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. Browse the entire roster to discover a new favorite artist or filter by the type of work you’re seeking. You’ll find samples of their work, a description of what drives them to create and links to check out their website or social media. Use the roster to discover the incredible talent living right here in our community. 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. 

In order to foster a thriving creative community where artists can make a living doing their work, Spokane Arts believes in the importance of paying artists. Too often, creatives are asked to provide time, labor, materials, or finished work for free. While most of us wouldn’t ask an electrician, CPA or nurse to provide their professional services at no cost — knowing they trained and studied to gain expertise — artists are often asked to donate their services. Many artists and creatives do choose to donate their time to causes they care deeply about, but to make a living, doing work for free should be the exception, not the rule. We humbly ask you to keep this in mind when contacting creatives on the roster, and know that you can always ask an artist to give you a cost estimate or written proposal to review. Questions? Don’t hesitate to ask our staff; we’d be happy to help guide you. Contact mika@spokanearts.org.

Are you an artist/maker/creative based in the Spokane region? Submit your information here to be added to the roster.

Artist
Heat Speak

Heat Speak is an indie band led by singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist Dario Ré. His impassioned poetics sung in English and French are supported by dynamic musicianship and intricate arrangements to create a unique blend of indie folk, chamber pop and world fusion. The project began as a trio in 2014 in Spokane, Washington. The group formally banded with a full line-up following their 2017 album, Aspen Artichoke (released under the eponymous band name Dario Ré). At the end of 2018, the group rebranded as Heat Speak in preparation for their 2020 album release, To Love Wind.

Artist
Dario Ré

Dario Ré has a multifaceted practice including painting, assemblage, installation, video, performance, sound and songwriting. He was born and raised in Spokane, Washington and completed an MA in Art History at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec and a BA at Fairhaven College in Bellingham, Washington with a self-designed interdisciplinary concentration titled, Visual and Natural Culture: Art & Ethnobotany. He is also a private music instructor and the lead singer-songwriter for the indie band, Heat Speak.

Artist
Melody Chang

Melody Chang is an accomplished young mezzo-soprano who performs with the Spokane Symphony Chorale and often performs with professional companies across the state. She has taught voice lessons for years and specializes in healthy classical vocal production. She believes a classical background is necessary to sing every other genre in a healthy manner. She has worked in the Broadway industry for years and has an all-encompassing understanding of the musical and theatrical world.

Artist
Kate J. Reed

Party Krill is an illustration and surface design brand that values play, pretty things, and rough edges. All work is based on Kate Reed’s illustration, inspired by the fringes of her imagination and the occasional google search for images of “hippos sitting like dogs.” Kate runs her website named Party Krill. On her website, you are able to purchase pretty and playful wrapping paper, greeting cards, and art prints. Her work will soon be available in local shops. You can sign up for her newsletter to keep updated on new releases and partnerships!

Artist
Andrea Parrish

For as long as I can remember, I have not had a mind’s eye – the ability to visualize. This aphantasia has created an interesting relationship with visual art. For many years, I relied on photography to record and tell the story of what’s around me. However, after a hand surgery left me unable to use an SLR camera, I took a friend’s dare to pick up a paintbrush. The planets and starscapes that have emerged gnaw at the edges of my memory in a way that seem to tease with what is just beyond conscious reach. Since I am not able to visualize what I’m trying to paint, it’s a matter of just trusting what appears. These days, I work primarily in paint, though I occasionally still work with photography and the written word. You can see a little of everything I do at @tinytall on Instagram, or on my website.