Spokane Arts Awards September 29, 2018 Montvale Event Center
Doors & cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m. || Arts Awards program at 7:30 p.m. || Tickets $30

Don't miss this annual celebration of arts, culture, and creativity in our community! The 2018 Arts Awards will feature live music, performances by local artists, and much more. Nibble appetizers or sip a beverage while viewing a temporary gallery of artwork by renowned local artists and past Arts Award winners, including work by Melissa Cole, Louise Kodis, Ken Spiering, and others.
Enjoy music from a local DJ and dance to a local, live band. Mingle with artists of all disciplines and celebrate the incredible work being done by artists, organizations, and others across our city over the past year. 
$30 admission includes appetizers, a drink ticket, performances by local artists, and the presentation of the 2018 Arts Awards.
NEW THIS YEAR: we’ve added a “Sponsor A Local Artist” ticket option so that anyone who wishes could donate a ticket toward an artist who otherwise might not be able to afford to attend. 
Thank you to our media sponsor the Pacific Northwest Inlander and thanks to Vanessa Swenson for our beautiful poster design!


Want even more arts celebration? Join us for a VIP pre-party on the second floor of the Montvale Event Center before the main Arts Awards event. VIP reception includes a special performance by local musician Jenny Anne Mannan, cocktails crafted by Patty Tully of the Baby Bar & Crystal Bertholic of Ruins, heavy appetizers by local chef Joseph Morris of Luna Restaurant, and more. 

$75 VIP ticket includes admission to the Arts Awards || Doors to VIP event at 5 p.m.

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Awards presentation

Come to see who will be honored with our four Arts Awards, in Leadership, Inclusion, Imagination, and Collaboration!

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Join us for the VIP pre-party featuring a bluegrass trio led by the talented Jenny Anne Mannan!

During our main Arts Awards event, enjoy local DJs during the Arts Awards cocktail hour and end the evening with live music from BaLonely!

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Chef Joe Morris (of Luna) will be creating delicious hors d’oeuvres for both our VIP pre-party and the main Arts Awards event!

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During the VIP pre-event, enjoy cocktails by Patty Tully (Baby Bar) and Crystal Bertholic (Ruins)!

The Arts Awards will have local beer & Washington wine. All tickets to our main event include a drink ticket in the $30 ticket price!

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Mark Anderson will share some poetry and an update on his first year as Spokane Poet Laureate. Plus a poetry performance by Power 2 The Poetry!

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& more!

Catch the debut of our latest Meet the Makers film! Enjoy a pop-up visual art gallery featuring work by past Arts Awards honorees! Make friends! Have fun!

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Sponsor an Artist!

This year, when you’re buying your Arts Awards ticket, add an extra Sponsor an Artist ticket to your shopping cart and we’ll pay it forward to a local artist that might not otherwise be able to attend!

The Arts Awards is the kick-off for an entire month focused on celebrating and participating in the arts in Spokane! Plan your October with our calendar and event listing. Head to spokanearts.org/artsmonth for more details about Arts Month events.