Eagle, Idaho is bursting with colorful art events throughout late summer and fall. Hosted by Finer Frames, local merchants, and artists organizations in Idaho, Downtown Eagle will have plenty of art–i-ful activities this season.
COLOR IN MOTION – Idaho Watercolor Society SW Regional Show | Starts August 31st
The Colors in Motion exhibit, hosted by Finer Frames, is a dazzling collection of 44 original watercolor paintings by talented members of the Idaho Watercolor Society. As you step into Finer Frames on August 31st for the opening reception, you’ll be surrounded by a mix of paintings done by local and regional Idaho artists. The show is open through the end of September. The reception runs 5-8pm and is open to the public.
EAGLE ART WALK – Thurs Sept 28 | 5:00 – 8:00pm
Stroll through the streets, visit with artists, shop handmade crafts, and enjoy live music at Heritage Park during the Eagle Art Walk. Seek hidden treasure and try to find one of the 10 hand blown glass treasures hidden along State Street. They could be in or outside a business. If you find a treasure, share it on @eagleartwalk Instagram with #eagleartwalk.
EAGLE PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL – Oct 7-14
The Eagle Plein Air Festival, now in its 9th year, attracts painters from all over North America to embrace the “not-so-simple” art of painting outdoors. Plein air, a French expression meaning “into the open air,” adds an element of unpredictability and excitement to the festival. With paint outs, free art demonstrations, competitions, and the final show and sale, the festival is a diverse artistic experience. Every day there’s a different destination to go watch artists. Bring a folding chair, take free art classes and watch demonstrations held outside at Finer Frames from 11am – 1pm everyday.
State Street Quick Draw – October 7th |10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kickstarting the Eagle Plein Air Festival on October 7th, the State Street Quick Draw challenges painters to a timed competition right in Downtown Eagle. In just two hours, they must create art that captures the essence of the surroundings. As you watch these artists at work, enjoy live music courtesy of the Eagle Saturday Market at Heritage Park. Paintings will be hung outside of Finer Frames and will be awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
Closing Reception – Friday Oct 13th | 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Wrapping up the Plein Air Festival, all 300 paintings will be on display at Finer Frames. Come enjoy the free awards receptions with catered food, live jazz music, and see which paintings won top awards. The Plein Air Festival ends on Saturday the 14th with the final show and sale, colliding with the Eagle Harvest Festival from 10am – 4pm at Heritage Park the same day.
In the words of the festival founder, Meg Glasgow, “Don’t miss out! It’s genuinely a one-of-a-kind experience that you can’t get anywhere else.”
For more information on the Plein Air Festival schedule of events, visit www.eaglepleinair.com/