October 7, 8,9 2016. 


Spokane Visual Arts Tour occurs in October and February of each year.


Oct 31

Soup for the Soul Day

Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26

Soup for the Soul is an annual fundraising event for the Arts in Healing program at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital. Research indicates that creative therapies shorten hospital stays, lessen stress and anxiety, reduce the need for pain management and produce better outcomes in patients. Arts in Healing integrates art therapies into a patient's stay, providing a crucial element in the healing process-  especially for children. Every Wednesday in October (Oct 5,12, 19, 26) is "Soup for the Soul Day" where you can visit local participating restaurants and enjoy a bowl of soup - the restaurant will then donate a portion of their soup sales back to Providence Arts in Healing. For a complete listing of participating restaurants, please visit their website in the link provided.

Oct 9

Window Dressing

515 W. First | Artist: Ginelle Hustrulid | Photo Credit: Brandon Vasquez


501 W. First

515 W. First

1011 W. First

605 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

808 W. Main St. Ste. 251

818 W. Riverside (only visible at night)

1916 East Sprague

Additional Information: Window Dressing is a storefront program that fills vacant buildings and unused spaces with short ­term art installations, pop ­up events, and creative enterprise.

Designed for sidewalk viewing and housed in multiple locations, Window Dressing is a public exhibition that is open whenever you happen to traipse by.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of this project, locations and installations are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information visit: windowdressing.co or facebook.com/windowdressingspokane

Oct 8

Whitworth University

Whitworth University: Lied Center for the Visual Arts | 300 W. Hawthorne Rd

Art Tour Dates: October 7, 8AM- 9PM; October 8, 10AM- 2PM

Exhibition Dates: October 1-31; Closing reception October 25, 2016 at 5PM, talk at 6PM

Regular Hours: 8AM- 6PM M-F; 10AM-2PM Saturday

Exhibition Title: Leslie Barlow Paintings

Featured Artist(s): Leslie Barlow

Narrative oil/mixed media figure paintings and drawings embracing issues of multiculturalism and identity.

Barlow uses figure and narrative to talk about issues of multiculturalism, otherness, and identity. She works within the history of portrait painting injecting that history with a new generation of faces and stories. With the historical scarcity of positive imagery Barlow represents people of color and mixed race backgrounds positively. Barlow seeks to give a voice to the underrepresented multiethnic community.

Oct 9

Lucky Leaf Co.

1111 West 1st Ave

Art Tour Dates: October 7, 9AM-11PM, October 8, 9AM-11PM; October 9, 9AM-10PM

Exhibition Dates: October 7- 31, 2016

Regular Hours: Sun-Thur 9AM- 10PM, Fri-Sat 9AM-11PM

Exhibition Title: Until I See You Again

Featured Artist(s): Audreana Camm

This series of Acrylic paintings, oversized florals, was inspired by her childhood in rural Idaho where her family owned a small flower shop. From a young age, Camm spent much time playing with flowers and supplies, making tiny arrangements from leftover scraps. This series, derived from those times when she first learned to be creative, has an expressionist look: flowers with feeling!

Oct 9

Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

2316 W. First Ave

Art Tour Dates: October 7, 10AM- 5PM; October 8, 10AM- 5PM; October 9, 10AM- 5PM

Exhibition Dates: Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science: September 24, 2016-January 6, 2017; Linda Hyatt Cancel: Paintings of Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, September 14, 2016-January 1, 2017

Regular Hours: Tuesday- Sunday 10AM -5PM; Tuesdays are half-price admission

Exhibition Title: 1) Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science; 2) Linda Hyatt Cancel: Paintings of Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

Featured Artist(s): Linda Hyatt Cancel paintings; ancient Eyptian artifacts & mummies in "Lost Egypt"

Linda Hyatt Cancel's exhibit highlights her works representing the beauty and mystery of the 130-mile lake formed by the Grand Coulee Dam that she completed for the Artist-in-Residence Program for the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.

Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science shows how science and technology reveal the mysteries of Egypt's culture & people.

