A cold adult beverage on a hot summer day? Check. Supporting the local art scene? Check. It must be Art in the Bar.
The Saturday, July 30 affair will be the 12th such showcase of 50 of Boise's most creative artists—paintings, sculpture, digital media... you name it—some who have participated since the beginning and others who are newcomers.
Launched in 2010, Art in the Bar was the brainchild of former Dead Bird Gallery co-owners Wayne Crans and Ellen DeAngelis (the latter is currently Boise Weekly's classifieds manager-extraordinaire). After approaching the Knitting Factory about turning the showplace into a makeshift gallery, Crans and DeAngelis have seen the event grow in scope and popularity—some years have included as many as three AITBs. And why not? Art and bars are a perfect match.