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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 …

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

First Friday: Art Walk offers local holiday gift options

First Fridays are when Spokane’s downtown galleries and businesses throw open their doors to debut new exhibitions free to the public. This December’s Art Walk beckons busy holiday shoppers with …

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.

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 …

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 …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019

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 …

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 …

UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

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.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019

First Friday: Ignore the snow and feel the heat of a Friday night art crawl

For a complete list of all the local spots offering art shows to enjoy this evening and for the rest of the month, visit

First Friday: 28 venues offering free entertainment

Here’s a mental-health boosting, local arts-supporting New Year’s Resolution you can feel good about: Attend more First Friday Downtown Arts Walks in 2019.

Dodson’s gathers talented friends for a final First Friday show

The downtown jewelry store is closing after 130 years in business and taking its eclectic gallery space with them.

First Friday: Give the gift of art

Knock out that gift list and enrich your spirit at the same time at tonight’s First Friday Art Walk.

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., Aug. 2, 2018

Mixed mediums: At August First Friday, a variety of styles are on display for art walkers

August’s First Friday highlights include Jim Bauer at Avenue West, Louise and Chemyn Kodis at Fellow Coworking and Haley Waddington at Marmot.

UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018

First Friday: Plenty to see and do at the monthly gallery walk in downtown Spokane

Head out for July’s First Friday gallery walk, taking place in downtown and beyond.

First Friday: Galleries welcome June with a burst of color

Most artists’ opening receptions are this Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., but the art stays on the walls at venues all month long.

First Friday: Stretch your legs in advance of Bloomsday and enjoy some art

Even if you don’t run Bloomsday, Spokane residents agree that First Friday Arts Walk is the best downtown warm-up for both body and mind. And it’s free.

First Friday: April brings a shower of good art to check out

This week’s art walk on Friday beckons with an evening full of creative expressions.

Support local artists on First Friday, even though it’s Second Friday

Due to the holidays, this Second Friday is really First Friday. That means there is still time to make good on that resolution to support the arts and contribute to …

First Friday: Bundle up and enjoy a variety of art styles for First Friday

It’s December’s First Friday, so kill two turtle doves with one stone tonight by enjoying local art openings while also getting your shopping done.

First Friday: Putting local art on display

Fall is the perfect time to take a brisk walk and hit First Friday’s art show openings.

First Friday: From ceramics to sculpture to political art, September gallery crawl offers it all

It’s First Friday in Spokane, your chance to stroll the streets of downtown and beyond to attend free art openings, rub shoulders with exhibiting artists, and support local galleries and …

Cool art on hot night: August First Friday features a variety of local work

There’s a ton of cool art shows to catch this hot First Friday evening. Here’s just the tip of the iceberg of the creativity.

UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017

Art school exhibit brings geography to life

Juried show at the Garland District Spokane Art School Gallery features watercolors from 12 top regional artists including Tom Quinn, Joe Guarisco, Karen Mobley and up-and-comer Megan Perkins.

Local author Erin Pringle highlights the beauty, awkwardness of grief in new short story collection

In her latest collection of stories, “The Whole World At Once,” local author Erin PringleCQ highlights the beauty and awkwardness of grief and loss, things we often sweep under the …

Returned Peace Corps volunteers display art and souvenirs from their service abroad

Spokane-area returned Spokane Peace Corps volunteers share their private art collections from all over the world at exhibit on First Friday

Art school takes creativity to the streets

Two or three times per week for most of the summer, the Spokane Art School has hired local artists to hold Art on the Street drawing events, free to anyone …

Artist Matt Schwenk layers feelings, experiences in paintings

Every painting that Matt Schwenk undertakes begins with what he calls an “understory.” It’s the base layer he first paints, the layer that lies behind all the stories that come …

Posters in Fox windows are classically inspired

This First Friday, the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox will kick off a visual arts exhibit by 15 local artists and designers whose works were inspired by classical composers. …