Editor’s note: We started shopping for this guide a few weeks ago to meet our press deadlines, so not all the items featured may still be available. And some of the work is one of a kind, but intended to give you an idea of the artist’s style. The information below details the stores, artisans and companies featured in this issue. Not all artists’ contact information was available. And remember, many of these items may be available at several Valley locations. Pricing may vary from store to store.
Featured stores’ addresses
Art Source Gallery (artist-owned cooperative) 1015 Main St., Boise (331-3374), with an annex at the Boise Air Terminal, Concourse B (424-5636). ArtSourceGallery.com. Art Source Gallery will be hosting “Metamorphosis,” an art experience to benefit the WCA from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 14. Juried art show, auctions and more. $10 at the door.
Art Zone 208 (artist co-op) 3113 N. Cole Road, Boise. 322-9464; email@example.com; artzone208.com.
Artisans for Hope 723 N. 15th St., Boise. 963-5095 or firstname.lastname@example.org; artisansforhope.org. Studio shop is open 9:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Also, special holiday shopping open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19. Other local retailers carrying Artisans for Hope merchandise include American Clothing Gallery, Dunia Marketplace, Rediscovered Books, GingerandMaryAnn.com, Bricolage and the North End Organic Nursery.
American Clothing Gallery 100 N. 8th St., Boise. 433-0872.
Banana Ink Featuring the design work of Lana Roth and other local artisans. 214 N. 9th St., 345-1288; email@example.com; www.banana-ink.com. Banana Ink designs are also available at Idaho Mountain Touring, The Record Exchange, Outdoor Exchange, The Backcountry Pursuit and McU Sports.
Boise Art Glass Featuring the works of Filip Vogelpohl and other artisans. 1124 W. Front St., Boise. 345-1825; boiseartglass.com.
Boise Bench Market Produce market featuring local foodstuffs and other artisan goods. 2207 W. Overland Road, Boise. 995-0345.
Bricolage 418 S. 6th, Boise. 345-3718; bricoshoppe.com.
Dillard’s Buy the cookbook at any register. 350 N. Milwaukee St., Boise Towne Square.
FireFusion Studio Featuring the work of Delia Dante. 1124 W. Front St., Boise. 345-1825; firstname.lastname@example.org; FireFusion-Studio.com
Hat Ranch Winery 15343 Plum Road, Caldwell. 994-6416; hatranchwinery.com. Hat Ranch wines can also be purchased at many local wine retailers.
Idaho Statesman 1200 N. Curtis Road, Boise. 377-6200; idahostatesman.com/
Moxie Java (“IdaHo Ho Ho” CD) Find a list of Treasure Valley stores at moxiejava.com.
Rediscovered Books 180 N. 8th St., Boise. 376-4229; rdbooks.org.
Re-Pop Gifts by Miss Courageous 3107 W. State St., Boise. misscourageous.com.
See Spot Shop at Idaho Humane Society 4775 W. Dorman St., Boise. 342-3508. To purchase the calendar, order online at idahohumanesociety.org (includes free shipping) or visit the See Spot Shop, 4775 W. Dorman St., Boise. 342-3508. Also at Flying M Coffeehouse in Downtown Boise.
The Record Exchange 1105 W. Idaho St., Boise. 344-8010; therecordexchange.com.
Wear Boise (Paul Carew and Lisa McGrath) 828 W. Idaho St., Boise, and WearBoise.com; 680-6017.
artisan & company contacts
Many artists and companies have their items at more venues than we had space to list. Detailed contact information wasn’t available for all artists and companies at presstime.
Ann Made Glass by Ann Durand. 891-1515; email@example.com. Art Zone 208 and Fusions Glass Studio, Eagle.
Alan Giltzow (humorous clay- and mixed-media artwork) 208-859-8420; firstname.lastname@example.org. Art Source Gallery, Art Zone 208 and Gallery Fifty five in McCall.
Anne Watson Sorensen (watercolors) 870-2570; aesorensen.com. Art Source Gallery.
Benedict Arts (Wood, metal, ceramics and oils by John R. Benedict and Teresa Nebeker) 340-9371; benedictarts.com. Art Zone 208.
