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March 7, April 4: First Friday Enjoy visual arts, musical presentations, sample local foods, get acquainted with local performing artists and more at this monthly event sponsored by the Downtown Spokane Partnership. On the first Friday of each month, participating galleries, museums, boutiques and more host a city-wide open house with refreshments and entertainment. Join us! First Friday is free and open to the public!

Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University. Near E Desmet Ave & N Pearl St. Spokane, WA 99258. For more information and hours, please log on to: http://www.gonzaga.edu/jundt

Downtown Spokane. For more information or a complete map of participating venues, please log on to http://www.downtownspokane.org/firstfriday.php.

March 28, April 25: Coeur d’Alene Music Walk Every fourth Friday from January to April, Downtown Coeur d’Alene rings with live musical performances from some of our local favorites! Visit supporting restaurants, shops, businesses and galleries with your friends and family! A family-friendly, free event! Downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. For more information, please visit http:// www.artsincda.org/.

through March 8: What is Art? Visual & Material Culture from the Permanent Collection This eclectic gathering of visual and material culture objects from the permanent collection of the Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University helps pose an openended question for museum visitors: What is Art? In a culture increasingly dominated by images, this small display in the Arcade Gallery permits viewers to consider objects, and juxtapositions of works of art, in perhaps new and interesting ways. Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University. Near E Desmet Ave & N Pearl St. Spokane, WA 99258. For more information and hours, please log on to: http://www.gonzaga.edu/jundt

through March 28: Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams This exhibition features 50 photographs by Ansel Adams of the Japanese-American relocation camp in Manzanar, California during WWII. These photographs were the subject of his controversial book “Born Free and Equal”, published in 1944. The exhibition is curated by Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator Emeritus, Achenbach Foundation, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The exhibition is organized by Photograph-

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through March 28: Drawing Drawing a group exhibition of art works about line, drawing, strokes, pathways, open January 8 – March 28. The exhibiting includes drawings, installations and other gestures. Artists in the exhibition include: John DeRoulet, Spokane, Rachel Dolezal, Spokane, Noel Fountain and collaborators, Moscow, ID and Dennis Smith, Medical Lake Chase Gallery at City Hall. 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane, WA 99201. For more information, log on to http://www.visitspokane.com/art/ chase-gallery/

currently open: Meet Me at the Spot: The Art of Patrick Siler Patrick Siler embraces the human condition through an affirming and comical portrayal of commonplace, everyday moments. Often a nostalgic “Main Street,” or a shabby interior sets the stage for Siler’s disparate characters to interact. Siler reflects back to us a humble and occasionally unflattering view of humanity. We see ourselves, accepting and perhaps even forgiving our own flawed nature with the perspective of a little humor. A longtime Pullman, Washington resident and WSU Art Department Professor Emeritus, Siler is fluent in several mediums. Meet Me At the Spot will feature paintings, drawings, woodblock prints and ceramic works spanning Siler’s lifelong artistic career. Museum of Arts and Culture. 2316 W. First Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201. Call (509) 456-3931 or e-mail themac@northwestmuseum.org for more information.

currently open: 100 Stories - A Centennial Exhibition With the end of its first century in sight, the Eastern Washington State Historical Society (dba Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture) is preparing a new exhibit experience that looks forward as much as it looks back. Capitalizing on the MAC’s extraordinary collections, 100 Stories will vibrate with enduring and inescapable themes of the American West. Spirited voices will weave stories of history and cultures and art.  This exhibit will demonstrate the MAC’s role in maintaining, preserving and interpreting the region. 100 Stories will be told on the MAC campus in Browne’s Addition, as well as in relevant locations throughout Spokane and eastern Washington. Museum of Arts and Culture. 2316 W. First Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201. Call (509) 456-3931 or e-mail themac@northwestmuseum.org for more information.

opening April 1: Very Carefully Welcome to Very Carefully, a group exhibition of art works by four artists who pay attention to craftsmanship and detail. Media include woodcarving, metal assemblage, painting and mosaic. An artist reception will be held on First Friday, April 4, 5-8pm. Artists in the exhibition include Hank Chiappetta, Spokane, Sarah Fagan, Portland, OR Patricia Franklin, Woodinville, WA, and Rik Nelson, Liberty Lake. Chase Gallery at City Hall. 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane, WA 99201. For more information, log on to http://www.visitspokane.com/art/chasegallery/

EVENTS

February 21-March 2: Inlander Restaurant Week Delicious dining daily! Visit Spokane Presents Inlander Restaurant Week is a ten-day celebration of great food at great prices.  For just $18 or $28 (gratuity not included) you can experience a multi-course meal at several of our restaurants throughout the area.  Try one, or challenge yourself to try as many as you can during this special promotion.  Pair the perfect combination of local labels with your meal.  Many of Spokane’s awardwinning breweries, wineries and distilleries will participate ... so drink local during Restaurant Week! For a complete list of participating establishments and menus, please log on to http://www.restaurantweekspokane.com.


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