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8th Annual Art & Soul’s Soul Searching Events

Presented by the Magic Valley Arts Council, with support from Plant Therapy, Magic Valley Mall, Premier Autogoup, My Place Hotel, Five Fish Press, KMVT, Iliad Media Group and Middlekauff Auto Group, the 8th Annual Art & Soul of the Magic Valley is the Northwest?s largest the public-voting contest and city-wide arts appreciation event.

Featuring over 300 artists, representing 15 states and two countries, Art & Soul will take place April 13-28. The event takes place April 13, 28 in 99 businesses and public spaces throughout Twin Falls.

To see the art, visit the Twin Falls Center for the Arts, 195 River Vista Place for a complete list of locations or stop where you see a Yellow Art & Soul Flag.

Everyone 16 years and older is encouraged to register to vote in the contest. Voters determine the 30 winners to receive of $40,000 in prize money. There is no fee to register or to vote. Register Mondays through Saturdays, April 13-28, at the Twin Falls Center for the Arts.

For more information call MVAC at 208.734.ARTS (2787)

Soul Searching Events:

Take time to enjoy all the aspects of Art & Soul of the Magic Valley!? Several of our Venues will be showcasing their artist(s) during this community-wide event.

Thursday, April 12:

All are invited to the official?Kick-Off Celebration?for the 8th Annual Art & Soul of the Magic Valley from 5:30-7:30 pm at the?Twin Falls Center for the Arts, home of the Magic Valley Arts Council. The Celebration is co-hosted this year by Plant Therapy. Delight your senses with food, friends, and fun as we unveil this year?s art. Enjoy live music and be among the first to register to vote! 195 River Vista Place. For more information contact the Arts Council at (208) 734-ARTS (2787) or see the official Art & Soul website:

The events below are happening each and every day of Art & Soul, visit multiple times and enjoy these specials:

Bring your Art & Soul gang toPizza Pie Cafewhere you’ll enjoy BOGOthroughout the entire show. Serving up exactly what you want at 1826 Canyon Crest Dr., (208) 735-1369,

Satisfy your sweet cravings at Baskin-Robbins?where you’ll receive $1 off any tasty treat each day during Art & Soul?when you show your souvenir brochure or yellow walking sheet. Come meet the folks who make life so sweet! 677 Blue Lakes Blvd. N., (208) 733-6555.

Missed your chance for high tea with the queen? No need to worry,?Boot Barn?will be presenting Western Art & High Tea?each day during Art & Soul.?Come see their wide selection of fashionable and functional styles while you enjoy tea & biscuits. 1175 Addison Ave E, (208) 736-5053,

Any time during Art & Soul, come dine at Jakers Bar & Grill?and show your souvenir brochure or yellow walking sheet and receive 10% off your bill of $20 or more. 1598 Blue Lakes Blvd., N., (208) 733-8400,

Art & Soul new patient special! Free bleaching trays with exam, X-ray and cleaning at?Sawtooth Dental. Creating healthy smiles for a healthy lifestyle. 1437 Park View Dr. (208) 733-4515,

D. L. Evans Bankis the largest community bank headquartered in Idaho. Starting in 1904, we have now grown to thirty-one branches. While times have changed, the bank has never lost sight of the founder’s vision, That banking is really just about one thing: helping people. Meaningful, long-term relationships are the strength of a family-owned community bank. By banking with us, you work with an experienced team of bankers that are focused on your success! Come see us for all of your personal and business banking needs. Art & Soul entries are located at each of our three Twin Falls locations.

Saturday, April 14:

There will be a joint event sponsored by Sips N Sweet Treats?and Snake River Pool and Spa from noon – 4:00 pm. Stop in for a watercolor painting demonstration by Leslie Redhead at?Snake River Pool & Spa, 960 Blue Lakes Blvd. N., (208) 734-8103, Enjoy the best treats Twin Falls has to offer atSips N Sweet Treats, 1020 Blue Lakes Blvd N.,(208) 410-7394,

We’re celebrating the youth artists at anArt & Soul Youth Reception at the Magic Valley Mall?from 1:00-3:00 pm. All youth artists are encouraged to bring their families & friends to show off their talents! Snacks provided. 1485 Pole Line Rd. E. The Magic Valley Mall is open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm so plan on browsing at your favorite shops before and after the event. For more information call the Magic Valley Arts Council at 734-ARTS(2787).

