Arts & Culture

Downtown Boise’s First Thursday gets you out for art


Boise Fry Company

, 204 N. Capitol Blvd., will hold its first “Strange Tray” art fundraiser. Fifteen area artists, including Ben Wilson, Kelly Knopp (work pictured), Emily Wenner and Julia Green, used BFC trays as a canvas. Their works will be part of a silent auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Each artist and Boise Hive, an all-ages local rehearsal and recording space, will split the proceeds. You’ll also find a fry tasting, Crooked Fence beer samples, and music by Curtis / Sutton and the Scavengers.


Juniper Kitchen and Cocktails

, 211 N. 8th St., will turn one of its walls over to a local artist each month as a canvas for chalk art. The back wall on the mezzanine is coated in chalkboard paint. You can watch contemporary artist

Tony Caprai

create the first one on First Thursday.

•  Artist Brittany “Gryttz” O’Meara will share “What I Drunk Ate Last Night,” works that are a precursor to a cookbook. See her recipes and share your own. Also see ceramic artist

Kris Mannion’s

modern tableware.

5-9 p.m. June 4 at venues throughout Downtown. Find more events at Free.