Where to see, hear and experience firsthand the region's thriving arts community this First Friday

click to enlarge A piece of wood-burned art by Jerry White at Pottery Place Plus.
A piece of wood-burned art by Jerry White at Pottery Place Plus.

Spokane's monthly arts showcase features events, including gallery receptions, live music and a chance to meet local artists, across the downtown core and beyond. Receptions for this month's event happen on Friday, Aug. 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.

1900 House & Home, 114 W. Pacific
Featuring the art of Lily Booth, Laurie Ann Greenberg and Kayla Baker.

Avenue West, 907 W. Boone Ave.
Abstracts and metal sculpture by Jim Bauer.

Barili Cellars, 608 W. Second
Manipulated photography by Jessica Bloom. Reception 4-9 pm.

Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave.
Jim Dhillon's abstract surrealism is on display. Reception from 5-10 pm with appetizers and music by Maxie Ray Mills.

Berserk, 125 S. Stevens
, gestural portraits by Sierra Dawson. Reception 6 pm-2 am.

Bistango, 108 N. Post
Live music by Ray Vasquez, from 4-9 pm.

Staff PickChase Gallery, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
A showcase celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Spokane Handweavers' Guild.

Community Pint, 120 E. Sprague
Featuring the art of Megan Perkins from her Artist's Eye on Spokane series. Reception 6-11 pm.

Core Pilates and Wellness, 1230 W. Summit Pkwy.
Watercolors by Chris Cuddy.

Cougar Crest Estate Winery, 8 N. Post
Creative photography, paintings and mixed media by members of the Collective (Spokane).

Craftsman Cellars, 1194 W. Summit Pkwy.
Nature-themed watercolors by Stephanie Sarro. Reception 2-9 pm.

Fellow Coworking, 304 W. Pacific
Double Dose features art by mother-daughter duo Louis and Chemyn Kodis.

Hills' Restaurant & Lounge, 401 W. Main
Music by the Front Porch Trio: Steve Simmons, Rick Singer and Phil Kleinman, from 6:30-9:30 pm.

Staff PickKolva-Sullivan Gallery, 115 S. Adams St.
Body's Memory by Kurdistan-born architect, activist and artist Alan Abdulkader.

Leftbank Wine Bar, 108 N. Washington
Watercolors by Kate Lund, with music by Kori Ailene from 7-10 pm.

Staff PickLiberty Ciderworks, 164 S. Washington
Limited edition prints of Spokane landmarks by Chris Bovey. Reception 4-9 pm.

Marmot Art Space, 1202 W. Summit Pkwy.
Acrylic paintings by rising artist Haley Waddington, alongside the gallery's regularly featured artists.

Maryhill Winery Spokane, 1303 W. Summit Pkwy.
Photography by Daniel "Garth" Kinney, with live music by Eric Neuhausser. Reception 5-8:30 pm.

New Moon Art Gallery, 1326 E. Sprague
A showcase of paintings by Charleen Martin and Diane Sherman. Reception noon-6 pm.

Pottery Place Plus, 203 N. Washington
Wood-burned art (pyrography) by Jerry White.

River City Brewing, 121 S. Cedar
August's garage party features music by the South Hill, ice cream, beer and food and a pop-up shop from Fringe & Fray. Events from 4-10 pm.

Staff PickSaranac Art Projects, 25 W. Main
Immersion: Dance Among Paintings features a silk installation, dance film and paintings by Suzanne Ostersmith and Grace Barnes, with water-inspired performances by Vytal Movement Dance Company on the half hour.

Soulful Soups & Spirits, 117 N. Howard
Art by Chris Erickson.

Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Pkwy.
Virtual Reality First Friday is a drop-in program to experiment with games and create tools in a virtual 3D space.

Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main
Music by Freetime Synthetic, from 6:30-8 pm.

Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery, 115. S Adams
The gallery's annual August Studio Sale and Exhibition offers discounted handmade ceramics, including the popular $25 grab bag event.

Wiley's Downtown Bistro, 115 N. Washington
Best of Wiley's, a collection of art featured in the restaurant over the past year. Reception 11 am-9 pm.

William Grant Gallery & Framing, 1188 W. Summit Pkwy.
Florals & Landscapes by Bobbie Wieber. ♦

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Chey Scott

Chey Scott is the Inlander's listings editor — she compiles the weekly events calendar for the print and online editions of the Inlander — and an arts and culture staff writer. She is a lifelong Spokanite and a graduate of Washington State University. Chey (pronounced Shay) also writes about cats for the Cat Friday...