Last year they celebrated the anniversary of the Wizard of Oz with Ozvitational, an Oz-themed art show that had quite an array of work by many regular contributors, as well as a few that owner Sue Bradley invited especially for the show. The exhibition coincided with the Garland Street Fair, which was also Oz-themed. I missed it but heard it was quite the party. 

This year, Tinman will pause for a reflection in the magic looking glass of inevitable change, but will reopen with an expanded view of itself. Check out the following advance press info from Sue Bradley, owner (shown at right): 

"The Ruby Slipper at 809 West Garland will be closed starting Saturday, May 29th for redecorating and refurbishing.  It will reopen in early July as Tinman Too, a store whose mission is to provide the creative experience in literature and art for children.  We will be moving and expanding our current children's section to include more books for babies, more read-to-me and interactive books, even more fabulous children's illustrated books, and exceptional books for early readers.
Tinman Too will also offer regular storytelling times, dress up and puppet theater, and a wide variety of art activities and classes for children.  These activities will range from one-day workshops (collage, painting) and seasonal projects (Halloween pumpkin painting, birdhouses)  to regular classes in different art media such as printmaking, painting and drawing.  Our teachers are drawn from former Spokane Art School staff, local school district staff and area professional artists.  By fall, we plan to have a different children's activity every day for a full week of learning and playing.

The Tinman Gallery will close for remodelling on Monday, June 26th and reopen for the Artist's Reception for the Alice in Wonderland Invitational on Friday, July 30th.  Over 30 artists will be exhibiting including Kay O'Rourke, Harold Balazs, Dick Ibach and Mel McCuddin."