First Thursday, Virtual Edition - April 2, 2020

This month, we are promoting a virtual experience for April’s First Thursday rather than a destination experience. 

Support your favorite downtown retailers, services, watering holes and restaurants by browsing the listings below and making a plan to show some love to the places that make Downtown Boise the special place that it is. 

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The Alaska Center

1020 W Main St •

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Art in The Alaska Center
-CHI E. Shenam Westin: Plein air paintings of Eagle Island, the old prison farm. New water reflections and winter landscapes.
-ALLAN Ansell: Continuation of RAFFEL. Allan R. Ansell Photography, LLC is conducting a raffle for a complimentary 11 x 14 photographic portrait. The prize will include a free consultation session, photo session and the opportunity to select the image you want printed. The print will be mounted but not framed. Several patrons have dropped their name in the hat prior to the pre-virus slow down. The opportunity to enter is still open through the First Thursday (April 2) as originally scheduled. However, in order to continue the opportunity virtually you may submit your name and email address to be entered. The drawing date is also changed to Monday, April 5.
Just send an email to araphoto@cableone.net with the subject line “First Thursday Raffle” and your first name in the body of the text. The winner will be notified by email.
-LEAP Photography: The Leap Photography Etsy Shop is always open! We encourage you to take a comfy seat, grab your laptop and shop our fine art line of photography. Greeting Cards, magnets, prints, and encaustic photography are all available to brighten up your space. While you're relaxing from home and browsing our shop... check out our portrait website too! Leap Photography would love to help you update your headshot, family portrait or photograph your next event. Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/leapphotographyllc. Main Website: https://www.leapphotography.com

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Allan R. Ansell Photography, LLC

1020 W. Main • 208-863-2808

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Virtual First Thursday - April 2 - Continuation of RAFFEL. Allan R. Ansell Photography, LLC is conducting a raffle for a complimentary 11 x 14 photographic portrait. The prize will include a free consultation session, photo session and the opportunity to select the image you want printed. The print will be mounted but not framed. Several patrons have dropped their name in the hat prior to the pre-virus slow down. The opportunity to enter is still open through the First Thursday (April 2) as originally scheduled. However, in order to continue the opportunity virtually you may submit your name and email address to be entered. The drawing date is also changed to Monday, April 5.
Just send an email to araphoto@cableone.net with the subject line “First Thursday Raffle” and your first name in the body of the text. The winner will be notified by email.

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Art Source Gallery

1015 W Main St • (208) 331-3374

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Helping to make our city safer during this difficult time, the Art Source Gallery will NOT be hosting First Thursday for the Month of April....However, our website will still be OPEN. Find us at www.artsourcegallery.com, to view works by our artists for purchase, or just for your enjoyment. Our store at 1015 Main will be closed until further notice and The previously planned WE ART WOMEN benefit originally scheduled for April, will be postponed until later in the year.

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BANANA ink

214 N 9th St • (208) 345-1288

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BANANA ink virtual First Thursday!
20% off all gift card purchases.
Featured Artist on our online shop: I'D Golf Apparel www.IDGOLF.com
New design available: Same Idaho Boat Apparel (30% of all Same Boat sales will be donated to our local community affected by COVID-19)
Free shipping on all orders with code "HOLYSHIP!"

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Boise Art Glass

1124 W Front St • (208) 345-1825

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Due to the stay-home order valid through April 15, Boise Art Glass will be offering a virtual First Thursday!
This special offer will be priced at $45 and will allow students to design their soap dispenser before it is made by Filip on Facebook Live. Set in 20-minute sessions, time slots will be available from 1:00pm-6:00pm. You will need to send us a private message with your name, the time slot you have reserved. We will need the specifications for your soap dispenser such as color, pattern, and shape on or before your appointment. We will hold your items overnight to cool at which point we will either ship your items to you, or for those who prefer roadside pickup we will happily deliver them to your car. To schedule, please call (208) 345 1825. We appreciate your continued support and cannot express our gratitude for those of you who can help keep our furnace running during these difficult times.

