Southwest Idaho residents enjoy a wealth of artistic endeavors, from theater to music to dance and more.
501 S. Eighth St.
Boise, ID 83702
Ballet Idaho offers a full season of 20 performances, including “The Nutcracker” and “Sleeping Beauty,” from November through May. The professional ballet company also offers a professional Academy of Dance, training students in classic ballet and extensive educational outreach programs for students in Boise, the Treasure Valley and throughout Idaho.
Boise Art Museum – Art in the Park
670 Julia Davis Drive
Boise, ID 83702
Boise Art Museum’s Art in the Park open-air festival provides visitors of all ages and interests with the opportunity to meet more than 200 artists and purchase their works. During the three-day event in Julia Davis Park in September, Boise Art Museum presents a variety of contemporary arts and crafts along with an array of live entertainment, park performances, wonderful food and hands-on activities for children.
Gene Harris Jazz Festival
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725
The Gene Harris Jazz Festival was created to educate, entertain and enrich listeners of all ages in Boise and its surrounding communities to the exciting sound of all forms of jazz music; to encourage the appreciation of and participation in music by children and adults alike; and to support an endowment that will provide ongoing financial support for guest artists, music scholarships and the festival at BSU.
Meridian Symphony Orchestra Centennial Performing Arts Center
12400 W. McMillan Road
Boise, ID 83713
The Meridian Symphony Orchestra is a 70-member ensemble dedicated to enriching the cultural life of the community and region by providing quality entertainment in a family-friendly, educationally focused environment. Meridian Symphony Orchestra is an all-volunteer orchestra, with members from a diverse range of backgrounds. The Meridian Symphony presents four concerts during its regular season, including a spring concert featuring winners of the Young Artists Competition, plus an outdoor concert in the summer at Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park in Meridian.
Mountain Home Arts Council
P.O. Box 974
Mountain Home, ID 83647
Some of the programs and services provided by Mountain Home Arts Council include scholarships for local students, acting as a coordinator between community groups and artists, and presenting a series of events that bring professional performers into the community that would not otherwise be available, including concerts at Carl Miller Park throughout the summer.