A History of Inclusion
Queer Art Walk was founded in 2019 by a group of local artists, with the mission to uplift LGBTQ+ voices and celebrate a historically marginalized group through art. The citywide event in Spokane was the first of its kind in Washington State. The idea was conceived by former Spokane arts commissioner Andrew Whitver, and supported by a group of volunteers including Tiffany Patterson, Eva Silverstone, Roin Morigeau, June Sanders, and Remelisa Cullitan. When Whitver and his husband moved away in early 2022, he asked Spokane Arts to take the reins on coordinating the event, along with the original committee members, to ensure the longevity of the annual celebration.
Spokane Arts is proud to present the 2022 Queer Art Walk!
Queer Art Walk Features 2022
Queer Art Walk 2022
The Chase Gallery
June’s featured artists include Margaret Mount and Shawn Parks, both creators of fiber art, along with mixed media work from Laura Light. The opening reception for the Chase Gallery show will be held Friday, June 3 from 4-7 p.m., and the show will remain on display throughout the month of June, where visitors can stop by during City Hall business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.)
30 Years of History
Yes is a Feeling + Odyssey Youth Center
One of the 2022 featured exhibits is curated by Yes is a Feeling studio, presenting a window show in partnership with Odyssey Youth Center. The exhibit showcases photos from Odyssey’s “30 Years of History” campaign, featuring LGBTQ+ members of the local community over the past few decades.
Queer Open Mic
Spectrum + Spokane Arts + Gonzaga University
Queer Art Walk will include an open mic event sponsored by Spectrum, featuring local performance artists in the Gonzaga University Urban Arts Space (GUUAC) in downtown Spokane. The Queer Open Mic presented by Spectrum, Spokane Arts, and Gonzaga University will take place at 7 p.m. on June 3. The event is free and open to the public.
Visit the Rainbow
Use our helpful map to navigate easily to participating venues.
(Courtesy of Tiffany Patterson)Download the Map