Gail Severn Gallery represents young, mid career and established artists working in all media. For more than 35 years the gallery has built a national reputation by presenting energetic exhibition schedules and participating in international art fairs.
Enso Artspace is an artist collective comprised of ten established Idaho artists, with an exhibition space located in Garden City, Idaho. Enso seeks to engage and invigorate the arts community by hosting regular exhibitions and events.
The Prichard Art Gallery is run by the University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture. Established in 1982, the downtown Moscow gallery has a regularly changing program of exhibitions that include fine arts, architecture and landscape architecture.
BAM, open since 1937, offers a permanent collection that focuses on 20th century American art, with a long-standing emphasis on artists of the Northwest, American Realism and ceramics. BAM's Collection also includes a survey of European and Asian artwork.
The official state historical museum, this institution began in 1907 and has since grown to a vast collection of over 250 000 objects. Along with permanent displays of the state’s history and culture, the museum hosts many temporary exhibitions.
Preservation Idaho offer a number of tours of historic Boise. This bicycle tour explores North End, where the rare examples of early modernistic residential architecture offer an insight into Jazz-age design in the city.
Located in downtown Boise, The Modern started life as a Travelodge, but has since been completely redesigned to an impeccable standard. The decor is redolent of mid-century Modern, offering stylish accommodation unparalleled in the city.
Hotel 43 in Boise is a unique hotel filled with original artwork from local artists. It is ideally placed for forays into the business district, the tree-lined Boise River and the Capitol, and near BoDo for the city’s best shopping, dining and nightlife.
Knob HIll Inn is placed within walking distance of Ketchum, in a peaceful setting with views of Bald Mountain and the Sawtooth and Boulder Mountain ranges. Newly renovated, the Inn is ideally located for a range of both summer and winter activities.
Based in one of Boise’s landmark old buildings, the mantra of Boise Fork is ‘Loyal to Local’. The restaurant stays true to this by offering a seasonal, sustainably-sourced and largely organic menu, and this policy has extended to the drinks and interior decor.
The Cottonwood Grille is based on the scenic Boise River in downtown Boise. Since it began in 1999 it has been a popular destination for upscale dining in the city, offering a contemporary menu of Northwest cuisine and ingredients.
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Idaho is a land locked state in the North West of the United States most famous for its mountainous landscape and rural farmland; it is appropriately nicknamed the ‘Potato State’ and the ‘Big Empty’. Its charm lies in its rugged untarnished beauty and the remoteness of its mountainous terrain.
Marilynne Robinson’s novel, Housekeeping is set in the fictional town of Fingerbone, Idaho, based upon Robinson’s home town of Sandpoint, and depicts rural life in the state as well as examining the notion of ‘home’ as a nostalgic or spiritual concept. The novel was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1980 and has been adapted into a movie of the same name.
The protagonist of Tom Spanbauer’s novel The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon lives in the fictional town of Excellent, Idaho. In this novel Spanbauer sardonically reflects upon the lives of Native Americans in a rapidly modernising America. The novel is heavily reflective of Spanbauer’s own upbringing and is told in a series of flashbacks.
Highly emotive, coming-of-age independent film My Own Private Idaho is loosely based on Shakespeare’s Henry IV. It is directed by Gus Van Sant and stars River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves as best friends who embark on a journey through Idaho to find the formers’ mother.
Idaho is home to rock sensations like The Raiders, led by organist Paul Revere, whose hits ‘Kicks’, ‘Hungary’ and ‘Him Or Me - What's It Gonna Be?’ have been extremely influential upon the rock scene for the last seventy years; in Boise, Idaho and internationally.