Spokane's monthly arts showcase features gallery receptions, live music and a chance to meet local artists across the downtown core and beyond. Receptions for this month's events are Friday, Dec. 6, from 5-8 pm, unless otherwise noted below, where events are listed alphabetically by venue. Listings were compiled from information provided by First Friday's organizer, Downtown Spokane Partnership, Spokane Arts and host venues/artists. Red stars denote Inlander staff picks. For additional information visit firstfridayspokane.org or the Inlander's online event calendar, at Inlander.com/events. (CHEY SCOTT)
Auntie's Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave.
The monthly Three Minute Mic, hosted by Spokane Poet Laureate Chris Cook, from 8-9 pm.
Avenue West Gallery, 907 W. Boone Ave.
Abstract geometric art by Amanda Caldwell.
Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave.
Art by Marge and Patty Murphy, and music by Grand Avenue.
Cherry Street Studios, 1123 S. Cherry St.
Local photographers Bill and Kathy Kostelec host their 10th Anniversary Open House. Fri, Dec. 6 from 5-9 pm; continues Sat, Dec. 7 and Sun, Dec. 8 from 1-5 pm.
Craftsman Cellars, 1194 W. Summit Pkwy.
Abstract paintings by Todd Mires.
First Avenue Coffee, 1011 W. First Ave.
Floral-themed art by Nora Comito.
Giant Nerd Books, 709 N. Monroe St.
The Black X-Mas Art Show features local artists Izzy Comito, Audreana Camm, Brian Deemy, Thomas Froese, Derrick King, Chad Scheres, Erica Schisler, Chris Spriggs and Mikal Vollmer.
Iron Goat Brewing Co., 1302 W. Second Ave.
Time & Space by Kay West features close-up photography of deteriorating surfaces.
Kendall Yards Welcome Center, 1335 W. Summit Pkwy.
The annual Artisan Festival features handcrafted artwork by more than a dozen regional artisans. Fri, Dec. 6 from 4-8 pm and Sat, Dec. 7 from 10 am-3 pm.
Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, 115 S. Adams St.
Laura, or Scenes from a Common World is a multimedia installation bridging film, literature and fine art by Charles M. Pepiton, Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton, Wes Kline and Damon Falke.
Lucky Leaf Co., 1111 W. First Ave.
Collage art by Ian Sears and mixed media sculpture by James Barrett.
Marmot Art Space, 1202 W. Summit Pkwy.
Featuring art by Palestinian-born guest artist Manal Deeb.
New Moon Gallery, 1326 E. Sprague Ave.
Fantastic Circumstance features paintings by Kim Long, alongside Lisa Maddux, Melissa Cole, Ric Gendron and Tim Lord. Reception 5-9 pm.
Pottery Place Plus, 203 N. Washington St.
December's featured guest is wood carver and wildlife artist Jerry Simchuk. Reception 5-9 pm.
Richmond Art Collective, 228 W. Sprague Ave.Laboratory presents two interactive installations: Power Line Feeds by Ursula Endlicher and Stationary Fruit by Lizzy Lubitsky.
Robert Karl Cellars, 115 W. Pacific Ave.
Featuring art by painter and photographer Kay West and painter Terri Grove Griffin.
Saranac Art Projects, 25 W. Main Ave.
The annual Small Works Sale features small, affordable and original works by SAP members and invited guests. Reception 4-9 pm; show continues through the month.
Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Pkwy.
.Join EWU students for "Art as a Social Act," an interactive art event.
Stan Miller Studio, 3138 E. 17th Ave.
The internationally recognized artist showcases recent watercolor and egg tempera paintings in his home studio. Reception 5-9 pm; continues through the weekend.
Trackside Studio, 115 S. Adams St.
The annual Cup of Joy show features more than three dozen artists from around the U.S. showcasing collectible and functional ceramic cup forms.
Urban Art Co-op, 3209 N. Monroe
The co-op hosts its annual Holiday Market featuring work by local artists in a variety of media. Fri, Dec. 6 from 6-9 pm; continues Dec. 7 from 10 am-6 pm and Dec. 8 from 10 am-4 pm.
Wonder Spokane, 835 N. Post St.
The AS2 gallery hosts Wonderful: Holiday Small Works Show & Sale.♦