First Friday is designed to showcase the downtown art and retail scene. Downtown retailers and restaurants feature artists, musicians, specialty food and beverage as a special promotion on the first Friday of each month.
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First Friday promotions are paid for by the Ratepayers of the Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District (BID). Venues located outside of the BID, and within the greater downtown area, may participate in First Friday promotions by joining the Downtown Spokane Partnership Membership, by paying an annual fee of $25, or by paying $5 per individual First Friday. Fees will be billed upon submission of First Friday events, annual fees will be billed per calendar year starting in April.
Regular venue participants are encouraged to purchase a $100 sidewalk banner, the annual fee is waived with the purchase of a banner during purchase year.
Download the official Downtown First Friday logo to use on promotional materials.
2019 First Friday Dates
January 4 | March 1 | April 5 | May 3 | June 7 | July 5 | August 2 | September 6 | November 1 | December 6
5:00 to 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise listed
Spokane Arts Visual Arts Tour
City-wide arts tour held in February and October. Visit spokanearts.org to learn more and participate.
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Downtown Spokane does not place artists for First Friday. Staff recommend that venues seeking new artists resource the Artist Roster through Spokane Arts.
Artists who are not yet listed on the artists roster should contact Spokane Arts by calling 509.321.9614, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or completing the online submission form.
Downtown Spokane is seeking submissions of original art by local artists for promotional materials to be used for First Fridays in 2019 and 2020. If selected your name and bio will be included on promotional materials for one month of First Friday promotions. MORE