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Are you looking for art galleries and exhibits? The Art Sites Guide is the perfect tool for finding galleries, museums, public art and many other sites in the spokane area.

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Spokane Sculpture Walk

Sculpture Walk

A wonderful walking tour around downtown Spokane that guides you through Spokane's exceptional sculptures and other public art pieces.

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Your guide to all things dance, theater, music, literature, kids, events, promoters and venues.

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Spokane Arts Announces New Executive Director


Spokane Arts is delighted to announce the hire of a new Executive Director, Laura Becker.

Most recently, Laura managed 1% for Art projects for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and the Office of Arts & Culture, serving as a consulting artist, designer and project manager. Laura has been a champion for arts and culture over the last decade, balancing leadership roles in both public arts administration and non-profit management.

"Laura brings a wealth of knowledge, strong leadership skills and a deep passion for the arts," said Brooke Kiener, Spokane Arts Board Chair. "We know she will help us amplify Spokane as the arts and culture hub of the Inland Northwest."

Managing arts programs and events in the Seattle area since 2001, Laura has a vast amount of experience in community engagement and arts participation. Originally from Spokane, Laura is a practicing artist, independent curator and producer of arts events.

"I'm absolutely thrilled to return to Spokane and continue the work of defining the region as a cultural destination with a strong identity around the arts," said Laura. "Spokane has an incredible creative capacity and a very supportive and tight-knit arts community. I want to focus on cultivating Spokane talent while providing new and bold arts experiences for locals and visitors alike."

Spokane Arts works to amplify Spokane as the cultural hub and catalyst for the Inland Northwest through arts leadership, advocacy, networking and support. Spokane Arts is a partnership between the Spokane Arts Commission and the Spokane Arts Fund - the private, non-profit arts agency created in 2013. Find more information at www.spokanearts.org.

 

 


Discover Spokane's growing arts and entertainment scene. Find art in multiple unique venues. Explore public art in Riverfront Park while along the Sculpture Walk. Experience big events like Art Fest and First Friday, which include both visual and performing arts. For music lovers, concerts are abundant and range from multi-thousand seat shows at the Spokane Arena, to intimate performances from our world-class Spokane Symphony at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Movie buffs can enjoy the Spokane International Film Festival in February, which includes over 50 showings of independent films shot around the world. With various juried competitions, auditions and jobs, there are many local artist opportunities.

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Events Calendar

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100 Stories: A…

February 22, 2014 – January 30, 2016
In order to know our future, we must understand our past. That is what the 100 Stories exhibit sets out to accomplish, as it “looks forward as much as it looks back” into the…

Artists Bernadette…

May 1, 2015 – May 30, 2015
Artist and Saranac member Bernadette Vielbig will present Maelstrom, an eclectic collection of sculptures and drawings, which speak to the artists’ love of mixed media and re-use of…

Boeing Boeing

May 15, 2015 – May 31, 2015
It’s the madcap 1960s, and self-styled swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: he has three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him with no knowledge of each other. He…

Glengarry Glen Ross

May 8, 2015 – May 24, 2015
The play shows parts of two days in the lives of four desperate Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to engage in any number of unethical, illegal acts—from lies and flattery to…

Lindsey Stirling

May 22, 2015
Lindsey Stirling is one of the biggest artist development breakthrough stories in recent years. A classically trained violinist from Gilbert, AZ, Lindsey has entered a futurist world of…

Sylvia

May 1, 2015 – May 23, 2015
Greg and Kate are empty-nesters that leave the suburbs for a new life in New York City. When Greg brings home a stray dog named Sylvia, an interesting love triangle ensues in this hilariously…

The Artist’s Palette:…

November 28, 2014 – June 28, 2015
An artist’s palette offers raw beauty that is completely unintentional. As the artist carefully calculates each brush stroke applied to a painting, random swirls of color build up on…

The Music Man

May 15, 2015 – June 14, 2015
Professor Harold Hill and his “Seventy-six Trombones” head to River City, Iowa in hopes of conning the town’s people with a marching band scheme and then skipping town. …

Concerts on the Cliff

May 17, 2015 – September 27, 2015
Fabulous music paired with stunning sunset views and award-winning wines. May 17: Devon Wade Band, Sandpoint-style Country. May 24: Spare Parts, Tight Harmonies and Classic Favorites. …

International Film…

April 28, 2015 – May 26, 2015
Spokane Falls Community College's annual festival brings movies from around the world to Spokane and has introduced thousands of students to the world of International Cinema. Ticket sales…

Performers on the…

May 14, 2015 – September 24, 2015
Gather your friends and coworkers, pack a picnic and hang out at the coolest Thursday night spot in town! Musician and artist schedule: May 14: Keys West Dueling Pianos, Rock…