Deseret Book?will be hosting an open house for their artists Lisa Krear and Gary Rasmussen from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Come by and meet Gary & Lisa then browse their wide selection of popular & Christian books, music, movies, home decor, jewelry & more! 1434 Pole Line Rd. E, 734-6781,

Wabi Sabi?presents an open house event for their many talented Art & Soul artists from 4-8pm. Come enjoy live music and refreshments while relaxing in this lovely gallery and workshop space! 632 Main Ave. N.,?(208) 421-1311,

Sunday, April 15:

Yellow Brick Cafe?is pleased to host, Take Me to Cuba! a presentation by Art & Soul’s own Bob Sojka from 11am – 12:30pm.? Fresh eats and drinks, sourcing from only the best local farmers and growers in Idaho, Yellow Brick Cafe’s food is itself a work of art! 136 Main Ave. N., (208) 731-9837,

Monday, April 16:

Join us at Jakers Bar & Grill?for a meet and greet with our wonderful and local artist, Holly Afeaki from2-5p.m.Light refreshments will be served. Also, any time during Art & Soul, come dine at Jakers, show your souvenir brochure or yellow walking sheet and receive 10% off your bill of $20 or more. 1598 Blue Lakes Blvd., N.,(208) 733-8400,?

Beams Flooring America?is proud to host an open house event for Barbara Michener from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a drawing for a door prize for those in attendance. Beams Flooring America is more than just a flooring specialty store. They are experts trained in flooring sales and design and will help you find the perfect floor for the way you live. Come find out why they are the most recommended store in Twin Falls. 1475 Elm St. N., (208) 734-3068,

Tuesday, April 17:

Freedom Auto Finders?presents a meet-the-artist event for actor, stuntman, and artist, Ron Lewis, from 4:00 -7:00 pm.?Light refreshments will be served along with local Holesinsky wine.365 Blue Lakes Blvd. N., 734-3000,

Come visitHabitat for Humanity’s ReStorefor an artist reception and see Levi Bennett’s life-sized buffalo! Refreshments will be served with live music by Jon Gibson from 5:00 – 7:00pm. 639 Eastland South. (208) 735-1233,

Orpheum Theater: The Venue Says Art. Admire the work of Sharon Breshears, get some photography tips and snack on some delicious popcorn 1 – 3 pm, 146 Main Ave. N. 208-595-2600,

Meet artist Robyn Vanden Bosch Tuesday, April 17 from 6- 8 pm at?Tuxedos Now & LaNeige Bridal,1159 Addison Ave. E. 208-734-4055

Wednesday, April 18:

Western Visions Gallery?will host a reception for their artists, Robert Moore and Garth Williams, in their gallery from?5pm –?7:30pm. Come learn how you can make your dream home vision come true! 1520 Fillmore, (208) 539-4898,

The Herrett Center for Arts at Science?at CSI presents the Centennial Observatory?Astronomy Talk: Mars Approaches! at 8:15pm. The ins and outs of close approaches of Mars, including this summer, when the Red Planet will be nearer than its been since 2003. Adult admission $2.50, students $1.50, children 6 and under are free.?Two hours of telescope viewing follow the talk (weather permitting). Observatory admission: $1.50, or free with paid talk admission.

Thursday, April 19:

Bring the family for dinner and join?Chick-fil-A?Twin Falls?as they host?a meet the artist event with Erin Boston from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. There will be games and cow appearances! 1631 Blue Lakes Blvd N., (208) 735-5010,

Middlekauff Ford Lincoln?will present a wine & cheese tasting event from 5:00- 7:00 pm to honor their twelve distinguished artists. Visit with your friends, enjoy the art, and check out Middlekauff’s extensive selection of available vehicles. Wine provided by Holesinsky Winery and cheese generously donated by Ballard Cheese. 1243 Blue Lakes Blvd. N., (208) 736-2480,

Yellow Brick Cafe?will host an artist reception in honor of Donna Pritchard from Hailey, 6-8pm. She will be showcasing her work Whimsy and reciting corresponding poetry. Bring your friends and enjoy dishes prepared especially for Art & Soul in a fun, relaxing, artful atmosphere. 136 Main Ave. N., (208) 731-9837,

CSI Stage Door presents:Sentences
CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, 7:30 pm.?While there is a lower class, I am in it, while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. CSI theater instructor Shane Brown ventures into the Idaho State Penitentiary to teach creative writing workshops to inmates. Explore how the introduction of creativity and artistic expression will affect the lives of these men fettered by iron bars and the deeds of their pasts. The works the inmates create-poetry, scripts, memoirs, short stories-will be presented by local actors. Can beauty be found buried behind concrete and steel, veiled from the rest of society. Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for CSI or high school and under students. Tickets are available at the CSI Box Office, by calling (208) 732-6288, at the door, or by going online to? Seating is limited to 100 people.

