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Drop in & Collage
Jul
19
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Collage

THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH . · . 5:30 - 6:45 PM

All Ages . · . Join our team of collage experts to express your creativity, relax and socialize through the versatile technique of collage!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Collage on the third Friday of each month!

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Drop in & Write
Jul
23
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Adults & Teens • Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Jenny Davis and Charles Montgomery. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Creative Studio for Variously-Abled Adults
Jul
24
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Studio for Variously-Abled Adults

EVERY 2ND & 4TH WED · 10 - 11 am

We invite people of all abilities to gather for social interaction and the chance to explore creative interests on the second Wednesday of each month. Browse books, work on puzzles, use computers, draw, color, or just hang out!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Creative Studio on the second Wednesday of each month.

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Drop in & Draw
Jul
24
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Adults & Teens • Beginning or experienced drawers, painters, crafters and artists of all ages, join us to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Supplies and projects are provided - all you need to bring is your imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Draw on any Wednesday!

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Drop in & RPG · Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Jul
26
4:00 PM16:00

Drop in & RPG · Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels

SECOND AND FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH  ·  4 - 7 PM

AGES 5 - 105 · Bring your curiosity, imagination, and thirst for adventure, and we will supply the rest! If you have ever been curious about role-playing games, join us to experience this unique form of game-playing — we'll build a shared narrative using cooperative problem solving, exploration, imagination, and rich social interaction. 

Priority seating will be provided for participants age 17 or younger. We gladly make every effort to accommodate persons with accessibility requirements.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Invention Connection
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Invention Connection

SAT JULY 27  ·   10 AM - 12 PM

Grades K - 6 · Build an invention from your imagination, tinker with electronics and teach a robot new tricks! Drop in and play with paper circuits, Little Bits, LEGO bricks and more. No pre-registration needed! This is a family programs, so parents, please plan to stick around and invent alongside your kids!

This program is free thanks to community support.

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Summer Greenhouse Days
Jul
30
10:30 AM10:30

Summer Greenhouse Days

TUE JUL 30 · 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

GRADES 2 - 8 · Join Spark Central at the Food For All greenhouses located at 925 N A St in West Central for activities around art, science, and physical activity! After each session, students will leave with a new work of art, a deeper knowledge of how plants grow, and an appreciation for where their food comes from. No registration required!

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Drop in & Write
Jul
30
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Adults & Teens • Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Jenny Davis and Charles Montgomery. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Drop in & Draw
Jul
31
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Adults & Teens • Beginning or experienced drawers, painters, crafters and artists of all ages, join us to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Supplies and projects are provided - all you need to bring is your imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Draw on any Wednesday!

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Diverse Voices Writing Group
Aug
1
5:30 PM17:30

Diverse Voices Writing Group

THU AUG 1 · 5:30 PM

ADULTS & TEENS · A writing group for all experience levels that supports and elevates diverse voices.

Long ago, when we had only darkness at night, people came together around miraculous fire to tell stories and describe visions. When you come to this writing group, whoever you might be outside of this circle, you are now a storyteller, a maker of visions, and a story-listener, too. In this circle there is only support and caring.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Diverse Voices on the first Thursday of each month.

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Drop in & Craft
Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Craft

FIRST SAT OF EACH MONTH · 5:00 - 6:30 PM

All Ages • Join us for crafting projects that are fun for all ages, creating art that is as simple or complex as you like. Our second session will focus on macramé. We've got the supplies you'll need, so just bring your creativity and imagination!

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Drop in & Write
Aug
6
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Jenny Davis and Charles Montgomery. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Drop in & Draw
Aug
7
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Beginning or experienced drawers, painters, crafters and artists of all ages, join us to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Supplies and projects are provided - all you need to bring is your imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Draw on any Wednesday!

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Graphic Design for Beginners
Aug
8
to Aug 9

Graphic Design for Beginners

THUR AUG 8 & FRI AUG 9 · 7 - 9 PM · Beginner Friendly

Teens & Adults ·  Join us for a two-day workshop where you’ll learn the basics of good graphic design and get a grasp on how to use Adobe Illustrator, one of the main design programs used by professionals. Walk away at the end with the basic skills you'll need to create clean, beautiful designs, whether you’re designing a newsletter, a report, or a flyer, and practice using theses new skills in the workshop by designing your own flyer!

