Willard Arts Center

The Carr Gallery and The Hall Gallery are open to the public Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Enter through the Colonial Theater or the Ticket Office.

In 1994, Dick Clayton, Sr. and his son Steve donated the theater and adjacent buildings, to the Idaho Falls Arts Council, a private nonprofit organization.

The Idaho Falls Arts Council launched a capital campaign, known as the Phantom project. An anonymous donor challenged the community to raise half of the total cost and the Phantom would donate the remaining. The successful $4.2 million dollar campaign renovated the Colonial Theater and the adjacent buildings into a beautiful visual and performing arts center for the region.

Renamed for the Phantom donors, Miles and Virginia Willard, who also chaired the campaign, the Willard Arts Center now contains a visual arts building with galleries, classrooms, artist studios, meeting spaces for events, and much more.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Gallery Map and Guide (PDF)

WAC Artist Studios

Idaho Falls Gallery Walk

Event and Venue Services