If you've unfurled the Boise Open Studios Collective Organization's artist map in years past and become panic-stricken at the idea of plotting an efficient and diverse studio-viewing route, BOSCO organizers are hoping to ease your stress. This Friday, Sept. 11, at the Linen Building, they're hosting an Open Studios Reception at which the public can browse work from the 32 artists that will participate in the seventh Open Studios Oct. 2-4, 2009.
Though there will also be a BOSCO preview during October's First Thursday at the Boise Art Museum featuring a limited number of artists, this Friday's reception at the Linen Building will be the public's only opportunity to peruse work from all of the artists involved and mark their maps accordingly.
"All of our artists are represented; they get to bring one piece and provide their own easel and pedestal," explained April Hoff, photographer and Open Studios organizer. "It will all be displayed in an arena fashion around the lower level."
In addition to catering from Metro Gourmet Catering Company, the free event will also feature live classical music and a no-host bar. BOSCO calendars will also be available for purchase, which come with the coveted Open Studios treasure map tucked inside.
Friday, Sept. 11, 6-9 p.m., FREE, The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., 208-385-0111. For more information on BOSCO, visit boiseopenstudios.com.