Northwest Artists was started in Spokane, Washington, by a couple of individuals who wanted to create a forum for the display of local and regional artists and promote the area as a cultural center, give artists an outlet to market their work and build a greater sense of community through the arts. The gallery is filled with arts and crafts by artists from Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Montana. Media are varied, and include oils, watercolors, batiks and photos of Northern Idaho, as well as pottery (both functional and decorative), blown, fused and stained glass, jewelry and woodwork. In addition, you can request the commission of artwork by special ordering based on your requirements and have the cooperative’s artists bid on it. Open Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sun. fro 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.