Spokane Real Estate News

April 5, 2016

Spokane Home of World Class Local Symphony

See the symphony near your Spokane home.Spokane home owners who love music are fortunate to have the Spokane Symphony, which has been performing concerts for the last 70 years. Eckart Preu is the musical director, leading the symphony in over 60 concerts in the current season. The Spokane Symphony plays music in many genres, from classical to pops to holiday favorites. Several concert series are part of the season. The 10-concert classical series brings in world class performers who bring the music of the great composers to life. The series highlights the work of contemporary composers as well. SugarPops is a six-concert series, performing jazz standards and Broadway favorites.

Spokane Real Estate Owners Look Forward to Holiday Concerts

The Holiday Pops is a fixture on the calendars of many families who call Spokane home. The Nutcracker is another holiday tradition. On New Year’s Eve, come hear a stirring performance of Beethoven’s Ninth. Most concerts are held at the beautiful art deco-style Fox Theater. The Soiree on the Edge is held on outdoor Spokane real estate at Arbor Crest. The two-concert series includes a sumptuous dinner served al fresco while the symphony serenades attendees.

The Spokane Symphony is committed to the musical education of the community and offers many special concerts for families with children, so they are formed with a love of great music from a young age. Kids can also get hands-on at periodic instrument petting zoos. Pre-concert talks are given free to all ticket holders and help to contextualize the music played. Master classes and school outreach are also part of the symphony’s community education program.

Visit the Spokane Symphony to see a list of upcoming concerts and purchase tickets.

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April 4, 2016

Live in Spokane and See the Gardens at Manito Park

Live in Spokane an enjoy the gardens.A big draw to live in Spokane is the number of parks and outdoor activities offered by the city. Manito Park is a wonderful place to spend a few hours or a whole day enjoying the outdoors. The park offers amenities to suit just about anyone. Spring and summer are the seasons to visit the many flower gardens at Manito. Rose Hill boasts 150 varieties of roses, with gravel paths connecting the many beds of roses. The garden is situated on top of a gentle hill, giving visitors a relaxing stroll. The Joel E. Ferris Perennial Garden holds 300 varieties of flowers, which bloom in luscious colors in spring. The Nishinomiya Japanese Garden was conceived as part of the sister city relationship between Spokane and Nishinomiya, Japan. It was dedicated in 1974 and is a tranquil spot for meditation or a quiet walk. Spokane living is at its finest in the vibrant gardens of Manito Park in spring.

Enjoy Outdoor Spokane Living at the Park

Of course, the children who live in Spokane are welcome at Manito Park with two playgrounds designed especially for them. Kids enjoy watching the ducks in the duck pond, and everyone appreciates the picnic tables. From mid-May to September enjoy pastries, sandwiches, wraps, and drinks at the Bench Cafe.

Visit Manito Park to find out more about the lovely gardens and plan a day to visit.

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April 3, 2016

A Spokane House Puts Residents Near the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture

Visit the museum near your Spokane house.The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture houses an impressive collection of art, artifacts, and documents that together tell the story of the many people who have lived in the area. It’s a short drive from any Spokane house and well worth a visit. There are several rotating exhibits, which incorporate objects from the permanent collection, as well as hands-on activities and interactive displays. Currently, museum visitors can learn about the Nez Perce people, in a display celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Nez Perce National Historical Park. It includes artifacts and history from the past 100 years. Also on display is an exhibit of the work of Norma Bassett Hall, who was born in Oregon but worked as an artist in Kansas and New Mexico. She was one of the pioneers in the development of serigraphy, a screen printing technique.

See the Campbell House, an Early 20th Century Spokane Property

Another fascinating exhibit is the Campbell House, owned by the influential mining family of Amasa B. Campbell, his wife Grace and their daughter Helen. This Spokane house was designed by the famous local architect Kirtland K. Cutter and was built in the English Tudor Revival style. The house is open for contemporary Spokane property owners to explore, either on a guided tour or at an open house time on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Adult admission is $10, and children ages six through 18 are $5. Visit the Northwest Museum to find out more about current exhibits and education programs.

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