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Where to see, hear and experience firsthand the region's thriving arts community this First Friday 

click to enlarge Christy Branson's encaustics take center stage the Marmot Art Space. - MIKE SALSBURY PHOTO
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  • Christy Branson's encaustics take center stage the Marmot Art Space.

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 event happen on Friday, Sept. 7, 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.

Staff PickAuntie's Bookstore, 402 W. Main
"3 Minute Mic" featuring Bellingham poet Robert Lashley. From 8-9:30 pm.

Avenue West, 907 W. Boone
A Brush with Nature featuring art by Debbie Hughbanks and Maren Wands.

Barili Cellars, 608 W. Second
Photography by Kathryn Alexander. Reception 4-9 pm.

Staff PickBarrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave.
Abstract paintings by Edward Gilmore with a bistro buffet from Beacon Hill Catering and music by Lonesome Lyle Morse. Reception 5-10 pm.

Berserk, 125 S. Stevens
Art by Jason Bagge.

Bistango, 108 N. Post
Live music by Dean Smith.

Staff PickChase Gallery, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
A showcase celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Spokane Handweavers' Guild. Reception includes a hand-weaving demonstration and poetry reading.

Clay Connection, 714 E. Sprague
Fused glass art demonstrations by Conrad Bagley and hands-on activities for the public.

Community Pint, 120 E. Sprague
Drawings and watercolor by Spokane artist Kendall Heintzelman. Reception 6-10 pm.

Craftsman Cellars, 1194 W. Summit Pkwy.
Watercolor paintings by Julie Tozzi. Reception 5-9 pm.

Staff PickDowntown Spokane, locations vary
Take a self-guided walking tour of the sidewalk poetry installations as part of Laura Read's I Am a Town poetry project. Details at spokanearts.org/iamatown.

First Avenue Coffee, 1011 W. First
Art by Spokane's Melissa Cole.

Hills' Restaurant and Lounge, 401 W. Main
Music by the Front Porch Trio: Steve Simmons, Phil Kleinman and Alan Fischer, from 6:30-9:30 pm.

Iron Goat Brewing Co., 1302 W. Second
A preview of art being featured in the Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour (Sept. 29).

Staff PickJundt Art Museum, 200 E. Desmet Ave.
Opening reception for Rodin: Truth Form Life and From the Collection: European Prints in the Age of Auguste Rodin. From 4-7 pm.

Staff PickKolva-Sullivan Gallery, 115 S. Adams St.
Reliquary by Spokane artist John J. deRoulet.

Liberty Ciderworks, 164 S. Washington
Limited edition Spokane landmark screenprints by Chris Bovey. Reception 4-9 pm.

Staff PickMarmot Art Space, 1202 W. Summit Pkwy.
Before Chicago features encaustics by Spokane artist Christy Branson.

Maryhill Winery Spokane, 1303 W. Summit Pkwy.
Outdoor photography by Spokane's Jon Jonckers.

Staff PickObject Space, 1818 ½ W. Sprague
From Here On Out, a national photography exhibition juried by Julie Gautier-Downes and June Sanders.

Staff PickPottery Place Plus, 203 N. Washington
Intaglio and bas-relief carvings in glass and stone by Sam Bates along with the shop's 40th anniversary celebration, featuring artist demos all day, from 11 am-9 pm.

Staff PickResurrection Records, 1927 W. Northwest Blvd.
The Cabin: An Isolation Horror Art Show features art inspired by classic horror movies, with proceeds benefiting cancer funds of Susan Webber and Kelly Vaughn. Reception 6-9 pm.

River City Brewing, 121 S. Cedar
This month's all-ages garage party features music by Quaggadog, art by Sam Seay, food and more. Events from 4-10 pm.

River Park Square, 808 W. Main
Views at 5'9" by Olivia Evans.

Robert Karl Cellars, 115 W. Pacific
Paintings by Missoula-based artist Lukas Phelan.

Staff PickSaranac Art Projects, 25 W. Main
Featuring art by Reinaldo Gil Zambrano in Paranoia, alongside art by Thomas O'Day in When Stuff Shows Up.

Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Pkwy.
The nonprofit hosts a community open house to share its mission of creativity, innovation and imagination. Event from 7-9 pm.

Spokane Art School, 811 W. Garland
Avoid the Struggle (a Book of Fear) by Dan McCann features 33 collages exploring the topic of fear.

The Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside
A special First Friday Speakeasy with appetizers, drinks and live jazz. Registration required (459-4239).

Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main
Music by Runaway Octopus, from 7-8 pm, along with a retrospective showcase of art by Karmen Naccarato.

Stage Left Theater, 108 W. Third
Opening night of the theater's production of George Orwell's 1984 at 7:30 pm.

Staff PickTerrain Gallery, 304 W. Pacific
Land/Escape features Spokane River-inspired art by Mariah Boyle, Karen Mobley, John deRoulet, Roin Morigeau and Ellen Picken.

Staff PickTrackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery, 115. S Adams
3 Strong features ceramic works by Sarah Magar, Mardis Nenno and Boni Parker.

V du V Wines, 12 S. Scott St.
Digital photographic prints by Ken Glastre, with music by Crushpad. Reception 5:30-9:30 pm.

Vino! A Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington
Ceramics by Mark Moore, along with hosted wine tastings from 3-7:30 pm.

William Grant Gallery & Framing, 1188 W. Summit Pkwy.
Handmade bead tapestries by Kevin Enos. ♦

The original print version of this article was headlined "September Sights"

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