VineArts Boise

Open Studio


NEW DATES for Open Studio: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Saturdays only (Closed 4th and 5th Saturdays)

ANNOUNCEMENT: Open Studio is TEMPORARILY re-located to the main church building until further notice. Our art studio was severely damaged by flooding. (Subscribe to our emails on for updates.)

Drop in and work on art projects in a peaceful atmosphere of creativity, friendship and encouragement. We provide free basic art supplies and a work area for you to create in, or you can bring your own art projects and supplies.

New temporary location: 4950 N. Bradley St. inside Auditorium 2

Directions: From 49th Street, turn left on Bradley, turn into the church parking lot, and drive to the far LEFT side of the parking lot. Enter through the office doors, and the studio will be on your left.

NOTE: Closed Easter week and during inclement weather. Check back here for closure announcements. See 2020 closure dates below.

Closed summers.

Dates we’ll be closed:

Closed Easter Weekend:
Sat. April 11, 2020

Closed Memorial Day Weekend:
Sat. May 23, 2019

Closed during Summer 2020

What is Open Studio?

In 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!

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!