipping into the fantastical – died May 22. He …


MAC ArtFest a tradition for artists, art fans

MAC ArtFest, Friday through Sunday at Coeur d’Alene Park in Browne’s Addition, is celebrating its 34th year.


Coeur d’Alene Tribe member to lead sold-out basket weaving class at CDA Casino

During the workshop, participants will create a small round root bag, also known as a “sally bag.”


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 4:13 p.m.

West Central artists shed a light on their community, work

“We love West Central and want it to stay quirky, funky, fun and diverse,” said Mardis Nenno, whose pottery studio will be a stop on the tour. “We thought that …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 9:37 p.m.

Local artists hope to show Spokane through the eyes of mother nature

Two artists hope to show Spokane through a feminine perspective, with a mural depicting the city through the eyes of mother nature.


A Guy Fieri-themed art show? Welcome to Flavortown in Spokane

Food and art collide this Friday evening at Resurrection Records, 1927 W. Northwest Blvd. in Spokane, as VHS Art Club at Resurrection Records hosts “Welcome to Flavortown: A Guy Fieri …


Spokane’s Kate Vita finds the realness in every portrait she paints

The artist will exhibit 60 portraits at Kolva-Sullivan in May in a show called “Naked.”


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

Art on the edge: Charlie Palmer paints portraits for the Chiefs

Enter Charlie Palmer’s home, and it is clear he is a hockey fan.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 4:18 p.m.

Canceled: MAC talk to cover ‘James Houston and the History of Inuit Printmaking in Canada’

Dr. Nadine Fabbi was going to speak about the Inuit in Canada and the late Canadian artist/author/filmmaker James Houston, who helped introduce the world to Inuit art.


UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

Clarkston artist chosen to paint duck stamp — her second win

Ducks and dogs are proving to be a winning combination for artist Catherine Temple.