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March First Thursday: Treefort Music Fest art walk, Snake River Winery moving sale

“The Iron Rod” by James Christensen is part of a tribute exhibit to the artist that opens on First Thursday at Gallery 601 in Downtown Boise. Christensen, whose work has been featured at the gallery since 1998, died suddenly in January.
“The Iron Rod” by James Christensen is part of a tribute exhibit to the artist that opens on First Thursday at Gallery 601 in Downtown Boise. Christensen, whose work has been featured at the gallery since 1998, died suddenly in January. Provided by Gallery 601

Downtown Boise’s First Thursday on March 2 celebrates the Treefort Music Fest with two events:

▪  The Treefort Art Walk, in collaboration with the Downtown Boise Association, features Treefort-themed windows painted by artists on several Downtown businesses, including Flying M Coffeehouse, Washington Federal Bank, The Record Exchange, Guru Donuts and others. Artists include Pat Kilby, Angel Moran, Lance Brown, Ronnie Cyr and Cody Rutty. Find a full list at TreefortMusicFest.com.

▪  Get in the Treefort mood with an in-store concert with Seattle honky-tonk rockers Country Lips, pictured above, at 6 p.m. at The Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St. Free to the public and free Payette Brewing Co. beer for 21 and older.

▪  Gallery 601, 211 N. 10th St., will celebrate the life and artwork, pictured, of magical realism master James Christensen, who died in January. The Utah-based artist had a longtime connection with the Boise gallery, which has carried his work since 1998. See “Master of Imagination,” a collection of Christensen’s prints and originals through March. A portion of sales will benefit an art scholarship in Christensen’s name. Find more information at Vision of the Arts Organization.

▪  Swing into the Snake River Winery Tasting Room, 786 W. Broad St., in Boise’s BoDo district, and check out its moving sale. During First Thursday you will get an additional 40 percent off retail items. All wine is 30 percent off. Winery owners Susan and Scott DeSeelhorst, pictured above, will close the Downtown tasting room in mid March, and will eventually reopen in Caldwell along the Sunny Slope Wine Trail in the fall.

Dana Oland

5 to 9 p.m., unless otherwise noted, Thursday, March 2, at various venues in Downtown Boise. Find more events and information at DowntownBoise.org.

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