First Friday

Enjoy an evening of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other visual art. Take in diverse live performances, including music, dance and theatre and don't forget the exceptional shopping and dining downtown has to offer.


The Spokesman-Review is offering a group rate to galleries/restaurants and other participating venues.Contact Senior Sales Executive Rebecca Brooking for more information at

Venue Sponsorship

Regular venue participants are encouraged become a venue sponsor for $100 and receive extra promotions during First Friday, including a sidewalk banner for your location.


Download the official Downtown First Friday logo to use on your promotional materials.


Print and display this poster for your next Downtown First Friday event. 

Digital slide

Request a digital slide for your television promotional displays.



About Downtown First Friday

First Fridays are brought to you in partnership between the DSP, BID and Spokane Arts. First Friday is designed to showcase the downtown art and retail scene. Downtown retailers and restaurants have joined forces with DSP to stay open, feature artists and musicians and offer special promotions on the first Friday of each month.


Downtown First Friday happens inside the 40 block area served by the Downtown Spokane Partnership. This program would not be successful without the participation of downtown businesses. If you are interested in finding out more information on First Fridays contact us at

Plan your Downtown First Friday night out with our interactive map.


The hours of First Friday are 5 to 8pm unless otherwise listed.

2016 First Friday Dates

January 8 | March 4 | April 1 | May 6 | June 3 | July 1 | August 5 | September 2 | November 4 | December 3

Spokane Arts Visual Arts Tour

City-wide arts tour held in February and October. Visit to learn more and participate. 

Next First Friday | March 4, 2016

Please submit your venue by February 24, 2016 to be included in print publications.

The city-wide Visual Arts Tour is coming up soon February 5, 6 and 7. All areas of Spokane including the Valley and surrounding communities are welcome to participate The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, January 12 at

If you're a downtown business interested in holding a First Friday event, all you have to do is let us know! Register your event for the next First Friday below and we will include you in print publications and on our interactive map when your event is approved. Please note, only the street address is needed. City, State and Zip code are already included. 

Venue information

Venue name:
Visual Art
Performance Art
Artist name:
Please limit to 35 words or less
Dates exhibit on display:
Starts on
Ends on
Exhibit dates spanning several First Friday events do not need to be resubmitted
Time (other than 5-8pm):
Upload a JPG image for the venue

Contact information

Your name:
Your phone:
Your email: