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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Plan Spokane

Visitors Guide

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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.


         Artist Ryan! Feddersen

 Artist RYAN! FEDDERSEN will lead a

community-enacted temporary mural,

900* horses, in the Tribal Gathering Plaza

At Huntington Park to commemorate the

Coeur d'Alene, Spokane and Palouse

horses that were slaughtered under orders

of U.S. Army Col. George Wright in a show

of force to suppress the indigenous population.


Participants are invited to honor the horses by

claiming a single figure of a horse to illustrate

with care. Together, through concentrated

attention on creating an effigy for each of the

approximately 900 horses, the memorial will

symbolically recognize the individual lives, the

scale of the event, and it's significance Open

for participation in the Tribal Gathering Place at

Huntington Park June 20th - June 28th 2015

                                                                           Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm, Mon-Thurs, 12pm-4pm.

This event is intended for all ages.

Please supervise children who are too young to participate without guidance.



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Fall Arts Preview - Labor Day in the Park

This year's annual Fall Arts Preview event will be presented in conjunction with the Spokane Symphony's Labor Day Concert in Comstock Park. The event will kick off the 2015-2016 arts season on Monday, September 7, from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. concluding with the Spokane Symphony's popular free concert. We thank the Spokane Symphony for their generous sharing of this time and place.

Fall Arts Preview provides a great marketing opportunity for groups who want to share information with the public about upcoming events and season offerings. The registration fee is $40 per participant which includes table rental, decorations and more.

This event always requires much volunteer help with set-up, tear-down, and other tasks. If you are willing to lend a hand, please check the appropriate box on your registration form.

For more information, contact Daniel Gore at 509-838-9135 or danielcgore@msn.com. You may also contact Eric Johnson at 509-534-3009 or by email, ecj@cet.com.


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Design Finalists to be honored with reception at City Council meeting

When: Monday May 18th at 5:50 pm.

Where: The Tribal Gathering Plaza at Huntington Park
(directly behind City Hall Building on Northside)
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane WA 99201

At 6:00 pm an announcement of the winning design

will be presented by a City Council member in the

Council Chambers at City Hall.

               Above: Winning Design by Seth Tibbs

SPOKANE, WA - Age 13 Chase Middle School Student, Manhole Cover Contest Winner

Seth Tibbs, age thirteen student at Chase Middle School will be the recipient of a $100 cash prize as the contest winner of the 2015 Student Designed Manhole Cover Contest.  His drawing will be cast into an iron manhole cover and placed throughout the city this summer 2015. The contest was administered by Spokane Arts in partnership with the City of Spokane's Waste Water Management Department, with a call to students for design submissions in January. The contest closed in the end of March and a selection committee of representatives from Spokane Arts, Wastewater Management, City Council, and other community members convened to narrow down the entries to one winning design to be cast. The two artists included below made it into the final round of selection, and are listed here for an honorable mention as runners-up, although their drawings will not be cast in this year's program. 

Design Finalist Roster:


   Seth Tibbs- Age 13- Chase Middle School



   Adam Mihalik - Age 17 - Lakeside High School  

   Rose Hirsch  - Age 17 - Lewis and Clark High School

  Above Left: Rose Hirsh-Age 17 - Lewis and Clark   Above Right: Adam Mihalik- Age 17 - Lakeside High School

Thank you to ALL of the students who submitted drawings for this contest!

Also, thanks to the following for helping to make this program possible:

Gary Kaesemeyer and the team at Waste Water Management

David Weathered with Spokane Public Schools

All of the Spokane Public Schools Art teachers

Jerry White Jr. and the Spokane Riverkeepers for the River Ecology pamphlets that supplemented this program

and all of the members of the Selection Committee.

New! Signal Box Art Program

Above Left: "Shine On" design by Aaron Abolofia.   Above Right: "Pretzels!" design by Jacob Greif

Maple St. and 2nd Ave                                                            Washington St. and 2nd Ave.

MAY 1, 2015

SPOKANE, WA - Thirteen designs are being installed along 2nd Avenue from Division St. to Maple St.

Signal Boxes along 2nd avenue received an aesthetic upgrade yesterday as the boxes were covered with beautiful artwork by local designers. The design contest was launched by Spokane Arts in partnership with the City of Spokane, taking submissions in late March and early April. A panel of local artists, designers and a representative from Spokane Teachers Credit Union selected a total of thirteen designs by eleven artists. These amazing designs were printed on vinyl and ever so skillfully installed by the staff at Standard Digital Print. This project runs all the way from Division St. to Maple St. along 2nd avenue, thanks to a title sponsorship from STCU and a supporting sponsorship from Global Credit Union.

Design Finalist Roster:
#1 Division- Chelsea Hendrickson- "qWisp"
#2 Browne- Stine Hansen- "Ohm's Law, Abbreviated"
#3 Washington- Jacob Greif- "Pretzels"
      www.jacobgreif.com www.facebook.com/JacobGreif
#4 Stevens- Ryann Engel- "Impossible Structures"
#5 Howard- Marina Gulova "Know Yourself"
#6 Wall- Ellen Picken- "Love"
#7 Post- Atom Smith- Glitch M forest scene
#8 Lincoln- Dakota Berg-Steam Punk Gears
#9 Monroe- Marina Gulova -"Khokhloma Matryoshka"
#10 Jefferson- David Waters- "Runners"
#11 Cedar -Devin Papp -"Dot Box"
#12 Walnut- Monica Hoblin- "Dannie through the Kaleidoscope"
#13 Maple- Aaron Abolofia -"Shine On"

A full photo inventory of all designs will be posted shortly!

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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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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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