Upcoming Spokane Art Events & Exhibits

Art is exploding across Spokane in 2021, with all-new art exhibits, events and artists premiering across the city this season. If you are looking for the best upcoming events in Spokane, WA. here is everything happening in the art world this fall.

Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Exhibition

Through Dec. 18

Over the past year, three universities awarded grants to 60 artists from across Washington and Oregon “who are using their voices, experiences, and artistic expression toward social justice efforts in response to systemic racism,” according to Washington State University’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum, which hosts 20 of those artists. Additional programming includes an intergenerational discussion with several of the participating artists Sept. 29. Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Pullman, free, Tue-Fri 1-4 pm; Sat 10 am-4 pm (CARRIE SCOZZARO)

Staying Home: Interior Views from the Collection of the Jundt Art Museum

Through Dec. 31

At a time when many of us have had enough of looking at our own four walls, the Jundt is inviting us to see others’ spaces through their eyes. This exhibition brings together more than 20 prints, photos and paintings from the museum’s permanent collection, each of which relates to the theme of domestic space — even if they happen to be inside looking out, like Emily Trueblood’s linocut print Barrow Street (1975). Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga University, free, Mon-Fri 10 am-3 pm (E.J. IANNELLI)


Through March 12, 2022

LA-based artist Alison Saar is perhaps best known as a sculptor who draws inspiration from ancient European, African and American folk art but is resolutely contemporary in her approach. Mirror, Mirror showcases five of Saar’s sculptures as well as about 50 of her prints, which maintain consistency of theme and technique despite an eclectic use of media. That mix can include anything from discarded chair backs and ceiling tin to collages of rags and handkerchiefs. Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU, Pullman, free, Tue-Fri 1-4 pm; Sat 10 am-4 pm (EI)


Oct. 1-30

Both writers and visual artists, Tracy Poindexter-Canton and Shantell Jackson have teamed up to create an exhibition of visual interpretations of poems and prose written by Black American women writers including Nikki Giovanni, Alice Walker, Audre Lorde and Zora Neale Hurston. The show, which opens Oct. 1 from 5-8 pm, also features an audio playlist of the original poems/prose and installations to further encourage viewer engagement, interaction and education. Terrain Gallery, free, Thu-Sat 6-8 pm (CAS)

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

Oct. 2-Feb. 13, 2022

Tiffany lamps, synonymous with ornate colors and delicate designs, take their name from Louis Comfort Tiffany, the artist and designer whose studio first introduced and popularized them in the 1890s. But Tiffany was active in several media besides stained glass, including blown glass, ceramics, metalwork, jewelry and painting. His craftsmanship and impeccable eye are on display in this unique exhibition, which features over 60 masterworks from his long career. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm (EI)


Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15

If you’ve ever wondered how or why artists make art, The Art Spirit Gallery welcomes you to their new artist salon series, where audience questions help direct an evening of exploration into visual art facilitated by gallery staff. The monthly series runs every third Wednesday through March. The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, free, 7 pm (CAS)


Nov. 5-26

Kolva-Sullivan will host this popular local painter whose work has previously appeared at Wiley’s Downtown Bistro, Soulful Soups and Prohibition Gastropub. Brennan’s first solo show includes colorful, surrealist acrylic paintings of animals and humans, sometimes inspired by her dreams. In addition to the free opening reception during First Friday, Brennan will be at the gallery Fridays 4-8 pm for the duration of the show. Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, free (CAS)


Nov. 5-27

Printing is one of the oldest and most varied artforms humans have and continue to work with. Experience the work of 23 artists included in Estampa, hosted by Terrain Gallery and curated by printmakers Carl Richardson and Reinaldo Gil Zambrano. A concurrent exhibit of printmaker Mary Farrell’s work is hosted by the MAC. Attend SAGA grant recipient Mel Antona Hewitt’s release of Grown Up’s First Alphabet, on Nov. 25 from 5-7 at Terrain Gallery. Or sign up for any number of Spokane Print & Publishing Center workshops, from bookbinding to letterpress printing. Locations and times vary, Visit SpokanePrint.org for class details (CAS)


Dec. 3

End the year with an artful evening that might just result in a whole gallery full of paintings, sculpture and more (so everyone on your shopping list could get some great artwork!). Tickets for Emerge’s gala are available online beginning Nov. 15. They’re $35 for an evening of live music, light refreshments and an opportunity to win the artwork on display (it will also be viewable online) through 6 pm on Dec. 5. Emerge Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, $35, 5-7 pm (CAS)

From the Inlander's 2021 Fall Arts Guide. To read more Inlander coverage of the Inland Northwest, visit inlander.com

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