An arts community is only as vibrant as its audience and participants. Support the arts in Spokane by attending the many wonderful events our creatives and cultural sponsors host in our great city each year. Follow all the events and find out important details about times and tickets here. For artists, organizations, and locations who hosts events and provide opportunities, please submit your information using our convenient form
Event: Opens November 7
Emeritus: Gordon Wilson Exhibit

The Whitworth University Art & Design Department and the university’s Bryan Oliver Gallery are proud to present a selection of works created over the last 50 years by Whitworth Professor Emeritus of Art & Design Gordon Wilson. Please visit the exhibit between Nov. 7, 2023, and Jan. 24, 2024.

Artist statement: “Works in the exhibit are representational. They include familiar elements that are meant to make the unfamiliar elements accessible. The works are not solely a record but are intended to be in some way a separate reality – a personalized view. The attributes of a street, mood of an individual or representation of a vaguely known family history are stories that can contain shared experience and values. The images are integral to who I am and what I experience. The visual world provides evidence, valuable clues of ongoing cycles, that informs and enriches. The works don’t form a diary – but something like one.”
Nov. 7, 2023-Jan. 24, 2024

Opening reception: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 5-6 p.m., Lied Center for the Visual Arts
Artist’s lecture: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6-7 p.m., Lied Center for the Visual Arts, Room 102

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed on official university holidays.

Event: Opens November 10
2023 Annual Ornament and Small Works Show

November 10 – December 23, 2023
Mondays – Fridays

10 – 5


10 – 4

Participating Artists

Sondra Barrington

Charlene Beck

Liz Bishop

Hannah Charlton

Jodi Davis

Roger DuBois

Brenda Everett

Jo Fyfe

Judy Foust

Kathy Gale

Joy Gruenewald

Andi Keating

Collista Krebs

T Kurtz

Linda Malcom

Debbie McCulley

Karen Mobley

Karmen Naccarato

Dina Natale

Alice Nelson

William Okazaki

Tresia Oosting

Judy Patterson

Megan Perkins

Tom Quinn

Oriana Sage

Michelle Schneider

Louise Telford

Lauri Tesch

Linnea Tobias

Joseph Tomlinson

Gay Waldman

Kay West

Lynn Whitman

Event: Opens November 24
A Sherlock Carol | Spokane Civic Theatre

Reunite with the characters you love from Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, now brought together in a story of intrigue and suspense, with a helping of holiday cheer.

When a grown-up Tiny Tim asks Sherlock Holmes to investigate the peculiar death of Ebenezer Scrooge, the Great Detective must use his tools of deduction to get to the bottom of the crime. But it is a dark and treacherous Christmas Eve, and once again the holiday is haunted by the spirits of the past, present, and future.

Event: Opens December 1
She Loves Me | Spokane Civic Theatre

Set in a 1930s European perfumery, we meet shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don’t see eye to eye. After both respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Join Amalia and Georg to discover the identity of their true loves… and all the twists and turns along the way!

Event: Opens December 5
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird | Best of Broadway

All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork.The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is “the most successful American play in Broadway history” (60 Minutes).  Rolling Stone gives it 5 stars, calling it “an emotionally shattering landmark production of an American classic,” and New York Magazine calls it “a real phenomenon. Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.” With direction by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD—“the greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune)—has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR).

Event: December 13
Spokane Symphony | A Drag Queen Christmas

Hosted by Miz Cracker, the tour includes performances by Netflix superstar Alyssa Edwards, Brooke Lynn Hytes host of Canada’s Drag Race, Sasha Colby, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15, Crystal Methyd, Jimbo The Drag Clown and Jessica Wild both currently competing on All Stars 8 on Paramount+, Heidi N Closet, Luxx Noir London, Marcia Marcia Marcia, fan favorite Trinity The Tuck and a very special guest performance by Todrick Hall.

Event: Opens December 15
Home for the Holidays: A Big Band Christmas

Join Spokane Valley Summer Theatre for Home for the Holidays: A Big Band Christmas! You asked and we answered… Home for the Holidays: A Big Band Christmas will return for the third year in a row Dec. 15 – 17! Under the direction of Yvonne A.K. Johnson, and honoring the behind-the-scenes work of Mrs. Claus – complete with singing gingerbread children, lots of heart, and a couple surprises, this show will be fun for the whole family and is sure to get you in the holiday spirit!