Nominations for the 2020 Arts Awards are open now! Recognize the amazing accomplishments of creatives, arts and cultural organizations, and local individuals committed to enriching our community through the arts by submitting your nominations for each of the four awards categories: Leadership, Collaboration, Imagination and Inclusion. Submit your nominations here and save the date the 2020 Spokane Arts Awards on Saturday, September 26!

Grantee: Apostrophe Spokane

Project Title: Apostrophe – Representing Marginalized Student Artists in Spokane
Year awarded: 2019, Round 2

Apostrophe is a student lead group that exhibits LGBTQ+ students, students of color, and women student artists from six local universities and colleges. After a successful first exhibition in May of 2019, Apostrophe will be holding its second annual exhibition of curated student work at an independent gallery space, to be announced, during the month of April 2020 with SAGA support. This expanded exhibit will encourage and promote emerging student artists from Whitworth University, Spokane Falls Community College, Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, North Idaho College, and Washington State University.

The exhibition will run from April 3, to April 12, 2020. Opening night will be part of First Friday, and the entire event will be part of Spokane Arts’ Saturate programming. In addition to the exhibition, a workshop will be taught by SFCC sculpture professor, Rob McKirdie, on April 6th, which will introduce attendees to working with metal. April 8th, will offer poetry, live music, and an open mic, and April 10th will present the public with a cultural food night.