Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge: Split Second Story

by Rick Diffley on May 31, 2014


Spokane, Washington Artfest 2014

I had the pleasure of being the Volunteer Photographer for the 2014 Spokane Artfest. I had a wonderful time talking with this artist, learning about his background, and the details that goes into each piece of his artwork. He was nice enough to allow me to take his picture with the handcrafted art that was for sale.

Word Press Photo Challenge

The challenge this week was to become a documentary photographer and attempt to capture a candid moment of a person, place, or thing. “Put your National Geographic hat on and tell a story by documenting a moment in time through a single image.”

So what is Spokane’s Artfest?

MAC Logo

Spokane, Washington Artfest

This annual art show is provided by the Spokane MAC – “Museum of Arts & Culture.” It is hosted in Spokane’s Browne’s Addition historic Coeur d’Alene Park. People can stroll through this idyllic setting as they take in juried fine art, pre-packaged gourmet foods and hand-crafted products from 150 of the area’s most talents artisans.

Showcased is an extensive collection of work ranging from stunning sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewelry, photography, ceramics fiber arts and much more. This show truly has something for everyone. Folks can enjoy food booths and there’s live musical performances and a wine and beer garden.

Plus, there’s art-making tent for kids of all ages.

Art for kids Paper Cutting

Thank you for visiting…

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Connie T May 31, 2014 at 8:43 PM

The pottery is very nice.


Cardinal Guzman June 1, 2014 at 1:31 AM

I like the art that the Sikh made. Nice stuff.
I saw an episode of Cops the other day where they were in Spokane. I tried to look for you, but luckily you weren’t in that episode :D


Tina Schell June 1, 2014 at 4:47 AM

Looks like tons of fun Rick. I love art fests. Here in CHS we have the annual Spoleto festival and the art show is of course one of my favorite parts. Sadly, I never thought of photographing it!


Rick Diffley June 1, 2014 at 5:13 PM

My wife is the event manager for the MAC and for this event. So, I had an invite to be the volunteer photographer. One has to be careful and not simply fire away with your camera. Works best to point to your badge stating who you are. Next, I pickup a sincere conversation with the artist. Then, I ask if I could take their picture. Some clearly do not!


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