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Spokane Theatre Arts Council hosting second ‘Expanding the Table’ discussion

“What is the future of American theater, and how do we bring it to Spokane?” Those questions will be discussed during the second “Expanding the Table,” a virtual panel discussion …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 13, 2020

Apple drops Fortnite from App Store over direct payment plan

Apple has dropped the hugely popular “Fortnite” game from its App Store after the game’s developer introduced a direct payment plan that bypasses Apple’s platform.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2020

Shawn Vestal: Looking to make a trail of bread crumbs out of Spokane stories

What if Spokane did a better job of telling its stories?


UPDATED: Sun., July 19, 2020

Spokane’s Museum of Arts and Culture looks inward during shutdown

For 1,500 years, the artifacts of everyday life in Pompeii were lost under ash and rock. Now, they’re languishing out of sight once more.


UPDATED: Sun., July 19, 2020

Terrain faces uncertain future as pandemic disrupts work to amplify area artists

Ginger Ewing never really intended to help start an arts nonprofit in Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

Murals help heal downtown’s broken windows

The display window in Ashley Brownlee’s store was not broken by the same agitators who disrupted the protest in downtown Spokane. Rather, the first break came from a projectile, likely …


Shawn Vestal: Creative community faces ‘catastrophic’ challenges to survive

The effects of the coronavirus pandemic have been harsh in many parts of the community, and especially so for many arts organizations. Across the board, large stalwarts like the Spokane …


UPDATED: Wed., April 29, 2020

Spokane Civic Theatre receives donated stimulus checks from season ticketholders

It is a challenging time for the arts due to the novel coronavirus. Who knows when shows will commence? Financial support of any kind is essential for local theater groups …


Artists look to the community for a helping hand

With an extended date of quarantine release set for May 4, Spokane artists are facing an unprecedented challenge with one simple solution: You. Ginger Ewing, co-founder and executive director of …


UPDATED: Fri., April 3, 2020

Family Fun at Home: For arts and crafts, look to your pantry

Stocking up on pantry staples during this time is a wise move for many reasons, including children’s crafts, which are easy to whip up on the fly to provide a …


UPDATED: Thu., April 2, 2020

The show must go online: Exhibit brings patrons in with livestream on Facebook, Instagram

Last month, Spokane fiber artist Helen Parsons had just put the finishing touches on her new solo exhibition set to open at AS2 at the Wonder Building as part of …


UPDATED: Thu., March 26, 2020

Staying connected with the arts: Arts streaming options for self-isolation

With Gov. Jay Inslee’s “stay home, stay healthy” order in effect, we’re all gearing up for another weekend at home. Luckily, the streaming options for the arts are only becoming …


Water cooler: Channel your inner artist with must-see YouTube channels

Thomas Merton, an American Trappist monk and writer, once said, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” So whether quarantine has you in the …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

Classic tunes, dumplings fuel fundraiser at Green Bluff church during ‘Apple Days’

It’s fall on Green Bluff, and that means freshly picked apples making their way into dumplings at Green Bluff Community United Methodist Church. Seventy-three-year-old singer Merridee Joy McCarthy provided the …


First Friday: ‘Painter of place,’ ceramic art and hardened sculptures

“In September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage,” Henry Rollins once said. But let’s also wander through the galleries, pubs and wineries of downtown Spokane for …


Emma Randolph, beloved member of Spokane art community, dies at 96

“She just approached everything with the idea that she was going to be as good as she possibly could be, and she stuck with it until she was,” said Leslie …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019

GU’s Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center announces 2019-20 season

Tickets go on sale beginning Aug. 21 through the box office, 211 E. Desmet Ave. and (509) 313-2787.


‘The Sound of Music’ aces tests of collaboration, technical performance

Spokane Valley Summer Theatre’s production of “The Sound of Music,” which opened Friday night, offers a prime opportunity to revisit this well-loved production on a local stage.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

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.


Missy Elliott, in tears, gets inducted into Songwriters Hall

Missy Elliott, the creative mastermind who has written hit songs for a number of female acts and created camaraderie among women in the music industry, felt the love back from …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

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: Thu., April 4, 2019

April showers Spokane art lovers with plenty of possibilities during First Friday

Saturate comes to Chase, Art Spirit crosses the state line for a pop up show at the newly renovated Wonder Building, and Bob Kraut returns to Kolva-Sullivan


Saturate covers city in events: Arts events in April celebrate diversity

Here are highlights of Saturate events and venues during the month of April.


Winter Wonderland: Local artists shine in Spokane’s Winter Arts Tour

There are more than 35 venues and 200 artists – including actors, poets, filmmakers, painters, photographers, ceramicists, sculptors, fiber artists, and musicians – participating this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.


Difference Makers: Taking art to the streets of Spokane

Karen Mobley isn’t that well known to the general public, even though she was a longtime city department head. Her work remains on display all over town, even if it …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018

Man suspected of smashing downtown Spokane charity heart with stick has bail set at $20,000

A man suspected of smashing at least one public art sculpture with a stick in downtown Spokane had bond set at $20,000 Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018

Police arrest man suspected of smashing third heart sculpture

Police arrested a man Wednesday suspected of smashing a third heart sculpture in downtown Spokane, part of an art project meant to raise money for charity.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Spokane is heartbroken after vandal knocks over pair of fiberglass sculptures meant to raise funds for charity

While millions across the nation were stirred awake on Election Day ready to partake in civic engagement, Spokane instead woke up to a broken heart. Two, in fact.


Gallivanting galleries: First Friday showcases what Spokane art scene has to offer

Spokane’s galleries, wineries and shops throw open their doors every First Friday to welcome visitors seeking some needed respite.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018

Downtown Spokane heart sculptures to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House has partnered with STCU to install painted hearts throughout downtown to raise money for the charity.