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Arts Mean Business: Music Video series release!

Spokane Arts partnered local musicians with local filmmakers to create original work in support of their favorite local businesses! Watch for each video in this series to be released here soon!
Spokane Arts is excited to be releasing a series of music videos, created by local filmmakers and local musicians in support of their favorite local businesses! This project was funded with Spokane County CARES Act dollars through a Greater Spokane Inc. grant and is part of a larger campaign in support of area artists and creatives.

Four teams were created for this round of music videos, and each team was tasked with creating an original song and video to support a local business of their choosing. Spokane Arts was excited to also invite two student videographers from Spokane Falls Community College to participate through paid internships, creating short “behind the scenes” videos for each music video. This year has brought incredible economic hardship to local businesses and creatives including filmmakers and musicians. This campaign was intended to bring immediate work to local creative teams and to provide much-needed support for local businesses.

Find all the films as they are released here on Spokane Art’s YouTube channel!  

Intermission music video

Music: Buffalo Jones, Venmo: @BuffaloJones

Director and cinematographer: Michael Notar

Produced by Purple Crayon Pictures,

Featuring The Big Dipper,

No Man’s Land music video

Words & Music: Olivia Brownlee 

Drums: Andy Bennett

Director and cinematographer: Miguel Maltos Gonzales

Produced by LTNX Artes & Purple Crayon Pictures,

Featuring the Northwest Mediation Center,

Scratch music video

Music: Ayre (Dakota Goodwin)

Filmmaker: Misty Grace, Mermaid Motel Media

Cinematographer: Trevin Spencer

Produced by Purple Crayon Pictures

Featuring: Scratch Restaurant & Rain Lounge

Get a glimpse behind the scenes & learn more about why each team selected the business they wanted to support in these short Behind the Scenes videos created by filmmaking students from Spokane Falls Community College!

Intermission – Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes sneak peak video from director & cinematographer: Kyle Freese

Featuring Buffalo Jones at The Big Dipper!


No Man’s Land Behind the Scenes video

Behind the scenes sneak peak video from director & cinematographer: Kyle Freese

Featuring Olivia Brownlee at the Northwest Mediation Center!

Us Behind the Scenes video

Director and cinematographer: Alonso Banuelos

Featuring The Practicals at Spokane Boxing!

Scratch Behind the Scenes video

Behind the scenes sneak peak video from director & cinematographer: Alonso Banuelos

Featuring Ayre at Scratch Restaurant!

Support these creatives and businesses through supporting them on Patreon, purchasing gift cards, ordering take-out, buying music, and more!

Learn more about the teams behind these videos and how to support them here! Send a tip, thank you, or direct support large or small through Venmo as a way to remind these creatives that you appreciate the work they create and share!

Support local musicians and purchase cds, albums, tee-shirts and other merchandise on their websites! Or support them directly through Venmo & Patreon! 

Buffalo Jones has merch and music on their website: and you can send them direct tips and support on Venmo: @BuffaloJones

Find Ayre on Facebook for details on his music and other projects! Enjoy the music? Send him a tip directly through!

Olivia Brownlee’s website is where to find her music to purchase and information on hiring her for music lessons! Plus, you can support Olivia on Patreon to hear even more of her music, plus fun extras like haikus and singing birthday phone calls!  

Find music from The Practicals on their BandLab page and follow them on Facebook!

Visit filmmakers websites to learn more about the wide-range of creative work they each do! 

Learn more about director and cinematographer Michael Notar on his website:

Director and cinematographer Miguel Maltos Gonzales is also a visual artist and an arts organizer! Learn more about his work and how to support on!

Ira Dern is local creative Darrien Mack: DJ, artist, and filmmaker. Follow him on YouTube and Instagram to see what he’s up to!

Misty Grace is the filmmaker and creative force behind Mermaid Motel Media!

Visit each business to learn more about their current availability and how to support! 

The Big Dipper,

Scratch Restaurant & Rain Lounge

Spokane Boxing

Northwest Mediation Center,