Jun 01 Thursday
This annual event presented by the Spokane Symphony Associates features furniture, china and glassware,pictures, household goods, clothing, electronics, books/cds all at fantastic prices. Proceeds go to support the Spokane Symphony
Join us for the opening of ‘You Were Always Home’ by local artist, Kristen Morley.
Blurring the boundaries between human and natural shapes, Kristen Morley examines the way we see and relate to our bodies, and our connection to the natural world. Using a vibrant color palette to break down physical forms, Morley seeks to capture the shifting self-perception influenced by body dysmorphic disorder and invites viewers to explore their own relationship to their bodies and the environment.
First Friday Opening Reception: June 2nd, 5-8PM.Show Dates: June 2nd - July 1st, 2023.Regular Gallery Hours: Thurs-Sat, 4-7PM.
Jun 02 Friday
Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery is showcasing the ceramic work of artist Julie Smetana for the month of June. Titled “Unattached”, this exhibit, part of Spokane Arts Annual “Queer Art Walk, opens First Friday, June 2nd, 5 - 8 pm and Saturday, June 3rd, noon - 4 pm. It continues through June with regular Gallery hours Wednesday through Friday, 11 AM - 5 PM.
Julie Smetana is a multidisciplinary ceramic artist and graphic designer based in Spokane, WA. She has a deep passion for creating art that pushes boundaries and challenges norms. She strives to create pieces that evoke liberation and encourage viewers to embrace discomfort.
Julie produced a large body of work over the last six months as an artist in the Spokane Public Library’s Hive Artist Residency program. The space and time allowed her to push her sculptural work further and explore new ideas and possibilities. Her approach to this series of sculptures explores letting go of control and expectations through reductive carving and the precarious stacking of pre-formed shapes.
“Reductive carving and free-form stacking let the clay speak. It takes whatever plan you have, whatever you envision for the piece, and throws most of it out. Ultimately, a wall will crack, you’ll carve too deep, an edge will break, the stack will fall; you’ll constantly have to adjust your original vision. The bottle isn’t a bottle anymore; the tall cylinder is suddenly a bowl, or the large undulating shape becomes two flat shapes. Molding the clay this way results in a fired piece that is a little beat up but beautifully authentic, free, and unattached from expectations—a representation for where, as a human, I know I’d like to be.”
Hamilton Studio's First Friday art show on June 2nd from 5:00-9:00 pm features Spokane artist Robert Banger who has always loved to draw, paint and sculpt. A brain injury in 2007 required re-learning many things, including how to be an artist. Bob will give a short talk at 7:30 pm on Friday, June 2 at Hamiton Studio. Stop in this Frist Friday event between 5:00-9:00 pm for appetizers and beverages and a chance to meet Bob and see his beautiful and remarkable artwork. (Bob is Hamilton Studio's second Artist in Residence, and Bob's new work will culminate in a special art show in September, "Robert Banger: All My Friends.")
Jun 03 Saturday
Now in its 21st year, The Farm Chicks Fair attracts thousands of visitors to Spokane for this two day annual event featuring hundreds of Curators selling their vintage and handmade items all undertone roof at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. Recognized as one of the best and largest events of its kind in the USA.
Hours are Saturday June 3rd 9am-6pm and Sunday June 4 pam-4pm
Dr. David Beine, Emeritus Dean of the College of Global Engagement at Great Northern University, is guiding an expedition to historical sites around the Spokane region related to Spokane Garry. The purpose of this expedition is for participants to gain a greater awareness of and appreciation for Spokane Garry's influence in the early history of our city.
This expedition, a fully-guided bus tour, will visit Chief Garry Park, the original homestead site of Garry, Drumheller Springs (where Garry held school), Latah Creek and Indian Canyon (where he fled to when he was dispossessed from his land), and Garry’s final resting place in Greenwood Cemetery.
This historical journey is sponsored by Spokane Parks and Recreation.
This event will be repeated on June 17.
A Children's Business Fair is an event that provides a platform for children to showcase their entrepreneurial skills by starting and operating their businesses.
Encourages creativity and entrepreneurship: The Fair provides a platform for children to develop their creativity and entrepreneurial skills by creating and operating their businesses.Teaches financial literacy: The Fair can teach children about financial literacy, such as budgeting, pricing, and profit margins.Builds confidence: Participating in the Fair can help children build confidence in themselves and their abilities.Fosters community engagement: The Fair can help to build a sense of community by bringing together children and families.Provides a fun and educational experience: The Fair can be a fun and educational experience for children as they learn about business and entrepreneurship while interacting with their peers and the public.
The goal is to bring the initiative to all Spokane schools and allow children to learn about entrepreneurship in their classroom and then provide them with a platform outside the school to be an entrepreneur for a day through business fairs, mentorship, and workshops, giving them a hands-on experience like any other STEM program. It will also help them explore entrepreneurship as a viable career path that inspires them to carve out their high school goals and further aim for a focused college degree.
The ability to risk converting their allowances or loaned money from parents into profit, learn current marketing techniques, gain soft skills and emotional intelligence, and above all, get a taste of being an entrepreneur out of the classroom setup is what AmpUpSkill hopes to facilitate. And, why age 6-14 yrs? Why not when they can open their bank account at 7 and start investing at 13? The shift is evident. Gen Z and Gen Alpha no longer belong to the Lemonade Stand era (not even legal in WA). They are creative trendsetters and risk-takers who are often inclined in fast, creative ways to learn, earn and have fun.
AmpUpSkill was created to familiarize students with the idea of running a business and being an entrepreneur is one of the key drivers in empowering our youth. A career as an entrepreneur is achievable, and that is what we can try to teach and support from the grassroots level. Hence, AmpUpSkill decided to become a facilitator of this event in Spokane. AmpUpSkill, a non-profit social enterprise, was curated to provide children with a platform where they can reach their fullest potential to shape them into ethical and empathetic entrepreneurs. It aims to make a difference in the lives of youth by providing them with all the resources, inspiration, and platforms they need to become future entrepreneurs.
Join us at Auntie's for an exciting opportunity to hang out with some local merfolk and listen to them read some of their favorite children's books!
Saturday, June 3rd at 11 am right here at Auntie's Bookstore
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at our website.
About the merfolk
Mermaid Izira hails from the coast of Southern California, having grown up among the kelp beds of Santa Cruz Island. Izira is a bit shy at first, but once you get her to come out of her shell she loves to talk. You may be able to gain her trust by bringing her a tangerine, as it is her favorite fruit. Her favorite activities include reading, singing, and watching the sunset. Izira misses the salty ocean waves, but has come to admire the beauty of the freshwater lakes too.
Mermaid Mellowdee is a fresh water mer from Missouri and she has traveled with many circuses and traveling shows where she picked up the human skill of making balloon animals! She has been entertaining young guppies for over 15 years now! Mermaid Mellowdee also plays ukulele and sings songs in her spare time!