About This Series

WHO

SAM is available to artists and crafters who are selling original works created by the applying artist. Multi-level sales and franchise sellers will not be considered for participation. Examples of acceptable handmade and original wares:

  • Painting
  • Ceramics
  • Digital Art
  • Drawing
  • Glass
  • Metal Works
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Wood
  • Jewelry
  • Fiber arts

HOW

Space is limited to 10 booths per Sunday. Interested artists and artisans should complete the online form, and provide photos of the intended product. If approved you will receive an email with your approved date(s) and instructions. Applicants will be reviewed and approved on a first come first served basis.

We consider the following:

  • Quality of work.
  • Are there similar artists already participating?
  • Strength of reputation. Does your participation encourage other artists to participate? Do you have a following?

WHY

Downtown Spokane is tasked with creating an open and vibrant place in the downtown core. Art and the enjoyment of art is essential in showcasing creativity and diversity of community.

This event is designed to:

  • Create a positive image of Downtown Spokane, and enhance the community at large;
  • Support local artists and craftspeople; and
  • Expose adults and children to a wide array of fine art, hand-made crafts, and engaging art education opportunities.

CONSIDERATIONS

While selling of items is encouraged the primary goal of Art Mart is to showcase artists at work and build collaboration among local artists and crafters. It is preferred that whenever possible participants be creating throughout the event and engage with fellow exhibiters and visitors.

Downtown Spokane cannot guarantee attendance or sales.

All artists are required to submit a deposit of $25 to reserve space. Deposits will be refunded following the completion of the Art Mart in September. Vendors who fail to appear on their selected dates without 48-hour notice will forfeit their deposit.

Limited power is available on site. Please note any power needs in your application.

TERMS

  • The location of SAM is a public space open to the entire community. Downtown Spokane reserves the right to remove an artist displaying items which may be sensitive in nature and not appropriate for younger audiences.
  • Downtown Spokane will provide a 10’ x 10’ tent space, chair, and promotion. Participating artists must bring their own tables, easels or displays.
  • Participants must come prepared with a reasonable number of items to be made available for sale OR the intention of creating on demand.
  • Each artist is responsible for their own sales and should come prepared with a mobile point of sale processor or appropriate cash change.
  • Those who live and work in Washington State who gross over $12,000 a year from art-making activities or generate income from the retail sale of their art must obtain a business license from the state. If you are selling art as a business, you must have a business license through the City of Spokane. Exhibitors falling into either of these categories must provide Downtown Spokane with business license numbers.
  • Set-up should be complete by 11:45am and tear down should not happen before 4:00pm.
  • Downtown Spokane will not be responsible for any damage or loss of Art Work.
  • Artists are expected to stay with their booth during the duration of the event. Downtown Spokane will have staff on hand to watch your booth for a duration not to exceed fifteen minutes.
  • Parking is prohibited on Wall Street during the event. On-street parking is free in downtown Spokane on Sundays. Exhibitors are responsible for their own parking.
  • Communication regarding any cancellation should occur by noon the preceding Friday (12:00pm). Late cancellations and no-shows without reasonable cause will forfeit their $25 deposit and may be banned from future participation in the Sunday Art Mart.

If you have any questions please call Downtown Spokane at 509.456.0580 X-102 or email lizh@downtownspokane.org.

 

Past Events

  • Tuesday, Jun 1 / 12:00am

    Figure

    Spokane Arts is excited to present Figure, an exhibit of figurative photographs, paintings, and drawings by regional artists, online and in-person this summer! Figure features a diverse collection of contemporary photographs, paintings, and drawings exploring the human form by regional artists. The group show includes Spokane-based artists Hannah Charlton, Janelle Cordero, Sally Jablonski, Posie Kalin, Kayleigh Lang, and Egor Shokoladov, as well as work from Idaho-based artists Lindsey Johnson and Meagan Marsh Pine.

    The Chase Gallery, located inside Spokane’s City Hall, has been closed to the public for the past year due to public health restrictions and the exhibit will be available to view online at Spokanearts.org/chase-gallery June 1 through July 30. When City Hall re-opens to the public in July, the show will be viewable in-person while City Hall is open for visitors.

    Figure, which includes the work of several queer artists, is one of six exhibitions featured in the 2021 Spokane Queer Art Walk, a city-wide event spotlighting LGBTQ+ artists. In celebration of Pride Month, the free, self-guided tour launches on First Friday June 4, 2021 along with Spokane's regularly scheduled First Friday festivities.

  • Friday, May 7 / 5:00pm

    "A Ribbon of Flame" Gina Freuen

    Trackside's May exhibit, "A Ribbon of Flame," features Gina Freuen. Gina is exhibiting ceramic forms including wall works, sculpture, teapots and tea bowls, many fired in recent wood and soda firings.

    Trackside will be open for the First Friday receptions and during posted gallery hours with consideration given to phase restrictions. Sales can be made in person at Trackside Studio and also ONLINE through Gina Freuen's SHOP SITE. Gina's website shop will be updated and available by May's First Friday opening, May 7th @ 5 pm. Sales may be picked up through arrangement at Gina's studio or at Trackside Studio. Shipping is available.

  • Friday, Jul 2 / 12:00am

    Saranac Art Projects present Margot Casstevens, Mariah Boyle, & Jessice - Closing Reception/Artist Talk.

    Friday, July 2nd - Friday, July 30th with a closing reception & artist talk on July 30th-5pm.

    Margot Casstevens & Mariah Boyle - Swap. Margot & Mariah collaborated in creating a series of large drawings. Breaking the ‘pandemic ice’ & reaffirming connection, they created these works through exchange, each drawing into the other’s work.

    Jessice - bill and coo. A new immersive video & sound installation.