Brick Oven Bistro cookbook (Stephanie Telesco and Jeff Nee) is available at Rediscovered Books, A’Tavola and Amazon.com.
COT (City of Trees) designs by Streeter Johnson. See more at thecotboise.com.
Cyndy Lounsbury assemblages 343-2057; email@example.com; cyndylounsbury.
DazyAirArt and Photography by Erica Deshner. 871-3507; firstname.lastname@example.org. Art Zone 208 and Re-POP Gifts.
Extravagonza Gourmet Foods Infused culinary oils and balsamic vinegars. Extravagonzofoods.com for locations. Some include Capital City Public Market Indoor Holiday Annex, Boise Co-op, Huckleberry’s in Rosauers in Eagle.
Foster Weld by Chris Foster. 391-1227; www.FosterWeld.com. Foster Weld items can be found online and at Banana Ink, Idaho Made and Payette Brewing.
Gypsy Moon Design jewelry, mosiacs and more from Deb Barger. 658-8262; email@example.com. Art Zone 208.
Joe Cans — Coffee for a Cause Ilikejoecans.com. Also at Big City Coffee at 1416 W. Grove. St., Boise, and Boise Airport Big City.
Lapinel Arts Leatherwork by Cathy Lapinel. firstname.lastname@example.org; lapinelarts.com; facebook.com/LapinelArtsLeatherwork. 830-6791. Capital City Public Holiday Market; Capital City Public Market Indoor Holiday Annex.
Lisa Bower oil paintings 830-6161; email@example.com; artistlisabower.com. Art Source Gallery.
Mak Made Jewelry by Makenzie Stephen. firstname.lastname@example.org. Banana Ink, The Record Exchange and Roosevelt Market.
Marjorie June’s Legacy Kitchen by Gwen Engle. marjoriejunes.com. Items can be found at the Boise Farmers Market, Boise Co-op, A’Tavola and Smoky Davis.
Matthews Family Farm (Idaho Honey) matthewsfamilyfarms.com; email@example.com; 208-880-5863. Idaho Honey products at the Boise Farmers Market through Dec. 19, Capital City Public Market Indoor Holiday Annex and online. (Other farm products also available locally.)
Metal Rehab (Found objects created into electic art pieces by Randall Quade.) 861-1052; firstname.lastname@example.org. Art Zone 208.
Nancy Sathre-Vogel wearable art. 376-4110; email@example.com. Art Zone 208 and Capital City Public Market Indoor Holiday Annex.
Rick Olmstead Jewelry 562-8533; firstname.lastname@example.org; commissions accepted. Art Source Gallery and R. Grey Gallery.
Papa Paul’s Perches Birdhouses and bird feeders by Paul Philbrook 908-9950; email@example.com; facebook.com/papapaulsperches. Buy from Paul or the Boise Bench Market at 2207 W. Overland Road (Columbus and Overland) has an assortment of Paul’s birdhouses for sale.
Parched Earth Pottery by Jerry Hendershot. firstname.lastname@example.org. Art Source Gallery.
Peach Fuzz Hats by Pam Drumheller. email@example.com. Art Zone 208.
Ron Pridmore art featuring iconic settings throughout the Northwest. ronpridmoreart.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; 863-8648. Art Zone 208.
Telic Footwear TelicFootwear.com for locations of local retailers. American Clothing Gallery and McU’s are two local options.
The Cabin (“Writers in the Attic” book series). 331-8000; Thecabinidaho.org.
The Grove Plaza Legacy bricks project. 1-844-BOISE-BRX; email@example.com; thegroveplaza.com.
Tim Bower (photo art) 871-6276; firstname.lastname@example.org. Art Zone 208.
Treasure Valley Salsa TreasureValleySalsa.com, Boise Co-op, Albertsons, Whole Foods, Fred Meyer and more.
Way Up Clay by Melodee Sather. wayupclay.com. Art Source Gallery.
Wild Ideas Glass by fused-glass artist Laura Johnson. 859-4470; email@example.com; wildideasglass.com. Art Source Gallery, Art Zone 208 and Gallery Fifty five in McCall.
