Idaho Falls Arts Council

About Us

In 1990, local arts enthusiasts joined together with the goal of bringing more art and culture to eastern Idaho. In 1994, a local businessman donated three adjacent dilapidated downtown buildings to the newly formed Idaho Falls Arts Council (IFAC), including a historic former vaudeville theater. IFAC raised over $4.5 million to renovate these buildings to become the Willard Arts Center, which currently encompasses the historic Colonial Theater, two visual art galleries, nine artist studios, meeting rooms, and administrative offices. IFAC presents 14-20 main stage shows each season, most of which are at the Colonial Theater, as well as three special performances in the galleries. The Carr Gallery and the Hall Community Gallery feature 8 visual arts exhibitions every year that highlight local and national talent. Every August, IFAC organizes Roaring Youth Jam on the Snake River Greenbelt, a free three-day festival where families and youth can interact with creative art media and enjoy live performing arts. This summer, IFAC will open ARTitorium on Broadway, an innovative interactive art center for kids that will expose children and families to a wide variety of art and art-making tools, with a focus on 21st-century applications.

Idaho Falls Arts Council Board of Directors

Tracy Hoart, Chair
Sharon Price, Secretary
Steve Parry, Treasurer


Gina Berger
Tracy Gorman
Pamela Clark
Glenda Hernandez
Michaelena Hix
Emma Hulse
Terry Miller
Natalie Packer
Steve Poulsen
Rob Thornberry
Virginia Willard
Dr. Todd Williams
Julie Armes



Steve Carr
Rick Dale
Jeanie Frazell
Mary Lynn Hartwell
Amy Leintz
Jerry Shively
Laurel Sayer

Idaho Falls Arts Council Staff

Brandi Newton, Executive Director
Amber Carmichael, Rental Manager
Amy Carr, Marketing Manager
Lindsey Croft, Stage Manager
Georgina Goodlander, Visual Arts Director
Linda Guay, Youth Outreach/Ticket Sales
Brad Higbee, Technical Director
Julie Hill, ARTitorium Educational Specialist
Lara Hill, ARTitorium Program Coordinator
Kate Salomon, Development Coordinator
Ramona Palmer, Accountant
Joy Sorenson, Ticket Sales
Samantha Watts, Office Manager

 Employment Opportunities

Part-time ARTitorium Assistant