Nominations for the 2020 Arts Awards are open now! Recognize the amazing accomplishments of creatives, arts and cultural organizations, and local individuals committed to enriching our community through the arts by submitting your nominations for each of the four awards categories: Leadership, Collaboration, Imagination and Inclusion. Submit your nominations here and save the date the 2020 Spokane Arts Awards on Saturday, September 26!

Artist: Halie AkreShe/Her/Hers

Aritistic Discipline: Visual

Spokane based illustrator Halie Akre, although born in Northern California, has resided in the Spokane area since 2005. Halie started drawing at the young age of two after watching her Grandfather who was a homegrown artists in their rural California community. Halie is known for her distinct drawing style and creating whimsically simple and vibrant illustrations that depict a variety of characters and concepts. Halies work is often done using markers, ink, and watercolor mediums. A lot of her work is self initiated and sold online, as well as, through freelance commission work, and community events.