North Idaho is a haven for the arts. With over 40 art dealers, galleries and consultants to choose from, you’re sure to find a piece of art that suits your style. Downtown Coeur d’Alene is home to The Painters Chair Gallery (a showcase of the finest art in the Northwest as well as those of gallery owner Stephen Shortridge), Art Spirit Gallery, Devin Galleries and more. For paintings from local artists, The Frame of Mind (at 2nd and Lakeside, Cd’A) features one of the largest selections in the area. The Lyman Gallery (First Avenue in Sandpoint) will not disappoint with it’s selection of Bev Doolittle, the late Stephen Lyman and more.
ArtWalk - Downtown Coeur d’Alene – 2nd Friday each month April thru December. Downtown art galleries host opening receptions with the opportunity to meet the artists, listen to live music and see newly arrived works of art – all within strolling distance. 5:00-8:00 p.m. Free. www.artsincda.com (208) 292-1629
MusicWalk - Downtown Coeur d’Alene – 4th Friday each month January thru March and June thru August. Music and fine dining. 5:00 p.m. to Close. Stroll through downtown businesses turned concert venues and sample the wonderful variety of music that North Idaho has to offer. www.artsincda.org (208) 292-1629
Artwalk - Sandpoint – Exhibition of art by local and regional artists in downtown Sandpoint. Outdoor sculpture will also be on display in various locations. www.ArtinSandpoint.org (208) 263-6139
Artists’ Studio Tour of North Idaho - Visit the studios of 40 Greater Sandpoint area artists. The free self-guided driving tour is held two weekends in July. www.arttourdrive.org (208) 265-4380