Arts & Culture

It’s First Thursday in Downtown Boise and there’s plenty to see

•  See what’s up at

Boise Creative Center

, 1204 W. Front St. Watch performance painting by Alex and Jamie Vega. Hear

A Mighty Band of Microbes

play on the roof. See art by painter Myra Hage, multimedia artist

Sue Latta

and others, then step into the “splatter room” where you can literally throw some paint around.

•  RAW Artists is back. Orange County-based producer Becky Mickletz will pick up the Boise franchise and organize the bimonthly showcases. Her first bash is “Bold,” with three bands, two dance troupes and more than 30 visual and fashion artists. It’s from 7 p.m. to midnight at the

PowerHouse Event Center

, 621 S. 17th St. $15 in advance at

, $20 at the door.


Gallery Five18

, 518 S. Americana Blvd., will show new work by abstract painter Anne Peterson and surrealist Randy van Dyke, (“The Optimist,” pictured). You’ll see new paintings by both and some collaborative pieces.

•  Basque rockers

Amuma Says No

will play at the

Basque Center

, 601 Grove St., starting at 8:30 p.m.

5-9 p.m. Sept. 3, unless otherwise noted, at various venues in Downtown Boise. Free. Find more events at