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November Newness

Bundle up in a cozy coat before hitting the streets to check out the newest art shows opening across Spokane

Above the Falls by William Elston can be seen at Dodson's Jewelers.
  • Above the Falls by William Elston can be seen at Dodson's Jewelers.

Spokane's monthly arts showcase features events — including gallery receptions, live music and a chance to meet local artists — across the downtown core and sometimes beyond. Receptions for this month's event happen on Friday, Nov. 3 from 5-8 pm, unless otherwise noted below, where events are listed alphabetically by venue. These listings were compiled from information provided by First Friday's organizer, Downtown Spokane Partnership, as well as host venues and artists. Red stars denote Inlander staff picks; for additional information, visit firstfridayspokane.org. (CHEY SCOTT)


Auntie's Bookstore, 402 W. Main

The store hosts its first Friday poetry open mic; guests can share up to three minutes' worth of material. This month's event is a late edition starting at 8:30 pm.

Art Seed Spokane, 1115 N. First

Attend a closing reception for the show "Pushing the Boundaries." The gallery also hosts a food and clothing drive for the homeless community.

Avenue West Gallery, 907 W. Boone

"In Remembrance," a retrospective honoring the life and work of gallery founding member Dian Zahner.

Barili Cellars, 608 W. Second

An intimate exhibit featuring the work of renowned Spokane watercolor artist Stan Miller.

J Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave.

"Scratching the Surface" features encaustic paintings by local artist Christy Branson. Also includes live music by "Lonesome" Lyle Morse from 6:30-9:30 pm.

Bellwether Brewing Co., 2019 N. Monroe

The brewery displays work by Isaac Denton, a Tennessee-based watercolor artist and active duty member of the U.S. Air Force.

Bistango, 108 N. Post

The martini bar celebrates its 12th anniversary with live music by Kosh, from 4-9:30 pm.

Bozzi Gallery, 221 N. Wall

A collection of autumn-themed oil paintings by Charlie Hamm.

Core Pilates and Wellness, 1230 W. Summit Pkwy.

The studio showcases watercolors by local artist Razzlebari, with music by Rick Andrews and a preview of its December artists. Reception from 4-8 pm.

Craftsman Cellars, 1194 W. Summit Pkwy.

Local artist E.L. Stewart's acrylic paintings blend abstract and realistic styles. Reception from 5-9 pm.

J Dodson's Jewelers, 516 W. Riverside

A collection of iconic local scenes by Spokane-born painter William Elston.

Express Employment Professionals, 331 W. Main

Oil and watercolor paintings by Steve Wineinger, in a show titled "Rhythms of Life," which also features custom-made frames by the artist.

Hills' Restaurant & Lounge, 401 W. Main

Live music by the Front Porch Trio, this time consisting of Steve Simmons, Alan Fischer and Steve Sackett, from 6:30-9:30 pm.

Iron Goat Brewing Co., 1302 W. Second

Nature-inspired, mixed-media paintings by Linnea Tobias.

LeftBank Wine Bar, 108 N. Washington

Self-taught artist Arcell Salunga's paintings are inspired by pop and expressionist art. Also includes live music by Nick Grow.

Liberty Building, 203 N. Washington

A celebration of the release of the newest issue of Art Chowder magazine, with artist Nicholas Sironka and performances by Kenya's Friends Dance Troupe. Reception from 6-9 pm.

Liberty Ciderworks, 164 S. Washington

The cidery continues to show the work of WSU professor and pastel artist David Wang. Reception from 4-9 pm.

Marketplace Winery, 39 W. Pacific

Artistic photography by Laree Weaver, with live music by Scott Randall and Kevin Gardner from 5:30-9 pm.

Marmot Art Space, 1202 W. Summit Pkwy.

The gallery features a retrospective exhibition of work by prominent 20th century artist, the late Ruben Trejo. Also see works by Spokane's Ric Gendron and ongoing guest artist Alfredo Arreguin. Reception from 4:30-8:30 pm.

Nectar Catering & Events, 120 N. Stevens

See new works by Spokane artist Kim Long, with live music by Dan Schmedding. Reception from 5-10 pm.

New Moon Art Gallery, 1326 E. Sprague

The gallery's current showcase is a collection of art by Marianna di Lorenzo, alongside work by other New Moon member artists. Reception from 5-9 pm.

Patit Creek Cellars, 822 W. Sprague

Live music by the Ken Davis Trio, from 7-9 pm.

Pottery Place Plus, 203 N. Washington

The gallery's November guest artist is paper mosaic artist Karla Lautenbach. Reception from 5-9 pm.

River City Brewing, 121 S. Cedar

The brewery displays art by Raeanne Samuelson.

Robert Karl Cellars, 115 W. Pacific

A display of nature-themed photography by Spokane's Mike DeCesare.

Soulful Soups & Spirits, 117 N. Howard

A collection of new paintings by Andrea Bruse, along with live music by Haley Young & The Bossame. Reception from 7-9 pm.

Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Pkwy.

All are welcome to participate in "Virtual Reality First Friday," a collaborative art-making event with Google's Tilt Brush program.

Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main

A live concert by local Salish-speaking four-piece LaRae Wiley and the Bunchgrass Band, from 6:30-8 pm.

STA Plaza, 701 W. Riverside

Hear music performed by local musician Frankie Ghee, and view art in the plaza gallery by Tatiana Siegal and Lark Riley. Reception from 4-6 pm.

Steelhead Bar & Grille, 218 N. Howard

Photography by Mead High School student Nick Nelson, in a show titled "What I See."

Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery, 115 S. Adams

See "Passage," a collection of new sculptures and functional ceramics by member artists Chris Kelsey, Mark Moore and Gina Freuen.

V du V Wines, 12 S. Scott

See vivid paintings and kinetic sculptures by Spokane artist Charlie Schmidt, who also performs on drums with his daughter Sydney on guitar for a set of music by Jack White. House band Crushpad also plays; reception from 5:30-9:30 pm.

Vino! A Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington

The shop hosts tastings of its November wine of the month; also see art by Carl Richardson. Reception from 3-8 pm.

Weathers and Associates, 105 S. Madison

Enhanced photographs by Spokane artist Jon Bagby are on display.

William Grant Gallery and Framing, 1188 W. Summit Pkwy.

See works by local artist Linda Brisbois.♦