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: July 7
First Friday Opening Reception | ‘The Illuminated Book of the City of Ladies’ by Hannah Charlton | Terrain Gallery

Join us for the Opening Reception of local artist Hannah Charlton’s solo show, ‘The Illuminated Book of the City of Ladies.’

Inspired by The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan (originally published in 1405), local artist Hannah Charlton honors the heroic ladies of the 15th century through her painted illuminated manuscripts. Through her artwork, Charlton celebrates the accomplishments of these women and uses traditional medieval illuminated manuscript techniques to bring their stories to life.

Event: July 7
Saranac Art Projects is pleased to present Mariah Boyle, Harry Mestyanek, & Sarah Barnett – Opening Reception

Saranac Art Projects is pleased to present Mariah Boyle, Harry Mestyanek, & Sarah Barnett. Mariah Boyle is exhibiting new black and white drawings and prints based on artworks she admires – a collection of altered appropriated images from art history around the world. Transmute – to change or alter in form, appearance, or nature. Harry Mestyanek will be exhibiting new ceramic works reflecting upon the ever-changing cultural complexions that complicate & challenge our lives; transformation brought on by disturbance. Sarah Barnett will be exhibiting new paintings inspired by the human body’s relationship to technology. Transmute reflects transhumanism; the idea that human nature is transforming alongside technological and scientific progression

Event: July 7
Pottery Place Plus First Friday Reception

Ruthie Franks is a Spokane gourd artist whose vision for growing, drying and creating beautiful pieces started over 20 years ago.

Ruthie says she is finally beginning to understand the vagaries associated with growing the perfect art gourd, which is harder than the decision of what to do with it once grown. In her own words, “I have tried to bring out the organic beauty of my gourds, each has its own beauty that is waiting to be expressed.”

Ruthie will be the PPP Guest Artist for the month of July ~ stop by the gallery in the historic Liberty Building on First Friday July 7th from 5-9pm to meet the artist and enjoy her beautiful carved & painted gourd art!

Event: August 4
Avenue West Gallery First Friday Artist Reception

Avenue West Gallery is proud to present the wonderful photo captures of Maya Kelly and the unique paintings of Star Ryan during the month of August. Please join us First Friday, August 4th from 3 – 7 pm for a reception in their honor. You will also be able to check out the great works of our gallery members, enjoy refreshments, and listen to Freddie on the flute and Jerry W on the banjo. Please join us!

Event: July 7
Liberty Gallery Presents “Wild Flower’s – Sharing a Journey Through Patricia Robinson’s Internal Landscape”

Patricia Wheeler-Robinson grew up on a farm in Spokane, with art, dance, music, drawing and painting always in her life. She learned to play violin as a child, taking her violin to Paris where she played in the clubs, and was a member of a professional Modern Dance Co. in Portland.

Landscapes are the subject and watercolor the medium for Pat’s paintings, having shown her work in California, Idaho, and Washington ~ she even has a few pieces in Paris! Inspiration comes from her life experiences, travels, and emotional perspectives ~ the pieces reflect the joy of sharing a journey through her internal landscape.