Jul. 16, 2015

Late Idaho Artist James Castle’s Home to Become Cultural Hub

The City of Boise took ownership of the late Idaho artist James Castle's home this week. The purchase preserves and protects the historic space from any future development. Castle's home will be restored into a facility dedicated to his life and work, hosting a live-in artist residency program and rotating exhibition space for local and national artists. The restoration is planned to be completed and open to the public in 2017.   

Aug. 7, 2015

Local Artist with Parkinson’s Donates Mural to St. Luke’s

The lobby of the St. Luke's Children's Hospital in downtown Boise recently became much more colorful. Now hanging on the wall is a large, 12-panel mural filled with images of hot air balloons, fireworks, flowers, children playing, fluffy clouds, a rainbow and more. It is unique in a couple of ways: The mural is made up of about 90,000 pieces of glass an was created and donated by local artist Richard Herdegen, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2010.

Jul. 31, 2015

Freak Alley

Freak Alley

Founder and director Colby Akers shares his history in kickstarting Freak Alley Gallery in downtown Boise. 
(Video by Grace Gibney)

Aug. 27, 2015

Nampa Art Lounge

Photo by Michael Worman

A Downtown Nampa business wanted to create a space for local artists to display and sell their art... and the Nampa Art Lounge was born! Valley artists are encouraged to bring their art to Third Hand Antiques in Historic Downtown Nampa to help fill the space with creativity of all kinds.  

Jul. 1, 2015

Creators, Makers, Doers: Aero Agoseries

Creators, Makers & Doers: Mark Baltes

At the base of a vast and well-loved trail system, the Foothills Learning Center on North 8th St. in Boise, Idaho hosts a striking 15 foot tall weather vane, in the form of a native dandelion. Meet the artist, Mark Baltes, who created Aero Agoseries.

Aug. 6, 2015

Creators, Makers, Doers: Traffic Box Art

Creators, Makers & Doers: Helena Kruczynska, Tarmo Waita, Erin Cunningham

What started as a graffiti and illegal poster abatement program has grown into the most visible outdoor gallery in Idaho. The creative diversity of Idaho artists’ work is showcased with art wraps on traffic and electric control boxes throughout Boise.

Sep. 3, 2015

Garden City’s Live - Work - Create District

Photo by Derek Hurd

The signs are up marking the new Surel Mitchell Live - Work - Create District,  a growing community in Garden City that is home to artists, galleries, musicians, residencies, studios, manufacturers and beer, wine and spirits producers.