In 2002, artist Marianne Konvalinka co-founded Gypsy Gallery a moveable gallery for artists who, like herself, had full-time jobs and were looking for a way to show their work.
So Konvalinka and fellow Gypsy founder Linda Watkins pulled together this floating gallery. Now in its 10th year, it occupies empty storefronts four times a year.
You can celebrate with the current class of Gypsies this First Thursday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at 213 N. 10th St.
In its decade, Gypsy Gallery has had a significant impact on Boises arts scene by giving emerging artists a chance to establish an audience.
Todays Gypsies are multimedia artists Konvalinka and Pam McKnight, metal sculptor Zella Bardsley, ceramic artists Kevin Flynn and Amber Day, abstract landscape painter Julie Clemons and watercolorists Jenifer Gilliland and Cherry Woodburry.
Youll also find work from guest artists The Surly Mermaid Emmy Lou Rogers, Andrea Harris and Kelly McKinley, among others.
Catch the debut of Classical Revolution Boise a group looking to take classical music out of the concert and recital halls and into new arenas at The Crux, 1022 W. Main St.
The Crux normally showcases rock, folk and blues bands. So this is a departure for both the musicians and the venue owner.
The musicians will be a mix of artists who work with the Boise Philharmonic, Ezra String Quartet, Boise Baroque and other groups playing a line-up that includes Nelhybels Trio for Brass, Cockeys To the Wandering Hero of Distant Lands and Mozarts Kegelstatt Trio.
The music goes from 6 to 8 p.m., along with a show of emerging visual artists. Free.
Smallworks at Gallery 601 features discounts on the gallerys stock of originals, prints and other items. Plus, San Francisco artist Will Bullas will be at the gallery Dec. 8 to paint the gallerys window. Stop by and bring three cans of food for the Idaho Foodbank between 2 and 4:30 p.m.
Lisk Gallery + Carl Rowe, 401 S. 8th St., will continue its Winter Group Show of small artworks from artists such as gallery co-owners Jerri and Mark Lisk and Rowe, Geoff Krueger, Gina Phillips, Chassandra Schiffler, Mike Landa and others.
If youre thinking of giving local this holiday, check out Give Idaho at Idaho Mountain Touring from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Youll find a selection from area artists and artisans, plus music by Andrew Coba, and an appearance by writers Tim Woodward (narrator of Idaho: The Movie), Alan Heathcock (Volt: Stories) and nationally known outdoors writer Michael Lanza.
RAWArtists, a monthly showcase of area visual, musical and fashion artists, normally happens the third Thursday of the month, but because of the holidays, it will happen in concert with Downtowns First Thursday from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Powerhouse Event Center, 621 S. 17th Street.
This month, youll see another wide variety of artists with offerings including a Victorian fashion show, multimedia artist Julia Simpson, photography by Aperture Pictures, music by Johnny F. Butler and performance art by Kristen Hill.
But remember, dress in cocktail attire for this swanky event.
Dana Oland: 377-6442,