VineArts Boise

Open Studio


During the summer months, we offer free “Create Days” on occasional Saturdays. This summer’s Create Days will be on:

Saturday June 29, 12-4pm
Saturday July 20, 12-4pm
Saturday August 24, 12-4pm

Drop in and join us! Use our art supplies at no cost, or bring your own. All ages welcome; kids under 14 must be with a parent.

Open Studio will resume September 8, 2018 through May 18, 2019.
Hours: Every Saturday from Noon until 3:00. Drop in and join us! 
(Closed summers; also closed during major holiday weeks and inclement weather.)

Dates we’ll be closed:

Closed Labor Day Weekend:
Sat. August 31, 2019

Closed Christmas and New Years Weekends:
Sat. Dec. 21 & Dec. 28, 2019

Closed Easter Weekend:
Sat. April 11, 2020

Closed Memorial Day Weekend:
Sat. May 23, 2019

Closed during Summer 2020

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 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 peaceful, quiet environment for all who enter.

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

Open Studio is 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!