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Enjoy an evening of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other visual art. Take in diverse live performances, including music, dance and theatre and don't forget the exceptional shopping and dining Downtown has to offer!
Friday, November 2nd
All venues are open Friday from 5-8 pm unless otherwise stated. Visit the official First Friday website HERE.
ADAMS STREET AREA
BARRISTER WINERY 1213 W. RAILROAD AVE. Presenting “Fabrication…Three Textile Views” with textile and quilt artists, Pam Mostek, Jean Van Bockel and Gayle Noyes. Artists' reception at 5pm with Beacon Hill's Bistro Buffet from 6-8pm. "Lonesome" Lyle Morse plays acoustic blues from 6:30-10pm.
CUP OF COOL WATER 1106 W 2nd Ave Signs of Life: Join youth and staff in creating individual cardboard signs to express a message to the Spokane community. You may keep your sign or leave it for use in a collaborative public display. Art displays by Spokane youth, live music by Felony Flats Revival Band, and snacks. Come join!
KOLVA SULLIVAN GALLERY 115 S. ADAMS STREET, SUITE A The Sign Project: Photographs by Jim Kolva depicting the common place with a different look and view. Color and shape against historic backgrounds of Baltic Europe. Also, the Annual Archie Bray Resident Artist Exhibition: The 24+ Archie Bray residents in this exhibition represent the best of the emerging talents in American studio ceramics.
TRACKSIDE STUDIO CERAMIC ART GALLERY 115 S. ADAMS ST. Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery is showing Mark Moore's "Toxic Legacy Project". Chris Kelsey's work from the five day wood fire will also be on display.
DAVENPORT HOTEL AND STEAM PLANT AREA *
BABY BAR 827 W. 1st AVE (directly behind Neato Burrito) Artist Nickolas Conklin - Still Drunk: The Secret Life of Man Children. Music at 10pm: Duck Duck Sucker-punch, Bad Mood and White Mystery.
THE DAVENPORT HOTEL/PEACOCK LOUNGE 10 S. POST ST. Come enjoy jazz music by 6 Foot Swing and great appetizers and drinks in our Peacock Lounge.
GRANDE RONDE CELLARS 906 W. 2nd (across from the Steam Plant) Featuring artist Marsha Marcuson. Marsha's paintings focus on Northwest scenes as well as street scenes in Mexico. Artist Reception.
STEAM PLANT 159 S. LINCOLN RAKU: Large urns and small vases by potter Denny Young. Also exhibiting, Darcy Lee will show her paintings that are inspired by people, color and movement. PLUS! Sample Steam Plant’s handcrafted brews and Arbor Crest Winery will offer wine tasting.
DOWNTOWN CORE AREA
ARBOR CREST TASTING ROOM 808 W. MAIN AVE. (River Park Square, Third Level) Featuring artist Nora Egger. She focuses on the sagebrush region of the Columbia River. Her impressionistic landscapes capture the pastels and calmness of the area.
AVENUE WEST GALLERY – NEW LOCATION 707 W. MAIN (Crescent Court Skywalk Level) Artist of the month, member Elizabeth Scott, showing "Women and Flowers of Passion". Elizabeth has a painterly style filled with bold, exciting and passionate colors in oils, acrylics and watercolor. Music throughout the day and refreshments. Artist reception.
BISTANGO MARTINI LOUNGE 108 N. POST ST. Join us for great blues, jazz and soul music by Eric Nenhausser. Sample our eats menu with half price all food (5-8pm), paired with Happy Hour cocktail pricing (4-6pm) and of course Spokane's BEST Martini's 7 years running!
BRICK WALL GALLERY BENNETT BLOCK, MAIN & HOWARD (2nd Floor skywalk level) The Brick Wall Photographic Gallery will feature Mexican photographer Moises Levy for November. Photographs from Mexico and Cuba will be displayed. Open until 8:30pm.
CHASE GALLERY 808 W. SPOKANE FALLS BLVD (use Post Street Entrance after 5 p.m.) The History of Spokane: Art About Spokane’s Places (in conjunction with the National Trust of Historic Preservation Conference). Please join us this Friday to view works by eight of our local artists.
DODSON’S JEWELERS 516 W. RIVERSIDE AVE. Ties That Bind – Artistic Mastery of Mother and Daughter: Anne Hysell captures the spirit of the landscape with her oil and pastel paintings. Her daughter Catherine Hysell combines the ancient art of beadwork and crocheting to create intricate artsy glass bead necklaces.