Friday, April 20:

Presented by the Magic Valley Arts Council, Plant Therapy, Magic Valley Mall, Premier Autogroup, Five Fish Press, and Middlekauff Auto Group, Art & Soul of the Magic Valley is taking places in 99 Venue locations throughout Twin Falls until April 28. The Northwest’s largest public-voting art contest and arts appreciation event features the work of over 300 artists. Stop by the Twin Falls Canter for the Arts, 195 River Vista Pl to register to vote or stop to see the art wherever you see a Yellow Flag. For more information call 208-734-ARTS(2787) or visit

The Hilton Garden Inn Twin Falls?hosts an Art & Soul Artist Reception from 4-6pm. Refreshments will be served and there will be a no host bar available. 1741 Harrison St N,?208-733-8500.

Join your friends at Everton Mattress and Furniture Gallery?for an Art & Soul reception for their six talented artists from 6-8 pm. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres prepared by Richard Berger, the executive chef and General Manager at Canyon Crest Dining & Event Center. No host bar. Matt from Matt & Fern, the famous Everton duo will be present! 347 Pole Line Rd, 208-733-8373?

Saturday, April 21:

Visit Rodda Paint?for an on-site woodworking demonstration by Twin Falls native and Art & Soul Artist Eddie Will from 8:00am – 1:00pm. 1280 Filer Ave. E., 208–733-5333,

Kurt?s Pharmacy & Hallmark?will be cheering artist Dave Swain from 2 – 4 pm. 1203 Filer Ave. E., 208-734-8177,

Ashley Homestore?hosts an Soul Searching Event from 4 – 6 pm. Light Refreshments will be served. Shop Ashley Homestore for great prices, stylish furnishings and home decor. 1305 Filer Ave. E.,?208-944-9050,?

Join the Art & Soul throng as we gather in?Historic?Downtown Twin Falls?for the annual??Art & Soul Stroll.???Wander among the many shops, restaurants, showrooms, lobbies and studios as we appreciate art and satisfy our many appetites.? Many of the venues will be having Art & Soul specials, open houses, and meet-and-greet artist receptions during the event.?Check with the venues for details on times of special activities that they may have planned.?As always, businesses displaying art will be identified by the yellow Art & Soul flag.?Pick up a copy of the Limited-Edition Souvenir Program to see all the downtown venues participating in Art & Soul this year.?For information contact Cheryl at Design 125, 208-733-1256,?

Known Art & Soul Stroll events in Downtown Twin Falls include:?

Stop in and view the art at?Glanbia Cheese Marketplace. Buy a brick of cheese anytime today and mention this ad and you?ll receive a free brick of cheese! ?121 4th Ave. S.,?208-749-8679,

Gather with Art & Bonnie Hoag & friends to celebrate the many talented Art & Soul artists who have their work showcased at both?Mary Alice Park?and?Wabi Sabi.?Refreshments at both locations.Mary Alice Park 436 Main Ave. N. and Wabi Sabi at 632 Main Ave. N. 208-421-1311,?

Yellow Brick Cafe?presents ?Island in the Stream,? a discussion of the people and traditions of?Cuba by Art & Soul Artist, author, activist, and scientist, Bob Sojka. 2-4pm. Come sample some of the freshest local fare artfully presented by the Yellow Brick Cafe.?136 Main Ave. N., 208-731-9837,

SavMor Drug?hosts a Soul Searching party for their three artists?from 2 ? 4 pm.? Stroll by for an artist demonstration by Tami Aufderheide, live music by the ACT IV Saxophone Quartet, and refreshments. 139 Main Ave. W., 208-733-8323,?

Meet Jennifer Bellinger of Ketchum, ID at?Design 125.?Jennifer will showcase her oil painting Good Night Sun Valley II during the live artist meet and greet from 4-7 pm. Light refreshments and live entertainment plus all wall art will be 25% off! 125 Main Ave. W., 208-733-1256.

