Monthly Art Walk returns Friday, July 5

Don’t miss the monthly First Friday Art Walk downtown on July 5—an extension of Independence Day celebrations, featuring a vibrant showcase of local art. This month, ten downtown venues will open their doors to arts patrons and those curious about the Spokane art scene.

The Liberty Gallery highlights Leslie Lambert, award-winning artist, teacher, illustrator, and author renowned for her dramatic watercolors. Lambert’s art skillfully blends spontaneity and detail, capturing expansive landscapes of earth, water, sky, and the beauty of western life. Visitors are invited to the gallery in the Historic Liberty Building, with an opportunity to meet the artist in person on First Friday.
Renowned local artist Ben Joyce, known for his Abstract Topophilia style, invites visitors to experience his work at the new Ben Gallery, located next to the Post Street Ale House between Sprague and Riverside on Post Street.

Don’t miss other First Friday favorites including River Ridge Association of Fine Arts at Indaba on Riverside, Entropy at the Parkade will feature 19 local artists for Expo ’74’s 50th Celebration Group Show.

Most venues open from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. For a full list of activities and artists, visit


First Friday Spokane launched in November of 2003 in partnership between the Downtown Spokane Partnership and Spokane Arts Commission. Today, venues across downtown participate each month to bring visitors to our city center and promote arts patronage in our region for the opportunity to see if first, hear it first, and find it first. First Friday always occurs on the First Friday of the month with official hours from 5:00 to 8:00pm.