Downtown Boise heats up with July’s First Thursday

▪  Check out the 14th annual Juried Art Show at Art Source Gallery, 1015 W. Main St. You’ll see 33 pieces, including Toby Davis’ “E. Grand Avenue,” pictured, that this year’s juror — artist and retired Boise State professor John Taye — selected. Meet some of the artists and find out the winners at the reception at 5 p.m., with awards at 6:30 p.m. Plus, there’s wine tasting by Indian Creek and music by Wayne White.

▪  This is your last weekend to see Dutch artist Wytske van Keulen’s “Not Somewhere Else, But Here*” at Ming Studios, 420 S. 6th St. Van Keulen’s show focuses on people who follow their own paths. It also includes work by artists Joost Conijn, Lucas Lenglet, Thomas Manneke and musician Tim Smith.

▪  Take a tour of Boise’s newest cultural institution JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle St. Boise. See the tractors, learn about future programs, and explore its studios and activity spaces. Tours leave every half hour from the main lobby from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Space is limited.

▪  Grab a cuppa and see the latest artwork from tattoo artist Erik Payne at the Flying M Coffeehouse, 500 W. Idaho St. Payne has made his mark in Boise’s arts community with his Inkvision Tattoo. He now puts his ink to paper for this new exhibition.

Dana Oland

Thursday, July 7, 5 to 9 p.m. at various venues in Downtown Boise. Find more First Thursday events at