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BOSCO Open Studios

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You can infer a lot from a person's home. Everything from their couches (thrift store-vintage or Ikea-modern?) to the reading material on their coffee table (dog-eared Harper's or folded Wall Street Journal?) weaves an intricate tale of the life led within.

For the past eight years, the Boise Open Studios Collective Organization has put art into context by providing local art fans with the opportunity to meet their favorite artists in their natural habitats.

This year, Open Studios weekends will occur in both the summer and the fall: Saturday, June 5, through Sunday, June 6, and again in October. A First Thursday reception will take place on Thursday, June 3, from 5-9 p.m. at the Masonic Temple on 10th and Bannock streets. At the reception, you can check out work from 18 artists: John Killmaster, Kellie Cosho, Kelly Beach, Lisa Cheney-Jorgensen, Matt Laurance, Rick Friesen, Tarmo Watia, Theresa Fredricks, Wendy Wooding, Amber Waite, Angela Kelly-Neiwert, April Hoff, Barbara Bowling, Belinda Isley, Chris Long, Christine Barrietua, Delia DeLapp and Jerry Hendershot.

Noon-6 p.m., FREE, various locations. Download a BOSCO map at boiseopenstudios.com.