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June's First Friday event includes a pop-up bazaar, Volume poster show and a landscape exhibition 

click to enlarge A piece from Belle Fleur by Elizabeth Scott at Avenue West.
  • A piece from Belle Fleur by Elizabeth Scott at Avenue West.

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 events happen on Friday, June 1, 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.


Art Seed Spokane, 1115 W. First
Upward and Art Bound features works by local artists in various media. Reception 5-9 pm.

Auntie's Bookstore, 402 W. Main
"3 Minute Mic" with guest reader Eric Woodard. Guests can read up to three minutes' worth of poetry. Starts at 8 pm.

Staff PickAvenue West, 907 W. Boone Ave.
Paintings in oil and watercolor by Elizabeth Scott in Belle Fleur.

Barili Cellars, 608 W. Second
Manipulated photography by Jessica Bloom. Reception 4-9 pm.

Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave.
Paintings of whimsical creatures by Bart DeGraaf. Reception from 5-10 pm, with music by Nick Grow and a bistro buffet.

Staff PickThe Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague
The Inlander's Volume poster show features designs for this year's bands by more than 30 local designers, with limited-edition screen prints for sale by Millwood Print Works. Reception 6-11:30 pm.

Bistango, 108 N. Post
Live music by Ray Vasquez, from 3-10 pm.

Staff PickChase Gallery, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
The fauna-themed photography show Flourish continues, with a poetry reading of works created by attendees of Spokane Poet Laureate Mark Anderson's recent ekphrastic poetry workshop.

Community Building, 25 W. Main
The event "Christophe Saint Lawrence Presents... The Artistic Vision of Yvette Neumann" is held on the fourth floor.

Core Pilates and Wellness, 1230 W. Summit Pkwy.
Water-themed paintings by Grace Barnes.

Craftsman Cellars, 1194 W. Summit Pkwy.
Animal-themed paintings by Katrina Brennan, with live music by Cheryl Branz. Reception 2-9 pm.

Hills' Restaurant & Lounge, 401 W. Main
Music by the Back Porch Trio: Maxie Ray Mills, Alan Fisher and Steve Sackett, from 6:30-9:30 pm.

Iron Goat Brewing, 1302 W. Second
Impressionist paintings by Frankie Benka.

Staff PickJundt Art Museum, 200 E. Desmet Ave.
The opening of Close In: Inland Northwest Juried Landscape Art Exhibition, featuring works by more than 50 regional artists. Reception 4-9 pm.

Kendall Yards Welcome Center, 1335 W. Summit Pkwy.
A pop-up art show featuring handmade clothing, jewelry, art and crafts from more than a dozen local artisans. June 1 from 4-8 pm and June 2 from 10 am-3 pm.

Staff PickKolva-Sullivan Gallery, 115 S. Adams St.
Aftermath by Darrell Sullens and Sami Perry is a visual response to the current social and political landscape. Reception 5-9 pm.

Leftbank Wine Bar, 108 N. Washington
Photography by Kent Henderson and live music by Matt Mitchell, from 7-10 pm.

The Living Room Vintage, 1816 E. Sprague
Prints by Cassie Byington, along with a vintage clothing trunk show by Red Leaf Vintage and music by Subteal. Reception 6-8 pm.

Staff PickMarmot Art Space, 1202 W. Summit Pkwy.
The Mighty Columbia, a collection of new works by regional artist Ric Gendron, alongside pieces by other featured gallery artists.

Maryhill Winery Spokane, 1303 W. Summit Pkwy.
Acrylic paintings, sumi-e ink and stacked canvas art by Randy Budano.

Staff PickObject Space, 1818 ½ E. Sprague
New work by Richmond Artist Collective residents Brian Deemy (process photography) and Hannah Koeske (oil paintings). Reception 5-9 pm.

Pottery Place Plus, 203 N. Washington
June's guest artists are jewelry artisan Anne Blakemore and photographer Liz Montgomery. Reception 5-9 pm.

Robert Karl Cellars, 115 W. Pacific
Art by 12-year-old Lydia Wilson, who works in acrylic, chalk, watercolor and oil pastel.

Staff PickSaranac Art Projects, 25 W. Main
Working With ___ by Remelisa Cullitan pays homage to women artists. Louise Kodis and her daughter Chemyn Kodis also showcase their collaborative series Double Dose.

Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main
Klezmer music by Spokane's Meshugga Daddies, from 6:30-8 pm.

Steelhead Bar & Grille, 218 N. Howard
What I See features photographic art by local high school junior Nick Nelson.

Terrain, 304 W. Pacific
pink {speak} features art by Mariah Boyle, Meghan Flynn, Meghan Hedley and Lisa Soranaka. Each piece is centered around the color pink and its symbolism and cultural associations.

V du V Wines, 12 S. Scott St.
Spokane artist John deRoulet showcases his latest oil paintings. Also includes live music by Crushpad. Reception 5:30-9:30 pm.

Vino, A Wine Shop!, 222 S. Washington
Laura Carpenter Truitt showcases her collection Shifting Horizons: New Drawings and Paintings. Includes a wine tasting ($10) during a reception from 3-7:30 pm.

William Grant Gallery & Framing, 1188 W. Summit Pkwy.
Micro-pen portraits by Steven P. Sorensen.♦

The original print version of this article was headlined "Summer Stroll"

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