We’re very excited, for the first time ever, anywhere, to have prints available for The River Remembers!  ONE PRINT PER PAINTING ONLY. That print is a high quality canvass wrap. First come, first served. We sold out of our first run of books, and we just got time to finish up a newer edition. Grab a copy before they sell out again!


WHAT: One of Spokane’s most admired painters, Kay O’Rourke, will show canvass wraps of her massive, thirty piece commission.

WHAT ELSE: One of the region’s largest (if not the largest) commission of the 21st Century. The River Remembers tells the story of Spokane.

WHERE: First Friday happens throughout the Kendall Yards Business District, but has always been centered at Marmot Art Space (1206 1/2 Summit Pkwy, in Adams Alley, right behind MonkeyBoy Bicycles, 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 new 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 just opened. 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, Mom’s Custom Tattoo, 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 CreameryCentral Food, Veraci Pizza, Wandering Table, Nectar Wine & Beer, will all be happy to see you, too!

MORE: Veraci Pizza, on the house!

MORE: And see fresh, original artwork from a dozen of our region’s finest fine artists, including Tiffany Patterson, Gordon Wilson, Ric Gendron, Cristina Marian, Christina Rothe, Melissa Cole, Michael Dinning, Dan Sterrett, Sheri Ritchie, Connie Stout, Rick Davis and more!

MORE: Kids are always welcome.

WHEN: Friday, June, 5-8pm.

Often the quickest way to find out news is by “liking” our Facebook page (Facebook.com/MarmotArtSpace) and following along. See you First Friday!

FUTURE ARTISTS: Marmot Art Space will host 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.

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. We are not currently seeking artists, as the response has been enormous already and 2016 is almost completely booked.

When we decide on an artist, 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 2016 already booked, but opportunities sometimes come up for the right person. We suggest you read this article very, very carefully: What Galleries Look For In Artists, 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. Hope to see you soon!