Supersized First Thursday
August 5, 2021, 5pm - 9pm

 


Treat yourself to a fun night with your favorite downtown retailers, services, watering holes and restaurants by browsing the listings below and making a plan to enjoy the places that make Downtown Boise the special place that it is.

Experience Supersized First Thursday!

Visit Downtown Boise the First Thursday of each month to experience art, shopping, dining and entertainment in a special and unique way you’ll only find Downtown. Supersized First Thursdays include multiple roving performances, games, meet & greets, and more.

Our local merchants plan exciting, engaging in-store events including food and beverage tastings, local art exhibits, and trunk shows. Stop into your favorite establishment or check out someplace new!

Events typically run from 5:00 – 9:00pm, but each merchant creatively plans their own event so check each listing below for individual hours and details.

 

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The Alaska Center

1020 W Main St •

Art   Shop  

I am featuring paintings on copper and aluminum for First Thursday, August 2021 in the Alaska Center 1020 Main St. Oil Paintings by Chi E Shenam Westin Frist Thursday 5-9pm. I am showing paintings of Eagle Island State Park. Plein Air oil paintings and studio works of the park and the old Prison farm that closed in 1976.

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The Alaska Center

1020 W Main St •

Art  

The Leap Photography studio will be open to the public on Thursday, August 5th, 2021, from 5:30-8pm in participation with other First Thursday events.

Stop in, tour the studio, and browse through Leap Photography's work. We'll have our fine art photography on hand which includes encaustic photography, greeting cards, magnets, and prints ... all available for purchase.

Our extensive portrait work is also on display. We have numerous albums, large prints, and product examples to enjoy.

If you've never been in a working photographer's studio, this is a great opportunity to not only view artwork but to check out the workspace. Photographer, Brenda Leap will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

We're located in the historic Alaska building. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor and follow the signs. We can't wait to meet you!

Date: August 5, 2021
Time: 5:30 pm- 8 pm
Address: 1020 W. Main Street #200, Boise, ID 83702 (located in the historic Alaska Building in downtown Boise)

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Art Source Gallery

1015 W Main St • (208) 331-3374

Art   Shop   Music   Tasting  

Art Source Gallery is proud to showcase watercolor paintings by Dave Hayes in August. Hayes paints birds and animals of the western sagebrush steppe, desert and forest ecosystems. Opening reception First Thursday, August 5, 6-9 pm, with music by JB Duo and wine by Indian Creek Winery.

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Bright Bank

802 W. Bannock • 208-344-5528

Activity  

RAFFLE DRAWING WITH BRIGHT BANK
Come by our downtown branch at 8th and Bannock to meet our banking team, learn how we can help with all your banking needs, and be entered into a drawing to win Apple AirPods and an iPad. Anyone is welcome to enter and no need to be present to win. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Stop by and see us for both August's and September's First Thursday!

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Cactus Bar

517 W Main St • (208) 342-9732

Activity  

Bingo. Free to anyone to play. You have a chance to win an assortment of fun prizes.

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Capitol Contemporary Gallery

451 S Capitol Blvd • 208-384-9159

Art   Tasting  

Capitol Contemporary Gallery announces Return, a show of new paintings by Rachel Teannalach and Josh Udesen, featuring sculptures by D’Arcy Bellamy. Wine by Coiled Wines. The artists will be in attendance on First Thursday on August 5th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The show is free, open to the public, and runs through August 31st.

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Delia Dante Gallery & Fire Fusion Studio

1322 W Main St • 208-810-6240

Art   Music  

Visit the gallery for an evening of music, celebration and local art.
Cold Connected Garden Stick Class from 5:00pm to 7:00pm (pre-registration required)
Live music by Dan Costello from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Free enamel samples for the kids!

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Double Tap Pub

409 S 8th St • (208) 364-7800

Dine   Tasting  

$3 Thursday! All wells and drafts are $3 all day!

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Boise Revival Project

999 W Main St • (208) 344-5007

Music   Dine  

The Boise Revival is a passion project to express our shared love for downtown Boise, our music community, and our restaurateurs.
About this Event
The Revival is happening, Boise!

