Make no mistake: there are rich cultural offerings throughout Spokane. From the annual Gathering at the Falls Powwow to the South East Asia Cultural Association’s events featuring internationally-renowned musicians and dancers, to Fiesta Spokane (the Hispanic Heritage Festival), Unity in the Community, and so much more. These events and gatherings weave together music, food, dancing, art, storytelling, and more, creating celebrations of heritage while welcoming people of all cultural backgrounds.  

Event: November 19
Spokane Music Industry Panel Discussion

We’ve invited some of Spokane’s movers and shakers in the music and arts community to sit down for a public discussion about “What Now?” After 18 months of pivoting through the pandemic we want to hear about all the cool things these folks have been working on and what a more equitable and growing music scene looks like for us all. Lets get inspired, ask difficult questions and open the door for collaborative energy. The event is free and there will be a Q&A time!

Event: November 5
Lotus Cultural Arts Open House

Lotus Cultural Arts Studio is hosting an all-ages open house dedicated to some of Spokane’s finest Artists.
LCAS is conveniently located downtown in the old Armory Building, one of Spokane’s best held secrets. Home of The Lotus Self Defense Academy, we are located at 202 W 2nd Ave. We have over 4000 sq ft of space that is unlike anything Spokane or the PNW has experienced. Guests will be welcomed to the historical 2nd floor location cultivating a host of cultural art forms and talent from visual arts, culinary, meditation, mindfulness, holistic healing, to martial arts training, classes, events, and more. Lotus Cultural Arts Studio is Spokane’s next great community of curated offerings and a unique approach for artists pioneering a new vision of cultural arts and disciplines.

Event: October 27
USL Arts & Culture listening session

USL Spokane is starting with a blank canvas as it builds its club; our crest, colors and name have not been determined. What we do know is these symbols will be a direct reflection of the people and place that make Spokane unique. To make that happen, we are asking the Spokane community for their help by sharing what they love most about Spokane. Our goal is the creation of an identity, embodied in a crest, that is worn over our hearts, and worn with pride by locals. This is one of multiple listening sessions within the Spokane region for the community to share what they want to see in the crest and club. Specifically, we are asking members of Spokane’s art/culture community to join us; no soccer experience needed.

Event: November 5
First Friday Open House at The Hive!

Start your November First Friday with a tour of The Hive! See what the Artists-in-Residence have been creating in the recently opened Spokane Public Library studio spaces! The Artists-In-Residence (and one Writer-In-Residence) have been working hard for the last few months and invite the public to come see their progress during First Friday ArtWalk! Come visit their studios and check out their work. Tours of The Hive will also be available. 

Event: Opens October 3
Louis Comfort Tiffany at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY: TREASURES FROM THE DRIEHAUS COLLECTIONOCT 3, 2021-FEB 13, 2022 A celebration of the artistry and craftsmanship of the Tiffany artworks from Chicago’s distinguished Richard H. Driehaus Collection, highlighting masterworks never before presented in a comprehensive exhibition. Exhibition organized by the Richard H. Driehaus Museum and toured by International Art & Artists, Washington, D.C. Visit the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Event: Opens October 12
One Heart Native Arts & Film Festival – Love & Fury

6th Annual One Heart Native Arts and Film FestivalLOVE AND FURYOctober 12-16, 2021Featuring the critically acclaimed documentary film, LOVE AND FURY, by Sterlin Harjo. The One Heart Native Arts and Film Festival is the premier Native arts and multimedia cultural festival event in the Inland Northwest. Now celebrating its 5th year of showcasing the diversity and vitality of contemporary Native artists, One Heart continues to broaden its audience through the shared community interest and education in Native arts and film in a virtual setting.