This year will be the 26th Annual Valentine for AIDS art benefit show hosted by Flying M Coffeehouse! Over 250 local artists will create and donate pieces of art that will be displayed and available for bidding beginning Thursday, February 7th, until 4pm on Sunday, February 17th at Flying M in Downtown Boise. Learn more.
Clare Nelson of is a native of Boise, Idaho and an illustration student at Boise State University. Clare's work centers on her love for bright colors, character design, and dreamlike elements. "Dreams and Things" is a collection of some of her recent work, inspired by images and events that came to her in her sleep.
Angi grew up in Boise and graduated from The College of Idaho in 2006 with a degree in Art and Theater. Professionally she is a scenic painter, but also spends many hours in her studio painting on canvas and making small drawings. Angi has been the scenic painter for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival for 15 years, but also paints for Boise Contemporary Theater. In her free time she enjoys being in pajamas, jigsaw puzzles and dog snuggles. Also, she really loves her mom.
Nampa PD Officer Deny Burns will be on the roof of the Flying M Coffeegarage during the Nampa Downtown Trick or Treat event, raising money for Special Olympics and Special Olympics Idaho , helping athletes go to World Games in Abu Dhabi, March 2019.
Flying M Nampa will be giving free latte cards to those that donate $5 or more!
If you can’t make it to see Officer Burns, you can still support by clicking here.
Mr. Jones - An ambitious 21 year old artist from Boise Idaho. He has a strong appreciation for all types of styles and mediums. He started his career as a political cartoonist. He spent years studying tattoo style work and is now applying what he knows to fine art and murals. He loves working with other artists and learning all he can about all types of art.
Connor Marquette is a painter and muralist who lives and works in Boise, Idaho. Working mainly in oil based enamels and acrylics. He works as a sign and mural artist at AAA Sign co in Boise's historic north end. He started painting at the age of 12 and has never stopped. Since 2015, he has produced several murals and paintings locally. He was featured in an art exhibition in Nagoya Japan in June of 2018. His passion is painting and supporting other artists who share the same dream
Damon Bradshaw is an artist from Boise, Idaho. He has participated in many projects such as Freak Alley Gallery, teaching youth art classes for Wizard-Con, Tattooing, creating album artwork and covers for bands such as; Potbelly from Whidbey Island and ‘D.i.’ From California. He’s produced his own comic books with Jay O’Leary and participated thru ‘Idaho Comics’ for projects such as The ‘Tarzan-anthology’ and Idaho Comics independent series. He continues to screen print and commission artwork for private collectors.
Damon has been commissioned to participate in various creative projects that have now adapted themselves digitally and to the web. Producing whiteboard animations, illustration, stage and prop construction and story boards for documentary and educational media. For companies such as ‘United Metals’ and ‘Tribe called Media’
“I’m Jodie Marie, I was born and raised in Boise, Idaho! I’ve always been artistic ever since I could hold a pencil and now it has grown into a passion of mine! I mostly work in watercolors, which you will see here, but I also love graphite, oil pastels and acrylics!”
Applications for this year's Hip Holiday Craft Market at Flying M Coffeegarage are now available! Get your's in by September 23rd to be considered as a vendor for the market, held December 1st! Apply and learn more here: bit.ly/hipholidayapp
Growing up in Boise has been a wonderful place to foster my love for the arts seeing that throughout my life I have been infatuated with creation in all forms. From a long list of passions, illustration has shown itself to be my greatest devotion. What began as a fascination and development of technique turned into a determination towards finding how I could offer my talents in a style that is authentic to me. I found this through mixed media, many colors, and a large volume of work, however, I am constantly working to improve further as an artist. After my first year of college (2017-18) I am now primarily working on integrating my work into the public and advancing my connection with creative people and communities.
“Stiff coffee and awkward silence.”
ERIK PAYNE mediums: ink and pencil
KENDALL VADER mediums: charcoal,mixed media,and oil paint
TRAVIS BERG mediums: black ink,acrylic,watercolor
DESCRIPTION: A full bodied art experience with dark notes of horror, sci-fi, savagery, humor, and finished with a dollop of foamy sarcasm.
Pairs well with biscotti!