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Creative Studio for Variously-Abled Adults
Aug
14
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Studio for Variously-Abled Adults

EVERY 2ND & 4TH WED · 10 - 11 am

We invite people of all abilities to gather for social interaction and the chance to explore creative interests on the second Wednesday of each month. Browse books, work on puzzles, use computers, draw, color, or just hang out!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Creative Studio on the second Wednesday of each month.

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Girls Rock Lab Concert @ Downtown Spokane Library
Aug
17
to Aug 20

Girls Rock Lab Concert @ Downtown Spokane Library

SAT AUG 17 · 7 - 9 PM

See the girl bands formed at Girls Rock Lab summer camp perform the songs they've created! Girls Rock Lab camp, for girls grades 3-8, provides workshops, mentors and a space where girls are empowered leaders and collaborators. Camp participants form bands, write songs and perform them at this memorable concert.

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Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers
Aug
20
10:00 AM10:00

Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers

TUE AUG 20  ·  10 - 11 AM

Ages 1 - 5  ·  Discover new ways to play together and spark your young one's healthy mental, social, and emotional growth. Meet other families, eat a healthy snack, and get creative in a relaxed and supportive environment. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Imaginarium on the third Tuesday of each month! 

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Summer Greenhouse Days
Aug
27
10:30 AM10:30

Summer Greenhouse Days

TUE AUG 27 · 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

GRADES 2 - 8 · Join Spark Central at the Food For All greenhouses located at 925 N A St in West Central for activities around art, science, and physical activity! After each session, students will leave with a new work of art, a deeper knowledge of how plants grow, and an appreciation for where their food comes from. No registration required!

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Creative Studio for Variously-Abled Adults
Aug
28
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Studio for Variously-Abled Adults

EVERY 2ND & 4TH WED · 10 - 11 am

We invite people of all abilities to gather for social interaction and the chance to explore creative interests on the second Wednesday of each month. Browse books, work on puzzles, use computers, draw, color, or just hang out!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Creative Studio on the second Wednesday of each month.

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Global Kidical Massive
Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Global Kidical Massive

SAT SEPT 14 · 1 - 2:30 PM

Just like the regular Kidical Mass, this is a fun, safe bike ride especially for kids. On this special day Spokane joins thousands of kids all over the planet for a worldwide "Kidical Mass" bike ride. This fun, family friendly afternoon bike ride of about 3 miles heads out from Spark Central through Kendall Yards and back on the Centennial Trail. Meet at Spark Central in Kendall Yards.

Hosted in partnership with Spokane Summer Parkways. For more details visit: www.summerparkways.com

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Drop in & Draw
Jul
17
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Adults & Teens • Beginning or experienced drawers, painters, crafters and artists of all ages, join us to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Supplies and projects are provided - all you need to bring is your imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Draw on any Wednesday!

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Drop in & Write
Jul
16
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Adults & Teens • Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Jenny Davis and Charles Montgomery. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers
Jul
16
10:00 AM10:00

Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers

TUE JUL 16  ·  10 - 11 AM

Ages 1 - 5  ·  Discover new ways to play together and spark your young one's healthy mental, social, and emotional growth. Meet other families, eat a healthy snack, and get creative in a relaxed and supportive environment. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Imaginarium on the third Tuesday of each month!

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24-Hour Zine Thing!
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

24-Hour Zine Thing!

SUN JUL 14 · 12 - 7 PM

All Ages · Celebrate International Zine Month with Spark Central by joining us for a zine-making party! The 24-Hour Zine Thing is a challenge to make a zine from start to finish in 24 hours. We'll have zine-making supplies available, including computers, staplers, and a typewriter.

Not ready to make a zine in a day? You can contribute to a collaborative zine or come and work on a zine project at your own pace.

Black and white photocopies can be made at Spark Central for 5 cents each (free for the first five pages).

