Winner of The Inlander’s Best Of - Fine Art Gallery In Spokane, WA.

SEPTEMBER FIRST FRIDAY

MARMOT ART SPACE PRESENTS…

SHELLI WALTERS – BEND, OREGON

WHO: Recently we left Spokane to hunt for the “best of the best” Pacific Northwest artists. A stop in Bend, Oregon meant that we got to see Shelli’s work again. It was “love at first sight” last time we saw it. This time we just had to pop the question!

MORE: She paints with such heart. And skill. Gorgeous, bright acrylics. Don’t have the time to travel to Bend? No worries! We brought the work back to Spokane. Just for you!

WHAT ELSE: We’ll also show work from Legendary Painter Alfredo Arreguin, Sculptor/Professor Emeritus Ruben Trejo (who has work in The Smithsonian), along with Whitworth art professors Gordon Wilson, Rob Fifield, and Rob McKirdie, Bend painter/art teacher Ken Roth, Michael Dinning, Jim Dhillon, local legend Ric Gendron, and beloved local artist Melissa Cole.

WHEN:  First Friday, September 6th, 5-8pm.

WHERE: First Friday in Kendall Yards 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 3Ninjas).

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:  3Ninjas opened recently  – and they’re right across the alley from us! You loved them for years as a food truck at our Kendall Yards Night Market. Now you can see them all four seasons! Don’t forget that Umi Kitchen & Sushi Bar opened awhile back – to rave reviews. Tonight’s a great night to try it out. Maryhill Winery is one of our newer neighbors  – 5,000 sq. ft. of wine, along with a beautiful view of the Spokane River Gorge. 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 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.

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 hosts incredible local, regional, national, and international artists.

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 2019-2024 is almost completely booked.

Are you interested in showing your artwork? We’ve got most of the next several years already booked, but opportunities sometimes come up for the right person – that right person usually is insanely talented, has been working for a decade or two (or seven) or more 60-90 hours/week building his or her audience, has shown dozens of times in informal and formal settings, has learned a ton from each of those shows and sold a lot of work. Is that you? Then we suggest you read the following articles: Absolutely Essential Artist Tips. We suggest you read this article very, very carefully: What Galleries Look For In Artists then follow it’s many suggestions. And don’t miss this one: Common Misconceptions About Galleries. All three of these articles were written by a highly successful arts advisor in California with decades upon decades of experience in the art world.

If at some point you want to email us, please search around for the way to email us. If you’ve read the aforementioned articles, this will make total sense; if it doesn’t, check out the articles again. We didn’t write them, but they are amazing articles.

While you patiently wait your turn to exhibit at Marmot, have you ever considered supporting the gallery? That way when it’s your turn the gallery is still open to feature you. Does that make sense? It’s difficult to highlight you and all that you do when the doors are shuttered. “Liking” & “sharing” our posts are cheap and easy ways to support. Obviously you want to attend all the First Fridays and bring your friends. The most valuable ways require much more effort on your part: have you ever purchased a piece of fine art? Few people do. You really stand out from the crowd when you actually lay down your hard earned cash to support this business that helps the arts community.

We’ve been working for over five 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!