First Thursday

1st Thursday of each month, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.


10 a.m. – 8 p.m. |
Admission by donation all day
BAM offers extended hours on the First Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. along with special programs including Studio Art Exploration and Art Answers. Admission and programs are by donation.

Studio Art Exploration Sponsored by the Art4Moore Fund of Tides Foundation
Drop-in, 4 – 7 p.m.

Hands-on art making in BAM’s Education Studios. Drop-in designed for all ages. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Activity Calendar – Studio Art Exploration

February 6, 2020 Ann Gardner: The Shape of Air
Create artwork with light.
March 5, 2020 Ceramics and Textiles from the Southwest
Build a cardboard loom, then design & weave a tapestry.
April 2, 2020 The 2020 Idaho Triennial
Create 2D artwork inspired by Idaho artists.
May 7, 2020 Women in American Impressionism
Draw an impressionistic portrait with oil pastels.
June 4, 2020 Outside the Lines
Collage an abstract artwork.
July 2, 2020 Ann Gardner: The Shape of Air
Make a bubble painting.
August 6, 2020 Unbound: Books as Art
Bind a sketchbook or journal.

Art Answers
Drop-in, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Stop by to learn more about artwork, exhibitions, artists, and materials.

Program Calendar – Art Answers

February 6, 2020 Learn how glass is made with Dr. Matt Kohn from Boise State University while exploring Ann Gardner’s installations.
March 5, 2020 Join artist Genie Sue Weppner and discuss creating ceramic artworks in conjunction with Ceramics and Textiles from the Southwest.
April 2, 2020 Speak with artist Clementine Wright about her  sculptures and The 2020 Idaho Triennial.
May 7, 2020 Learn about painter Sherri Carter’s artistic process after viewing the exhibition Women in American Impressionism.
June 4, 2020 Visit with artist Lorelle Rau about her work and the
elements of art after seeing Outside the Lines.
July 2, 2020 Explore glass art with artist Delia Dante in
conjunction with Ann Gardner: The Shape of Air.
August 6, 2020 Investigate bookmaking with artist Caitlin Harris after viewing Unbound: Books as Art.