Oct 8

Jundt Art Museum

200 E Desmet Ave

Art Tour Dates: October 7, 10AM - 9PM; October 8, 10AM- 4PM

Exhibition Dates: September 17 - December 17, 2016

Regular Hours: 10AM- 4PM Mon-Sat.

Exhibition Title: Roman Myths and Mythmaking

Featured Artists: Co-curators: Andrew Goldman, Paul Manoguerra

This show will focus on the theme of Roman myths and myth-making, using daily objects such as statues, lamps, coins, bronze statuettes, and signet rings to explore how the ancient Romans perceived their past and their religion within their daily lives. Issues which will be explored include the origins of Roman religion and myth, Roman perception of their past, personal tastes and patronage, and the character of everyday Roman material culture. In addition, the show will explore not just how the Romans themselves perceived their religious world and their past (creating their own identity through the propagation of mythical stories and religious figures), but also how the ancient Romans, their myths and religion have been perceived, portrayed and interpreted in later periods, through varying media such as personal objects, graphic art and film.

More info: Dr. Andy Goldman will conduct a walk-through of the exhibition at 11am on Saturday, October 8.

Oct 9


126 N Washington

Art Tour Dates: October 7, 10:00AM- 9:00PM; October 8, 10:00AM-6:00PM; October 9, 11:00AM-4:00PM

Exhibition Dates: October 6- 19, 2016

Regular Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6

Exhibition Title: Northwest Pop Culture

Featured Artist(s): Travis Chapman

Local artist Travis Chapman creates acrylic paintings which meld together popular culture, northwest landscape, and classic masterpieces to give us something to think about and often laugh about.

Oct 8

Avenue West Gallery

907 W Boone Ave

Art Tour Dates: October 7, 11AM- 8:30PM; October 8, 11AM- 5:00PM

Exhibition Dates: October 4- 29, 2016

Regular Hours: Tues-Fri 11AM - 6:00PM, Sat. 11AM- 5:00PM

Exhibition Title: Near Nature

Featured Artist(s): Ladd Bjorneby

Acrylics and watercolors of the landscape and wildlife of eastern Washington are featured.

Oct 9

LITTLE DOG Art Gallery

903-1/2 W Garland Ave

Art Tour Dates: October 7, 11AM- 9:00PM; October 8, 11AM- 5:00PM; October 9, 11AM- 5:00PM

Exhibition Dates: October 4- November 1, 2016

Exhibition Title: Origins of Fear

Featured Artist(s): Megan Holden, curator. Selected Spokane Artists (Open Call)

Contemporary 2D and 3D art conveying personal interpretation of fear, whether sensory terror, violence, imaginary, fear of objects, fear of failure, ghosts, or the unknown. What is your fear?

Oct 9

Iron Goat Brewing

1302 W. 2nd Ave

Art Tour Dates: October 7, 11AM- 11PM; October 8, 11AM- 11PM; October 9, 11AM - 11PM

Exhibition Dates: October 7 - 31, 2016

Regular Hours: 11AM - 11PM

Exhibition Title: Goat Grrls: Art by the Women of Iron Goat

Featured Artist(s): Sheila Evans
Beth McRae
Rita Vigil
Sherrece Scott
Heather Brandt
Tasha Rogalski Wood

The women of Iron Goat Brewing come together to showcase their beer-UNrelated talents. The exhibit will include works in enamel and oil by owner/artist Sheila Evans, mixed media with encaustic from sales manager Beth "Megabeth" McRae, Latin folk-inspired 3D mixed media by bar manager Rita Vigil, photography by owner Heather Brandt and bartender Sherrece Scott, and a surprise offering from bartender Tasha Rogalski Wood.

Oct 9

Barrister Winery

1213 W Railroad Avenue

Art Tour Dates: October 7, 12:00PM- 10:00PM; October 8, 12:00PM-5:00PM; October 9, 12:00PM-5:00PM

Exhibition Dates: October 7-31, 2016

Regular Hours: Daily 12:00PM-5:00PM

Exhibition Title: Abstract Topophilia

Featured Artist(s): Ben Joyce

Renowned artist, Ben Joyce, returns to Barrister Winery with his trademark “Abstract Topophilia™, Love of Place,” mixed-media paintings of familiar places from a bird’s eye vantage point.

