• PhotographerAllan R. Ansell
will take complimentary portraits in his studio at the Alaska Center, 1020 W. Main St. He will explain his process, take your picture and send you a digital image.
• Check out the exhibits at theBoise Art Museum
, 670 Julia Davis Drive. You can seePaul Vexler
’s large installation “Ribbons,” pictured, in the sculpture court then learn more about it by doing a Studio Art Exploration project. Admission is by donation on First Thursday all day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• See work by painterLauren T. Kistner
atArt Source Gallery
, 1015 W. Main St. Kistner layers paints to create highly textural abstract canvases. You can meet the artist at a First Thursday reception.
• Get a preview of this year’sHermit Music Festival
(Sept. 4-6) at theRecord Exchange
, 1105 W. Idaho St., with band performance, and freePayette Brewing
beer for 21 and older.
5-9 p.m. Aug. 6, unless otherwise noted. Find more First Thursday events at DowntownBoise.org.