Two days+190 booths: Those numbers add up to an artsy weekend in Nampa, as it celebrates 28 years of the Nampa Festival of the Arts. There you'll find it all: jewelry, painting, sculpture, yard art; food; kids activities; dance demonstrations; and music from Boise Blues Society, Voice of Reason Reggae, Simple Ruckus and more.
With 15,000 attendees, you won't be lonely as you peruse fine arts, Old World art, country crafts and books.
Hosted by the Nampa Parks and Recreation Department at Lakeview Park, the Nampa Festival of the Arts also features a juried art show in the rose garden, where fine artists--working in both two- and three-dimensional media--vie for champion, gold, silver, bronze, honorable mention and people's choice awards.
Put on by Nampa Parks and Rec, the festival is free and open to the public, though organizers ask that pet owners leave their dogs at home--assistive animals excluded.