Oct 8

Missing Piece Tattoo

410 West Sprague

Art Tour Dates: October 7, 12- 8PM; October 8, 12- 8PM

Exhibition Dates: October 7- 31, 2016

Regular Hours: Tues- Sat 12- 8PM

Exhibition Title: Brony

Featured Artist(s): People living with a secret finally come forward as proud Bronies.

An inebriated depiction of the subculture known as Brony.

Definition of Brony by Urban Dictionary

A name typically given to the male viewers/fans (whether they are straight, gay, bisexual, etc.) of the My Little Pony show or franchise. They typically do not give in to the hype that males aren't allowed to enjoy things that may be intended for females.

Oct 9

Craftsman Cellars

1194 W. Summit Pkwy

Art Tour Dates: October 7, 2- 10:00PM; October 8, 2- 10:00PM; October 9, 2-10:00PM

Exhibition Dates:October 1- 31, 2016

Exhibition Title: Katie Staib

Featured Artist(s): Katie Staib

The Brad Keeler Trio (w/ Linda Parman and Jim Pittman) serving up Acoustic Blues, Bluegrass, Swing/Standards, Tin Pan Alley Classics and Originals. Music 6 pm to 8 pm. Friday night.

Oct 10

The Observatory

15 South Howard
Spokane, WA. 99201

Art Tour Dates: October 7, 3PM- 2AM; October 8, 3PM- 2AM; October 9, 3PM- 2AM

Exhibition Dates: October 7 - 31, 2016

Regular Hours: Everyday 3PM- 2 AM

Exhibition Title: Life Cycle Series

Featured Artist(s): Steven A. Scroggins

We mark cycles and seasons of our lives with calendars, clocks, births and deaths.
Our heart beat and blood flow is a constant reminder of our rhythmic existence. This reality stimulates and intrigues me as an artist. The Life Cycles series explores the movement and interplay of these passing moments.

Oct 8

Steam Plant

159 S. Lincoln.

Art Tour Dates: October 7, 3:00-8:00PM; October 8, 3:00-8:00PM

Exhibition Dates: October 7 & 8, 2016

Exhibition Title: Steampunk at Steam Plant

Featured Artists: Multiple regional Steampunk artists

Exhibition Description: The Steam Plant's industrial multi-story pipes and cat-walks provide the perfect ambiance for the First Annual Steampunk at Steam Plant show including artists from around the region. What is Steampunk? It's Victorian, Sci-Fi, Hardware, Jewelry, Gadgetry, Steam-Powered Fantastical and and Simply Awesome. Live music, lots of beer!

Oct 8

Left Bank Wine Bar

108 N Washington St
Ste 105

Art Tour Dates: October 7, 4:00PM-11:00PM; October 8, 4:00 PM- 11:00PM

Exhibition Dates: Month of October

Regular Hours: Mon-Wed 4:00PM-10:00PM; Thurs.-Sat. 4:00 PM- 11:00PM

Featured Artist(s): Tom Norton

Each day brings new visions, challenges, sounds, color, and emotions. Tom Norton paints, draws, and creates music based on what he feels on a given day. Norton moves away from one work onto another, then back when anunfinished work beckons. He tries to convey emotion in his work, and in most cases, he loves to evoke fun and wackiness. The insanity keeps him sane.

Oct 9

Liberty Ciderworks

164 S. Washington

Art Tour Dates: October 7, 4:00-9:00PM; October 8, 4:00-9:00PM; October 9, 1:00-6:00PM

Exhibition Dates: October 7- November 27, 2016

Regular Hours - 4:00 - 9:00 pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 1:00 - 6:00 pm Sunday.

Exhibition Title: Wendy Franklund Miller: A Mini-Retropective

Featured Artist(s): Wendy Franklund-Miller

A look back to go forward. Wendy Franklund Miller combines her own artist-made paper with beautifully expressive, layered encaustic painting. Enjoy a glass of artisan cider and works by one of Spokane's finest artists!