About This Event

WHO: Guess who just showed in the Big Apple? Melissa! She aims high and we admire that spirit!

MORE: Melissa will bring work from that show as well as the freshest of the super fresh work that she’s painting as we write this – inspired by the art of the masters she saw in New York City. She can’t bring that 200+ ft bridge she did in Lewiston or her 20 ft by 22 ft piece at the Spokane Convention Center – it’ll all be smaller work. Smaller than those two projects for sure!

MORE: Melissa has lived in various parts of the world. She continues to travel all over the globe where she finds inspiration (and materials) for her gorgeous pieces depicting and celebrating nature. Let’s celebrate together this First Friday!

WHAT ELSE: We’ll also show work by Legendary Painter Alfredo Arreguin and Sculptor/Professor Emeritus Ruben Trejo (both have work in The Smithsonian), along with Michael Dinning, Whitworth art professors Gordon Wilson and Rob Fifield, Bend painter/teacher Ken Roth, Michael Dinning, Jim Dhillon, and Ric Gendron.

WHEN: First Friday, May 3rd, 5-8pm.

WHERE: First Friday in Kendall Yards happens throughout the Kendall Yards Business District, but has always been centered at Marmot Art Space (1202 Summit Pkwy, in Adams Alley, right across the alley from Craftsman Cellars and 3Ninjas).

WHY ATTEND: It’s another amazing art party in Kendall Yards! This is the best night of each month, a great opportunity to get out of the house and visit with your neighbors in Spokane’s most exciting neighborhood. Come for the art, stay for the food and drink! Or vice versa. You choose – either way you’ll have a great time!

WHY ELSE: 3Ninjas just opened – and they’re right across the alley from us! You loved them for years as a good truck at our Kendall Yards Night Market. Now you can see them all four seasons! Don’t forget that Umi Kitchen & Sushi Bar opened awhile back – to rave reviews. Tonight’s a great night to try it out. Maryhill Winery is one of our newer neighbors – 5,000 sq. ft. of wine, along with a beautiful view of the Spokane River Gorge. Great excuse to visit them. Never been to Boutique Bleu, our new women’s clothing boutique? Friday is a great day for that! Core Pilates and William Grant Gallery & Framing all host artists as well. Why not have a glass of wine at Craftsman Cellars while you check out their artist? Of course, Brainfreeze Ice Creamery, Central Food, Veraci Pizza, Wandering Table, Nectar Wine & Beer, will all be happy to see you, too!

MORE: Veraci Pizza, on the house!

MORE: Kids are always welcome.

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