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Drop in & RPG · Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Jul
12
4:00 PM16:00

Drop in & RPG · Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels

SECOND AND FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH  ·  4 - 7 PM

AGES 5 - 105 · Bring your curiosity, imagination, and thirst for adventure, and we will supply the rest! If you have ever been curious about role-playing games, join us to experience this unique form of game-playing — we'll build a shared narrative using cooperative problem solving, exploration, imagination, and rich social interaction. 

Priority seating will be provided for participants age 17 or younger. We gladly make every effort to accommodate persons with accessibility requirements.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Diverse Voices Writing Group
Jul
11
5:30 PM17:30

Diverse Voices Writing Group

THU JUL 11 · 5:30 PM

ADULTS & TEENS · A writing group for all experience levels that supports and elevates diverse voices.

Long ago, when we had only darkness at night, people came together around miraculous fire to tell stories and describe visions. When you come to this writing group, whoever you might be outside of this circle, you are now a storyteller, a maker of visions, and a story-listener, too. In this circle there is only support and caring.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Diverse Voices on the first Thursday of each month.

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Drop in & Draw
Jul
10
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Adults & Teens • Beginning or experienced drawers, painters, crafters and artists of all ages, join us to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Supplies and projects are provided - all you need to bring is your imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Draw on any Wednesday!

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Drop in & Write
Jul
9
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Adults & Teens • Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Jenny Davis and Charles Montgomery. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Make Your Chapbook: Session One
Jul
8
6:30 PM18:30

Make Your Chapbook: Session One

Join Spokane Poet Laureate Mark Anderson for a chance to bring your collected poetry, art, or prose from a pile of notes and texts to a fully realized publication. Mark will be on hand to help you figure out what to keep in your collection, how to best order your writing, and what kind of edits need to be made. You'll come away from the workshop with 5 copies of the interiors of your publication, a digital file of your publication for further printing, and a 30 day free membership to the Spokane Print & Publishing Center. Sign up online.

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Drop in & Craft
Jul
6
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Craft

FIRST SAT OF EACH MONTH · 5:00 - 6:30 PM

All Ages • Join us for crafting projects that are fun for all ages, creating art that is as simple or complex as you like. Our second session will focus on macramé. We've got the supplies you'll need, so just bring your creativity and imagination!

This program is free thanks to generous community support. Join us for Drop in & Craft on the first Saturday of each month!

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Drop in & Draw
Jul
3
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Adults & Teens • Beginning or experienced drawers, painters, crafters and artists of all ages, join us to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Supplies and projects are provided - all you need to bring is your imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Draw on any Wednesday!

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Drop in & Write
Jul
2
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Jenny Davis and Charles Montgomery. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Publishing 101 with Spokane Print & Publishing Center
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Publishing 101 with Spokane Print & Publishing Center

Learn the fundamentals of creating a publication; get to know why page count, page size, and margins are so important. We'll cover the basics of cover design, creating a title page, constructing a table of contents, and placing images into the interior of your book - everything you'll need to know before hitting Ctrl P. Presented in partnership with Spokane Print & Publishing Center. Sign up online.

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Drop in & RPG · Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Jun
28
4:00 PM16:00

Drop in & RPG · Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels

SECOND AND FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH  ·  4 - 7 PM

AGES 5 - 105 · Bring your curiosity, imagination, and thirst for adventure, and we will supply the rest! If you have ever been curious about role-playing games, join us to experience this unique form of game-playing — we'll build a shared narrative using cooperative problem solving, exploration, imagination, and rich social interaction. 

Priority seating will be provided for participants age 17 or younger. We gladly make every effort to accommodate persons with accessibility requirements.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Spokane UX Group Meet-Up
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Spokane UX Group Meet-Up

WED JUN 26 · 7 PM

The Spokane UX Group brings user experience professionals and learners together to share knowledge, insights, and have fun along the way. Join us for a panel discussion with local VR/AR UX designers. We will have time for live demos for attendees to play with these emerging technologies. Connect with the group at spokaneux.com.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Drop in & Draw
Jun
26
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Beginning or experienced drawers, painters, crafters and artists of all ages, join us to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Supplies and projects are provided - all you need to bring is your imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Draw on any Wednesday!

