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: Cherry Street Studios / Bill and Kathy Kostelec

Project Title: A Spokane Silver Celebration
Year awarded: 2018, Round 2

SAGA is supporting the creation of a free, public exhibition of A Spokane Silver Celebration: 50 fine art, black and white film and silver gelatin prints, which illustrate the beauty and unique character of Spokane. Much has changed since Bill and Kathy first began photographing Spokane: the Monroe Street Bridge was reconstructed, the Rookery Building was demolished, and places such as Dutch’s, the Lucky Penny, and Sam’s Pit were shuttered. These Spokane icons are just a few of the memories represented in the forthcoming exhibition, which will include many more of their favorite Spokane captures spanning 25 years.