FIRST NIGHT SPOKANE RISING STARS 808 W. MAIN AVE. (River Park Square) Kress Gallery (behind 3rd Floor Food Court) 5-8pm – Beyond the BFA, an exhibition of Studio Art at Eastern Washington University. Featuring the work of current and recent graduates of the program, the exhibit includes works by 30 artists working in a variety of styles and media. 3rd Floor Food Court - 5:30-7:30pm – Musical styling’s by North Central Instrumental Chamber Ensembles under the direction of Collins Loupe. 7:30-9:30pm – Enjoy the smooth sounds of singer, songwriter, guitarist and winner of 2012 Spokane’s Got Talent – Karen McCormick
LEFTBANK WINE BAR 108 N. WASHINGTON Charles Tappa & Fly Right in the trio format, singer/guitarist Charles Tappa performs traditional, listener-friendly jazz with Mike Baker, flugelhorn, and Brian Flick, upright bass.
NECTAR TASTING ROOM 120 N. STEVENS ST. (Main & Stevens) A First Friday Favorite, join Nectar Tasting Room for a night of food, wine, music and art. New this month, an appetizer bar! Music 6:30 - 9:30 and the amazing talents of photographer Crystal Toreson. Crystal is a commercial artist with a dramatic flare for a creative expression of Spokane's historic treasures and urban landscape.
RENCORP REALTY, LLC 227 W. RIVERSIDE, SUITE C RenCorp Realty is a Brokerage and Development firm specializing in adaptive re-use and renovation of historic properties in downtown Spokane. We are proud to open our doors in this new location on the historic Havermale block and feature local artist Ben Joyce and his Abstract Topophilia.
SPOKANE PUBLIC LIBRARY, DOWNTOWN 906 WEST MAIN (first floor gallery) McClure & Adkison + Walker & McGough : Architects of a Modern Vision, 1947-1969. A retrospective exhibition of the designs produced by two extraordinary mid-century modern Spokane architecture firms, McClure & Adkison and Walker & McGough. The exhibit marks precisely the fiftieth anniversary of a major exhibit of their work and that of 18 other leading Pacific Northwest architects at the University of Oregon Museum of Art.
STEELHEAD BAR & GRILLE 218 N. HOWARD Robert Sevilla Naudon, formerly a Dreamworks animator and Rose Parade float builder, displays his personal studies, experiments, and mix media ideas.
EAST DOWNTOWN AREA
POTTERY PLACE PLUS GALLERY 203 N. WASHINGTON ST. (main floor of Auntie’s) Presenting nature inspired watercolor paintings and weavings by Dian Zahner and paintings and clay sculptures by artist Katrina Brennen. Katrina’s art evokes a magicial and spiritual feeling. Reception 5-9pm.
SANTÉ RESTAURANT & CHARCUTERIE 404 W. MAIN AVE. Photographer and SFCC teacher Ira Gardner will be showing "Contemplation," a body of black and white landscapes that are quiet, meditative, and thought provoking. Live music by guitarist Doug Porter.
FIRST AVENUE AREA –WEST END *
LUXE COFFEE HOUSE 1017 W. FIRST AVE. “Van-Gogh and Merlot”, an inter-active art event. Enjoy a glass of merlot while you paint!
NYSTROM OLSON ARCHITECTURE 912 W. SPRAGUE AVE. (across from the Bing & Knitting Factory) Featuring recent oil paintings by artist Lisa Marie Brown. The title of the show is “A Walk in the Park Too” inspired by scenes from Manito Park.
FIRST AVENUE AREA –EAST END
CAT’S EYE 1 S. WASHINGTON Artists Conrad Bagley, Marcia Dukes and Diane Spano showing of empty space. Artwork that emphasizes movement and being, in contrast to that which all things travel through, nothing, or open air.
NORTH BANK AREA
CATERINA/LONE CANARY WINERY 905 N. WASHINGTON ST. It's First Friday again at Caterina Winery. We have the Schuyler Asplin jazz quartet for your listening pleasure. Also on exhibit will be the vibrant and whimsical works of local artist Debbie McCulley. Saunders Cheese Market will prepare cheese plates for purchase to enjoy with your glass of wine, 6-9pm.
CHOCOLATE APOTHECARY 621 W. MALLON (in the Flour Mill) Abstract Artist Jeffrey Loyd will be showing his new and favorite paintings with music provided by The Angela Marie Project. Chocolate Apothecary is the new location for Saunders Cheese Market. Enjoy samples of cheese, chocolate, and gelato with your servings of music and art.
HO HO TERIYAKI CHICKEN 621 W MALLON AVE., FLOUR MILL Featuring the beautiful paintings of owner Ho Lan. Check out Ho Lan’s Spokane song. She would be happy to sing for you when you come in and try their fabulous menu! 4-7pm.
