Creativity Blooms

Imagine a place where there is a connection between community, culture, and the surrounding natural world. Where curiosity is met by some of the most majestic natural wonders in the northwest.

Welcome to Southeastern Idaho... home to Idaho's fourth-largest city, the city of Idaho Falls. With a flourishing community of just over 61,000 residents, Idaho Falls has been featured as one of the nation's top 100 places to live in CNN's Money Magazine.

Home to one of the most enjoyable urban environments in the western states, Idaho Falls, continues to draw attention to its impressive balance of consistent economic development and affordability of area homes. Southeastern Idaho is a place where there is a world of possibilities that await with a mix of urban and rural cities ready to be enjoyed.

Wander, explore, and discover miles of pathways and a host of outdoor destinations waiting to be discovered like the spectacular museums and art galleries.

Discover an interactive art adventure that engages the future generation in meaningful and one-of-a-kind experiences to last a lifetime. ARTitorium takes intentional steps to show visitors the possibilities of educational art-centric activities through field trips, art classes, and an assortment of continually rotating interactive exhibits. Popular attractions include art-creation software, a green screen studio, stop-motion animation stations, collaborative murals, noise-making installations, and so much more! Explore all that ARTitorium has to offer and take a tour through the innovative virtual gallery, create a masterpiece at the creation station, or even let your imagination run wild at one of the project stations. ARTitorium presents valuable resources to accommodate a wealth of ventures and opportunities to craft without limits. ARTitorium is an exceptionally thought-out space with the intention to accommodate almost any type of event in particular parties, speaker series, films, and recording sessions. ARTitiroium also provides the public access to rent out the exhibit hall, the MC Theater for events, or even reserve a space at the state-of-the-art recording studio. Situated in downtown Idaho Falls, immerse yourself in the culture and ingenuity that comes from this charming town.

A regional leader in visual arts, the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho (TAM) serves as a gathering place and resource for the community to engage in the arts. TAM offers the opportunity to grow as an individual and artist through access to a comprehensive platform of educational opportunities, workshops, and programs centered around building confidence in artistic self-expression and exploration. The museum invites patrons of all ages and levels to discover the potential for art to educate, blossom, and enhance lives through the integration and mastery of crucial language art skills. Since 2002, the museum has been a catalyst for innovative and inspiring exhibits complemented by a rotating collection, five galleries, an interactive art learning center, a workshop space, and a gift shop. TAM prides itself on showcasing regional works of art and motivating residents to participate in events hosted by the museum, including the 12th Biennial Juried Exhibition, the annual artisan fair Beaux Cadeaux, and Art of Golf. Want to support TAM? Become a member and contribute to the atmosphere of culture and education through a positive outlet. Additionally, enjoy member perks, including free admission, e-newsletters, invitations to special events, lectures, discounts on a variety of class options and workshops, as well as a gift shop discount.

Southern Idaho Museum & Art Galleries also include:

The Sun Valley Museum of Art is part of a collection of new wave museums focusing on transformational arts and enlightening experiences. Centered around arts education, SVMoA is committed to engaging the community through exposure to multidisciplinary arts and opening the floor to the concept of investigation. Serving as a pinnacle of innovation, the Sun Valley Museum of Art is dedicated to creating excellent arts programs that make way for discussions regarding global thinking and building community connections. SVMoA provides an environment that encourages discovery and collaborative learning to help empower individuals to inspire change at every level. Additionally, the museum offers visitors access to a variety of media—from theatre to visual arts to music to a world of interactive learning. Partnered with Company of Fools, a renowned theatre company, SVMoA works together to provide locals access to an abundance of arts experiences, including live music, dance, film, lectures, workshops, and classes that spark creativity and engage people of all ages. SVMoA focuses on expanding knowledge, hoping that by immersing oneself in art through various mediums, individuals can transform their understanding of history, culture, place, and way of living.

Showcasing a revolving collection of photography and aesthetically pleasing art installations, the Boise Art Museum (BAM) brings to light the skilled artistry and craft coming from the Pacific Northwest. Calling all art lovers, BAM offers the opportunity to connect with a plethora of visual art experiences and approximately 4,000 works of art for just about everyone to enjoy. With a rotation of 12-16 new exhibitions each year, displaying expert application of individual styles, media, and culture, BAM inspires artistic expression and the passion for learning. Make the experience a lasting memory, and visit the BAM Store for unique gifts, including hand-made jewelry, accessories, books, decor, and more locally sourced goods. Stop by the museum on First Thursday for admission based solely on donation or a small fee of $3-$6 Sunday through Tuesday. BAM also offers a range of engaging monthly education programs, tours, workshops, and special events, including the annual three-day festival, Art in the Park. Generally recognized as a premier cultural event, Art in the Park is host to an open-air festival presenting numerous contemporary arts and crafts booths along with delicious food vendors and interactive activities.

If you are planning on traveling to Northern Idaho and would enjoy stopping to explore Art Galleries in Idaho's northern region:

Artist-owned and operated, the Art Spirit Gallery is home to a dynamic collection of original artwork from local artists around the region who exhibit a unique perspective and dedication to their craft. The gallery features high-quality pieces that embrace a variety of mediums and showcase individuals' creativity. Whether you're interested in adding to your art collection or spending an evening browsing the gallery, the approximately 4,000 square foot building provides access to a plethora of inspiring pieces that encourage visitors to form a relationship with art. Host to over 200+/- exhibitions and expertly curated shows, find new works of art unveiled every month coinciding with Coeur d'Alene's downtown Art Walks. Take the opportunity to meet with artists and socialize over opening receptions while enjoying a display of freshly hung art. Founded by Steve Gibbs, an artist himself, the gallery was created with the intention to promote participation and education in the arts on a local and statewide scale. Since then, Art Spirit Gallery has fostered partnerships with organizations including the University of Idaho to create the Art Spirit Education Collaboratory, a non-profit gallery serving as an educational arts entity. Nestled on the northern shore of Coeur d'Alene Lake, find a shop committed to opening the doors to showcasing the talent of the Pacific Northwest.

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