Spokane Art Sites Guide

Art Sites Guide

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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Spokane Performing Arts Guide

Performing Arts Guide

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

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Spokane Regional Visitors Guide

Visitors Guide

Click here to request a Visitors Packet with our Official Spokane Visitors Guide by filling out this online form.

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Spokane in Season Magazine

Spring Magazine

For seasonal events, the latest outdoor adventures, shopping, food and drink, be sure to check out our Spring Magazine.

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Most current events and activities are reflected in the events calendar and artist opportunities.


SPOKANE, WA - Six new arts advocates have been appointed to the Spokane Arts Commission and a current Commissioner has taken on the role of Chair.

The Spokane Arts Commission's purpose is to promote and enhance the quality, accessibility and presence of the arts in Spokane. Arts Commissioners are appointed to a three-year term by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council to serve as arts advisors to the City of Spokane.

The new Commissioners were confirmed earlier this month. They include Ginger Ewing (Terrain, Window Dressing), Garret Daggett (Ecova), Derrick "D.O." Oliver (ETailz), Chase Ogden (Eastern Washington University), Rebekah Pepiton-Wilkins (Central Valley High School) and Rick Eichstaedt (Center for Justice.) Kathy Swehla (Land Expressions) was confirmed for a second term. Dean Davis (Dean Davis Photography) stepped into the role of Chair of the Commission in January.

Other Commissioners currently serving include: Melissa Parker, Mariesa Stokes (Anthem, Inc.), Karli Ingersoll (The Bartlett), Jean Klundt (Klundt Hosmer), Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak (Gonzaga), David Buescher (HDG Studios), Sandra Kernerman (KSPS) and Jim Kolva (Jim Kolva Associates).

For more information on the Spokane Arts Commission, please contact Laura Becker at laura@spokanearts.org or (509)321-9614.


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Call to Artists:Signal Box College Student Design Contest


Submission deadline EXTENDED: Sunday, April 5th, 10pm Pacific Standard 

Eligibility: Student in accredited A.A., B.A., or B.F.A. program at local institution

City of Spokane in partnership with Spokane Arts is seeking designs to cover traffic signal boxes along Main Street downtown. Selected artist designs will be printed on vinyl and wrapped around the signal boxes by a third party design fabricator. The intent of the project is to beautify the downtown space and reduce graffiti by bringing art to otherwise blank and utilitarian surfaces. Artist designs will be selected and installed from Division St. to Maple St. along 2nd Avenue downtown. Up to nine designs will be chosen contingent upon secured funding for this project.

To be eligible for this contest you must show enrollment in an accredited A.A., B.A., or B.F.A. degree granting program at Gonzaga University, Community Colleges of Spokane, Eastern Washington University, Whitworth University or North Idaho College.

 Project timeline:

Feb 23rd: Call opens

April 5th: Call closes at 10pm

April 6th- 8th : Selections made

April 10th: notification of selection to artists, publicize winners

April 25th- June 1st: vinyl installed to signal boxes



Program Manager:

Austin Stiegemeier


Or 509 321 9614


view full program details/submission requirements here:

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In partnership with Spokane City Wastewater Management

1st place prize: $100

Entry deadline: Friday, March 30th, 2015, 3 p.m.

Eligibility: Limited to K-12 and running start students that are residents of the city of Spokane

Spokane Arts and the City of Spokane Wastewater Management are announcing a search for student-designed manhole covers to be placed throughout the City of Spokane. The selected design will be cast and installed at various Spokane locations in the summer of 2015.

The projects intent is to enhance the visual appearance of the city of Spokane through collaboration between the arts, industry and our public schools. While all designs should be visually appealing to all ages, they should also be reflective of the City of Spokane and communicate a sense of place. Designs may reflect the environment, nature, water, water qualities or landscape of the Pacific Northwest.
Contestants must be citizens of the City of Spokane and the age of 18 or under. All artists must submit their work in the provided template and according to criteria, which can be found on the flyer at Spokane Arts website, www.Spokanearts.org. The designs will be evaluated by members of the staff of Wastewater Management, Spokane Arts Commission, and community representatives.
The selected artist(s) will receive $100 and their design will be cast into manhole covers throughout the City of Spokane for up to 50 years.

