Here are some cool places to stop by this First Thursday, June 5, in Downtown Boise:• Celebrate the grand opening of Boise Art Glass and FireFusion Studio from 5-10 p.m. at their new location at 1124 W. Front St., in the Bogies building. You’ll find demonstrations and classes in their art forms. You’ll also find live jazz music, beer, wine and food by Barbacoa, and from La Crepe food cart. Get 10 percent off gift items during the celebration.
• Explore 150 years of Idaho history as captured through the lenses of Idaho Statesman photographers in an historic art exhibit at Boise’s Sesqui-Shop, 1008 W. Main St., from 5-9 p.m. “Eyes on Idaho: The Best of Statesman Photojournalism” will offer nearly 100 photographs that documented Idaho’s history as it happened. You can meet some of the current Statesman photographers during the event.
• The Basque Museum and Cultural Center, 611 W. Grove St., will unveil two new exhibits tonight and a new permanent sculptural installation at a reception from 7-9 p.m. The exhibits explore the history or the Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga Historic House that turns 150 this year, and the Anduiza Boarding House and the Fronton (sports venue) that were built 100 years ago. You also can meet Coeur d’Alene sculptor Teresa McHugh. Her oak tree sculpture, a symbol of liberty and freedom for the Basques, acknowledges the more than 200 donors who gave to the Expanding Horizons capital campaign that will expand the center’s services and educational outreach.
• Check out the scene at the Bricolage/Classic Design Studio/Ming Studios block party from 5-10 p.m. at 6th and Myrtle streets. • Check out the new Ming Studios art center and international arts residency’s exhibit “Cornucopia” by German artist Uli Westphal. See new mixed-media work by Elizabeth Hilton and lamps from Marie Mortensen at Bricolage. You’ll also find food trucks and flamenco dancers.
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