Arts & Culture

Check out what’s happening at First Thursday tonight

It’s First Thursday! Here’s some of what you can see and do in Downtown Boise. Events go from 5 to 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

•  Celebrate the first anniversary of artist, costume designer and fashion diva

Star Moxley


Crazy Neighbor

. The shop at 1415 W. Grove St. in the Linen District carries the coolest, kitschiest and most elegant accessories you’ll find in Idaho, plus a full line of

Ben Nye makeup

, wigs and the best selection of natty men’s hats, bow ties and other neat doo-dads. The celebration will kick off a three-day sale, Aug. 6-8.

•  There is construction on the sidewalk, but the fire is lit inside

Boise Art Glass


Fire Fusion Studio

, 1124 W. Front St. You can make your own silver foil and glass enamel jewelry piece ($25 for a one hour class), or make a blown glass garden sun-catcher ($40 for a half hour class).

•  Photographer

Allan 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 the

Boise Art Museum

, 670 Julia Davis Drive. You can see

Paul 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 painter

Lauren T. Kistner


Art 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’s

Hermit Music Festival

(Sept. 4-6) at the

Record Exchange

, 1105 W. Idaho St., with band performance, and free

Payette Brewing

beer for 21 and older.