Each month, the Boise satellite of RAW: Natural Born Artists invites arts- and culture-minded citizens to don cocktail attire and rub elbows at the Powerhouse Event Center. At every RAW event, the stage and balcony gallery feature work from a small army of artists, musicians, designers and fashionistas, while performers regale the crowd.
For the Thursday, Dec. 6 RAW event, organizers welcome visitors to celebrate the end of 2012 with Holiday RAWk, a mashup of more than a dozen performing and visual artists. Inside, host Dylan Haas and DJ Myko help get the evening started while event-goers peruse work from artists, including Lori Simpson, Lythium Flash and Olive Wicherski, Carri Sue and Cat Leewaye whose work uses strong pastel colors.
Performer Kristen Hill brings the skills she has honed as part of the Red Light Variety Show and Ophidia Studio to the RAW stage while Boise musicians Storie Grubb, Customary and Johnny Butler provide the evening's soundtrack. Meanwhile, fashion designer Gina White shows her Victorian era-inspired styles with the ladies of the Boise Model Menagerie, who will strut the runway. The full list of participating artists can be found at the RAW Boise website.
The last RAW event of the year begins at 7 p.m. Admission runs $10 for pre-sale tickets, or $15 at the door.