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 divaStar Moxley
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. 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 ofBen 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 insideBoise Art Glass
andFire 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).
• 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.