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Get involved in the I.F. art scene

Published online: May 16, 2022 Articles, Arts & Culture, Education And Arts, Lifestyle I.F. Magazine Staff
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Whether you’re a young artist looking to expand your palette, a seasoned professional or a person who simply appreciates art, there are plenty of ways to get involved in the Idaho Falls arts community. Group events range from viewing to creating art; all locations promote the use of imagination and building stronger relationships with those around us.

Actor's Repertory Theatre of Idaho (ARTI)

Need a night out without the kids? The Actor's Repertory Theatre of Idaho combines dinner and a show with ARTI's theatre company performing for mature audiences. Past shows of note include Pillowman, Beauty Queen of Leenane, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Sordid Lives and The Laramie Project.

257 W. Broadway St.  |  208-522-8450

The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho

Showcasing rotating art exhibits, The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho acquires and displays artwork—particularly works by Idaho artists—and provides extensive art educational opportunities. Events and classes for all ages are available on site. Whether exploring the exhibits or experimenting with painting or pottery, there is much to discover at our premier art museum!

208-524-7777  |

Eagle Rock Art Guild

Founded in 1948 by four artists, this organization hosts various art events throughout the year. Events include holiday and spring art shows, a sidewalk art festival and a senior art show. Sponsorships and new members are always welcome.

287 Cliff Street  |  208-529-2555

Idaho Falls Symphony

Established in 1949, the symphony was originally a music club that developed into a full orchestra. Live and remote events vary annually, though every show put on by the Idaho Falls Symphony is sure to please. For more information about tickets or auditions, visit the symphony's website.

440 North Capital Ave.  |  208-529-1080

Willowtree Gallery

Open since 1987, this gallery features a wide variety of original art and sculptures by local and regional artists, a large selection of limited edition prints, posters and unique books and gifts. Custom framing is available and the gallery occasionally houses art and literature events.

210 Cliff St.  |  208-524-4464

More Cultural Hot Spots

Looking for something off the beaten path? Consider searching out these fun spots found throughout beautiful Idaho Falls.

“Art You Can Sit On” 

This composite of public benches created by artists out of a variety of materials and depicting everything from trout to skateboards. These functional displays can be found throughout historic downtown.

Taylor’s Crossing

Taylor’s Crossing flanks the east side of the Snake River just south of the intersection of River Parkway and Broadway. It includes a full-scale replica of the first bridge to carry settlers across the Snake River in Eagle Rock (since renamed Idaho Falls).

The Fur Trapper 

This sculpture can be found at the median intersection of Memorial and B Street. Artist Roy Reynolds has created a beautiful larger-than-life bronze sculpture.

Sister-City Japanese Friendship Garden 

The Japanese Friendship Garden is located on the west side of the Snake River, just east of the Broadway Bridge. Its purpose: a celebration of Idaho Falls and its “sister city,” Tokai-mura, Japan. 

“Where the Red Fern Grows” Sculpture 

Created by local artist Marylin Hansen, this sculpture can be found on the front lawn of the Idaho Falls Public Library. The life-sized bronze sculpture is based on the classic children’s book, written locally by famous author Wilson Rawls.

Ghost Walk

How many times have you heard rumors of ghosts while visiting downtown? The summer months are the perfect time to get spooked while walking around downtown Idaho Falls and learn more about its haunting history, including tales of brothels, lost children and murder.

Booking a tour at Ghost Walk now will save you from the Halloween crowds and from the freezing weather. Tours run from June to October at $15 per person. The tour is 90 minutes long and wheelchair-friendly.


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