Spokane is going through a veritable renaissance in the arts. Marmot Art Space has been inspired by this resurgence to step it up and provide another space for artists to show here in Spokane: a “white wall”, “white box”, “white cube” gallery space free of everything except the art hanging on the walls. Our space is a simple, minimalist, intimate room where the focus is placed firmly on the few pieces of art being featured in the gallery and nothing else.
Marmot wishes to contribute to a healthy arts ecosystem and a thriving Spokane by showcasing the highest quality established and emerging artists in the region. Preference is given to those living and/or working in the neighborhood, those in Spokane, then the rest of the Inland Empire. Occasionally we will have artists from other parts of the Pacific Northwest and once or twice a year someone from the West Coast will show. We began to bring in international artists in 2016 and we plan to continue that whenever possible. We’ve enjoyed exposing Spokane to artists who have never shown in the region. Whenever possible, we’ll also continue to host fun, positive, community-building projects.
Plan to celebrate a new artist every First Friday 5-8pm in the Kendall Yards section of West Central. Walk across the Monroe Street bridge for the amazing view of the Spokane Falls or get on the Centennial Trail and bike or walk (or skip or strut) along the newest section and enjoy a wonderful view of the river. Make sure to stop at the Inlander building, head up the stairs, then cross the street and head right. When you see MonkeyBoy Bicycles or Craftsman Cellars, turn into Adams Alley, check out the 6 foot x 12 foot Melissa Cole mural of the Centennial Trail, walk a few more steps and you’re here! We’re also right across the alley from our wonderful new neighbors, Solace Mead & Cider.
During 2017, we plan to be open Fridays and Saturdays 5-9pm. If people are still here, we’ll stay open later. We also plan to be open on Saturdays for the brunch crowd. We often open spontaneously, so when you’re in the neighborhood, stroll on by. And we’re always available for special appointments. We’re often onsite anyway and it’s no bother to come open up for you. When the Kendall Yards Night Market opens in mid May, we plan to be open Wednesday afternoons/evenings as well. Beyond that, during the summer we’ll be shutting down the alley to vehicular traffic occasionally so that we can bring you special events. These are going to be really special, so make sure to “like” our Facebook page and “like” each of our posts so that we appear in your Facebook feed. See you soon!