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: 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: 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: October 6
Leela Francis Artist; Wahaka Walls & Windows

This new series by local acrylic mixed media painter Leela Francis features the artist’s fascination with the rich cultural heritage that thrives in Oaxaca City, Mexico where she spent time last Spring. “Living most of my life in more rural settings where nature is my muse, I was smitten by the interplay of textures and patterns abounding in this vibrant city so central to Mexican history. Truly an enchanting visual backdrop to the politically activist local culture there, juxtaposed against a powerful historical presence of zapotec tradition”.

Event: October 6
Tim Lord: By Book or By Hook

Tim Lord has created delightful three-dimensional sculptures using recycled books – many of them collector editions that have been stuffed away in some dusty junk store or a box of old books in a garage sale or basements where the next stop was the landfill. It’s not the first time that Lord has hunted down and gathered forgotten old books and it won’t be the last. For the last thirteen years, Lord has gathered and preserved books which eventually allowed him to create over 200 sculptures for his show entitled: “By Book or By Hook.”
The sculptures will be in the gallery from October 6th through October 29thth. 
Stop in and judge a book by its cover!

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…