First Friday is designed to showcase the downtown art and retail scene. Downtown retailers and restaurants feature artists, musicians, exclusive activities, product launches and specialty food and beverage on the first Friday of each month.
Map of Events
First Friday Listings
Craftsman Cellars 1194 W Summit Pkwy Spokane, WA 99201
Beyond the PaleDistrict Bar 916 W 1st Ave Spokane, WA 99201
First Friday at The Gallery at EntropyEntropy 101 N. Stevens St. Spokane, WA 99201
Express Employment Professionals:
RRAFA artist Mark Bessermin’s “Workers, their equipment, and landscapes”Express Employment Professionals 331 W Main Ave Spokane, WA 99201
Gonzaga University Urban Arts Center:
Opening Reception – The 5th Spokane Print Fest presents: The Student Invitational – Gonzaga University Urban Arts CenterGonzaga University Urban Arts Center 125 S Stevens Spokane, WA 99201
Liberty Gallery in the Historic Liberty Building:
Liberty Gallery Features Printmaking Art by Spokane Print & Publishing in April ’23!Liberty Gallery in the Historic Liberty Building 203 N Washington Spokane, WA 99201
Marmot Art Space:
JEFF OLSON RETURNS TO SPOKANE!Marmot Art Space 1202 W Summit Pkwy Spokane, WA 99201
Pottery Place Plus:
Wood / Mixed Media Artists Lauren Rants & Joel Green at PPP in April ’23!Pottery Place Plus 203 N Washington St Spokane, WA 99201
Saranac Art Project:
Saranac Art Projects presents Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton and Jamin Kuhn – Opening ReceptionSaranac Art Project 25 W Main Ave Spokane, WA 99201
Terra Blanca Winery:
An Evening of Art with Molly Tage & Frank GaimariTerra Blanca Winery 926 W Sprague Ave Spokane, WA 99201
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About First Friday
2022/2023 First Friday Dates
July 1 | August 5 | September 2 | October 7 | November 4 | December 2 | January 6 | February 3 | March 3 | April 7 | May 5 | June 2
5:00 to 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise listed
Downtown First Friday happens inside the 80 block area served by the Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District.
First Friday promotions are paid for by the Ratepayers of the Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District (BID). Venues located outside of the BID are not eligible for BID specific First Friday promotions.
Venues located in Kendall Yards are eligible to participate in promotions through Greenstone, a dues paying member of the Downtown Spokane Partnership (DSP), which serves as the program manager of the BID.
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.
Find a Musician
If you are interested in having a local musician perform in your business on First Friday, visit the Professional Musicians AFM Local 105.