Spokane design project The Hoods will hold its debut arts show celebrating Spokane neighborhoods on Friday, September 7 at the Bon Bon cocktail bar in the Garland business district. It kicks off as part of First Friday and will run the entire month of September.
The group says that this marks the city’s first contemporary arts and design show with a neighborhood focus. Designers from local agency Seven2 have partnered with freelance designers Joel Barbour, Karli Ingersoll, Jesse Pierpoint, Eric Smith, and Nick Tibbetts to create logos, posters, and printed artworks that celebrate the spirit of Spokane’s communities.
The graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers who formed The Hoods have created campaigns for some of Spokane’s largest companies as well as for nationally recognized brands. They came together earlier this year when they realized they had an opportunity to celebrate the intersection of Spokane’s history with its modern culture.
If you plan on attending, you can RSVP on the Facebook page for the event. Anyone with media questions or an interest in participating in future shows should contact Karli Ingersoll via e-mail or on (509) 863-7235.
As Emerson-Garfield representatives, we encourage everyone to attend in support of their own neighborhoods and to see what these great local designers have cooked up, but we have to confess to harboring mixed feelings about this show. Please visit tomorrow to read why.