It has been a treat to have Sam White at Art on the Ave the past three years. We’re excited he’s back in 2018!

Sam White was born May 19, 1958, in the Seattle Washington area. Sam loved art throughout his school years. White remembers copying comics from the newspapers with friends in the second grade and in high school his art teach encouraged Sam to experiment which sent White into his own style of boldly outlining faces with black markers and filing in with bold bright colors.

White experienced many emotional childhood events which allowed his moods to flow through his pens and brushes. Sam went to the Cornish Institute of Art, but a few years later he joined the military and served for about nine years and then went into the plumbing business. An old high school friend was surprised Sam hadn’t pursued his art as a profession, which got Sam thinking, and it wasn’t long before his overdue emotions were flowing onto many different mediums with various applications. Canvas, river rocks, sculptures of metal and his latest passion, carving his art into leather.

White has exhibited in a variety of venues throughout the Northwest. He believes in community involvement and is a big supporter of nonprofit organizations and has donated works of art to many of them. Currently living in Spokane, Washington, White continues his own plumbing business. He lives with a loving lady who is supportive of his artwork. He is a proud father of five children and ten grandchildren.

Sam White’s dream is “Someday, I’d like to have many art pieces hanging in enough places that my style will be recognized as a Sam White Creation.”

Check out more of Sam’s work at

Come down to East Sprague (1700-1900 blocks; Madelia to Napa) for a day of festivities that includes all your favorites – Visual Arts, Music at three outdoor venues, Food, Kid Zone and so much more. Art on the Ave – Saturday, September 29. Art exhibits will be open from noon to 6 pm with live music extending until 9 pm.