The May 1 Virtual First Friday is from 10 am to midnight. This art "walk" promises a bigger lineup than April’s Virtual First Friday, now that artists and curators have had a little more experience running a virtual show, Spokane Arts Program Manager Mika Maloney says in an email.
Here's what to expect:
May 1 Virtual First Friday Lineup
Spokane Arts events:
- An online gallery featuring work by local artists. Viewers can find the gallery by going to the Spokane Arts website. It will be available throughout the month of May.
- Panel discussion, "Creative Urgencies: Art, Networks, and Collective Care": Artists Azzah Sultan, Jessy Earle, Mary Welcome and moderator June T. Sanders will present short artist talks, followed by a Q&A, discussing ideas around community-based and new media-driven art practices. The panel begins at 5 pm. Find the event at this link. (A link to an online meeting will be available on Friday morning.)
Other First Friday art events:
- Terrain Gallery is hosting an online gallery show, Shapeshifters, with a virtual reception at 3 pm.
- Richmond Art Collective’s Processing the Now online exhibit and art sale kicks off May 1 and runs through the end of the month. Also, find a livestream panel discussion at 7 pm.
- Laboratory's five current (remote) resident artists will be sharing their final pieces at 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 pm. (Find more details on their Instagram page.)
- The Auntie's 3-Minute Mic poetry reading series is also back, virtually at least, and hosted on Zoom by Spokane Poet Laureate Chris Cook. You can tap in at 7 pm Friday via Zoom.
Want to support local artists during the COVID-19 quarantine? Head to the Spokane Arts artists relief fund here.