Slideshow: Countdown to the 13th Annual Cover Art Auction


Fifty-one weeks, 51 pieces of local art.

Each week Boise Weekly does the work of a gallery, showcasing original works on the front cover of the paper; and, every year, BW throws all that art on the wall and puts it up for sale, with proceeds benefiting local artists and (of course) Boise Weekly itself.

We're doing something a little bit different in the run-up to our 13th annual Cover Art Auction—set for Thursday, Oct. 16 at Gallery Five18 (518 S. Americana Blvd.). Each day, for 51 days, we're posting our cover pieces in chronological order. 

Follow the series on and our Facebook page, here, where you can ogle past favorites, rediscover pieces you might have missed or plan which works you'll pull out your bidding paddle for.

Most important, we hope our countdown series will keep the Cover Auction fresh in your mind. Which will be, one more time, on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m., Gallery Five18, 518 S. Americana Blvd.