RIVERFRONT PARK The Ice Palace is now open for the season! Don’t forget our other attractions: MAX Theatre, Spokane Falls SkyRide, Carrousel, Pavilion Attractions and Tour Train!
SOUTH DOWNTOWN AREA
BARILI CELLARS 608 W. 2ND AVE. Join Barili Cellars on First Friday from 4-9pm and enjoy four current wine releases, art and live music. Featuring paintings by artist Mary Ahmad. Her work has a soft touch and interesting subjects. Music by guitarist and singer Dave James from 6-8pm.
ECHO BOUTIQUE 176 S. HOWARD ST., SUITE A Featuring local graphite portrait artist, Tasha Feagan. Finely detailed portraits that capture the subject's personality. Also abstract oils from Donna Preston and local jewelers: Union Studio Metals, Terri Critzer, Nicole Hathaway, Leslie McClarty, and Aimee Moffatt. Artist's reception.
GINA’S DESIGN CENTER 811 W. 2ND AVE. Work by artist Lynne Haines. Her unusually large watercolors with serious talent and panache are uniquely collectible. Featuring En Plein Air vs. Studio Painting. Music by Suhanna Hamilton.
INTERPLAYERS THEATRE 174 S. HOWARD STREET Stepping Back in Time: Retrospective Art of InterplayersTheatre in the new ground floor Theatre Classroom. Visual art by Christina Deubel in the Gellhorn Gallery. Christina paints bold impressionistic landscapes. Music by 6 Foot Swing! Artist reception.
LOLO BOUTIQUE 319 W. 2ND AVE. Please join us for the November First Friday. We are having a trunk show by jewelry artist "Lisa Souers Designs".
MARKET PLACE WINE BAR 32 WEST 2ND AVE. Featuring photography artist Rebecca Tifft. Her work is very eclectic and includes photos from other parts of the world, portraits, nature, and digital abstract designs.
ROBERT KARL CELLARS 115 W. PACIFIC AVE., Historic Warehouse District (aka SODO) Featuring two artists this month: bead-craft artisans Sue Olsen from Otter Creek and Suzie Bender from Moon Croft. Tasting room open 2-8pm by the glass or the bottle.
SECOND STREET ART 610 W. 2ND AVE. Featuring artist Robert Bartow from Liberty Lake. Mystical Image Art on Canvas and Metals for illumination. All images and collages taken personally in local areas and worldwide digital photography.
VINTAGE HILL CELLARS 319 W. 2ND AVE. "Images Of The Pacific Northwest" will be on exhibit by local photographer, John Paullin. John will feature several vineyard pieces to compliment our latest release, Vintage Hill's 2007 Cabernet Franc. Live music by Brad Keeler. Artist's reception.
CLAY CONNECTION 714 E. SPRAGUE AVE. Please join us this First Friday for our HUGE Art Sale along with Raku and pit firing demonstrations, food & beverages and FREE kids workshop (limited space, be there by 5pm!).
SARANAC ART PROJECTS 25 W. MAIN AVE. Head to Toe by Bernadette Vielbig, an installation of objects, drawings and an opening night performance that will end in a temporary, site-specific drawing. PLANCTUS by Kurt Madison, a grouping of new works and drawings.
SARANAC PUBLIC HOUSE 21 W. MAIN AVE. Seven Spokane artists each made a 22x28 inch painting based on " ¿ Mystery ? " to be displayed all in a row along with other examples of their work. All Ages. 6:30pm-close. Music and live drawing.
URBANNA NATURAL SPA. SALON AND WINE 168 S. DIVISION ST. Featuring artist Valarie Frey who studied under Indian artist, Sam Karuna. Her work is full of brilliant layering of colors, delicate floral shapes and expressive lines which display her love of nature and it's Creator.
WEST DOWNTOWN AREA
IRIMI DESIGN AT THE ODELL HOUSE 2325 W. 1ST AVENUE (Across from the MAC) Antique and mid-century period lighting: a new collection of miniatures and diminutive oils (post card sized masterpieces for those with limited wall space and excellent taste) by artist Rick Graff. 2-9pm.
ITALIA TRATTORIA 144 S. CANNON STREET Featuring E.L. Stewart is an American Contemporary painter. She continues to explore how abstraction and realism combine in life and on the canvas.
THE MAC – NORTHWEST MUSEUM OF ARTS & CULTURE 2316 W 1ST AVENUE Exhibits in the galleries plus Historic Campbell House and Carriage House Activity Center. David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work, Lasting Heritage, Two to Tango: Artist and Viewer. Complimentary admission.
ROBERTS MANSION 1923 W. FIRST AVE. Join us for complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and tours of the Mansion. We’re showcasing American primitive artist, Patti Simpson Ward’s work “Celebrating Family Life &Settings in the United States”.