The Arts in Idaho

A glimpse of what is going on in the Arts around the World, but particularly here at Home

3 Ways Cultural Engagement Could Help Keep Depression at Bay

Christopher Bergland, Psychology Today

A 10-year study recently published in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggests that those participating in cultural activities like concerts, opera, movies, museums, art galleries, and more monthly are less likely to develop depression, particularly in older adults. Read more about the study here.

The 10 Best Educational Activities for Children in Idaho

Jamie Winter, Best Things Idaho

Sometimes finding the perfect combination of fun and educational can be a challenge when it comes to kids. But in Idaho, the options are vast. Whether it’s a museum dedicated to the state’s agriculture or a place to discover birds of prey, Idaho will inspire and ignite the interest of your child. Here are the 10 best educational activities for children to enjoy in the state! 

An Interview with Artist Samantha Gresham

Kaitlin Rohde, Kiwanis Teen Film Festival

Samantha Gresham, a senior at Idaho Falls High School, is the youngest artist in history to have a solo exhibition at the Willard’s Art Center. In this film, Samantha discusses how her art “began as just a hobby” and grew into an incredible and beautiful skill. 

2015-2016 ARTitorium Art Class Interviews

Georgina Goodlander, Idaho Falls Arts Council

Idaho's 10 Best Contemporary Art Galleries

Helen Armitage, The Culture Trip

Including the Willard Arts Center and fellow Idaho Falls insitiution The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho. Read the Article Here.

City Wants to Boost Civic Auditorium Profile

Luke Ramseth, Post Register

Changes coming to Idaho Falls' Civic Auditorium. Read the Article Here.

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Intimate Idaho Falls: The Greenbelt Benches

Aaron Atkinson, Parachute Mapquest

The story behind some of the Art You Can Sit On benches along the Greenbelt.

Rhythmic Circus Tap Dance Masterclass

Idaho Falls Arts Council

Preceeding the February 26, 2016 show Feet Don't Fail Me Now at the Colonial Theater, Nick Bowman of Rhythmic Circus lead twenty-three students, ranging in age from 13 to their late 60s in a tap dance masterclass.

Bowman, one of the top tap performers and choreographers in the U.S., taught the students a routine that was accessible to the beginners and offered new insights for experienced dancers and teachers.

Photos by B2X Photo.

How important is arts education?

National Geographic Channel

Neil deGrasse Tyson and David Byrne discuss the relationship between art, science, and creativity.

Kiwanis Teen Film Festival

Kiwanis International Magazine

Discover the Kiwanis Teen Film Festival in Idaho Falls, Idaho and see the imaginative worlds of young filmmakers. September 2014 

About the Festival

Behind the Set: Movie Making

Artists in the Work Force

U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey

Explore the percentage of artists in the work force by state, even break it down into specific occupations.

Creative Occupations Map

Idaho Falls Art and Culture

Idaho Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau

Idaho Falls Nonprofits

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