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A Special First Friday Event - Live at The Plaza

Join us on First Friday, December 1, from 4p - 6p, for a special gallery event in the Plaza's 2nd floor rotunda. Come experience the enchanting work of featured artist Samantha Bates, while enjoying light refreshments and musical accompaniment by violinist Chip Mielke. To view all the upcoming events in December click here.

About the Artist

Samantha Bates is a native of Washington State. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Washington and her graduate degree at Boston's Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Samantha has recently moved back to the Pacific Northwest to pursue her career as a fine artist.

Click here to learn more about Samantha Bates. You can follow Samantha on Instagram at sambatesnw. To view excerpts from her collection, visit

About the Musician

Chip Mielke began playing the violin at four years of age, and music has been in his life ever since. Originally from New Mexico, he studies violin performance under Amanda Howard-Phillips at Gonzaga University, and has studied with Eva-Erna Szabo at the Scuola di Musica in Florence, Italy. He has performed with the Los Alamos Symphony in Los Alamos, New Mexico, the New Mexico All-State Symphonic Orchestra in Alburquerque, New Mexico, the Gonzaga Symphony in Spokane, Washington, the Orchestra Desiderio do Settignano in Florence, Italy, and has served as concertmaster of the Gonzaga Symphony since August 2017. To read more about Chip Mielke, click here.

December Calendar of Events - Live at The Plaza

Pianist Danny Codero

Here to make the holidays bright!
Sat., Dec. 2, from 11a - 12p

The Civic Theater
Excerpts from "Holiday Hijinks," with a musical performance by the children's troupe.
Mon., Dec. 4, from 5:15p - 5:45p

Ken Davis - "In Transit"
Guitarist, singer, and STA Coach Operator!
Wed., Dec. 6, Fri., Dec. 15, & Dec. 22

Singer/songwriter Joshua Belliardo
Ring in the holidays with this rising star.
Fri., Dec. 8, from 5:15p - 5:45p

Tuba Christmas

Back for what is quickly becoming a holiday tradition at The Plaza.
Sat., Dec. 9, from 1:30p - 2:30p

Jazz Singer Renei Yarrow (Ren E)
A silky blend of holiday and nostalgic favorites.
Wed., Dec. 13, and Wed., Dec. 20
from 5:15p - 5:45p

Pianist Tatyana Sipko
Enjoy the melodic sounds of this young talent.
Tues., Dec. 19, beginning at 4:00p

Seasons Greetings



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