WHO: EWU Professor Emeritus Ruben Trejo

WHAT: Gallery Exhibition – several dozen pieces for the first time in nearly a decade.

WHERE: Marmot Art Space in Kendall Yards

WHEN: First Friday, November 3rd, 5-8pm.

MORE INFO: The Spokesman-Review described Ruben as “nationally admired” and an “acclaimed artist”. Wikipedia says he was a “a prominent 20th century sculptor and painter”. He was also a admired EWU professor. It’s been almost a decade since he passed and his son (Eugenio) Jose Trejo wished to bring out dozens of Ruben’s work to share with Spokane (and sell). Ruben’s most recent show was at our Inland Empire’s jewel the MAC. Yes, he has work in the prestigious Smithsonian. Yes, the prestigious UW Press produced a book about him. Yes, you need to see this show.

MORE INFO: We’ll also have artwork by legendary artist Alfredo Arreguin, who also has work in the Smithsonian, along with local legend Ric Gendron. All three artists have been featured in books produced by the prestigious UW Press. Tonight’s host Marmot Art Space won the Inlander’s Best Of 2017 contest.

WHERE: First Friday happens throughout the Kendall Yards Business District, but has always been centered at Marmot Art Space (1202 Summit Pkwy, in Adams Alley, right across the alley from Craftsman Cellars and Solace – Mead & Cider).
Ric is just coming off his feature show in our region’s crown jewel, the MAC (Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture). He’s been featured on the cover of The Inlander and also has a book out by the prestigious UW Press.

WHERE: First Friday happens throughout the Kendall Yards Business District, but has always been centered at Marmot Art Space (1202 Summit Pkwy, in Adams Alley, right across the alley from Craftsman Cellars and Solace – Mead & Cider).

WHY ATTEND: It’s another amazing art party in Kendall Yards! This is the best night of each month, a great opportunity to get out of the house and visit with your neighbors in Spokane’s most exciting neighborhood. Come for the art, stay for the food and drink! Or vice versa. You choose – either way you’ll have a great time!

WHY ELSE: Our newest neighbor, Solace Mead & Cider opened recently. Great excuse to visit them. Never been to Boutique Bleu, our new women’s clothing boutique? Friday is a great day for that! Core Pilates, Solace, and William Grant Gallery & Framing all host artists as well. Why not have a glass of wine at Craftsman Cellars while you check out their artist? Of course, Brainfreeze Ice Creamery, Central Food, Veraci Pizza, Wandering Table, Nectar Wine & Beer, will all be happy to see you, too!

MORE: Veraci Pizza, on the house!

MORE: Kids are always welcome.

We’ve been working for over two years to turn Kendall Yards into an arts destination. Marmot will always be at the center and, as the only space in Kendall Yards dedicated completely to the visual arts, we’ll always focus on the biggest artists around, but we’re excited to continue to promote all the great things happening on First Fridays in Kendall Yards!

Often the quickest way to find out the latest news is by “liking” our Facebook page ( and following along. Click “like” often on our posts and our page will start regularly appearing in your Facebook fee. See you First Friday!

FUTURE ARTISTS: Marmot Art Space has hosted a wide variety of local artists and local projects – a healthy mix of established and emerging artists, as well as projects that help to make Spokane a better place to visit, work, live, love, strive, and play. In 2016, we ventured into working with international artists and we plan to continue that.

The community will continue to play a role in suggesting artists and projects – not just the artistic community, but voices from the entire community will be heard. Marshall will have the final say on who exhibits at Marmot. We are not currently seeking artists, as the response has been enormous already and 2017-2018 is completely booked.

Wondering how we decide who to work with? We’re looking for the total package: a person who is not just hugely talented, but also a wonderful human being – honest, positive, hard-working, caring, open and more than anything, someone willing and able to collaborate. Any show at Marmot is a collaboration between Marshall and the artist. Any artist that we choose to work with must understand the benefits of collaboration and be prepared to put in the time, energy, care, and attention that will result in an amazingly successful show. The focus is not just making and mounting the art, but to the entire collaborative process, an undertaking that draws on our distinctive talents and creates something singular and remarkable in the process. Both the artist and Marshall have unique skill sets and we’re excited to see the magic that is the natural result of two talented people working off each other’s strengths.

Are you interested in showing your artwork? We’ve got most of 2017-2018 already booked, but opportunities sometimes come up for the right person. It’s very important that you read this article carefully and follow its suggestions: Contacting Galleries – How To Do It Right. Once you’ve done that, this is an excellent article as well: What Galleries Look For In Artists. Please read it very, very carefully then follow it’s many suggestions. If at some point you want to email us, please search around for the way to email us. If you’ve read the aforementioned article, this will make total sense; if it doesn’t, check out the article again. We didn’t write it, but it is an amazing article. We ask that you do the work before you contact us with questions. Please don’t blindly contact us without doing any research. You come off as unprofessional when you do that. Thanks for reading to the very end. We’d love to see you at our events!