November 5, 2010

For Additional Information:

Shelly Houston, Meridian Mayor’s Office

(208) 489-0531

Meridian’s Initial Point Galley Hosts

Idaho Watercolor Society’s Fall Show & Reception

Meridian, ID – (November 5, 2010) –  The Fall Show of the Idaho Watercolor Society will be held November 5 through December 3 in Meridian’s City Hall’s Initial Point Gallery. The exhibit features approximately 90 paintings by artists from southwestern Idaho utilizing a variety of watercolor techniques. 

Founded in 1979, the Idaho Watercolor Society purpose is to support and promote aqua media, and to educate the public as to the significance of the media.  Membership in the Idaho Watercolor Society is open to those residing in Idaho and is comprised of a range of painters from beginner to professional.


An Artist Reception for the public is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the Initial Point Gallery, where several of the featured artists will be on hand to greet gallery visitors and discuss their works of art.

Initial Point Gallery, administered by the Meridian Arts Commission, is located on the third floor of Meridian City Hall, located at 33 E. Broadway Avenue in downtown Meridian. The gallery is free and open to the public during City Hall’s regular business hours -- Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding major holidays.

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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is now one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing communities. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family and was selected in 2010 by Family Circle Magazine as one of their Top 10 Best Cities for Families, by Money Magazine as one of its 100 Best Places to Live, and by America’s Promise Alliance and ING as one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People For more information about Meridian, visit