June has arrived, and summer is upon us with its sunshine and warmth--well most of the time--and it's the time of year that summer's big annual events kick off. Three events the entire family is sure to enjoy are MAC’s ArtFest at Coeur d'Alene Park in Spokane, The Farm Chicks Vintage and Handmade Show at Spokane Fair and Expo Center and Borders 3 Jamboree in Downtown Bonners Ferry. For a fun night out for the adults all for a great cause, there's The Art Party Fundraiser at Columbia Bank in Sandpoint. And there's more to enjoy: Mike Schneider Metal Art Exhibit at The Blackwell Gallery, Victoria Brace, Lindsey Meyers Carroll and Cary Weigand Exhibit at The Art Spirit Gallery, Blackwell Hotel Backyard Bar at The Blackwell Boutique Hotel, Dancer at Panida Theater, Jugalbandhi at Unity Spiritual Center, The Peruvian Palate Cooking Class at The Culinary Stone and Kevin Cole Concert at The Kroc. Visit our FSA-sponsored online calendar to find out more about these and other upcoming events, including area farmers markets and summer concert series.
MAC'S ARTFEST Fri. June 2 - Sun. June 4 The Northwest Museum is celebrating its 32nd annual ArtFest, a celebration of art, creativity and friendship held in Coeur d’Alene Park in Browne’s Addition. This annual festival of music, food and art is the highlight of seasonal change in Spokane. Buy handcrafted works directly from the artists, and create your own special art at the Make it Art Kids Fair. Read more THE FARM CHICKS Sat. June 3 & Sun. June 4 Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage and handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth. Saturday, June 3, 9am to 6pm, and Sunday, June 4, 9am to 4pm. Read more THE ART PARTY Fri. June 3, 5pm If the arts are important to you, don’t miss this event! This is a celebration and fundraiser with an art sale and auction, gourmet buffet dinner and bar catered by Tango, Appreciations Awards and information about the Kaleidoscope and Ovations programs. Hosted in the Columbia Bank Atrium, the event begins at 5pm. Tickets are $75. For more information or to reserve your seat, call 208.263.6139. Read more BORDERS 3 JAMBOREE Fri. June 3, All Day The Rod Benders Car Club will be hosting their 18th annual Borders 3 Jamboree. Registration starts at 8am and goes until noon. Bring the whole family to Downtown Bonners Ferry to check out some fantastic cars all day long. The kick-off event is Friday, June 2, 6 to 8pm, with a car cruise and games. Read more
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"It is the month of June, The month of leaves and roses, When pleasant sights salute the eyes and pleasant scents the noses." - Nathaniel Parker Willis