It’s a patio view of the sunset over the river gorge. It’s bumping into friends on the trail. Local food artisans at your doorstep. Outdoor concerts. Public art. Knowing your neighbors. It’s connection—that’s what makes this unique urban neighborhood the best place to live, eat, work and play in Spokane.
The heart of life in Kendall Yards, the Welcome Center and The Nest are equal parts community center and event venue. Meet friends on the lawn at The Nest for outdoor movies and concerts—or simply to enjoy a sunset while the osprey fish for dinner. Warm up in the Welcome Center when it’s cold with wine tastings, live music and free wifi.
Local Art & Artisans
Public art celebrates our history and culture. Sculptors, painters, musicians, chefs and craftspeople: all these inspiring community members contribute to the growing showcase of local flavor. Greats like Harold Balazs, Bill and Karma Simmons and David Blaine are joined by inspiring young creatives to craft an unparalleled cultural experience.
LOVE LETTER TO SPOKANE
By Cain and Todd Benson, 2012. This hidden gem is a painted mural of life in our great city. Located in the hallway between the Kendall Yards Welcome Center and Central Food.
FISH EYE VIEW
By Melissa Singh Cole, 2015. Representing the quality of life we enjoy in Spokane, this colorful mural depicts the natural beauty and harmonious relationship of the Spokane River and Centennial Trail. Located on the mixed-use building in Adams Alley.
By Peter Forakis, 2000. A permanent sculpture installation made of painted red steel, reflecting the fascination with and power of geometry. Located on The Nest Plaza.
By Roger Berry, 2012. A corten steel sculpture that reflects the silent power and toughness of those who built our communities. Located near the Maple Street Bridge overpass along Summit Parkway.
PARLIAMENT OF HARES
By Beth Cavener Stichter, 2010. This permanent bronze sculpture installation is a nod to the British fable of forest governance. Located in front of Spa Paradiso in the business district.
SO IT FLOWS
By Bill and Karma Simmons. A horizontal corten steel fence structure located at the Hamblin Overlook along the Centennial Trail near Nettleton St. that evokes the flow of the Spokane River.
By Mario Uribe, 2011. A steel cube sculpture with internal patterns reflecting the Buddhist sacred geometric philosophy of heaven, earth and man. Located in Olmsted Green park.
ART AT KENDALL YARDS
To start your Kendall Yards Art Walk on foot, stop by the Welcome Center to pick up a printed map or download the pdf below.