Best Local Art Gallery

Boise Art Museum

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There's a difference between a museum and a gallery. A museum collects and conserves art, technology and other artifacts for the sake of some higher purpose; a gallery is a place where works are presented, organized usually by their makers, aesthetic merits or themes. In Boise, these terms are used interchangeably to describe Boise Art Museum, where works by local or gallery artists are often on display near exhibits featuring tribal art and native pottery. It's an eclectic mix at times, but, that may be part of what keeps Boiseans so enamored of BAM. boiseartmuseum.org

2nd Place: Visual Arts Collective, visualartscollective.com

3rd Place: Gallery Five18 (formerly Lisk Gallery), galleryfive18.com

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