By Jane Warnock
Coordinator, First Friday Art Walk
Come stroll through the Old Town area on Friday and help celebrate the April First Friday Art Walk. From 5-8pm take in the variety of art, live music, fashion and food.
In conjunction with First Friday Art Walk, Old Town Pocatello is introducing a new monthly event called Second Chance Saturday. The Saturday following Art Walk you will have the opportunity to see some of the artist’s works that will be shown on Friday night. Please note the businesses who will be participating have a Second Chance Saturday note included in their listing below. We hope by adding this second chance to view Art Walk you have another opportunity to enjoy your downtown.
After Art Walk and Second Chance Saturday, be sure to stay for dinner. Old Town is the center for International Cuisine. Our restaurants are all locally owned and operated and you can taste the difference! Menus include Thai, Japanese, Italian, Greek and Indian, just to name a few. Try something new or enjoy your favorite dish in Old Town Pocatello.
Historic Warehouse District
Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. 1st, will feature Careen Hornecker’s large, canvas floral pieces. Friday night Soul Full of Blues and Saturday night Shaun & the Marauders will be performing live in The Loft. Music begins at 8:30pm with no cover. Second Chance Saturday
The Museum of Clean, 711 S. 2nd, will feature 40 of Jennifer VanWasshenova’s art students from Pocatello High school. Second Chance Saturday, 10am – 5pm.
Westside Old Town
The Shady Lady, 655 N. Arthur, will be exhibiting turn of the century to mid-century artistic, figural & art glass lighting.
Pocatello Co-op, 515 N. Main, will feature Improvisational Indie Rock by Alex Murbarger on guitar.
American Family Insurance, 427 N. Main, Ste A, will be showing still life and wildlife art by Gabrielle Sivitz.
Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main, will host the Annual Portneuf Valley Photographic Society judged photo show. The gallery will be filled with beautiful photographs by SE Idaho photographers. Ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, along with Best of Show will be presented. A reception will take place from 5-8 pm.
Main Street Coffee & News, 234 N. Main St., will host The Rocky Mountain Writers Festival featuring April Fools Open Mic Night. Leslie Leek will host the event and invites all readers, writers and singer/songwriters to perform for five minutes. All styles, experienced or not, young or old, are welcome. Bring extra material in care there is open time. Registration begins at 6:30pm with performances beginning at 7pm.
Old Town Mercantile and Antiques, 134 N. Main, will welcome Dawn Fitzpatrick and her talented music students performing. You will enjoy a variety of popular music featuring guitar, ukulele, bass and vocals with tight harmonies. The students ranging in age from 13 to 20 years are: Amaia Gabiola. Caitlyn Callaghan, Connor Fitzpatrick, Emma Keating, Gabrielle Viola, Jaycee Dixon, Makinzie Berry, Miren Gabiola, Paige Shouse, and Tess Thackray. In addition, artists Christy Newbold Halverson and David Halverson will show their eclectic variety of jewelry, textile art, paintings, digital art, sculpture and photography.
Studio118, 118 N. Main, will be featuring the works of local metal artists.
Gate City Fine Art Gallery, 315 W. Center, will host local artist Parris Butler.
Black Rail Antiques & Collectibles, 312 W. Center, will host singer/musician Bob Foster and furniture craftsman/artisan Chuck Fehringer.
Second Chance Saturday
Deckadence Board Shoppe, 326 W. Center, will be hosting graffiti artist Dre Munsell and his all original black book drawings and art pieces.
The Orange and Black Store, 103 S. Main, invites you to join them as they celebrate their new location. Artist Sheri Covert will display her jewelry and photography. Refreshments will be served.
The Paper Doll, 119 S. Main, will feature Eli Gerhard, an accomplished and international photographer whose work captures beautiful scenery from all over the world.
The Whitman Building, 122 S. Main, will host the Bannock County Historical Museum featuring “Architecture as Art.” The exhibit, focused on education and preservation, features Hershberger Homes including some never before seen images of one of Mr. Hershberger’s gorgeous private homes. Also in the Whitman Lobby you will find Kenyan Pope with quality handmade wood pieces.
The Elks Lodge, 410 S. Main, will be hosting their “Trash or Treasure” antique appraising event. Area antique dealers will be on hand to appraise small, hand carry size antiques. There will be no buying or selling of items. The event is for appraisals only. A charge of $4.00 will enable you to bring up to 3 items. The Johnnie Brownly Quartet will play that evening and you are invited to enjoy dinner in the downstairs restaurant.
Old Town Ice Cream, 102 N. Main St., will host The Rocky Mountain Writers Festival with Will Petersen hosting readers from Nampa with Death Rattle and some locals, too. Performances begin at 7pm.