Arts Relief Grants - City of Spokane CARES Act fund
Spokane Arts is will start accepting applications for relief grants from individual artists, as well as small and large locally-owned cultural institutions, venues, and arts/culture non-profits that have faced shut downs and severe limitations due to COVID-19 related restrictions later this week. This grant program is funded by City of Spokane CARES Act dollars. The intent of the funding is to support Spokane creative businesses, nonprofit arts/culture organizations, and self-employed artists whose business operations have been shut down or severely limited due to the pandemic and required closures caused by it. Relief grants for the arts community, which was among the first hit and will be one of the last industries allowed to fully reopen, are available in three separate categories. Grant awards will be allocated up to $25,000 for large cultural institutions, up to $10,000 for small-to-midsized local creative businesses and arts nonprofits, and up to $1,000 for individual artists. Please note each application form is unique to each of those three (3) application categories. Each application contains the eligibility criteria related to each specific category. Due to federal restrictions, the timeline for applications and distribution is very short! Deadline for completed applications for each of the three categories is 11:59 p.m. October 1, 2020.
Event: September 26
2020 Spokane Arts Awards
The annual Spokane Arts Awards recognize the accomplishments of creatives, arts and cultural organizations, and local individuals committed to enriching our community through the arts. We can't wait to celebrate with you on Saturday, September 26, as we livestream this special event from Lucky You Lounge! Although the event will be a little different this year, we’ve never been so excited to celebrate the amazing arts community in Spokane! Buy your tickets now for Spokane Arts Awards on Saturday, September 26. Your ticket purchase of just $5 helps to pay the creatives making this show possible, including the performers, host, DJ, videographers, A/V technicians, the sculptor crafting the physical Arts Awards, and many others. We'll be broadcasting live from Lucky You Lounge and are thrilled to have so many great talented people in our creative community working together to bring you a fun show and celebration! 
Spokane High School Student Art Wraps opportunity!
Attention student artists! Spokane Arts, in partnership with STCU and the city of Spokane, is seeking designs created by current area high school students and Class of 2020 high school graduates to cover traffic signal boxes throughout the city of Spokane. 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 electrical boxes, bringing art to otherwise utilitarian surfaces and give student artists an opportunity to develop public art experience. Up to 7 artists will be chosen for this round of art wraps. High school artists should submit their original photography, digital artwork or designs to be considered by September 30, 2020. Details and application here!
Chase Gallery 2021 exhibits
Open Call for Artwork submissions for the Chase Gallery in Spokane City Hall, exhibition season 2021 Deadline: Wednesday, October 14, 11:59 p.m. Spokane Arts is now accepting portfolios for consideration of the Chase Gallery's 2021 exhibition schedule. The Chase is located prominently in Spokane City Hall. The mission of the gallery is to exhibit works that engage the public, bring people to a new outlook on contemporary issues, feature innovative artwork, and provide space for people of all backgrounds to share their perspective through art. The Chase Gallery is open if and when City Hall is open to the public. In 2020, although we have installed shows physically at the gallery, City Hall has been closed to the public due to coronavirus related public health restrictions and shows are being viewed primarily online. 2021 may see similar or other currently unforeseen restrictions. 
Event: Opens July 1
Spokane Arts is excited to share Threshold at the Chase Gallery and online, July 1 - August 28, 2020, featuring the work of May Kytonen, Sam Marroquin, Mariah Boyle, Laura Ahola-Young, Sally Machlis and Delphine Keim. Threshold is a group exhibit featuring the work of six artists working throughout the northwest in a variety of mediums. Using paint, printmaking, drawing, with work on fabric, paper, and canvas, these artists explore boundaries of home and meanings of place. Through diverse approaches, the work in  Threshold centers on themes of home and housing, migration and immigration, environment and boundaries. Powerful individual pieces invite the viewer to examine the many thresholds we approach and cross in our lives. Enjoy the exhibit here online all summer. Spokane City Hall is currently closed to the public. Normally open to the public Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Chase Gallery is open if and when City Hall is open to the public.