Supersized First Thursday
Presented by Columbia Bank
June 2, 2022, 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 First Thursday!

Visit Downtown Boise the First Thursday of each month to experience art, shopping, dining, live music, family activities and entertainment in a special and unique way you’ll only find Downtown.

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.


Supersized First Thursday's return this summer!
This includes additional roving performances, music, and activation throughout all of downtown. Downtown Boise Association (DBA) will partner with performing artists and nonprofit organizations to create an enhanced experience for community members visiting downtown between 5pm – 9pm on the first Thursday of May, June, August, September, and October 2022.
Anyone interested in performing at a future Supersized First Thursday can find the artist call here.


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Featured Artists at Art Source Gallery

1015 W Main St • (208) 331-3374

Art   Shop   Tasting  

Julie Meikle and Susan Elle share pottery and paintings inspired by their time in the Far East. Meikle’s functional ceramic works reflect her studies with Japanese and Taiwanese potters, while Elle’s paintings interpret the world she saw while nursing in Vietnam.
The two artists are collaborating in a joint show opening at Art Source Gallery on First Thursday, June 2. Meet the artists at a reception beginning at 5:00, with music by JB Duo, wine by Indian Creek Winery, and light snacks. Their show will hang throughout the month of June.

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Barbarian Brewing Beer Bar

1022 W Main St • 208-387-2739

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June First Thor's Day with our yearly release of DANGER SUNSET and ORANGE CREAMSICLE and fresh batches of NECTARON 5000 Hazy IPA and CANADIAN LAGER!
Live, original music with Charlie Sutton & Jason Beek from 7pm-9pm.
South Beach of Miami, 1986. The engine purring like a tiger in Crockett's white Ferrari Testarossa. The scents of coconut and strawberry tingle your nostrils with pure ecstasy to send you on your journey into the DANGER SUNSET. Spontaneously fermented sour blend aged in oak barrels and finished with strawberries and coconut.
8% ABV
Draft, 500ml Bottles, t-shirts, racerback tanks and pullover hoodies available!
Dessert Berliner Weisse made with milk sugar (lactose), more than 400 lbs of Cara Cara oranges and Madagascar vanilla beans. Slightly tart and sweet.
7% ABV
20 IBU
Draft & 16oz cans available.
~ NECTARON 5000 ~
Hazy IPA made with Skagit Valley malt and wheat and Nectaron, Nelson Sauvin, Triumph, Moutere & Motueka hops.
6.5% abv
Draft & Cans
Light, crisp and refreshing Canadian style lager that aged in tank for 6 weeks. Made with pale malt, corn, rice, and Willamette hops.
5.5% abv
Draft only
The Barbarian Downtown Beer Bar is a 21 and older venue. We do not brew our beer on-site and are considered a 21+ BAR according to the Idaho ABC.

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Featured Artist at Capitol Contemporary Gallery

451 S Capitol Blvd • 208-384-9159

Art   Shop  

Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to announce new exhibitions for the month of June— Beyond by Jerri Lisk and Desert Water by Mark Lisk, featuring jewelry by Karen Klinefelter. Please join us on First Thursday, June 6th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. The artists will be in attendance, and we will be serving wine by Coiled Wines in Garden City. The show is free, open to the public, and runs through June 30th.

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Columbia Bank

190 N 8th St • 208-926-6310

Tasting   Activity  

Join Johnson May with their Summer Kickoff! Johnson May will be providing complimentary appetizers and a wine tasting with Talaya Wines. Come enjoy some great company and great wine.

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Delia Dante Gallery & Fire Fusion Studio

1322 W Main St • 208-810-6240

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April VanDeGrifts Artist Reception
June 2nd
First Thursday, 5 - 9pm

April VanDeGrift is a visual artist who works primarily in oil. VanDeGrift earned her MFA from Boise State University and has taught at various colleges since 2011 including Boise State University, The College of Idaho, and currently the College of Western Idaho. She has created work for the City of Boise, The College of Western Idaho, The College of Idaho, and The Boise Art Museum. Her work can be found at Picture This Gallery and Frame, The Visual Arts Collective, and in private collections.

Music by Dan Costello
Horderves and drinks provided

Paintings by April VanDeGrift at Delia Dante Gallery are on display through June 30th.

The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am - 6pm
All gallery exhibitions are always free and open to the public

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$3 Thursday at Double Tap Pub

409 S 8th St • (208) 364-7800

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

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Fort Builder

217 S 11th St • (208)949-1701

Art   Shop   Music  

City Nights at Fort Builder and High Desert Poet Society present “First Thursday, A Multimedia Art Show.” Welcoming Denver bands Dry Ice and Satellite Pilots, along with Boise locals Blix. Make art with your buddies and shop a clothing pop-up by Boise Vintage Supply, PLUS POETRY and FOOD. You won’t want to miss this!

Doors at 6:30 pm, music starts at 7:00 pm
$15 cover at the door (Cash to the artists!)

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Meriwether Cider House

224 N 9th St • (208)972-6725

Tasting   Activity  

We will have a special flight made from bottles in our cider fridge (this is the only way you get to taste these AWESOME bottles!) and we'll have pride ornament making, supplies and instructions provided!

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Paddles Up Poke

237 N 9th St • 2084125581

Music   Dine   Tasting   Activity  

Paddles Up first Thursday event will consist of Alias Smith & Barnes playing live music in our store. We will be offering free beer WITH purchase of food. We will be partnering with Powderhaus brewery for this event.

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Extended Happy Hour Specials at Richard's Restaurant & Bar

500 S Capitol Blvd • (208) 472-1463

Art   Dine   Tasting  

$5 Idaho beers and Extended Happy Hour in the Bar from 4-9pm. That means discounted beverages & bar bites – $2 off all wines by the glass and cocktails on our list, plus $2 off select apps!

We're connected to the Inn at 500, where you can drop your car for free valet (or park in our covered parking garage for free) and then enter through the lobby to view art by local Idaho artists and unique glass fixtures by Boise Art Glass.

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119 Broadway Ave • (208) 383-4810


Stiff muscles? Achy joints? Come see us at StretchLab Boise! On First Thursdays, first-time visitors will receive a FREE 15-minute assisted stretch from one of our highly trained flexologists! Reserve your spot by calling or texting (208) 383-4810. Spots are limited!

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