Coronavirus Recovery Funding

Arts and culture organizations, businesses, and individuals working in arts and culture in the city of Spokane can now apply for COVID relief grants, funded by federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars granted to the City of Spokane and distributed by Spokane Arts.

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Use our events calendar to discover visual, stage, music, dance, cultural and other arts events to enjoy. Artists, organizations, and locations who hosts events and provide opportunities, are also encouraged to submit events.

A Special Announcement from our Executive Director
It has been a joy and an honor to serve the region’s arts & culture community on behalf of Spokane Arts. I have made the tough decision to leave my role as executive director of Spokane Arts for a new challenge. I’ll remain with Spokane Arts through July 31, then pass the baton to a new director. The Spokane Arts governing board is conducting a national search, and I have full confidence they will find a fantastic, experienced leader to guide Spokane Arts forward.
Add yourself to the Artist Roster!
The Spokane Arts artist roster is a searchable tool designed to showcase local creatives and connect them with community members seeking artists and makers. People can browse the entire roster to discover a new favorite artist or filter by the type of work they’re seeking. Artists can share samples of their work, a description of what drives them to create and links to check out their website or social media. If you're an artist in the Spokane area, you can submit your information to be included on the roster! This is a free resource designed to support the local creative community. Submit your information here to be added to the roster. Please note: the artist roster is a free resource directory to find artists. Any local artist can add their information. The artists on the roster are not endorsed or represented by Spokane Arts. 
We are thrilled to announce Stepwell, a sculpture by J. Meejin Yoon of Höweler + Yoon, located in Riverfront Park, north of the Providence Playscape is now open to the public! Stepwell is an interactive sculpture that uses a renewable resource (mass timber) as its primary material. Comprised of 68 individual pieces, each hand-carved and machined, all precisely engineered to fit together like a puzzle, Stepwell explores a new, more climate-conscious way to think about our built environment. Stepwell will invite the community to sit, climb, and enjoy the unique space it creates within the park. Visitors will move through the interior of the sculpture via an ADA pathway or climb its steps to experience an elevated view of the Spokane River.
Monument removal recommended by Citizens' Advisory Council
Spokane Arts stands with the Pacific Islander community in asking the city to remove this statue. Removing it would be one step toward correcting inaccurate history and toward healing the communities harmed. This monument was donated to the city of Spokane in 1906, commissioned by a wealthy family. The pediment of the statue perpetuates racist stereotypes in both text and imagery, and is a source of ongoing harm not only to Samoans and the broader Pacific Islander community, but to all Indigenous peoples who have been denigrated with the same racist stereotypes found on the monument. The statue should be removed.