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Correction • Free For All • McCalling All Arts and Craft Aficionados • Every Dog Has its Day • Wild, Wild, ArtsWest



In "Flush With Art" (BW, Arts, August 6, 2008)we incorrectly credited Dwaine Carver with the design of Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center. Modus Architecture designed the building and is the architect of record with more than five years of work on the project. Dwaine Carver was hired as an artist to create the arts plan.

Free For All

The ReUse Market in the Linen District is having its monthly open house this weekend. On Friday, Aug. 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 16, from noon to 3 p.m., this treasure trove of freeness will open its doors for area crafters to scoop up all the unwanted donations their little handmade tote-bags can carry. Items currently needing a new home include quilting fabric, ribbon, wallpaper samples, fabric and carpet squares, tile pieces, office supplies and binders. Professional crafters from the Idaho Indie Works Etsy street team have even been known to frequent ReUse market to stock up on free goodies.

Though all items are free, the volunteer-run project does accept donations to keep down operational costs. And if you want to be extra eco-friendly, drop off a bag of your unwanted craft items to keep the recycle cycle rolling.

Friday, Aug. 15, 2-5 p.m., and Sat., Aug. 16, noon-3 p.m., 1417 Grove St. For more information or directions, visit

McCalling All Arts and Craft Aficionados

If you find yourself up in McCall this weekend, make sure to stop by the 18th annual Payette Lakes Art and Craft Fair. With more than 75 artists from all over Idaho and the Northwest, you're sure to find an interesting handmade knickknack or five to lug with you back down Highway 55's life-threatening curves into Boise. The fair promises a collection of fine art including paintings, stained glass, pottery and metal sculpture. In addition, there will be vendors selling jewelry, clothing, soaps and lotions as well as edible goodies like jellies, honey and specialty foods.

You can find the Payette Lakes Art and Craft Fair at the aptly named Fairway Park. Throughout the weekend, Mat Roos' folk-country tunes will provide background music for you to peruse the multitude of crafty creations.

Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 216 East Park St., McCall. For additional information, contact Sherry at 208-922-4384.

Every Dog Has its Day

Prairie Dog Productions is holding open auditions this Saturday, Aug. 16, for the community theater's fall production, Indiana Stones and the Quest for the Holy Oil! The theater, which puts on musical melodrama parodies, is currently casting four men and four women for roles in the wacky upcoming spoof of Raiders of the Lost Arc. All positions with the theater are paid, and the company advises interested actors to "come prepared to read, improvise and sing." Rehearsals for the show begin a short two days after auditions on Monday, Aug. 18, and the show is slated to run Saturday, Sept. 27, through Saturday, Nov. 1.

Sat., Aug. 16, 1:30 p.m., 3820 Cassia. For more information, contact Tate McCullough at 208-559-4304 or visit

Wild, Wild, ArtsWest

ArtsWest, a private school for performing and visual arts in Eagle, is having an open house on Friday, Aug. 22, at the Landing Community Center in Eagle. This event is an opportunity for prospective students and parents to learn more about the school's creative curriculum. The school accepts sixth- through 12th-graders and is fully accredited through the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools. ArtsWest academic courses include eclectic offerings like Creative Courage, a psychology class that explores personal belief systems, and arts programs like From Socrates to Shaw and Garage Band.

Fri., Aug. 22, 6-9 p.m., Landing Community Center, 175 E. Mission, Eagle. For more information on ArtsWest, visit or call 208-938-5410.

—Tara Morgan