You've had that lowly birdhouse you tried to make in shop class years ago hidden away in the shed like the shameful monster that it is. But don't despair, there's still hope. Renewals begin with inspiration, and there's no better way to be inspired than take in the beauty of accomplished artists.
The Idaho Artistry in Wood Show features competitors from all skill levels showcasing various forms of woodworking, including carving, turning, scroll work and gourd art. The event also features raffles, an auction and a banquet.
9 a.m. $4 (free for kids 12 and younger). Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208-343-4900, idahoartistryinwood.org.