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.

Click here to view our digital Visitors Guide.

Spokane in Season Magazine

Fall Magazine

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

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

Spokane Arts announces new Executive Director

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

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."




Stipend: $500, with no allocation for travel or materials expenses
Eligibility: Washington State residents over 18 years of age creating original works
Deadline: February 21, 2015 


Storefronts provides temporary no-cost storefront space in greater Seattle for installation of 2-D or 3-D artwork in a locked storefront or display vitrine for a period of up to four months. The display vitrines remain locked and are viewable through the windows for the duration of the installation.

Program Requirements:

Works shall be existing or new works created for temporary installation.
All visual media are accepted.
Content must be G-Rated and suitable for the general public
Flexible, dynamic installations that utilize display windows to their fullest potential and engage with the general public both day and night are preferred.
All materials and consumables required for installations are the responsibility of the artist. This includes hanging hardware, temporary walls, tools, ladders, and any other materials that are required to safely and completely install the artwork.
Artists are responsible for producing and maintaining high-quality work for the duration of the installation, and will be asked to provide repair on request.
One application per artist or arts group

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the scarce availability of retail space, Shunpike is not currently accepting Creative Enterprise proposals (e.g. pop-up ‘shops' and studios that are open to the public).

In partnership with Spokane City Wastewater Management

1st place prize: $100

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

Eligibility: Limited to 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.

 Application form:

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Riverkeepers design guide pamphlet:

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2015 Our Town Gala

To build a Spokane Veterans Memorial

Join Mayor David and Mrs. Kristin Condon on February 6th at 6:30pm for the OurTown Gala at Riverside Place Events Center. Proceeds from this fundraiser will allow the Gold Star Families, in partnership with Spokane Arts and Spokane Public Facilities, to create a public art memorial honoring Post- 9/11 fallen heroes that will be sited at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. Artist finalists will unveil their concept designs at this event. We look forward to seeing you at the event, formal attire is requested.


















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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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