Third Art and Ale Attracts Orchestra to Payette Brewing

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Julia Green's hand-painted bicycle bells


The third installment of Art and Ale drew art and beer lovers alike—including many touring the town on the two different party buses—to Payette Brewing Dec. 8.

Just off the main bar area, dozens of local artists peddled their wares at tables assembled around the brewery, including Bricolage, Noble Hardesty, Cale Cathey, Conrad Garner and Julia Green. Hardesty sold printed T-shirts, while Sacs Impact proffered colorful coasters and knit beer koozies.

But not everybody packed into the space was there to take part in the bazaar, as was evidenced by the split between those perusing items and those milling about the front room.

One particular addition drew the bar flies away from their drinks, in the form of a group musicians from Boise Philharmonic—not unlike the Classical Revolution crew who took over the Crux on First Thursday, Dec. 6. The group played Schubert and Gershwin and included a cello, violin, flute and viola in the lineup.

"Classical music has gotten shuffled into this idea it has to be in a concert hall, that you have to sit and listen quietly," said Phyllis Saunders.

Like Classical Revolution, the group hopes to continue to bring its music to a variety of venues.

A group of Boise Philharmonic musicians assembled at Payette Brewing to play Schubert and Gershwin.
  • Andrew Crisp
  • A group of Boise Philharmonic musicians assembled at Payette Brewing to play Schubert and Gershwin.

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