Experience First Thursday!

Be 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. 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 for individual hours and details.
 


Chi E Shenam Westin

1020 W Main St

The Alaska Center, 1020 Main St. Boise, Suite 100
Chi E Shenam Westin Artist, oil painter

Paintings from The Eagle Plein Air Art Festival. Idaho oil paintings on canvas, aluminum and copper. Featuring paintings from Eagle Island and other paintings from around the intermountain west. Gallery open First Thursday.


Allan R. Ansell Photography

1020 W. Main

Allan R. Ansell Photography, LLC is continuing its traditional First Thursday complimentary mini-session which includes 1 digital image suitable for social media posting. Also, Thursday is the start of the fifth raffle for a complimentary in-studio family portrait session. The raffled session will include a Complimentary consultation session, photo session and the opportunity to select the image you want printed and an 11 x 14 print. Drop in to enter or, if you can’t join us Thursday evening simply email your name to allan@ansellphotography.com with the subject line “First Thursday Raffle”.
The raffle will continue until March First 10.
Check out my web page. I will be accepting a limited number of bookings during February. Meanwhile – ENTER THE RAFFEL AND WIN THE PRIZE and Keep safe!!

208-863-2808

http://ansellphotography.com


Capitol Contemporary Gallery

451 S Capitol Blvd

Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to partner with Surel’s Place and the Mitchell Family to bring you Legacy, a show of artworks by Surel Mitchell in celebration of her contributions to the community as an artist, coinciding with the 10 year anniversary of the organization. Our annual guest show presents a variety of drawings, paintings, collages, and mixed media works created by Surel Mitchell herself, many of which have not been shown publicly in several years. All the artwork is available for sale with proceeds being donated to Surel’s Place by the Mitchell Family.

We hope you will join us for this exciting First Thursday event on February 3 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. We will be featuring wine by Coiled Wines, whose tasting room and production facility is located in The Surel Mitchell Live-Work-Create District in Garden City. The show is free, open to the public, and runs through February 28.

208-384-9159

https://www.capitolcontemporary.com/


Columbia Bank

190 N 8th St

Come join us and Johnson May Attorneys & Counselors as they celebrate their new rebranding. There will be wine tasting and appetizers from Sawtooth Wines.

208-926-6310

http://www.boiseneighborhub.com


Double Tap Pub

409 S 8th St

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

(208) 364-7800


Idaho State Museum

610 N Julia Davis Dr

Enjoy free admission at the Idaho State Museum on Thursday, February 3rd.

Drop in for a guided tour led by a certified tour guide, offered at 5:30 and 6:30. Tours are 45 minutes and cover the highlights of the Museum exhibits.
In addition, come and see the temporary exhibition Trailblazing Women of Idaho. Due to popular demand, this exhibition has been extended until March 2022.
The Museum will be open from 5pm – 8pm. Last admission is 7:15pm.

The Idaho State Museum is following current CDC guidance for masking and social distancing.

(208) 334-2120

https://history.idaho.gov/events


KEYSTONE station

811 W Bannock St

Our bi-annual TAG SALE kicks off First Thursday! Help us clear out space for new arrivals. Sale prices start at $5!

(208) 371-6666


Liquid Lounge

405 S 8th St

SOLID GRILL & BAR has LIVE MUSIC, FREE TASTING, FREE APPETIZERS & appetizer SPECIALS on FIRST THURSDAY! SOLID has all your bases covered on FIRST THURSDAY! See ya THURSDAY :)

(208) 287-5379


The North Face

802 W Idaho St

Join us for First Thursday as we team up with musician Joseph Lyle, local brewery Mad Swede Brewing, and The Commons Climbing Gym! Mad Swede will be pouring samples of their delicious elixirs from 5-8pm alongside The Commons. Get involved with the Boise climbing scene while sampling suds and jamming with local musician, Joseph Lyle. Music starts at 6pm and goes until 7:30. We can't wait to see you there!

Join The North Face Boise for a night of revelry with Boise's finest!

(208) 331-9790

https://downtownboise.org/go/the-north-face


Richard's Restaurant & Bar

500 S Capitol Blvd

Extended Happy Hour in the Bar from 4-9pm. That means discounted beverages & bar bites – $2 off all wines by the glass, beers 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.

(208) 472-1463

https://www.richardsboise.com/


SHIFT boutique

807 W Bannock St

Our bi-annual TAG SALE kicks off First Thursday! Snag great deals on select items, prices starting at $5! TAG SALE will continue through the weekend.
In-store and online!

208-331-7806

http://www.shopshiftboutique.com


Solid Grill & Bar

405 S 8th St

SOLID GRILL & BAR has LIVE MUSIC, FREE TASTING, FREE APPETIZERS & appetizer SPECIALS on FIRST THURSDAY! SOLID has all your bases covered on FIRST THURSDAY! See ya THURSDAY :)

(208) 345-6620


Woodland Empire Ale Craft

1114 W Front St

Artist Nikki Russo will be in the taproom from 6:00 to 8:00pm. She is showing paintings and will also have prints for sale.

(208) 426-0510

https://nikkirussoartist.com/