Download the application form below along with an all-new design guide pamphlet provided by Spokane Riverkeeper.

The winning design will be announced by Tuesday April 14th. A reception featuring finalist drawings will be held at Spokane City Hall on April 22nd Earthday.


Drawing Submissions need to be in hard copy and drawn in the provided template (download PDF button below)


please address to:
Manhole Cover Art Contest
Attn: Gary Kaesemeyer
City of Spokane Wastewater Management
909 E. Sprague Ave.
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 625-7909.


Please direct questions about the project and submissions to Austin Stiegemeier, Program Manager, Spokane Arts (509) 321 9614. Deadline is Friday, March 30th, 2015, 3 p.m.

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Riverkeepers design guide pamphlet:

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All Media Juried Exhibition

Entry deadline EXTENDED: January 23rd, 2015

Exhibiting at the Chase Gallery

July 1st -September 29th, 2015

Spokane Arts announces an open call to all visual artists in our region for a juried group exhibition at the Chase Gallery in Spokane, Washington. Eligibility is regional including Northern Idaho, Eastern Washington and Western Montana. Submissions will be juried by Ryan Hardesty, Curator of Art and Exhibitions at Washington State University Museum of Art. Entries of artwork in all media will be considered within the specified guidelines. It will be held in the Chase Gallery from July 1st - September 29th, 2015.

The Chase Gallery is located in City Hall at 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. in Spokane. An artist reception will be held on Friday, August 7th, 2015, 5 p.m-9 p.m in conjunction with First Friday. Gallery hours are Monday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All entries must be made online through Café, www.callforentry.org. Up to three images may be submitted according Spokane Arts guidelines of acceptable artwork and the Café specifications for digital formatting of images.

Please view the call posting on Café for full details and requirements.

For additional information on the exhibition
please contact our program manager:

Austin Stiegemeier


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Spokane Symphony Society

Employment Opportunity:

Development Director

The Development Director is responsible for the development, management, implementation and evaluation of an overall fundraising program consistent with needs and goals of the Spokane Symphony Society, its affiliates, and the Fox Theater. To that end, the Development Director manages staff and volunteers in planning and executing all annual, sponsorship, capital, endowment, and planned giving programs, as well as fundraising events and benefits. The Development Director is also responsible for grant processes with federal, state, and local government agencies as well as private and corporate foundations. The Development Director works closely with the Executive Director and board leadership in developing and recommending fundraising strategies, policies, and procedures in support of short and long-term contributed income goals. A full job description is available on our website at http://www.spokanesymphony.org/30,jobopportunities.

To apply, please send your resume along with a cover letter and several professional references to:

Spokane Symphony
Attn: Development Director Search
PO Box 365
Spokane, WA 99210

Resumes, cover letters, and reference information may also be emailed in pdf format to: developmentsearch@spokanesymphony.org.

No phone calls please. EOE.


 Communities in Schools is looking for artists to facilitate their "My City Murals" project at 5 area schools and 3 Boys and Girls clubs targeting "At Risk" youth in the community. Facilitators will run a 4 lesson program culminating in a family night/art show during after school hours. Facilitators will also be asked to fabricate a 8"x8" mural with composition drawn from youth projects. Stipend and Materials cost provided. Accepted applicants may be asked to facilitate multiple program cycles beginning in January and taking placing throughout the Winter and Spring.

Please review program plan and job description and contact John deRoulet with questions or application.




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Through a grant from the ArtsWA, and in partnership with Greater Spokane Incorporated and The City of Spokane, Spokane Arts recently embarked on a study to measure Spokane County's Creative Vitality. Research shows that we have a strong and growing creative sector in Spokane,and that there is a need to increase public participation and investment in the arts to cultivate a stronger overal creative vitality in our region. You can find more information in the following documents:


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Spokane's First Poet Laureate

Whitworth Lecturer Dr. Thom Caraway Appointed to Exciting New Role.

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