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Boise Art Museum

670 S Julia Davis Dr • (208) 345-8330

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Virtual First Thursday--BAM may be closed, but you can still experience our most recent exhibition "The 2020 Idaho Triennial''! Hear directly from the twenty-three Idaho artists featured in the exhibition as you view their artworks online. Learn more about the artists and their creative processes with our free AUDIO GUIDE. Begin your exhibition experience here: http://www.boiseartmuseum.org/exhibition/the-2020-idaho-triennial-audio-guide/

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Boise Brewing

521 W Broad St • (208) 342-7655

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Now offering local delivery and pickup! Delivery is restricted to Boise Brewing surrounding zip codes while curbside pickup is available for everyone who can make it to the brewery!
There are laws to this so keep in mind: you still have to be 21+ to order and the card you pay with MUST match the ID that you present upon deliver/pickup.
We want you to feel safe during this uncertain time and we will continue to practice the highest standards of sanitation and safety. Give us a call if you have any questions!

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Boise Farmers Market

1500 Shoreline Drive • (208) 345-9287

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Support our local farmers and vendors! Many are doing special deliveries or have drop off points around the city! See the full list of vendor products and availability on the BFM Local Food Locator.

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Bonefish Grill

855 W Broad St • (208) 433-1234

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Free Bang Bang Shrimp Appetizer with every to go order on First Thursday!

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Capitol Contemporary Gallery

451 S Capitol Blvd • 208-384-9159

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Our First Thursday Open House for April is canceled in accordance with the Governor's stay at home mandate for all nonessential businesses. Please tune in to Facebook and Instagram for artist features and updates from the gallery in the coming weeks. We will continue to re-evaluate the situation and keep you posted on our plans moving forward. We look forward to opening as soon as possible with a new group show.

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Chandlers Steakhouse

981 W Grove St • (208) 383-4300

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Chandlers offers curbside take-out! Worldclass steaks and seafood with accouterments we are known for delivered direct to YOU on site. Wines by the bottle are 30% reduced. Cozy up at home, switch on your favorite jazz channel, light a candle and toast to you!

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The Chocolat Bar

805 W Bannock St • (208) 338-7771

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The Chocolat Bar was going to be pairing wine from Rivaura Winery (rivaura.com) with our chocolate. The Rivaura Viognier was going to pair with our Coconut Cluster made with our 72% dark chocolate, and the Rivaura Grenache was going to pair with our Cherry Bark. We are hoping to reschedule for later in the year, but if you can get either of those wines, order online or call for pickup or delivery of our chocolates!

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Firenza Pizza

999 W Main St • (208) 344-5007

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Open for take out and delivery for First Thursday and we will be having a 2 for $20 and 2 for $26 large pizza specials!

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Gallery 601 on The Grove

8th & Front on The Grove Plaza • (208) 336-5899

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Cowgirl Up...with Donna Howell-Sickles
Wowing our customers, collectors and fans alike for over 30 years, this Texas artist has a 'what ever they can do, we can do better' attitude when it comes to her feminine styled cowgirl artwork. Bright, bold and whimsical, Donna's artwork adds that pop of color to your favorite room in the house. Free shipping and free local delivery on all orders place through our website by April 18th.
"Art is Where the Heart Is"...Donna Howell-Sickles

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Grove Fitness Club & Spa

245 S Capitol Blvd • (208) 514-4434

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Please visit our website on First Thursday, April 2nd for exciting specials! We are offering 20% off on 1 hour massage, Custom Blend Facials and Grove Spa Manicure/Pedicures! Additionally, we will be offering 10% off all prepaid memberships!

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Guru Donuts

928 W Main St • (208) 571-7792

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Guru Donuts will be coming to you virtually with awesome new promotions!

