VineArts Boise

Open Studio


Summer 2018 “Create Days”

We’re looking at 2 “Create Days” this summer:

  • Sat. June 30: Noon until 4pm (Fabric art and tie dye) –Bring shirts or canvas shoes to paint on! Or just come and do whatever kind of art you like. 🙂
  • Sat. July 28: Drop in from 4pm to 7pm  (Jay Robertson leading alcohol inks on tile, and Sheila doing ink with string)

We are also pondering a weeknight Create Night in August, if we find some volunteers who will host it… so we’ll keep you posted!

Open Studio will resume on September 8, 2018. Our 2018-19 Open Studio will run every Saturday from Sept. 8 through May 18, 2019. (Closed during major holiday weeks and for inclement weather.)

What is Open Studio?

VineArts has a beautiful art studio, and we want you to come and play!

At Open Studio, you can explore media and techniques in a safe and encouraging atmosphere. Open Studio is not a class. (To see workshops and art classes, click here.)  Rather, Open Studio is a free environment in which you can create and experiment, either on your own or with others. Use our art studio’s supplies, or bring your own supplies. Banish fear and perfectionism (only God is perfect!). Instead, relax, and have fun exploring art. No artistic experience required… Open Studio is for absolute beginners, budding creatives, emerging artists, experienced artists, and everyone in between! We provide free coffee and ambient music while you read or make art. Suggested donation per visit: $2 (optional).

Address: 4902 W Chinden Blvd. in Garden City, Idaho. We’re directly on Chinden Blvd at 49th Street.

Open Studio Hours: CLOSED FOR SUMMER

OPEN every Saturday during the school year, from 12:00 – 4:00 PM (Drop In)
Closed on holiday weeks; check below for scheduled closures. See top of page for inclement weather updates.

Holiday weeks we’ll be closed in 2018-19:


CLOSED SUMMER of 2018, except on selected “Create Days” (announced at the top of this page) on particular days throughout the summer

Closed Labor Day Weekend:
Sat. Sept. 1, 2018

Closed Thanksgiving Weekend:
Sat. Nov. 24, 2018

Closed Christmas and New Years Weekends:
Sat. Dec. 22 & Dec. 29, 2018

Closed Easter Weekend:
Sat. April 20, 2019

Closed Memorial Day Weekend:
Sat. May 25, 2019

Closed for Summer 2019

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 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.