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 10
Rick Davis sculpture. RECLAMATION-Scrap Metal Reformed

Now showing sculpture by Rick Davis. ” RECLAMATION: Scrap Metal Reformed” Artist reception Friday, November 10 from 6 – 9 pm. at Shotgun Studios. Show runs through December 1.
Rick’s newest work, “Hunger”, illustrates his empathy and compassion for the human condition. ” I want the viewer to react to my work.” Part of the display are the numerous articles describing the controversy surrounding two of his pieces, “Ganesh” and “Solidarity.”
Jacob Johns paintings are displayed with the sculpture. We are happy to announce that Jacob has returned to Spokane and is healing daily.

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.