Painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, screenprinting, photography, architecture, textiles, crafts, and so much more. If you love the visual arts, don’t miss First Fridays, presented by the Downtown Spokane Partnership. Find your new favorite gallery via our interactive art map. 

Event: October 6
Where do I Draw the Line? – Joseph Tomlinson

Artist reception: Friday, October 6, 2023

5 – 8

Live Music by Larry Ellingson

This show is a work in progress that highlights current work and a representation of what I do while
traveling. My job has me traveling around the country. When I do, I have a tendency to leave art
everywhere I go. Napkins, barf bags, outlet covers, bottom of a drawers, Styrofoam cups, etc. become
the canvas for me to leave something behind. When not on the “road” I leave little art trinkets in public
spaces — art-n-seek with clues on Instagram (jorotom) to assist in their location. There is a high
likelihood that something is hidden nearby…

Event: October 5
TERRAIN 14 – Preview Night

Terrain is the region’s largest multimedia art and music event. Featuring work by hundreds of artists, celebrating new energy and fresh ideas from all over the artistic spectrum, we try to showcase a little of everything that’s happening to make the Inland Empire a more vibrant, cultural and beautiful place to live.

Preview Night was created in response to requests for a more intimate way to experience Terrain. Think of it as a sneak peek of the main event, and an opportunity to engage with the artists and the artwork in a chill setting. Skip the lines, meet the artists, buy art first, and support Terrain!

Event: October 6
TERRAIN 14 – Main Event

Always on the first Friday in October, Terrain is an annual, one-night-only, juried multimedia art and music event celebrating artists in the Spokane area. From painting to poetry to interactive art and film, we try to showcase a little of everything that’s happening to make the Inland Empire a more vibrant, cultural and beautiful place to live. In addition to all the visual art, there will be a full musical lineup, literary readings, film screenings, dance and other performances, food trucks, beer garden, photo booth, thousands of your closest friends, and more!

Event: Opens November 3
Yuletide at the Spokane Art School

YULETIDE IS BACK! Yuletide is the SAS’s fun, holiday, indoor event of fine arts and crafts.

Free admission and parking.

Friday, November 3, 2023

10 – 9

Saturday, November 4, 2023

10 – 6

Sunday, November 5, 2023

10 – 5

Liz Bishop

Nan Drye

Michael and David Edwards * Spokane Pen and Ink Art

Shelia Evans

Ezekiel Fee

Katie Frey

Shannon Haight * In The Tweeds

Danette Hanson * db Artisan Works

Jeff Harris

Gayle Kruger * Dancing Pine Soap Works

T Kurtz

Lou Lou Pink

Debbie McCulley

Jennifer Munizza * Small Circle Artisan

Dina Natale

Sharon Ronning

Louise Telford

Linnea Tobias

Gay Waldman * Waldman Originals

Event: October 6
The Gonzaga University Art Department – 2023 Regional Watercolor Invitational Exhibition – Opening Reception

Friday, October 6 – Saturday, December 9, 2023OPENING RECEPTION – Friday, October 6, 4-7 pmThe gallery is open to the public: Fridays 4 pm-7 pm and Saturdays 10 am-3 pm. Admission is free.The Gonzaga University Art Department and the Gonzaga University Urban Arts Center are pleased to present their 2023 Regional Watercolor Invitational Exhibition. This is a group exhibition curated by Tobe Harvey and featuring watercolor/water media works by: Megan Perkins, Kate Lund, Jen Seo, Megan Martens-Haworth, Justin Gibbens, Amalia Fisch, Kurt Madison, Beka Wilkins-Pepiton, Stan Miller, Karen Mobley, Tobe Harvey, Becky Busi, Lena Lopez-Schindler, and others.

Event: Opens October 1
Robbin Miller is Guest Artist @ Pottery Place Plus in Oct ’23!

Robbin Miller’s art is ultimately about emotion: joy through color. Her latest abstracts in oil and cold wax are heavily textured and incorporate more complex emotions waiting to be discovered by the viewer, with the hope that you’ll feel a bit “simpatico” with one of the pieces. You can meet Robbin at PPP’s First Friday on Oct 6th ~ you can see her outstanding work until Oct 29th at the gallery in the Historic Liberty Building @ 203 N. Washington St.

Event: Opens September 22
Exercises in Futility

Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery invites you to meet the artist at a reception in her honor, Friday, September 22, 5 – 8 pm.

Cozette Phillips is a Spokane Falls Community College Fine Art Instructor and the Gallery Program Director. Her exhibit of mixed media sculpture and installation, incorporates dark humor as a defense mechanism and is a reflection / response on the affects of the climate crisis and the ongoing battle against climate change. It poses questions surrounding the marks left by human intervention. 


Gallery hours through the month of September are Wednesday through Friday, 11 AM – 5 PM.

This month long exhibit: Exercises in Futility” ends September 30

Event: Opens October 1

The Liberty Gallery features an exhibit of small works by artists of the River Ridge Association of Fine Arts (RRAFA) titled “The Big Little Show” this October, showcasing their creative energy in the wide variety of pieces, including oils, acrylic, watercolor, mixed medium, stained glass, and fiber arts. Stop by the mezzanine at the Historic Liberty Building to meet the artists at the First Friday receptions on Oct 6th!

Jane Sutherland-Farstrider

I work with a wide variety of media and enjoy finding creative ways to combine them; translating impressions from songs and stories on paper and canvas.
Acrylics, ink, and watercolor are among my favorites.

My work has taken many directions and evolved as much as I have over the years. Some of it is serious. A lot of it is whimsical. All of it is the product of an active imagination and a love of symbolism and storytelling. I take inspiration from dreams, memories, and the places my subconscious goes when I read and listen to music.