MERIDIAN ART WEEK 2022
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

(Please note that this schedule may be subject to minor revisions.)

Multiple Day Events

Meridian Art Drop
Downtown Meridian
September 7 - 10
The Meridian Art Drop is a peer-to-peer art exchange throughout Meridian Art Week. To participate, create a small piece of art, label your creation with the printable Meridian Art Drop form, and share by hiding your art in downtown Meridian for someone else to find and keep. CLICK HERE to access the printable Meridian Art Drop form that we'd like you to include with each piece of art you drop.

Meridian Library District Events
For Meridian Library District events during the week of September 5, visit: https://www.mld.org/events/upcoming.

Historical Walking Tour
A self-guided historical walking tour is available year round. We invite you to come to Meridian City Hall to pick up a free walking tour brochure, or download the free “Meridian Historic Walking Tour” app on your iPhone or Android), to enjoy additional photos, videos and narratives about each property while you walk.

Mural Painting by Key Detail
UnBound, 713 N Main St.
September 6 - 11
Key Detail is a team of artists from New York and they will be installing a mural on the south facing wall at the unbound tech library during the week. Swing by during the week to see the artists in action and how the mural creation is progressing.

Faces and Places of Idaho September Exhibition 
Idaho Art Gallery, 211 E Pine Ave #108
Friday, 9/9, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM; Saturday, 9/10, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Peruse the September art exhibition at the Idaho Art Gallery.

Laugh a Latte Art Week Special Events
Deja Brew, 112 E Idaho Ave.
9/7 at 6:30 PM - Enjoy live music with Tim Swanson!
9/8 at 3:00 PM - Drop by Deja Brew to watch the staff fruit carving contest. The winner for this contest will be announced Friday.   
9/9 at 3:00 PM – Deja Brew staff fruit carving contest, winner announced Friday.

Open House – Art Viewing
Caleb’s Chop Shop, 131 E Idaho Ave.
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Caleb’s Chop Shop is hosting an open house with art displays on September 7 - 9.

Plein Air Painters in Downtown Meridian
Downtown Meridian
Afternoon to Evening
Various plein air painters will be scattered around downtown painting Meridian scenes. Stop and chat with these artists; some may be selling cards or prints.

College of Western Idaho Faculty Art Exhibit
Initial Point Gallery, Meridian City Hall
September 2 – October 5, Weekdays 8:00 PM – 5:00 PM, excluding holidays, Free admission
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 8, 4:30 – 7:00 pm, Free – All Welcome

Monday, September 5

Paint with Michelle at Angry Easel
The Angry Easel Paint Parties, 301 E 3rd Street
10:00 AM, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM, 4:00 PM–5:00 PM, 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
Cost: $5.00
Create a small piece of art for the Meridian Art Drop, Sept 3rd-7th.
Space limited / Pre-register & Pay at theangryeasel.com

Wednesday, September 7

Basic Floral Design – The Flower Place
Meridian Community Center, 930 N Main St.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost and Registration Details to be Announced
The Flower Place is offering a class to instruct students on several basic design techniques for floral design through hands on experimentation.

Meridian Art Week Kick-Off
Generation’s Plaza (at Main & Idaho in Downtown Meridian)
5:30 - 8:00 PM 
We kick off Meridian Art Week with a fun drop-in art project and live music! It will also be a nice opportunity to meet some of the artists, instructors and downtown business owners taking part in this year’s Meridian Art Week.

Sign Painting
Happy Hour Homemaker, 132 E Idaho Ave.
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost and Registration Details to be Announced
Come and learn some fun painting techniques taught by Niki. You will be able to paint your own sign to take home with you! There will be make and take kits available at a reduced rate during Meridian Art Week. Registration fee is due prior to class and all art materials are included in class price.

Thursday, September 8

Make and Take Ornament 
As You Wish Clothiers, 124 E Idaho Ave.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Free Drop-In Activity
As You Wish Clothiers invites anyone interested to stop in to create an angel ornament using scraps of their unique fabrics. The ornament you make it yours to keep and take home.

Initial Point Gallery Opening Reception
Meridian City Hall, 3rd Floor
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Drop by the Initial Point Gallery to view the new art exhibit by the College of Western Idaho Faculty and to meet several of the artists. Admission is free; All welcome.

 Chalk Art Competition and Festivities
Generations Plaza (at Main & Idaho in Downtown Meridian)
Theme: The Colors of Idaho
Competition Categories: Adult Artist / Youth Artist (Under 18) / Team-Family
Free to participate; Chalk will be provided or you may bring your own
Please pre-register at: https://secure.rec1.com/ID/meridian-id/catalog
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Check in and Registration for Chalk Art competitors
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Chalk Art Competition
6:00 PM: Live Music by Sam Henry Band
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Huckleberry Star Theater Performance
8:15 PM: Awards announced for the Chalk Art Competition.

Pot a Plant
Coffee Plant Repeat, 132 E. Idaho Avenue
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: $5.00
Come join the plant party and learn how to pot your own little plant! Space limited. To register, call 208-370-2002.

Friday, September 9

Community Art Party 
Downtown Meridian
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Come enjoy live music, create at the craft tables, play a beat at the instrument petting zoo and engage with local artists.
6:00 PM: Live Music, Dessert Showcase Opens, Youth Arts & Crafts Area Opens, and Artist Installations Open.
7:00 PM: Buskerfest Opens
8:00 PM: Buskerfest Closes & Voting Counting Begins. Live Dance Performance.
8:30 PM: Buskerfest Winners Announced

Saturday, September 10

Meridian Main Street Market 
Meridian City Hall Plaza, 33 E. Broadway Avenue 
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Meridian Main Street Market is a traditional farmer’s market, but it is unique in that it provides opportunities for youth vendors, as well. It also gives the public the chance to support local small businesses, farms and entrepreneurs. Learn more at meridianmainstreetmarket.com.
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Music at Meridian Main Street Market by Elizabeth Findley
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Music at Meridian Main Street Market by Jesse Niebolt  

Food Photography Masterclass
UnBound Tech Library, 713 N Main Street1
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
This free food photography masterclass is taught by a local professional food photographer. Attendees will get hands-on training and tips for taking great pictures of their food products.
Seats limited / Register at https://www.mld.org/event/food-photography-masterclass

Treasure Valley Children’s Theater Fall Production
The Village at Meridian, 3597 E. Monarch Sky Lane
2:00 PM
Free
The Treasure Valley Children’s Theater will perform its family-friendly fall production at the Village at Meridian. You won’t want to miss out on this free performance!  

Tammy de Weerd’s Awards in the Arts and
Concert on Broadway – High Street Party Band

Meridian City Hall Plaza, 33 E. Broadway Avenue
6:30PM Arts Awards / 7:00 PM Concert
Free
Recipients of the 2022 Tammy de Weerd’s Awards in the Arts will be honored at 6:30 pm; at 7:00 pm the High Street Party Band will perform popular hits from across the decades. There will be a dessert food cart, live music, and fun to be had by all. Please consider bringing folding chairs or a lawn blanket as amphitheater seating is limited. Free.