Arts and Culture

Access to the arts in our day to day lives matters. It contributes to vibrant, thought-provoking, people-friendly environments and experiences that all can enjoy. In that spirit, The University District acts as a platform for art, art enthusiasts and the arts community. 

From Gonzaga University's Jundt Art Museum, classical music station, theater groups, and esteemed GU English professor and 2016 Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall; to sculpture installations on the campus of Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane (see background image); to City beautification installations in public right of ways; to exhibits in Saranac Commons; to summer movie nights and culinary artistry in district neighborhoods; to the fantastic and supportive work of Spokane Arts---the local arts scene is multifaceted and engaging.

The University District's cultural landscape will expand exponentially once the University District Gateway Bridge is completed in 2018. The bridge and its landing plazas will host site-specific art, outdoor concerts, theater and other cultural events throughout the year.   

Photo courtesy Washington State University