Have you been to the Chase Gallery named after James Chase, Spokane’s only African American mayor? Who knows any black artists that have shown at the Chase? Let’s make a list.
One opportunity is Art In Public Places: “In 1981, the City of Spokane enacted its “% for Art” Ordinance mandating that 1% of certain capital construction costs be utilized to purchase artwork for enhancing public buildings and spaces. A primary function of the Spokane Arts Commission is coordinating the selection, placement and other planning and design factors of municipal art projects in accordance with the overall municipal arts plan.”