WAC Studios

The Idaho Falls Art Council has 9 artist studios on the second floor of the Willard Arts Center and one large basement office/studio on 440 N Capital. They are available to area artists as a place with huge potential for the artist and the community.

The studio gallery is open to the public during IFAC office hours - Monday through Friday, 9 am - 5 pm, and Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Individual artists open their studios at various times, including before season shows in the Colonial Theater and during the Idaho Falls Gallery Walk. You can follow IFAC on Facebook to be notified of open houses and other activities. The WAC studio artists have an annual exhibition of recent work in the Hall Gallery on the second floor of the Willard Arts Center.

***Call the Arts Council at (208) 522-0471 x104 for information on renting a space.***

View the Gallery Map and Guide (PDF)


Current Resident Artists

On the 2nd Floor of the Willard Arts Center:

Studio 1a - Hannah Trost, Silver Serpent Studio - Specializing in natural stone & sterling silver jewelry, custom metal bookmarks, and copper wall art.  Contact:

Julie Williams, Sparklies by Julie Specializing in custom, hand stamped items; wire wrapped jewelry; and beaded jewelry using mostly sterling silver or gold-filled metals, semi-precious gemstones, and Swarovski Crystallized elements.

Jen Marie Judd - Contemporary artist who is inspired by energy, movement and light. Acrylic is her favored medium and prefers to indulge in her craft when most are fast asleep. 

Studio 1b - Daniel RickSpecializing in paintings, both large and small, as well as pencil drawings.

Studio 2 - Mary Ann Cherry

Bernadette Regnier

Studio 3 - Denise Hagood, Blue Flax Studio - Artisan leather jewelry with a natural, lived-in look and feel that is inspired by the Intermountain West. By appointment and during Colonial Theater events. Contact:, (208) 521-4392

Studio 4 - Helen Farrell

Studio 5 - Sylvia Medina Jewelry and Bruce Miller Photography

Studio 6 - Sarah Freeman

Studio 8 - Marina's Lighthouse Photography

Studio 9 - Gordon Smith Photography and DaNae Smith

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Artwork credits from left: Mary Ann Cherry, Bernadette Regnier, Denise Hagood, Helen Farrell, Sylvia Medina, Hannah Trost, Sarah Freeman, Marina's Lighthouse Photography, Daniel Rick, Julie Williams, Jen Marie Judd

In 440 N Capital:

B2X Photo - Brad Barlow

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Luminosity Studio & Design:

As a potential resident, below is a brief review of the benefits one would receive as a WAC Artist:

  • Variety of studio sizes- ranging from 110 to 300 sq. ft.
  • Natural lighting- 7 of the studios have exterior windows
  • There are common areas of a break room, kitchen, and bathrooms
  • Exhibition spaces- all artists are welcome to hang work in the front entry, down the halls and all over the walls of the studio spaces
  • The Idaho Falls Arts Council will provide oversight of the exhibition space(s) during operating hours
  • Any sales made by artists go 100% to that artist. The Idaho Falls Arts Council is available to make sales and if utilized, a 10% commission will be held
  • Studios are encouraged to be open and be a part of the First Thursday Gallery Walk and Colonial Theater events
  • The Idaho Falls Art Council is active in promoting WAC Artists through a dedicated webpage, Facebook, and other materials
  • 24 hour access to their individual studio
  • Amazing downtown location with the opportunity to work among other artists
  • Reduced rental fees for use of the Willard Arts Center spaces
  • Possible studio visits arranged in conjunction with the Carr Gallery and visiting artists
  • Opportunity to exhibit in Hall Community Gallery

WAC 2nd Floor