There’s no snow day for art. As of 10 :30 a.m. the Downtown Boise Association’s First Thursday, Jan. 5, will go on as planned.
Check out these events happening in Downtown Boise. It will be worth trudging through the snow to explore some of these fun, creative events.
First Thursday runs from 5 to 9 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
▪ At Gallery Five18, 518 N. Americana Blvd., see “Nature Narratives,” work by artists Josh Udesen and Connie Wood (work pictured above). Both explore a connection to the natural world through animal imagery.
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▪ Art Source Gallery, 1015 W. Main St., features work by art teachers from high schools throughout the Treasure Valley. Enjoy wine tasting from Indian Creek Winery and music by the JB Duo from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
▪ See “Holding What Can’t Be Held,” a collection of works by Idaho artists, at Ming Studios, 420 S. 6th St. The exhibition, a collaboration with the Snake River Alliance, explores radioactive “clean-up” sites near the Idaho National Laboratory by artists Daniel Peltz, Kelly Cox, Chad Erpelding, Amy O’Brien, Eric Mullis, Sissi Westerberg, John Shinn, work pictured above, and Tim Andreae.
▪ See “Minidoka: Artist as Witness” at the Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, and learn about artist Roger Shimomura’s “Minidoka on My Mind,” pictured above, in the exhibit that explores the incarceration of Japanese American citizens during World War II in camps such as Minidoka in Southern Idaho. The museum offers extended hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and admission by donation on First Thursday.
▪ Swing to the jazz quartet Frim Fram Four at Pengilly’s Saloon, 513 W. Main St. They take the stage at 8 p.m.
There are many other First Thursday events happening. Find more information at DowntownBoise.org.