First Friday is designed to showcase the downtown art and retail scene. Downtown retailers and restaurants have joined forces with DSP to stay open, feature artists and musicians and offer special promotions on the first Friday of each month.
November Poster Artist | Diane Covington
This month’s featured First Friday poster artist is Diane Covington, Colville Confederated Tribes & Spokane Tribe of Indians. Born in 1961- Covington is an emerging acrylic painter who tells stories in bold, strong colors of bold, strong indigenous women. She paints in memory of her paternal grandmother who was an artist, a teacher of Spokane tribal culture and language, and Diane’s first and lasting influence. This artist’s regalia-clothed figures preserve ancient traditions, explore contemporary issues, and imagine a future where indigenous ways of knowing and being are respected, accepted, and manifested. A limited number of collectable posters of Covington’s piece, “Watching Squatch,” have been printed and will be made available to the public at the Downtown Library.