FIRST THURSDAY – December 5, 2013


The South 8th Street neighbors are coming together with activities, entertainment and refreshments to celebrate the holidays and their new beautiful landscaped block!

Boise Public Library

Renewal Home

Fulton Street Showroom

Creative Access Art Center

Phillip James Paul Mitchell Focus Salon

Foothills School of Arts and Sciences

Boise Farmers Market

Ballet Idaho

Opera Idaho

Boise Philharmonic

Boise Contemporary Theater


Boise Public Library 4:30 – 5:30 pm

The Nutcracker with Ballet Idaho Academy

Reading hour with mini performance


Renewal Home 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Wine Tasting with the Indian Creek Winery

Creative Access Art Center 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Hosting {en} ABLE 4.0, the Art Exhibit-A Master Apprentice

Artist Program PLUS Wingtip Press and Arin Arthur Textiles

will have exhibits and pop-up shops…and just parked right outside

will be Midway mini-doughnuts

Phillip James Paul Mitchell Focus Salon 5:00 – 9:00 pm

20% off all Paul Mitchell products + 20% off services booked that evening

Foothills School of Arts and Sciences 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Open to the public for

“The Art of Science and the Science of Art”

A night at school when Foothills upper school students will present projects they have been working on this semester

Boise Farmers Market Indoor Winter Market 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Hosting a Holiday Open House

Local Farmers, Guest Artists, Music and Refreshments

Ballet Idaho & Ballet Idaho Academy 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Flash mobs with mini mice, Clara, Fritz and so many more characters from The Nutcracker, with a bon fire,

roasting marshmallows, hot chocolate, candy canes…a fun and festival evening

Opera Idaho

Opera Idaho’s children choir will be out and about all evening, but you will be able to catch them on South 8th Street

Boise Contemporary Theater 5:00 – 8:00 pm PLUS

BCT will be part of the celebration, as well at 8:00 pm their curtain will open with

This Wonderful Life – Frank Capra’s celebratory masterpiece with a contemporary perspective

Ticket information visit

Fulton Street Showroom 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Artist Bio’s for First Thursday at Fulton Street Showroom
Ed Anderson is from Minneapolis, but currently resides in Boise. Ed’s many artistic themes are based around life outdoors. Most of his compositions are “line driven.” Since the work is conceived as a sketch, many of the final pieces maintain a gestural feel.
Ed Anderson
Paul Hoelscher is from Baker City, Oregon. Paul teaches drawing, painting and ceramics for children and adults. His artwork has won many awards and has been published with the Watercolor Society of America, the Northwest Watercolor Society and as the cover for Birdwatcher’s Digest. His main artistic them is watercolor, with subjects as people, landscapes and animals.
Paul Hoelscher
Travis Sylvester is a colored pencil artist from Salt Lake City. His love and appreciation for the amazing colors and markings of trout can be seen in his artwork. His artwork has become widely recognized in the fly fishing industry and has been published in “Fly Rod and Reel” and on the cover of “Southern Trout” magazine.
Travis Sylvester
Josh DeSmit embraces a unique mix of city and country in his one-of-a-kind mixed media work. By drawing from influences like his hometown of Minneapolis and his getaway Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Josh creates energetic and eclectic works that reflect personal experiences and artistic process. His interests in graffiti and street art joined with his love for the outdoors breeds an art form that acts as a connector for these separate worlds.
Josh DeSmit
Kat Houseman from and currently resides in Montana, Kat’s influence from western art and the academic/contemporary art world, her work crosses both fences. She works in oil paint, typically on canvas. The color pallet is often bright, vivid and rich. She primarily paints mammal and avian species in portrait-like compositions.
Kat Houseman
Josh Udesen is a fly fishing and outdoor lifestyle artist, whose training combines a great deal of educating himself in painting, drawing, ceramics and printmaking. Josh currently resides in Boise, where he is a teacher for 9th through 12th graders at Riverstone International School.
Josh Useden