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: June 2
Artists Ann Austin & Dianne McDermott @ PPP for June ’23!

Pottery Place Plus is pleased to present Spokane mixed media artist Ann Austin and Liberty Lake fiber artist Dianne McDermott as our guest artists in June ’23.

Ann uses the found beauty and repeating patterns of the natural world in her collage and mixed media, overlaying and combining colors & patterns in the manner of a puzzle coming into focus with each new piece. She incorporates found images and papers, and also her own monoprints and photos, resulting in a visual and emotional experience that brings a moment of joyful surprise.

Dianne uses her art background as an illustrator and graphic artist in designing her backpacks, purses & bags. She often researches designer fabrics to compile a theme, then adds beadwork and embroidery to the uniqueness of each creation.

Stop by our shop & gallery this June to view the work of Ann Austin & Dianne McDermott ~ we are located in the Historic Liberty Building at 203 N. Washington St in downtown Spokane.

Event: June 2
First Friday at Craftsman Cellars Tasting Room

The Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour is exhibiting a selection of their tour participants at Craftsman Cellars Tasting Room, 1194 W. Summit Parkway, Spokane, WA for the month of June. Opening Reception  is June 2, 2 pm to 7 pm. Craftsman Cellars is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 2 – 7 pm and Sunday, 12 – 4 pm. Craftsman Cellars:  509-413-2434,


We are thrilled to announce Stepwell, a sculpture by J. Meejin Yoon of Höweler + Yoon, located in Riverfront Park, north of the Providence Playscape is now open to the public! Stepwell is an interactive sculpture that uses a renewable resource (mass timber) as its primary material. Comprised of 68 individual pieces, each hand-carved and machined, all precisely engineered to fit together like a puzzle, Stepwell explores a new, more climate-conscious way to think about our built environment. Stepwell will invite the community to sit, climb, and enjoy the unique space it creates within the park. Visitors will move through the interior of the sculpture via an ADA pathway or climb its steps to experience an elevated view of the Spokane River.

Event: Opens August 26
The Root Experience Festival

The Root Experience is a 2-night festival featuring BIPOC talent from various cultures and disciplines. The festival celebrates regional filmmakers, artists, culture bearers, musicians, and the stories they weave through their art. The goal is to uplift their narratives of culture, family, beauty, and resilience to create a network that empowers living stories and heals elements of the past and present. When talking about indigenous cultures, we must recognize the borders (state & continental) that have been placed by the act of colonization. In doing so, people of the same/ similar cultures have had their homelands divided and people they love placed on opposite sides of these borders. The Root Experience is hoping to help erase these borders by decolonizing art and social practice, providing safe and inclusive spaces to present, while connecting, partnering, and sparking conversation with our communities in the Pacific Northwest (defined as Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Alberta (CAN), and British Columbia (CAN)).

Event: April 28
Saranac Art Projects Presents Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton – Climbing Eros – Closing Reception & Book Signing

Climbing Eros – a series of 17 paintings made of foraged inks by Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton. The paintings were created as part of making the film Climbing Eros, a short documentary that explores the stages of pilgrimage through the eyes of director Charles M Pepiton and his young son who walk the length of a Greek island—from the deserted lighthouse on one end to the peak of Mt. Eros—whilst artist Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton collects botanicals and objects to create inks for painting. Each finds a means to reconcile with loss and return to the earth and to themselves. The gallery exhibition features two meditations written for the project by Damon Falke—one of confession, one of returning to materiality—that knit the threads of hiking and gathering around Jean-Luc Marion’s notion that “Loving requires distance and the crossing of distance.” The film will be screened as a part of the exhibition.