The Pix Theatre in Nampa was once the biggest theater in Idaho, featuring 688 spring-cushioned seats and walls covered with heavy damask tapestry. Opened in 1946, this historic building closed in 2002. During the last few years, there has been a renewed interest in the fallen theater and the citizens of Nampa have rallied to bring it back to life.
Diana Shafer of Nampa's White Pine Boutique will help the Pix raise some much-needed dough with her upcoming fundraiser, Pics for the Pix. Shafer gave four local photographers a challenge--create a six-piece collection of photographs that captures each artist's individual styles while incorporating an organic T-shirt sold at White Pine. Photogs participating include BW freelancer Laurie Pearman, Clayton Borah, Seth Ogilvie and Chloe Myers, all of whom will be seeking the top prize.
An awards show at Flying M Coffeegarage will feature live music, a silent auction and a raffle. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Pix Theatre's restoration effort, something that Shafer hopes will come to fruition soon.
"I knew that money is holding them back. They're still doing construction, and I just wanted it to open now."
Thursday, Dec. 10, 7:30-9:30 p.m., $5 suggested minimum, Flying M Coffeegarage, 1314 Second St. S., Nampa, 208-466-9083, thewhitepineboutique.com.