If movies and television are to believed, the artist's studio is something of a mad scientist's laboratory—it's the place where the magic happens, perennially messy and jam-packed with baffling tools. It's also a private space, often sequestered in an artist's home. That veil is occasionally lifted in Boise though, thanks in large part to BOSCO's Artists' Open Studios Weekend Tour, a three-day annual event when 64 local artists invite the public into their studios. Art buffs can get a peek at new work, and even talk to the artists themselves. Plus, there's a chance to score free art; participants simply have to print off a "passport" from the BOSCO website, visit a minimum of 10 studios and have it stamped at each location. Completed passports will be entered into a drawing for free art—a deal too good to pass up.