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Leap Photography

1020 W Main St • 208-703-7360

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The Leap Photography Etsy Shop is always open!
We encourage you to take a comfy seat, grab your laptop and shop our fine art line of photography. Greeting Cards, magnets, prints, and encaustic photography are all available to brighten up your space.
While you're relaxing from home and browsing our shop... check out our portrait website too! Leap Photography would love to help you update your headshot, family portrait or photograph your next event.
Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/leapphotographyllc
Main Website: https://www.leapphotography.com

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McU Sports

822 W Jefferson St • (208) 342-7734

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McU Sports Virtual First Thursday Event!
One Day Only - First Thursday April 2, 2020
Shop www.mcusports.com for 10%-20% off our entire site!
Use code FirstThursday10 for 10% off Skis, Snowboards, Bike, Boots & Sale Item or
FirstThursday20 for 20% off everything else!
FREE Contactless delivery to your door step & FREE Contactless Curbside pick-up available.
Hurry, get online and start shopping! The Savings Ends Midnight 4-2-2020.
Some restrictions apply, offer is limited to one code per item and per order.

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Meriwether Cider House

224 N 9th St • 208-972-6725

On First Thursday drop by Meriwether Cider House and buy a $25 gift certificate for $20. Starting First Thursday, you can also purchase this discounted gift certificate online.
Meanwhile go to meriwethercider.com to order cider for pick up or delivery.

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Molly's Healthy Pet Food Market

817 W Idaho St • 208-336-9618

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Molly’s Healthy Pet Food Market offers FREE Same Day or Next Day Delivery to the following cities: Boise, Kuna, Meridian, Eagle, Star, and Nampa. Plus, Sunday Deliveries to Caldwell, Middleton, and Mountain Home. Plus, while supplies last, receive a FREE roll of toilet paper with every delivery!
For First Thursday, use code "first thursday" at checkout to receive 10% off your entire purchase!
Customers are welcome to order online at www.mollyshealthypfm.com or call ahead for free curbside pickup!

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Re-POP Gifts

210 N 10th St • 208-991-6112

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Re-POP Will be live on the NEW! Argos TV with featured local LEGO artist Scott Bowman of Idea Brickworks. We'll be talking about our new e-commerce and featuring some great products to keep entertained while quarantined.
Tune in to https://vimeo.com/event/31553 at 6:30 p.m.
https://www.facebook.com/ArgosProduction/

Also, 15% off electronic gift cards using code LOVELOCAL

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Rediscovered Bookshop

180 N 8th St • (208) 376-4229

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Looking for a good read, puzzles, great cards, a little gift for someone or a little something for yourself? Looking for some virtual events to mix it up a bit?
Visit Rediscovered Books webpage and see what we have going on! #Shelfie dance parties, Facebook LIVE events with authors, personalized book recommendations, and in-town delivery ($5 for purchases under $50, free for over $50) or free curbside pick up.

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Richard's

500 S Capitol Blvd • (208) 472-1463

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Take Out available on our website with Curbside Pickup! Super easy! We even have wine by the bottle (must be 21+ years of age and present valid ID at time of pick up). Conveniently located in downtown on Capitol & Myrtle.

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SALT by Pepper

1109 West Main Street • 208-590-3590

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Salt is fully mobile! There are several ways you can shop Salt with comfort and privacy.
Our online store is up and running! Use the code SALTONLINE to receive 10% off your purchase.
Not sure about size or want to try a certain item on first? No problem! Book a private showing or have Salt delivered to your door for at-home try-on. We will drop off and pick up all local requests.
Visit our saltbypepper.com, call (208)429-0140, or email us at info@saltbypepper.com for more info.

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The STIL

786 W Broad St • 208-809-8888

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1) $10 off any e-gift card with a minimum load of $30 - use code HELPLOCAL10 (link: https://linktr.ee/ilovethestil)
2) $10 e-gift card sent with purchase of 4 Pint Doorstep Pint Delivery (redeem after order by emailing orders@ilovethestil.com)
3) $5 e-gift card sent with purchase of any 3 pints at grocery stores (send us your receipt to orders@ilovethestil.com)

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Ward Hooper Gallery & Vintage Swank

745 W Idaho St • (208) 287-8150

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Shop Local and shop online. We ship anywhere in the world and now is the time to support your local art community. Free shipping in the next couple of weeks. 208-287-8150 to order and prints can be viewed at wardhooper.com. If you don't see it, call us at and we will get it for you.

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