Flying M Coffeehouse500 W. Idaho St.208-345-4320flyingmcoffee.com
For 18 years, Flying M Coffeehouse has hosted Valentines for AIDS, an art exhibit featuring hundreds of the valley's finest artists, all of whom create a work of art with heart in mind. The work is for sale via silent auction and proceeds benefit the Safety Net for AIDS Program, an organization that helps people with AIDS afford basic human necessities like food and shelter.
Since it began, the scope of the event has grown so much that nearly 300 artists participate each year--every February, the Flying M looks like a room in Herb and Dorothy Vogel's house. Some of the artists, like Richard Allen, have been participating since year one, others, like Thomas Lea, are relatively new, but all are contributors to what is one of the most anticipated--and heartfelt--art events of the year.