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. In addition, the selected artist will be featured in the monthly First Friday Press Release and other media opportunities.

A $100.00 dollar honorarium will be awarded to each artist whose work is chosen.


First Friday is in its 16th year and features local artists in partnership with businesses throughout the downtown core. Visitors enjoy visual arts displays, music and performances as well as wine tasting with local wineries. Your artwork, if selected will be used on posters, postcards, event maps and other promotional materials.

THEME: Love Spokane

Spokane is the vibrant metropolitan center serving as the cultural, economic, educational and social hub of the Intermountain Northwest. Our community of get-it-done dreamers have co-created an urban hub distinguished by [inventive and ambitious events, inspired restaurateurs, micro-breweries and winemakers, and exceptional educators and curious minds]. The Spokane region is the hassle-free antidote to the friction of modern living. Our accessible city experience—punctuated by an urban river gorge—couples civility, livability and simplicity for the highest possible rate of reward in life.


  • Once accepted you will be required to provide a digital scan of artwork, JPEG or PDF, 300pixels/inch, 11” x 17” or 3,300 x 5,100 pixels.
  • A print of the original artwork is acceptable but must be 17” by 11” in size and usable for vertical posters, postcards, event maps, and other promotional material formats.
  • Please take into consideration that the artwork will be overlaid with the First Friday Logo along with dates, times and other information. So keep anything of real interest towards the center or to one side.
  • Final selection will be made by October 1, 2019. Notifications will be made by October 15 for all submissions. The selected artwork will be featured on the Downtown First Friday website, and will be used to promote events at will during the 2019/2020 season.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 13, 2019

All submissions must include a JPEG of proposed artwork and this completed application form for each submission. All submissions must be received by September 13, 2019 and need to be sent to the following address: Downtown Spokane First Friday, 10 N Post #400, Spokane, WA 99201, or may be emailed to firstfriday@downtownspokane.net.

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