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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Art Spirit Gallery founder/owner Steve Gibbs passes away

Steve Gibbs, longtime owner of The Art Spirit Gallery in downtown Coeur d'Alene, died December 31 after being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) this past June. He was 64.

Gibbs, a 1977 arts graduate from Montana State University, had nearly a 40-year career in the arts. He started The Art Spirit Gallery in 1997 in a small house down the street from its current location. Gibbs bought the downtown building that is now home to the gallery at 415 Sherman Avenue.

Gibbs initiated the Coeur d'Alene Arts and Culture Alliance, the second Friday ArtWalk, Kids Draw Architecture, and has actively served on the boards of the Idaho Commission on the Arts, the arts and culture alliance, the Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Association, Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Coeur d'Alene Arts Commission's public art selection committees. His spirit will live on at the gallery, under the ownership of gallery assistant Blair Williams and assistants Kasey Davis, Teresa Runge, and Mason Miles. Williams is quick to point out they are all gallery assistants. It will always be Steve's gallery.

A memorial service is being planned and we will have more details at a later date.

Cougs vs Beavers tonight at the Arena tonight

WSU Cougars vs Oregon State Beavers at the Spokane Arena tonight at 8pm. Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

BODIES HUMAN at Mobius extended to Sunday, January 8

The Mobius Science Center, at 331 N Post Street has extended BODIES HUMAN through this Sunday, January 8. The exhibit is a unique and fascinating display of real human specimens. It includes 6 whole bodies, over 100 individual organs, and transparent body slices that have been preserved through plastination, a technique that replaces bodily fluids with reactive plastics. BODIES HUMAN gives an up-close and personal look inside our skeletal, muscular, respiratory, and circulatory systems.

The center is open now through January 7 from 10am to 5pm and 11am to 5pm on January 8. Special Exhibition Tickets are $7 for Science Center Members, $15 per Adults, $15 per Child (under 12 months is free) Tickets can be purchased at the admissions desk.

This exhibit is recommended for ages 10 and up, and children must be accompanied by a chaperone 16 years or older.

First Friday of the New Year!

Photo ID: 'Late Bloomer' by Debbie McCulley

Photo ID: 'Bowl and Pitcher' by Samantha Seay

This First Friday of the New Year, January 6, Barrister Winery at 1213 W Railroad Ave, will feature the whimsical artwork of Debbie McCulley and the acoustic blues of 'Lonesome' Lyle Morse, from 5-10pm.

Also this First Friday, photographer Samantha Seay is featured artist at River City Brewing from 3-10pm. Her art will be on display through the month of January. River City Brewing is located at 121 S Cedar.

For more First Friday events this month, visit

Dave Landau at Spokane Comedy Club

Comedian Dave Landau, seen on NBC's 'Last Comic Standing' and Comedy Central's 'Live At Gotham', performs at the Spokane Comedy Club, 315 West Sprague this Thursday through Saturday, January 5-7, starting at 8pm each night. On Friday and Saturday, there will also be a 10:30pm performance.

Ross Coates at the Kolva-Sullivan Gallery

The Kolva-Sullivan Gallery at 115 South Adams presents Ross Coates' Mixed Media Sculpture show, 'Mary Crosses'. The opening reception is this Friday, January 6 from 5-8pm. The show runs from January 6-27.

Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science at the NW Museum through Jan 8

The incredible Lost Egypt exhibit, complete with mummies and other ancient artifacts, runs through Sunday, January 8 at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Browne's Addition. Lost Egypt shows how modern science and technology can reveal the mysteries of Egypt, its culture, and its people. Visitors will discover a real human mummy, animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions, and life-size rapid prototypes, displaying the mummy in various stages of 'unwrapping.'

Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-5pm and Wednesdays, open until 8pm. Tuesday admission is half price. Visit for more details.

Andy Brown reads from his book 'Warnings Unheeded' Jan 12 at Aunties

Former Air Force Law Enforcement Officer Andy Brown will be reading from his book, 'Warnings Unheeded' at Aunties Bookstore, 402 West Main at Washington on Thursday, January 12 at 7pm.

Andy Brown is an Air Force law enforcement veteran from Port Orchard, WA. After serving in Idaho, Greece, Washington, Hawaii and New Mexico, he returned to the Spokane area where he works for the Department of Homeland Security. He spent seven years researching and writing 'Warnings Unheeded' . The book is part of his ongoing effort to share the lessons learned from the fatal tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base, the heroic actions of others and his experience with the effects of trauma.

For more information on Andy Brown's reading, visit

Wrangler Roughstock Rodeo coming to the Arena

Fixin' to take over the Spokane Arena Friday and Saturday, January 13 & 14, it's the Wrangler Roughstock Rodeo presented by the General Store. New this year are Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and everyone's favorite Bull Riding.

Ticketswest has your seats at or 800-325-SEAT.

Harold Balazs opens at The Art Spirit Gallery January 13

Legendary artist, Harold Balazs opens a month-long show called 'One More Time,' at The Art Spirit Gallery, 415 Sherman in downtown Coeur d'Alene, with a reception Friday, January 13 from 5-8pm.

Go to for more details.

Pippin comes to the INB

The Broadway Musical 'Pippin', winner of Four Tony Awards, is at the INB for six fantastic performances Thursday, January 12 through Sunday, January 15. Contact Ticketswest at or 800-325-SEAT.

Arbor Crest's Fireside Music continues

This Friday, January 6, enjoy the music of Just Plain Darin and Saturday, January 7, Truck and Craig perform. Music runs from 5:30-7:30pm, no cover. The tasting room and wine bar is open until 8pm.

Visit for more information or call 509-927-9463.

Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre Cabernet Cabaret!

Join Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre, Thursday, January 26 - Saturday, January 28, at the Cellar, 317 Sherman in downtown Coeur d'Alene, for Cabernet Cabaret!, an evening of fine wine, exquisite food, and prestigious entertainment.

The $55 ticket includes a 3-course dinner created by Executive Chef Adam Hegsted (1st course: Italian, 2nd course: German, 3rd course: French), three act professional cabaret entertainment and tax & gratuity (alcohol not included).

The show begins at 7pm (Cocktail hour 6). Join a couple as they take their dream trip to Europe before the birth of their first child. As they travel to Italy, Germany and France, they experience the requisite culture-shock, but also fall more in love by the end of their journey.

Four actors will play multiple characters in this comedic and silly dinner cabaret. Featuring: Sarah Dahmen, Jadd Davis, Kasey Davis & Henry McNulty.
Call 208-660-2958 or go to

Now showing at the Garland Theater

The Garland Theater will show the following films Friday, January 6 through Thursday, January 12:

Trolls - the Animated feature starring Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick
Doctor Strange - starring Benedict Cumberbatch
The Accountant - starring Ben Affleck
Labyrinth - starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, Directed by Jim Henson

For showtimes and ticket information, visit The Labyrinth will have only one showing, Tuesday, January 10 at 7pm.

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