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Make your own art, explore Downtown Boise at November’s First Thursday

See Wendy Maruyama’s “The Tag Project,” 2011, at the Boise Art Museum during First Thursday. The installation includes the names of every person held in each of the 10 incarceration camps in the United States.
See Wendy Maruyama’s “The Tag Project,” 2011, at the Boise Art Museum during First Thursday. The installation includes the names of every person held in each of the 10 incarceration camps in the United States. Wendy Maruyama and the Museum of Craft and Design

▪ Hit the Boise Art Museum, 670 S. Julia Davis Drive, on First Thursday and make artwork inspired by your heritage from 4 to 7 p.m.

The project is based on BAM’s current exhibit “Minidoka: Artist as Witness,” which features the work of artists who have a personal connection to Minidoka.

Minidoka was one of Idaho’s incarceration camp during World War II. It held more than 13,000 people from 1942 to 1945. The museum is open until 8 p.m., with admission by donation. Read more about the exhibit here.

▪  Head to Boise Art Glass, 1124 Front St., and watch glass-blowing demos for free, or take a class and make your own holiday ornament ($40). Boise Brewing also will be on site, so enjoy a brew.

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This close up of Morgan Weistling’s “Catch of the Day” (oil on canvas) shows the detailed painting techniques he uses. Provided by the artist

▪ Gallery 601, features the work of California artist Morgan Weistling, whose work evokes a “days gone by” nostalgia for simpler times

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See metal artist Zella Bardsley’s latest creations at Art Source Gallery during November. Provided by Art Source Gallery

▪ Art Source Gallery, 1015 W. Main St. in Boise, is showcasing the work of Boise mixed-media metal artist Zella Bardsley, pictured, during November. “A Bestiary” features creative interpretations of animals inspired by James Lipton’s book “An Exaltation of Larks.” An artist reception will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. with music by Rochelle and wine tasting from Indian Creek Winery.

▪ First Thursday is a good time to check out a Downtown restaurant with the Downtown Boise Association’s “Dine Out” promotion. Most restaurants have smokin’ deals on prix fixe menus that run $10 to $30 for lunch and dinner. Reservations suggested. Find a list of restaurants and their menus at DowntownBoise.org. Read more about Dine Out Boise here.

▪ Cloud 9 Brewing will be pairing and pouring at The Chocolat Bar, 805 W. Bannock St., Boise.

▪ Get some sweet little art works at the semi-annual “Mini-Maker Menagerie” at Crazy Neighbor, 1415 W. Grove St., Boise. It’s an exhibition featuring jewelry and other cool work by artists Kay Seurat, Michael Cordell, Karen Bubb and Bingo Barnes.

Dana Oland

5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, unless otherwise noted. Free. Find more events at DowntownBoise.org.

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