The only thing that gives us more joy each year than our Boise Weekly Cover Art Auction is distributing funds from the auction in the form of grants to local arts organizations. We're proud as punch to report that since the inception of the auction in 2002, we've sent more than $170,000 in grants to scores of nonprofits.
This year, BW had some top-drawer talent—Idaho Commission on the Arts Director Michael Faison, Idaho Shakespeare Festival Managing Director Mark Hofflund and Boise City Department of Arts & History Director Terri Schorzman—to help us select the 2019 grantees.
This year's winners are:
Art Deck-O: $500 to assist its seventh-annual show on Friday, May 3, at the Visual Arts Collective.
Boise Open Studio Collective (BOSCO): $1,500 to assist its 2019 local artists' studio events.
Global Lounge: $500 to assist its three-day 2019 World Village Festival, Friday, June 21, through Sunday, June 23.
Hermit Music Festival: $3,335 to assist its Boise Old Time event in late August, which kicks off this year's festival.
Surel's Place: $1,290 to assist Artist-in-Residence Lynn Webster in April.
Here's a reminder that this year's Boise Weekly Cover Auction will be Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Visual Arts Collective. And you may want to make an extra note to preview all of this year's cover art prior to the auction at a month-long exhibition at Evermore Prints on Main Street in September.<