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Creative Studio for Variously-Abled Adults
Jun
26
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Studio for Variously-Abled Adults

EVERY 2ND & 4TH WED · 10 - 11 am

We invite people of all abilities to gather for social interaction and the chance to explore creative interests on the second Wednesday of each month. Browse books, work on puzzles, use computers, draw, color, or just hang out!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Creative Studio on the second Wednesday of each month.

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Drop in & Write
Jun
25
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Adults & Teens • Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Jenny Davis and Charles Montgomery. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Summer Greenhouse Days
Jun
25
10:30 AM10:30

Summer Greenhouse Days

TUE JUN 25 · 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

GRADES 2 - 8 · Join Spark Central at the Food For All greenhouses located at 925 N A St in West Central for activities around art, science, and physical activity! After each session, students will leave with a new work of art, a deeper knowledge of how plants grow, and an appreciation for where their food comes from. No registration required!

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Drop in & Draw
Jun
19
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Adults & Teens • Beginning or experienced drawers, painters, crafters and artists, join us to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Supplies and projects are provided - all you need to bring is your imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Draw on any Wednesday!

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Drop in & Write
Jun
18
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Adults & Teens • Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Jenny Davis and Charles Montgomery. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers
Jun
18
10:00 AM10:00

Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers

TUE JUN 18  ·  10 - 11 AM

Ages 1 - 5  ·  Discover new ways to play together and spark your young one's healthy mental, social, and emotional growth. Meet other families, eat a healthy snack, and get creative in a relaxed and supportive environment. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Imaginarium on the third Tuesday of each month! 

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Drop in & RPG · Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Jun
14
4:00 PM16:00

Drop in & RPG · Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels

SECOND AND FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH  ·  4 - 7 PM

AGES 5 - 105 · Bring your curiosity, imagination, and thirst for adventure, and we will supply the rest! If you have ever been curious about role-playing games, join us to experience this unique form of game-playing — we'll build a shared narrative using cooperative problem solving, exploration, imagination, and rich social interaction. 

Priority seating will be provided for participants age 17 or younger. We gladly make every effort to accommodate persons with accessibility requirements.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Drop in & Draw
Jun
12
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Adults & Teens • Beginning or experienced drawers, painters, crafters and artists, join us to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Supplies and projects are provided - all you need to bring is your imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Draw on any Wednesday!

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Creative Studio for Variously-Abled Adults
Jun
12
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Studio for Variously-Abled Adults

Second And Fourth Wednesday of the Month  ·  10 - 11 AM

We invite people of all abilities to gather for social interaction and the chance to explore creative interests on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Browse books, work on puzzles, use computers, draw, color, or just hang out!

This program is free thanks to community support.

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Drop in & Write
Jun
11
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Adults & Teens • Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Jenny Davis and Charles Montgomery. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Drop in & Craft
Jun
8
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Craft

SAT JUN 8 · 5:00 - 6:30 PM

All Ages • Join us for crafting projects that are fun for all ages, creating art that is as simple or complex as you like. Our first session will focus on creating cards for Father's Day. We've got the supplies you'll need, so just bring your creativity and imagination!

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Diverse Voices Writing Group
Jun
6
5:30 PM17:30

Diverse Voices Writing Group

THU JUN 6 · 5:30 PM

ADULTS & TEENS · A writing group for all experience levels that supports and elevates diverse voices.

Long ago, when we had only darkness at night, people came together around miraculous fire to tell stories and describe visions. When you come to this writing group, whoever you might be outside of this circle, you are now a storyteller, a maker of visions, and a story-listener, too. In this circle there is only support and caring.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Diverse Voices on the first Thursday of each month.

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Riverside Storybook Vol. 4 Release Party
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Riverside Storybook Vol. 4 Release Party

FRI MAY 31 · 7 - 8 PM

The teenage art and literary journal Riverside Storybook is thrilled to invite you to celebrate the release of Volume 4, which features the poetry, photography, visual art, and prose of Spokane teenagers! Copies of Volume 4 are $10. We will also be selling Volume 1, 2, and 3. Light refreshments will be provided. Come meet the artists and pick up your copy! This event is free and open to the public. 

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