Thursdays May-September 6:00-8:00 PM

Musicians Schedule visit www.boiserevival.com

The Boise Revival is a passion project to express our shared love for downtown Boise, our music community, and our restaurateurs.

We are all connected.

In working together to restore life to downtown, we have the opportunity to be part of a revitalization, parallel to the Roaring 20's. It's clear we all long to gather again in the heart of our city with friends and neighbors, to hear live music and revel in our favorite venues and businesses. The intent of The Boise Revival Project is to turn that longing into action, and help refocus resources and energy toward the goal of a more vibrant city center.

Join us for live music and community… together again in downtown Boise. Weather permitting, Firenza's roll top doors will be open & musicians will be performing outdoors.

Here’s how we are collaborating:

Restaurateurs ~ Have been hit hard in downtown Boise. The day to day work force hasn’t been working from downtown for more than a year which means restaurants are faced with a drastic reduction in business. Most have been holding on by a very thin thread— restaurants need support and hope again.

Musicians ~ Have lost most and likely all gigging opportunities during the past year. Their livelihood has nearly been wiped out. Musicians need support and opportunities to perform their craft.

Community ~ The past year has changed us all. We believe music will help heal, inspire and repair the broken pieces and build a bridge back to each other again.

Event tickets purchased will support this revival in downtown Boise.

Tickets: $10 General Admission / $20 Family

Includes a draft beverage from Firenza Pizza & entertainment from mighty fine musicians.

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The Grove Fountain

827 W Main St • (208) 336-8900

Activity  

Join us on The Grove Plaza as the fountain is on to beat the summer heat! Extra tables, chairs and umbrellas have been added, so grab a bite togo and take a break. And don't forget about all the activities happening on the plaza for Supersized First Thursday.

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Idaho State Museum

610 N Julia Davis Dr • (208) 334-2120

Art   Shop   Activity  

Enjoy free admission at the Idaho State Museum on Thursday August 5th , 2021 . Visit Pioneer Village a fan favorite; free admission is included here as well. We will be open from 5pm – 8pm. Last admission is 7:15pm. We are following CDC guidance for masking and social distancing.

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Jules on 3rd

412 S 3rd St • (833) 221-9717

Activity  

GRAND OPENINGCELEBRATION!
Silent auction to benefit
CATCH IDAHO
&
OUR PATH HOME
AUGUST 5, 2021 | 2pm to 7pm
2pm Welcome Reception
3pm Ribbon Cutting Celebration
4pm Live Music, Cocktails, Tasty Bites &Silent Auction
412 S 3RD ST BOISE, ID 83702
RSVP at: juleson3rdleasing@greystar.com

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JUMP

1000 Myrtle St • (208) 639-6610

Tasting   Activity  

Join us for August First Thursday at JUMP to enjoy game night including corn hole with White Dog Brewing, pickle ball, cribbage and more. We hope to see you here!

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Pengilly Saloon

513 W Main St • (208) 345-6344

Music  

Jazz supergroup Frim Fram 4 returns to Pengilly Saloon with period standard small-combo instrumentation of voice, piano, stand-up bass, guitar, and drums to provide entertainment to all music lovers.
8:00 pm | $5 cover.

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Tupelo Honey

150 N 8th St • 208-803-6721

Dine  

Join us for All Day Happy Hour drink & snack specials every First Thursday!

All Day Happy Hour Specials include:
- $4 Snacks
- $3 Coors & Miller products
- $5 Sierra Nevada products
- $6 select wines
- $7 select cocktails

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Wild Root Cafe

276 N 8th St • (208) 856-8956

Tasting  

Join us from 5pm to 8pm in tasting some delicious craft cocktails using locally produced Square One Organic Spirits!

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Woodland Empire Ale Craft

1114 W Front St • (208) 426-0510

Art   Tasting  

Join us for beer and brilliant art! Ashley Dreyfus will be in the Woodland Empire taproom from 6:00 to 9:00. She will have original works and merchandise for sale. All draft pints are $4 during this event.

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