ArtFest

May 29, 2015 – May 31, 2015
Join in one of Spokane's great community events: the 30th anniversary of ArtFest. There are more than 150 high-quality, juried artists and craftspeople with paintings, sculpture, jewelry,…

History of The Eagles

May 29, 2015
This tour follows the release of the legendary band’s acclaimed, top-selling documentary, features classic Eagles songs spanning their entire career, including some that have never…

Volume Music Festival

May 29, 2015 – May 30, 2015
Featuring dozens of bands, drawing both local and up-and-coming regional talent, in a two-day festival spread across downtown Spokane. The event draws young and old for music, fun, and a showcase…

Close-in: Marilyn…

May 30, 2015 – September 12, 2015
The Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University continues its summer “Close In” series featuring the work of regional artists Marilyn Lysohir, from Moscow, Idaho, and Shani Marchant,…

Elkfest

June 5, 2015 – June 7, 2015
Featuring three days of local and regional acts in historic Browne's Addition.

First Friday

Starting January 2, 2015
First Friday showcases visual and performance artists throughout the downtown region.

Sound of Music

June 5, 2015 – June 28, 2015
The world's most beloved musical won five Tony Awards and the Pulitzer. Relive many of musical theatres's catchiest songs such as The Sound of Music, My Favorite Things, and Edelweiss. Based on…

BootSlam

November 2, 2014 – December 6, 2015
All Ages Performance Poetry Competition with $50 Grand Prize.

20,000 Leagues Under…

June 9, 2015 – August 27, 2015
Participating artists: Sondra Barrington, Roger DuBois, Larry Ellingson, Jo Fyfe, Lynne Haines, Rick Singer & Hilary Hart, Sally Jablonsky, Tim Lord, Dan McCann, Mason McCuddin, …

Drive In Movies

June 9, 2015 – August 18, 2015
Load up the car, van or truck and head out to the drive-in movie under the stars! Pre-movie games, food and entertainment. 6/9: Big Hero 6 6/23: Footloose 7/7: Man of Steel 7/21: Top Gun …

Drive In Movies

June 10, 2015 – August 19, 2015
Load up the car, van or truck and head out to the drive-in movie under the stars! Pre-movie games, food and entertainment. 6/10: Talladega Nights 6/24: Days of Thunder 7/8: Fast and Furious …

Outdoor Movies

June 10, 2015 – July 15, 2015
Summer outdoor theater with entertainment, trivia, food trucks and big screen movies. June 10: Big Hero 6 June 17: Jurassic Park June 24: Space Jam July 1: Back to the Future July 8: 10…

Too Slim & The…

June 11, 2015
Tim “Too Slim” Langford and his band perform a special acoustic blues concert with a rock edge. Presented by Spokane Public Radio.

Reasons to Be Happy

June 12, 2015 – June 28, 2015

Steel Kiss

June 12, 2015 – June 28, 2015
Neil, Jack, Tony and Billy are responsible for the brutal murder of a gay man. A journey from innocence to cruelty to evil is exposed through events leading up to a ruthless beating. Steel…

Stevie Lynne

June 12, 2015
At a very early age, singer and songwriter Stevie Lynne Saunders was surrounded by music. As she grew up, she began to find different outlets for her natural abilities, channeling her expression…

Main Street Souvenirs…

June 13, 2015
A multi-media stage performance featuring live piano music, a spoken narrative, and a video presentation. This visual "projected" dimension of the program will accompany both the…

The Wordsmith's…

November 8, 2014 – December 12, 2015
All-Ages poetry, performance, writing, and spoken word workshop.

Theresa Caputo Live!…

June 13, 2015
Long Island’s favorite medium will appear before a live audience, where she will give interactive readings to audience members throughout the show and will also share personal stories about…

Spokane Poetry Slam

November 17, 2014 – December 21, 2015
Spokane Poetry Slam is competitive performance poetry at its finest! Spoken word warriors battle for Inland Empire supremacy, and a $50 Grand Prize. Each poem is judged by five members of…

Bazaar

June 20, 2015
Fifty local artists will share their art between Riverfront and Huntington Parks.

Community Chalk Mural

June 20, 2015 – June 28, 2015
Help create the 900 Horses chalk mural, by Ryan Feddersen. All ages are welcome.

Printmaking Classes…

June 23, 2015 – August 18, 2015
Learn the art of relief printing during several classes and workshops offered throughout the summer.

Alternative Art:…

June 26, 2015
Create artworks from eclectic sources and unpredictable materials. You will explore the unexpected and be intellectually and aesthetically challenged.

Art Classes with Jery…

June 26, 2015
Jery Haworth offers classes on Creating with Charcoal, Painting in Oil, and Drawing/Painting from a Photograph.

