Galleries and Museums

A Cat’s Eye Gallery
PHONE: 509.389.2930

This gallery specializes in glass art, sculptures, abstract art, glass blowing and figure drawing. It’s open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and really has a craving for local artists so it you’re looking for someplace to display youre work and you’re from the Spokane area this is your gallery.

“This West Indian gallery is known for its glasswork as well as the contemporary steel and wood furniture they carry. Although the gallery is reminiscent of the proverbial hole-in-the-wall, it is nevertheless well thought of by “locals in the know.” – The 10 Best Art Galleries in Spokane.

They host many events, their biggest being Glass on the Grass every year in August. It’s a display of a variety of pieces of glass art in different styles. Also at this festival are glass blowing demonstrations and other displays.

The Chase Gallery

This art gallery is located in the historic City Hall, and owned by the city of Spokane’s Art Commisson. All of the art is on display for and open to the public’s enjoyment. The pieces are in a variety of different styles including prints, sculptures, paintings and collages. It’s said that “the City Hall Art Collection represents the diversity and richness of the cultural life in Spokane.” by The Chase Gallery can also be viewed online.

Spokane Sculpture Walk
PHONE: 1.800.336.PARK

Spokane’s Sculpture Walk is located in Riverfront Park along the Centennial Trail. Beginning at Washington State University Downtown campus and ending at the Monroe Bridge it’s a very nice walk with many different sculpture stylings from a variety of different artists. It is next to the Spokane Falls Overlook.

“Public Art, including the Sculpture Walk, is one of Spokane’s strongest assets. Don’t miss this!” -Marian Godfrey, The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Lorinda Knight Gallery
PHONE: 509.838.3740

Lorinda Knight represents around 40 artistsand displays their work regularly. The exhibits usually change monthly and make the gallery shine. It’s trademarks are very bright lighting and bare white walls behind the displays. Located in the Davenport Arts District, the gallery hosts many events as well as fabulous displays of art. The website has an extensive photo gallery of the featured artist on display and their bio as well as other artists work that are on display.

“Lorinda Knight selects artists who have a unique vision and continue to explore new possibilities in their work. The quality level of the art is always high and the range of expression is wide.”

Bing Crosby Memorabilia Room
PHONE: 509.328.4220

Gonzaga University was Bing Crosby’s Alma Mater which is what prompted him to donate towards the campus library and the university in turn paid homage by creating a room full of his memorabilia in the Crosby Student Center. This room is part of the world’s largest public Bing Crosby collection.

The collection includes his Oscar award for his single “Going My Way” in 1944, other gold and platinum records and trophies, as well an many other pieces. The home of the Gonzaga Alumni Association, which used to be the singer’s childhood home, is also open for public viewing and tours.

Mobius Kids: Spokane Museum for Children
PHONE: 509.624.5437

Spokane Museum for Children’s mission is “to provide a safe, nurturing environment for children from all backgrounds to come together to play, explore, take risks, ask questions, discover their community and themselves through hands-on, interactive exhibits.” This is a worthy fulfillment of this statement.

Activities include a tour of what a city looks like, a Globe Theatre look alike, an enchanted forest for toddlers, a Filipino Village ready for exploring, a water and weather station and an art studio. Located in the lower area of River Square Park the museum’s hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rates are $5.75 general admission, $4.75 for seniors and free for under one year.

Carr’s One-of-a-Kind in the World Museum
PHONE: 509.489.8859

A private museum with a smorgasbord of trinkets from throughout American History, this Carr’s is definitely one of a kind and has a bit of flair with every display. The collection includes Elvis Presley’s 1973 Lincolm Mark IV, former President John F. Kennedy’s Lincoln Continental and the 1968 Lime belonging to Jackie Gleason. You’ll never believe the kinds of unique pieces you’ll find in this museum. It’s hours are weekends from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is $8 general admission, $7 seniors, free for children nine and under and $7 each with groups of 10 or more.

The North Spokane Farm Museum

Known by most people as “the Red Shed”, the Farm Museum is located in Deer Park, in the northern part of Spokane. Set from 1850-1950, the displays vary from farm machinery to artifacts. It is a “teach and touch” museum with a very hands on learning experience.

The largest set of Ironstone China is on display here and other featured pieces are kitchens from the 1950s and 1920s and a 1940s bedroom. Also a model tractor from the 1930s is on display. Once a year the restored equipment is demonstrated. There are also featured gardens on the land that can be toured and it hosts many events ( a calender is located on their website.) It’s open between the months of April and November by appointment.