The MAC's ArtFest moves online this year, and Mother's Day Tour of Homes canceled for 2020

click to enlarge The ArtFest scene moves online for 2020.
The ArtFest scene moves online for 2020.
And summer takes another hit.

Strolling Spokane's Coeur d'Alene Park in Browne's Addition for the Northwest Museum of Art & Culture's annual ArtFest is one of the pleasures of early summer, typically. But obviously "typical" doesn't exist anymore.

But there's a bright side: ArtFest will become an online juried art show and sale May 29-31, so you can still get your fix of fresh new artwork and support the artists, too — just from a safe distance.


Unfortunately, the traditional Mother's Day Tour of Homes won't happen at all this year, picking up again May 8-9, 2021. ArtFest will return to its full outdoor glory, June 4-6, 2021.

“With the city of Spokane unable to approve permits for large public events scheduled in May, and possibly beyond, due to the COVID19 pandemic, along with the many other arts festivals and special events moving into summer or early fall, we will proceed with a reimagined ArtFest Online 2020 and save the Mother’s Day Tour of homes for next year," says Wes Jessup, the MAC's executive director, in an emailed statement. "The health and safety of our thousands of participants is still of concern."

To join ArtFest's online scene, go right here

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Dan Nailen

Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied...