Energize downtown Coeur d’Alene with several arts events this Friday the 13th | Arts & Culture | Spokane | Interior of the Pacific Northwest

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Andrew Parker’s mixed-media paintings like “Long I Stood” will be on display at Emerge on Friday.

Iit’s a bit weird how many art events are happening in Coeur d’Alene this Friday…the 13th.

As it has done for more than 15 years, students from Sorensen School of Arts and Humanities Magnet will dance, drum and do their creative thing at the elementary school’s annual ArtWalk block party from 5-8 p.m. This fun, family-friendly event features the talented children of the Coeur d’Alene School District’s only arts-based magnet school. Sherman Avenue is blocked between Fourth and Fifth Streets, so plan accordingly; bring a chair (maybe a sweater and an umbrella) and enjoy the free show.

Be sure to put the following places on your list when checking out the Second Friday ArtWalk from 5-8 p.m., hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Arts and Culture Alliance.

Emerge (119 N. Second St.) features the work of two local artists this month: mixed media paintings by Andrew Parker and photography by Julie Robertson. This is the second time he has been featured at Emerge for Parker, who has extensive architectural experience and was featured at Dean Davis Photography in February. His abstract and meticulously structured compositions are elegant, compelling and some of the most interesting works we have seen in the region.

To mix together (513 E. Sherman Ave.) is home to Utah wildlife artist David Frederick Riley, whose signature large monochrome paintings of buffaloes and other western wildlife evoke a sense of nostalgia.

And accomplished artist Cheryl Metcalf welcomes a young artist, Olya Scheel, to her studio in Rockford Building (504 E. Lakeside). Scheel, who we spoke about in April about a fundraiser for Ukraine, will demonstrate the encaustic process she uses to create unique wax paintings.

Debuting this month is a new night market and street fair in Coeur d’Alene Bike Co. and Post Ride Bar (314 N. Third St.) with artwork this month by The wavy bouquet. According to the local group’s Facebook page, the “Superstitions Night Market” event features more than 25 performers and vendors, including tarot card readers, vintage clothing and other “witchy things.” The free event also features three local breweries with beer and food for purchase, as well as live music. Visit facebook.com/thewavybunch.

David H. Henry