Zacca Hummus ZBestHummus.com. Product can be found at Albertsons, Boise Co-op, Huckleberry’s/Rosauers in Eagle, Whole Foods.
Zella Bardsley (metal artist) 378-1464; firstname.lastname@example.org; zellabardsley.com. Art Source Gallery, Art Zone 208 and Gallery Fifty five in McCall.
Markets, bazaars and More
The Capital City Public Holiday Market From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19, on 8th Street in Downtown Boise. Also, Indoor Holiday Annex at 1026 Vista Ave., Boise, in the Vista Village Shopping Center. Open daily through Dec. 24. Capitalcitypublicmarket.com.
Boise Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19, at 516 S. 8th St. in Downtown Boise. Theboisefarmersmarket.com.
Eagle Country Christmas 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 (today), Heritage Park in Eagle. Christmas Market, tree lighting, entertainment.
• There are many galleries and artisan stores to find local gifts. Here are a few others that haven’t been mentioned in this list yet:
BeeWise Goods 3019 W. State St., Boise. 392-8493; beewisegoods.com.
Buy Idaho Inc. Visit the showroom at 404 S. 8th St. in Boise. While it’s not a retail shop, you can learn more about Buy Idaho members and products. Visit BuyIdaho.org for information.
Dunia Marketplace (nonprofit, fair trade store) 1609 13th St., Boise. 333-0535; duniamarketplace.com.
Fawn and Foal Designs by Juliana and Ben McLenna. FawnandFoal.com. (Selected Fawn and Foal merchandise is also available at The Record Exchange, Bricolage, Dragonfly, Banana Ink.)
Flying M Coffeehouse (500 W. Idaho St., Boise) and Flying M Coffee Garage (1314 2nd St. South, Nampa). FlyingMCoffee.com.
Fusions Glass Studio 135 N. 2nd St., Eagle. 938-1055; Fusions-Idaho.com.
Idaho Handcrafted Art and Furniture 6453 W. Fairview Ave., Boise. 891-8588; facebook.com/IdahoHandCrafted.
Idaho Made 108 N. 6th St. 258-7459; Facebook.com/IdahoMade.
Idaho State Capitol Gift Shop 700 W. Jefferson St., Boise. 332-1013; http://legislature.idaho.gov/capitol/capitol_building.htm.
Good Goods & Co. 5865 N. Glenwood St., Boise. 377-3027.
Mixed Greens 237 N. 9th St., Boise. IlikeMixedGreens.com.
R. Grey Gallery 415 S. 8th Street, Boise. 385-9337; email@example.com; rgreygallery.com.
Usful glassworks 5858 W. Franklin Road, Boise. 322-8272; firstname.lastname@example.org; usfulglass.com.
Nonprofit organizations Many area museums and groups have in-house gift shops. Check out the Boise Art Museum, The Peregrine Fund at the World Center Birds of Prey, The Discovery Center of Idaho, the Idaho Botanical Garden and others.
GCs, tickets and more
▪ Here are some gift-certificate ideas: Tickets to The Flicks (TheFlicksBoise.com), The Idaho Shakespeare Festival (IdahoShakespeare.org; peek at the 40th season) or Opera Idaho (OperaIdaho.org). For furniture and decor lovers, there’s Heritage Reflections and R. Grey Gallery. Or enroll someone in a wine club featuring an Idaho winery or buy your favorite beer lover some merchandise from his or her favorite Idaho brewery. Boise Brewing (boisebrewing.com) also has a Community Supported Beer (CSB) membership program starting at $100, which entitles your giftee to 12 growler fills in 2016.
▪ Tickets to the March 23-27 Treefort Music Fest make a fun gift and can be found at treefortmusicfest.com. There’s also the July 29-31 Mountain Home Country Music Festival Tickets (featuring Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert) outside of Mountain Home. See camping and pricing online at MHCMF.com.
▪ And for that child or grandchild? Consider contributing to a college fund. Learn more about Ideal (Idaho’s College Savings Program) at idsaves.org. It’s a gift that will make a difference.