We can pretend it's the contemplation that accompanies the cooler, longer nights, or the inspiration of the changing leaves that gives birth to the boom of artistic events come autumn in the Inland Northwest. In reality, though, the fall is the time when folks settle down a bit in our region after being too damn busy in the summer. But now we're ready to come together at the theater or the art gallery or concert hall and remind ourselves that there's a lot happening here.
In putting together this annual guide to the Inland Northwest's artistic busy season, we're always overloaded with story ideas and events to let you know about — a problem we happily welcome. Through the calendar portion of the Fall Arts Preview, we're able to give you the most comprehensive event guide you'll find in these parts.
We've again used this issue as a chance to take the temperature of our cultural health and, as has been the trend as of late, things are booming. Here, we look into the state of Native American art, celebrate the 70th anniversary of two cornerstone artistic organizations and let you in on the gems and cost-free culture to be found on our college campuses. We also visited Spokane's most state-of-the-art recording studio and profiled men who want to make the men of the Inland Northwest look good.
There's something for you here, so get out there and enjoy the Arts Season.
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