First Thursday is here, and we couldn’t be happier! Join in on the excitement and check out some of our top picks for March’s First Thursday.

Art Source GalleryArtist of the month, Betty Hayzlett is featured in March’s First Thursday! Using primarily hand-made felt, incorporating other media and processes, her current work combines fiber with wood in all its incarnations, from twigs, roots, and slices of trees. The reception will be from 6 to 9 pm.

Cactus Bar- It’s First Thursday again at the Cactus which means bingo! This free bingo event offers chances to win some prizes – from a bar tab to some free pizza, or even a growler! Bingo starts at 6:30.

Capitol Contemporary Gallery Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to present a new show titled Land & Body, presenting oil paintings by Karen Eastman and cut paper collages by Lorelle Rau. Eastman’s paintings reference the grace of the female form, and Rau’s work abstracts the mountain landscape and presents it in striated form. The opening reception will be from 5-9 pm featuring wine by Coiled Wines. The show is free and open to the public and will run through March 30th.

PC: Boise Dept. of Arts & History

City of Boise Department of Arts & History- March 5th is the Fettuccine Forum, where Dr. Laura Woodworth-Ney, Executive Vice President and Provost at Idaho State University, will explore the interplay of national politics, rural voters, and suffrage activist in-fighting in the passage of women’s suffrage in the State of Idaho. Idaho was one of the first states to grant women the right to vote, but the reasons behind that early woman suffrage success may surprise you. Located at the Boise City Hall, doors open at 5:30.

Evermore Prints LLC– Kick off what is sure to be a great series of First Thursdays with Rachel Teannalach’s show: Cycle. Rachel Teannalach creates contemporary landscape paintings that are intimately tied to place and season. This collection of works spans the four seasons with images of Idaho and the West. Teannalach is known for her bold, expressive brushstrokes that evoke the feel of the places she paints. Her work was recently selected for Boise Art Museum’s 2020 Triennial.

JUMP (Jack’s Urban Meeting Place)– Kick on Illumibrate spirit a day early on First Thursday! Bling out costume accessories for the big night, crush some crafts related to this year’s theme, and get a taste of what this year’s light and color festival has to offer! Watch Illumibrate exhibits begin to take shape in the Lobby & the Light Lawn and belt out karaoke all evening long. March 5th, 5-9pm. Free and open to all ages. 

PC: JUMP Boise

Payette Brewing Company- Beer & Cuban Food Pairing! Enjoy 3 new beers perfectly paired with Cuban cuisine by Adelfa’s Comida Cubana. Get a flight of beer and enjoy the freshly made food for a fun and casual culinary experience. $15/person.

Treefort First Thursday Window Walk- This First Thursday, March 5th, walk around and see how local artists have transformed Downtown Boise with Treefort vibes!
Businesses will display art on their windows made by participating artists.
6-9 PM Downtown Boise. Free to the public.

SALT By Pepper – On March 5th for First Thursday from 6pm-8pm, SALT by Pepper, Boise’s newest contemporary fashion boutique, is celebrating their Grand Opening.⁣⁣This special opening event features live music, cocktail hour, snacks, door prizes, random draw discounts at checkout for up to 50% off purchase⁣. SALT is bringing designer women’s fashion to Boise that hasn’t been seen in town before. Learn more here.

For a full listing of First Thursday events visit the Downtown Boise Association website.

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