About the Idaho Falls Arts Council
Since its founding in 1990, the Idaho Falls Arts Council has committed to hosting an array of events, arts, performances, and venues to feature local and international talent within Idaho Falls and its surrounding areas. Now consisting of the Willard Arts Center, the historic Colonial Theater, the ARTitorium, and the Civic Center, these settings provide the means to have an annual impact of $2.7 million on the local community in the form of art galleries, 10 - 16 mainstage shows, 8 visual arts exhibitions, and community events all year long. The continued support of its staff members and volunteers accommodate the thousands of individuals who partake in the local arts community.
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Willard Arts Center
Willard Arts Center Rental Services
Let Our Venue Put You Center Stage!
The Willard Arts Center has hosted everything from small business meetings to larger seminars, from weddings to birthday parties, as well as film festivals and live productions. With a variety of spaces available for rent, the Willard Arts Center is easily malleable to the needs and budget of the renter.
Services Can Include:
- Table and Chair Set Up (Linens not included)
- Beer and Wine Service
- Non-Alcoholic Concession Service
- Sound and Lighting Equipment*
- Pipe and Drape*
- Projector and Screen*
*For Additional Costs
Schedule Today for your Personal Tour and Event Consultation!
The Carr Gallery, accommodating up to 176, is a bright space with a wall of windows and regularly rotating art exhibitions. This space can be tailored to your event with different arrangements of tables, cocktail tables, and chairs. Also perfect for intimate performances with a small stage or screen set up.
HC (Hartwell Chesbro) Room
The Hartwell-Chesbro, or HC, Room is an open space with a historic brick wall on one side and windows overlooking downtown on another. This is our most popular event room and is frequently used for luncheons, seminars, and wedding receptions. It accommodates up to 120 people around tables, with exact occupancy depending on the event layout.
US Bank Conference Room
The US Bank Conference room, which is marked by its historic stained glass window and the Arts Council's permanent collection of art, is perfect for board meetings, business meetings, and lunch meetings.
The Hall Gallery is just outside of the HC Room and Conference Room and makes a perfect addition for slightly larger events. The Hall Gallery also features rotating fine art exhibitions.
Lobby and Staircase
The lobby has retained its historic art deco details like the black and white tile and elaborate crown molding, punctuated by the large curving staircase leading to the second floor.
Exhibiting Your Artwork at the Willard Arts Center
Exhibition proposals are accepted on a rolling basis for the Carr and Hall galleries.