VineArts Boise

Open Studio

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You’re invited!

VineArts has been blessed with a beautiful art studio, and we want to share it with you!

It’s a daily decision, and we know it’s a struggle. In day-to-day life, it’s too easy to neglect the creativity God has given you, or to stay away from artistic community. Or both.

At Open Studio, you can explore media and techniques in a safe and encouraging atmosphere. This is not about fear and perfectionism (only God is perfect!). Instead, relax, have fun, and share in the joy of artmaking.

For absolute beginners, budding creatives, emerging artists, experienced artists, and everyone in between!

 No artistic experience necessary. This is not a class. It’s a free environment in which you can create and experiment on your own or with others. Use our art supplies, or bring your own supplies.

Suggested donation per visit: $2 (optional)

Join us at our new location, 4902 W. Chinden Blvd. in Garden City, Idaho. The new studio is only 75 yards from our previous studio. We’re directly on Chinden Blvd. See our hours below. 

Regular Hours:


Dates in 2017
Every Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Closed on holiday weeks; see sidebar for scheduled closures.
Dates we’ll be closed in 2017:

Closed Easter Week (Holy Week):
Sat. April 15, 2017

Closed Memorial Day Weekend:
Sat. May 27, 2017

Closed Labor Day Weekend:
Sat. Sept. 2. 2017

Closed Thanksgiving Weekend:
Sat. Nov. 25, 2017

Closed Christmas and New Years Weekends:
Sat. Dec. 23 & Dec. 30, 2017

What is Open Studio?

A place to freely create!

    • Painting
      • Watercolor
      • Tempera
      • Acrylic (ages 12+)
      • Oil for those who have experience in oils

We have an assortment of brushes, papers, and finishing tools. Bring a canvas or buy one here at a bargain.

  • Drawing
    • Pen & Ink
    • Pencil
    • Charcoal
    • Oil Pastels and Soft Pastels
  • Collaging, writing, reading, journaling
  • Learning
    • Classes/Workshops are separate from Open Studio (click to see upcoming classes)
    • Library of art technique books
    • Our Walter Gray Library is chock full of instructional books!

Open Studio is unstructured time for you to to enjoy relaxing and creating. No artistic experience is necessary! This is not an art class run by an instructor, it’s just free time to make whatever you want. Wander in for some free coffee and do some reading, journaling, sketching, painting, collaging, or whatever medium you’d like to try. Use our art supplies or bring your own. We have a large library of art technique books you can read for guidance while you’re here. People are free to exchange ideas, tips, and techniques with each other as they experiment and create. The atmosphere is ripe with creativity!

We suggest a donation of $2 per session so that we can replenish the studio’s art supplies. However, if you can’t afford to donate, please come anyway. If you CAN afford to contribute more, it will help us provide supplies for those who can’t contribute. Thank you!

NOTE: Children under 14 MUST have a parent in the studio with them at all times. Children under age 11 MUST sit alongside a parent under constant supervision. Our goal is to create a quiet, peaceful environment for all who enter.