We are an all volunteer,
non-profit organization, formed more than 40 years ago, that provides a
community center for the visual arts. We provide exhibition space for local
artists, art classes for people of all ages and abilities, and workshops in
various media often conducted by nationally known artists. Our organization
includes the Portneuf Valley Photographic Society the
Porcelain Artists of Southeast Idaho and the Pocatello
Idaho Watercolor Society.
Pocatello Art Center operates with
an all volunteer, elected Board of Directors, meeting monthly, whose members
are artists, patrons and business people from the community. We own our
building in "Old Town" Pocatello and keep it maintained using proceeds from
membership dues, donations and apartment rentals. Our dedicated volunteers give
of their time and talent to provide artists with the opportunity to display and
sell their art. It also gives the community a chance to purchase affordable
Our monthly Newsletter
and Calendar keeps our members informed of activities, classes, and special
events. We also send out a yearly member directory. Membership provides access
to our sizable library of books, DVDs and VCR tapes available for check-out.
All artist-members are invited to hang their original artwork in the gallery.
The displays are changed frequently throughout the year and there are special
art shows; life drawing sessions with live models; organized outdoor painting
sessions and other activities.
In May we hold our
Annual Judged Show. (We do not call it a "juried" show because all
entries are accepted. They do not have to be juried in.) All Art Center members
are encouraged to enter works of art in this show.
We organize the
Sagebrush Arts Fest, held on the second
weekend in September. There are discounts on booth fees with
We hold an annual
Holiday Show and Sale during the months of November & December,
which provides a place to showcase your work and to see the work of your fellow
artists. This is a good opportunity for art lovers to view and purchase
wonderful holiday gifts.
Parking is available behind the Art
Center in the large railroad parking lot.