Hands On?will be hosting an artist open house from 4 ? 7 pm. Free studio fees during the event! Come meet Art & Soul Artist Lejla Becirovic and discover a few oil painting tips during her live demonstration.147 Shoshone St. N., 208-736-4475,

Join the crowds for a live painting demonstration with Art & Soul?s Silas Thompson at?Rudy?s ? A Cook?s Paradise?from 5 ? 7 pm. Serving sips & snacks whilst you marvel at the art displayed by their three spectacular artists. 147 Main Ave. W., 208- 733-5477,

The?Brass?Monkey?hosts a reception for Art & Soul?s Rosi Martinez Eckert from 5 ? 8 pm. Enjoy wine and hors d?oeuvres while meeting & greeting the artist. 124 Main Ave. N., 208-944-9452.??

Stop by?Twin Falls Sandwich Company?and join them for an Art & Soul Artist Reception for their four artists, 5-8pm. 128 Main Ave. N., 208-734-8372,

Jensen Ringmakers and Gallery?hosts an Art & Soul event for their artists, Mimi Ford & Betsie Richardson, from 5:30-8 pm. Join the downtown crowd for appetizers & wine in a sparkling atmosphere. ?109 Main Ave. E., (208) 734-7020,

Get creative with your friends at?Bull Moose Bicycles?for their reCYCLING event, an arts and crafts night at the shop?using bike parts and a variety of tools and materials. Jewelry, wind chimes, the possibilities are endless! 6-8pm. 160 Main Ave. N.,?208-944-0182


Monday, April 23:

Come meet local Art & Soul artist Katy Yarbro at?Washington Federal?from 4 ? 6 pm. ?From growing your business to finding a mortgage for your dream home, Washington Federal is there for you. Visit us online or one of our 200+ locations. 494 Blue Lakes Blvd. N., 208-734-8200,?


Tuesday, April 24:

Serenity Funeral Chapel Life Celebration Center & Cremation Services of Idaho?will be hosting an artist introduction and open house reception from 5 ? 6 pm for their artist Jack Netz.?Jack will also have other metal sculpture work on display and for sale at this event. 502 2nd Ave. N., 208-733-0991.?

Join your South End venue neighbors,?Terry?s Heating and Air Conditioning,?this evening from 5:30 ? 7:30 pm for a reception honoring their many artists.?Light refreshments and good conversation! 1535 Kimberly Rd., 208-734-4376,?? ??


Wednesday, April 25:

Idaho Joes?will host an Art & Soul reception for Leon Smith from 5 ? 7 pm.?Join your friends for some great conversation and Idaho Joes legendary down-home fare.?598 Blue Lakes Blvd N., 208-734-9403,

TitleFact?hosts a wine and cheese reception in honor of Art & Soul?s Jacob Novinger?s ?Modern Man? sculpture. ?5:30 ? 7 pm. 163 4th Ave. N., 208-733-3821,?


Friday, April 27:

Magic Valley Arts Council?presents the season finale of Brown Bag Lecture Series: Growth and Innovation in the Magic Valley, at noon at the Twin Falls Center for the Arts, 195 River Vista Pl. ?Sponsored in part by Dot Foods and Everton Mattress & Furniture Gallery, the 1-hour presentation features Growth in Education by TFSD?s Bill Brulotte. Bring your lunch or order to go from Elevation 486.? For more information call 208-734-ARTS(2787) or visit


Saturday, April 28:

Art & Soul Closes Today?? The Northwest?s largest public-voting art contest and arts appreciation event closes today. See the entries of over 300 artists in 99 Venue locations throughout Twin Falls. Register to vote from 10 am to 8 pm at the Art & Soul voting headquarters, Twin Falls Center for the Arts, 195 River Vista Place.??Cast your votes at the Voting Headquarters until 8 pm or from any computer?until midnight Saturday, April 28, 2018. For more information call 208-734-ARTS(2787) or visit


Saturday, May 5:

You won?t want to miss the?Art & Soul Awards Ceremony at the Orpheum Theater?at 4:00 pm, 146 Main Ave. N.? Grab some refreshments and a comfy seat as the contest winners are announced for the general competition, the professionally judged competition, the youth categories, and the People?s Choice Venue award.? For more information call the Magic Valley Arts Council at 734-ARTS(2787).

*Please note that the Awards Ceremony will be held one week after the end of Art & Soul.

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