July's First Friday may be small, but it packs plenty of art highlights

A piece by Bethany Taylor in Cryptids: A Print Portfolio Exchange.
A piece by Bethany Taylor in Cryptids: A Print Portfolio Exchange.

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 most of this month's events are Friday, July 5, 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.

Avenue West Gallery, 907 W. BooneThe gallery hosts the River Ridge Association of Fine Arts juried membership show, and guest artist Katie Frey. Gallery is open July 5 from 11 am-4 pm; artist reception scheduled for July 12 from 5-8 pm.

Staff PickBarrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave.Art by award-winning watercolorist Stan Miller.

Berserk, 125 S. Stevens St.Recent works by local artist Elizabeth Reichenberger.

Core Pilates & Wellness, 1174 W. Summit Pkwy.Photography by Maya Kelly.

Craftsman Cellars, 1194 W. Summit Pkwy.Mixed media art by Judy Minter; 2-9 pm.

Indaba Coffee Roasters, 518 W. Riverside Ave. Art by Marco Sauceda and Austin Florendo; 7-9 pm

Iron Goat Brewing Co., 1302 W. Second Ave. Oil and watercolors by Lisa Marie Brown.

Staff PickKolva-Sullivan Gallery, 115 S. Adams St. Cryptids: A Print Portfolio Exchange, featuring 10 Spokane-area print artists: Thom Caraway, Ethan Coy, Brian Deemy, Derrick Freeland, Reinaldo Gil Zambrano, Dustin Hall, Tiffany Patterson, Kameron Simpson, Bethany Taylor and Ashley Rae Vaughn.

La Resistance, 1816 E. Sprague Ave.A group show to celebrate the gallery's grand opening.

Lucky Leaf Co., 1111 W. First Ave.Art by Christina Villagomez.

Marmot Art Space, 1202 W. Summit Pkwy.Acrylics by Hopi artist Jacob Johns.

Maryhill Winery, 1303 W. Summit Pkwy.Mixed media art by Nancy Loomis.

Staff PickRichmond Art Collective, 228 W. Sprague Ave.Fear of Fear features recent works by Dan McCann and Hannah Koeske.

Staff PickSaranac Art Projects, 25 W. Main Ave.Thinking About Stephen Hawking featuring mixed media art by guest artist Vida Vida.

Spokane Public Library, downtown, 906 W. Main Ave.Heavy progressive instrumental music by Odyssey, joined by instrumental math/jazz/rock band Flannel Math Animal, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Includes tours of current art on exhibition.

Terrain Gallery, 304 W. Pacific Ave.Signs of Feelings by Katharine Spilker features sculptures made from natural and found materials.

Staff PickWonder Building, 835 N. Post St.Wonderground features works by Ernest Lothar, organized by Coeur d'Alene's Art Spirit Gallery. ♦

Witness to Wartime: The Painted Diary of Takuichi Fujii @ Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

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Chey Scott

Chey Scott is the Inlander's food and listings editor. She compiles the weekly events calendar for the print and online editions of the Inlander, manages and edits the food section, and also writes about local arts and culture. Chey (pronounced Shay) is a lifelong Spokanite and a graduate of Washington State University...