Spokane Arts works to amplify Spokane as the cultural hub and catalyst for the Inland Northwest through arts leadership, advocacy, networking and support. Spokane Arts is a partnership between the Spokane Arts Commission and the Spokane Arts Fund - the private, non-profit arts agency created in 2013. Find more information at www.spokanearts.org.
Create Spokane Arts Month will be in October 2016.  This form to is receive the calendar event information for the Community Partner listings.  These are events in the Spokane area which are open to the public to be included in a common promotion with the Inlander and other media sponsors with the goal of raising awareness and participation of all the arts in Spokane.  If you promote or create arts events, please complete the information.  By completing the information, you agree to participate in Create Spokane Arts Month.  By submitting photographs, you agree to allow the use of your photos on the Spokane Arts website, Create Spokane materials, and on Facebook and other social media. Please make sure that your media files are sufficient resolution for web and print. You may submit more than one event.  Please make a separate submission for each distinct event.  A series can be one submission with a date range.

Brevity is encouraged. We reserve the right to edit for style and for length of submission. 


Arts Awards recognize the accomplishments of artists, arts and cultural organizations and local individuals committed to enriching our community through the arts.   The four awards categories reflect the values of Spokane Arts:   Leadership, Collaboration, Imagination and Inclusion. 

In any of these categories, you may nominate an artist, volunteer, neighborhood, educator, organization, community leader, donor, business or any other entity which you feel deserves recognition.  Emerging or established, young or old, on the edge or in the center – we welcome any nomination that celebrates the wealth of participation in Spokane’s arts ecosystem.

Here’s the list of the award categories:

Leadership – excellent stewardship of resources, positive and consistent advocacy, a role model for others in the arts, a venture culturalist

Collaboration – creating and supporting partnerships, sharing resources, finding shared solutions, brings new meaning to the phrase “democratic participation”

Inclusion – enacting just and diverse community, building bridges across divides,  proactive approach to accessibility and inclusion

Imagination – an energizing and inspiring presence, jaw dropping creativity, the sky’s the limit approach, excellent execution of innovative ideas

Now is the time to prepare for the Fall Art Tour —Friday, October 7 - Sunday, October 9, 2016.

The Tour is from 5:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday. With so much to see, Saturday and Sunday hours are encouraged. 

We invite participation from all local galleries in any Spokane neighborhood —non-profit and for-profit—and we encourage open studios, alternative spaces and business participation in the Visual Arts Tour. If you need work to show or have work to show, Spokane Arts can help you connect with an artist or location.  Please call Spokane Arts (509) 321-9614 or email ellen@spokanearts.org.

Deadline for information: Monday, August 15, 2016. 


Ends on 12/16/2016
Please submit poems about particular places in Spokane, WA about which you have a personal memory that you would like to share.

Excerpts from these poems may be selected for inclusion in a public art project that will appear on city sidewalks and the public right-of-way in 2017. If you are selected for this project, you will be notifed in advance.

By submitting your poems, you agree to the usage of the content for the I Am A Town project, including on the Spokane Arts website and in the public right-of-way.

These poems may also be considered for publication in a book published by the Spark Center.