First Friday and Gallery Exhibits 

click to enlarge It may be icy cold outside, but the artists of Avenue West are thinking spring for January's display.
  • It may be icy cold outside, but the artists of Avenue West are thinking spring for January's display.

First Friday — January 6, 2017

Artist receptions on Friday, Jan. 6 and (this month only) Jan. 13, from 5-8 pm, unless otherwise noted. Events are listed alphabetically by venue. More details and a map of participating downtown venues can be found here.

Auntie’s Bookstore
402 W. Main
WORDS | 3 Minute Mic featuring "Remember the Word" reader Kat Smith, from 8-9:30 pm.

Avenue West Gallery
907 W. Boone
GROUP SHOW | “Thoughts of Spring” features pieces by the gallery’s member artists. Reception Jan. 13, from 5-8 pm.

Barili Cellars
608 W. Second
PAINTING | Dramatic and colorful paintings by Jim Dhillon; Jan. 13, from 4-9 pm.

Barrister Winery
1213 W. Railroad
PAINTING | The winery displays “Late Bloomer,” by Debbie McCulley, with live music by Lonesome Lyle Morse from 6:30-9:30 pm and the Beacon Hill Bistro Buffet from 6-8 pm, on Jan. 6.

Bellwether Brewing Co.
2019 N. Monroe
PHOTOGRAPHY | Northwest-centric images by Robin Meek.

Bistango
108 N. Post
MUSIC | A performance by Karrie O’Neill, with happy hour and food specials through the evening. Jan. 6, from 4-8 pm.

Core Pilates and Wellness
1230 W. Summit Pkwy.
PAINTING | Watercolor and acrylics by Lucinda Wurtz. Jan. 6 reception.

Craftsman Cellars
1194 W. Summit Pkwy.
SCULPTURE | Mixed media sculptures by ceramicist Liz Bishop, and live music by the Brad Keeler Trio, with Linda Parman and Jim Pittman. Reception Jan. 13, from 6-8 pm.

Dodson’s Jewelers
516 W. Riverside
PAINTING | A showcase of new paintings by Sheila Evans in a show titled “Tranquility.”

Express Employment Professionals
331 W. Main
SHOWCASE | “The Nest,” by MM Hewitt.

Iron Goat Brewing
1302 W. Second
MIXED MEDIA | “Whitewashed” by Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton features a variety of printmaking methods. Jan. 6 reception.

click to enlarge See Ross Coates' "Mary Crosses" at Kolva-Sullivan Gallery.
  • See Ross Coates' "Mary Crosses" at Kolva-Sullivan Gallery.

Kolva-Sullivan Gallery
115 S. Adams
SCULPTURE + MIXED MEDIA | “Mary Crosses” is a sculptural assemblage exhibition by retired art professor Ross Coates. Receptions Jan. 6 and 13, from 5-8 pm.

Leftbank Wine Bar
108 N. Washington
PAINTING | New works by Todd Mires, with live music by Carey Brazil. Reception Jan. 6.

Liberty Ciderworks
164 S. Washington
PASTELS | The gallery continues its showing of oil pastels by David Wang. Reception Jan. 13.

Mizuna
214 N. Howard
SHOWCASE | New works on display by local artist Diane Sherman. Reception Jan. 6.

Marmot Art Space
1206 W. Summit Pkwy.
SHOWCASE | The gallery hosts the first local show for Japanese artist Nishiki Sugawara-Beda, who now teaches art at the University of Idaho. Jan. 13, from 5-8 pm.

Marketplace Wineries
39 W. Pacific
MUSIC | Art by Blake Crossley and live music by the Spare Parts Duo; Jan. 6, from 6-8:30 pm.

Missing Piece Tattoo
410 W. Sprague
SCULPTURE | Local leather artist and mask maker Annie Libertini shows her handmade creations.

New Moon Art Gallery
1326 E. Sprague
SHOWCASE | The gallery hosts local collage artist Sarah Edwards, of Sarah Smiles Creations, who creates art from natural materials, mostly plants. Jan. 6, from 5-9 pm.

click to enlarge See local artist Sheila Evans' work at Dodson's Jewelers this month.
  • See local artist Sheila Evans' work at Dodson's Jewelers this month.

The Observatory
15 S. Howard
GROUP SHOW | Featuring varied artwork by Mr. Danger, Pete Canfield and Megan Holden.

Pottery Place Plus
203 N. Washington
TEXTILE | Guest fiber artist Jacquetta Holcomb showcases her hand-dyed and -spun natural yarns. Jan. 6 reception, from 5-9 pm.

Richmond Gallery
228 W. Sprague
INSTALLATION | “Positive Contact” is an installation by Hannah Thompson and Arvid Tomayko in which they use their bodies as conductive material for fabric sculptures that react to touch and light. Jan. 6, from 5:30-7:30 pm (performances at 6 and 7 pm).

River Park Square
808 W. Main
SHOWCASE | A collection of artwork by elementary students from Spokane Public Schools.

Saranac Art Projects
25 W. Main
INSTALLATION | Gallery members and invited artists have created classical dinner table settings interpreted in unexpected designs and materials for a show titled “Spread.” Jan. 13, from 5-8 pm.

Spokane Public Library
906 W. Main
MUSIC | A performance by Villa Blues n’ Jazz, featuring vocalist Heather Villa with musicians Eugene Jablonsky, Brian Flick and Michael Lenke. Jan. 13, from 6:30-8 pm.

Startup Spokane Central
610 W. Second
PERFORMANCE | Artwork by Angeline Dwyer, along with an interactive art experience, live music by DJ Eph.Tea.Kay and tarot sessions. Jan. 6, from 6-9 pm.

Terrain
304 W. Pacific
COMMUNITY | The second reception for “RALLY,” a collaborative, community art event for anyone who wishes to express their feelings post-election and pre-inauguration. See art that’s been submitted and create your own piece on site for the display. Jan. 6, from 5-8 pm.

Trackside Studio Ceramic Gallery
115 S. Adams
SCULPTURE | Closing receptions for the “Cup of Joy” national invitational featuring 30+ artists; Jan. 6 and 13, from 5-8 pm.

William Grant Gallery and Framing
1188 W. Summit Pkwy.
GROUP SHOW | A mixed-media showcase of artists who displayed at the gallery in in 2016.

click to enlarge David Wang's pastels continue to be displayed in January at Liberty Ciderworks.
  • David Wang's pastels continue to be displayed in January at Liberty Ciderworks.
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