VineArts Boise

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The ODD Art Festival

Why be like everyone else? God made you Odd!

Photo: Tony Thurber

Photo: Tony Thurber

VineArts held our first “Odd Art Festival” in July of 2019 in the parking lot of the VineArts Studio. Over 30 “Odd Art” Vendors each brought 1 artwork to demo, 3 things to give away, and 5+ artworks to exhibit (1-3-5… odd!) while offering delightful conversations about their creative process.

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The festival is free, interactive, and designed for adults, but kids are welcome too (children must be accompanied by a parent at all times). 

FREE REFRESHMENTS AND ART GIVEAWAYS

Visit with our art exhibitors as they create artwork on-site. Enjoy free cookies and lemonade, and dozens of art displays.

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OUTDOOR INSTALLATION ART

Our outdoor installation in the woods invited people to walk through a grove of trees to imagine a cathedral, re-imagined by installation artists Amandalynn Lovewell and Heather Feld-Wright. We ignited our memories of childhood play forts and places of wonder.

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FREE RAFFLE DRAWINGS

Free raffle drawings on the hour every hour with fabulous prizes, just for being there and talking with our exhibitors. Here is one happy winner! 

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“SHOW US YOUR ART” RAFFLE DRAWING

Free art supply raffle drawing: At the festival, guests showed us 3 images of artwork THEY created (including showing us photos on their phones), and we entered them into a raffle to win $200 of art supplies! Examples: a sketchbook, or 3 photos they took on their phone, or a digital animation they made, a cake they baked, a woodcarving they made, a poem they wrote, a short video they created, etc. Some also created 3 small pieces of art at our free art-making stations at the festival, and showed us what they drew; those counted, too!

 FREE ART WORKSHOPS AND ART DEMOS

If we learn art secrets, we like to share them. We enjoyed some fun hands-on instruction in various mediums by a multitude of artists at the festival, inside the studio and out in the parking lot. Interactive demos and workshops offered during the Odd Art Festival in 2019 included:

  • Painting trees in watercolor
  • Floral painting with ink and string
  • Metal etching
  • Abstract painting using shaving cream
  • Tempera painting for children
  • Squiggle drawings
  • …and MANY more!

ABOUT US

At VineArts, we believe God is passionate for art and design…. that God made each person unique and creative in a billion different ways… that art is for everyone, and we mean everyone… and that we can grow closer to God by developing our unique sensitivity to beauty and brokenness. We believe art and faith go together.

It’s time to integrate your heart with creativity. The best way to learn is in community.

Let’s grow artistically and spiritually, together.

VineArts is a ministry of Vineyard Boise Christian Fellowship. We have tables in the sanctuary, and you’re invited to bring your own art supplies to Sunday services and draw/create during the service (YES, we do art in church, during the music and during the message, too). Tip: Bring a small reading/book light to see better. Just two things: 1) Make your art silently so as not to distract others, and 2) clean up your area when you’re done. Church service is currently at 10:00 am Sunday mornings. Come as you are, you’ll be loved.