The ABBA Show

June 30, 2015
Showtime Australia presents the world’s premier live ABBA tribute – The ABBA Show. Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is a full-scale theatrical…

Buddy Guy

July 7, 2015
The six-time Grammy Award winner and 2012 Kennedy Center Honoree released his new studio album Rhythm & Blues in July 2013 and he's on the road promoting it. The concert will also…

Hank Williams Jr

July 10, 2015
Country music icon, Hank Williams, Jr., brings his blend of traditional country, blues and Southern rock to Northern Quest Resort & Casino’s outdoor stage. In Williams’ long…

25th Annual Mozart on…

July 14, 2015 – July 15, 2015
The 25th Annual Mozart on a Summer's Eve features delightful music by soloists and a wind band. Gates open at 5:30 pm for picnicking.

An Evening with…

July 15, 2015
This summer, guitarist and vocalist Shane Fontayne will accompany Graham Nash on the road. “I’m really looking forward to an evening of music, stretching back 50 years, and coming…

Melissa Etheridge,…

July 20, 2015
Melissa Etheridge has traveled her own road to stardom beginning with her underground hit “Bring Me Some Water” that made its way to mainstream play and earned Melissa her first…

Taj Mahal Trio

July 21, 2015
Playing with the Taj Mahal Trio is POA: Planet of the Abts, featuring two members of Government Mule.

Assassins

July 24, 2015 – August 9, 2015
This controversial musical boldly transcends time as the assassins justify their actions with wit, humor, and a sense of understanding. Everybody's right to the American Dream juxtaposed with…

Ana Popovic

July 29, 2015
Blues Artist Ana Popovic has been non-stop traveling the globe since she was given a much coveted nomination for Best Contemporary Female Blues Artist for 2014. Due to her fans demand - Blue…

Jackson Browne

July 30, 2015
With more than 18 million albums sold in the US, Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music. He is a member of both the Rock and Roll…

Keb' Mo'

July 30, 2015
Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ embarks on a new chapter in his career with the April 22 release of BLUESAmericana on Kind of Blue Music. His…

Pottery classes with…

August 3, 2015
Bishop will familiarize the class with working on the potter’s wheel and learning the stages of clay from throwing pots to glazing.

Lynyrd Skynyrd with…

August 7, 2015
The rock and roll powerhouse, Lynyrd Skynyrd was a major force in popularizing the Southern hard-rock sound, bringing it into the mainstream with their American rock anthem “Sweet Home…

Brandi Carlile

August 12, 2015

Rascal Flatts

August 13, 2015
Rascal Flatts is as one of country music's hottest trios with more than 22.5 million albums sold and 15 Number 1 singles. They are the most awarded country group of the past decade, earning over…

Sasquan World Science…

August 19, 2015 – August 23, 2015
Sasquan is the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention, also known as “Worldcon,” the annual gathering of science fiction and fantasy fans. Worldcon celebrates the best works and creators…

Eric Bibb

September 9, 2015
The blues guitarist plays with opener Michael Jerome Brown.

Shania Twain: Rock…

September 12, 2015
Beloved by millions worldwide, Shania has multi-platinum album sales in 32 countries with over 75 million albums sold, and 17 top 10 singles. Three of Shania’s albums (The Woman In Me, Come…

Weird Al Yankovic

September 13, 2015
“Weird Al” Yankovic took both the music and comedy scenes by storm with his inventive mix of popular hit songs with hilarious topic changes and parody. He is now the…

Death Cab for Cutie

October 1, 2015
Described as one of the most beloved live acts of the modern era, Death Cab for Cutie will kick-off their North American headline tour this April in Kansas City. The upcoming performances will…

I Love Lucy Live On…

October 2, 2015
This brand-new hit stage show is adapted from the most beloved program in television history! America’s favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel – is live on stage and…

Riverdance

October 22, 2015 – October 25, 2015
The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel…

Jeff Daniels and the…

November 13, 2015
The popular actor tours with a folk rock band, fronted by his son.

Hal Holbrook in Mark…

November 14, 2015
It is, quite simply, one of the most acclaimed and enduring performances in the history of theater. Fifty years ago, a young actor took the stage in a tiny off-Broadway theater and introduced…

Snarky Puppy - In…

November 20, 2015
Snarky Puppy is truly a different kind of musical animal. The New York-based quasi-collective has gone from best-kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music. Although still…

Little Big Town

November 21, 2015
The country music vocal group will bring their Pain Killer Tour to Spokane.

Mannheim Steamroller…

November 22, 2015
This amazing show has been America's favorite holiday tradition and this year marks the 30th Anniversary of the group's annual tour. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that…

A Christmas Story

December 3, 2015 – December 6, 2015
This holiday season, for the first time in Spokane, one of America’s favorite Christmas movies comes to life live- on-stage in a hilarious, large scale Broadway musical, at The INB…

Mythbusters

December 11, 2015
The all-new, live stage show “MythBusters© Jamie & Adam Unleashed,” starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series…
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