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.
Map of Events
Businesses interested in finding more information on First Fridays can contact us at email@example.com.
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 paying an annual fee of $40. Renewing participants will be billed annually in January, and on a prorated basis based on first participation date.
Download the official Downtown First Friday logo to use on promotional materials.
2020 First Friday Dates
Date (event submission date)
January 4 (December 18) | March 6 (February 26) | April 3 (March 25) | May 1 (April 22) | June 5 (May 27) | July 3 (June 24) | August 7 (July 29) | September 4 (August 26) | November 6 (October 28) | December 4 (November 25)
5:00 to 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise listed
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Spokane Arts Visual Arts Tour
City-wide arts tour held in February and October. Visit spokanearts.org to learn more and participate.
Find an Artist
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.
If you are interested in having a local musician perform in your business on First Friday, contact the musician’s referral service of the Professional Musicians AFM Local 105 at email@example.com or visit their web site: www.nwmusicians.org.
Applications to be a featured poster artist for 2020/2021 will open in August 2020. If selected your name and bio will be included on promotional materials for one month of First Friday promotions. MORE