First Friday in March is packed with group shows

A piece from Dishman Hills: Paintings by LR Montgomery at Dodson's Jewelers.
A piece from Dishman Hills: Paintings by LR Montgomery at Dodson's Jewelers.

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, March 2, 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 (CHEY SCOTT)

1900 House and Home, 114 W. Pacific

Watercolors by Sheila Johnston, alongside photography by K West.

Auntie's Bookstore, 402 W. Main

The monthly "3 Minute Mic" series, hosted by Chris Cook. Open mic readers can read up to three minutes' worth of poetry. Starts at 8 pm.

Avenue West, 907 W. Boone

"Mosaic" features stained glass art by Jillian Ross.

Barili Cellars, 608 W. Second

The winery continues its display of watercolors by Jessica Wade. Reception from 4-9 pm.

Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave.

The winery hosts "Crossing Borders: Celebrating Regional Artists with the Art Spirit Gallery." Reception from 5-10 pm, with live music by "Lonesome" Lyle Morse.

Bistango Martini Lounge, 108 N. Post

Live music by Ron Greene, with food and drink specials.

Bridge Press Cellars, 39 W. Pacific

Watercolors by award-winning artist Ginny Brennan, with live music by Emily Rose Ridler. Reception from 5:30-9 pm.

Chase Gallery, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

A continuation of "Connectivity | Matters," featuring art by Heidi Farr, Jake Miller, Naoko Morisawa, Rachel Smith and Patrick Sullivan.

Core Pilates & Wellness, 1230 W. Summit Pkwy.

The studio displays work by Spokane watercolor artist Julie Tozzi.

Craftsman Cellars, 1194 W. Summit Pkwy.

Nora Egger's oil paintings depict scenes of Washington's desert regions. Reception from 2-9 pm.

Dodson's Jewelers, 516 W. Riverside

A series of plein air paintings of the Dishman Hills Natural Area by LR Montgomery, with 20 percent of art sales supporting the Dishman Hills Conservancy.

Downtown Spokane Library, 906 W. Main

A performance by local women's vocal ensemble The Celtic Aires, from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Hills' Restaurant & Lounge, 401 W. Main

Music by the Back Porch Trio: Maxie Ray Mills, Alan Fischer and Rick Singer.

Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, 115 S. Adams

"Art From the Model, Labors From Form," features work by 10 regional artists who regularly come together to capture the form of live models. Reception from 5-9 pm.

Kress Gallery at River Park Square, 808 W. Main (third floor)

Art by students at Shadle, Ferris, North Central, Rogers and Lewis & Clark high schools.

Leftbank Wine Bar, 108 N. Washington

Local artist and graphic designer Ali Blackwood showcases her acrylic paintings. Reception 4-11 pm, with music by Jessica Haffner.

Liberty Ciderworks, 164 S. Washington

"In the Field" by Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton features mixed-media art celebrating the physicality of wilderness.

Marmot Art Space, 1202 W. Summit Pkwy.

The gallery celebrates its three-year anniversary with a collection of new encaustic paintings by Spokane artist Melissa Cole.

Maryhill Winery Spokane, 1303 W. Summit Pkwy.

Artist Sandy Konyo's "Silhouettes Body Project," with live music by Dry and Dusty from 4:30-7:30 pm.

Object Space, 1818 ½ E. Sprague

"Unwanted Journeys" by Spokane artist Ildikó Kalapács is themed around an expression of refugee crises around the world, and includes work by and participation from local refugees. Includes an artist talk on Friday, March 9 from 5-7 pm.

Pottery Place Plus, 203 N. Washington

"Purveyor of Piscatorial Pursuits" features watercolors and hand-tied fishing flies by guest artist Tom Miller. Reception from 5-9 pm.

Resurrection Records, 1927 W. Northwest Blvd.

"Malignant Muse for a Benign Being" by Susan Webber explores female identity, nature and the beauty of darkness. Reception from 6-9 pm.

Richmond Art Collective Gallery, 228 W. Sprague

"Left Behind: Memory and Migration" features art by Tamalin Baumgarten, Brian Deemy, Ira Gardner, Julie Gautier-Downes, Grace June, Hannah Koeske and Reinaldo Gil Zambrano exploring themes of relocation, displacement and the meaning of home.

Saranac Art Projects, 25 W. Main

"Out of Print," a group exhibition by members and guests artists who display various forms of prints.

Scout Real Estate, 429 W. First

A showcase of local photography by Misty Olson.

Spokane Art School, 811 W. Garland

"Alchemy for Cells and Other Beasts" showcases art by Carrie DeBaker, the Seattle-based illustrator of Spokane poet Maya Jewell Zeller's poetry collection of the same name. Reception includes a reading by Zeller; art on display through April 27.

Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery, 115 S. Adams

Functional ceramic forms and sculptures by studio founder Chris Kelsey.

Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Dr.

Watercolors and acrylic paintings by Spokane artist Dan Eacret.

Urbanna Natural Spa • Salon • Wine, 104 S. Division

Art by Edward Gilmore, with a wine tasting from 5:30-8 pm.

V du V Wines, 12 S. Scott

Spokane photographer Charles Gurche displays his latest works. Reception from 5:30-9:30 pm with live music by Crushpad.

Vino!, 222 S. Washington

Art by Lenora Lopez Schindler, and wine tasting from 3-7:30 pm.

Washington Cracker Co. Building, 304 W. Pacific

"Ten Years of Terrain" offers a look back at the past 10 years of the annual, one-night arts showcase. Reception from 10 am-7 pm.

Weathers & Associates Consulting, 105 S. Madison

Paintings by Brittney Avila.

William Grant Gallery & Framing, 1188 W. Summit Pkwy.

View and purchase art by the Paisley Project, a local girl's effort to support local families. Reception from 6-8 pm. ♦

Scott Seiss @ Spokane Comedy Club

Tue., June 28, 7:30 p.m.
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