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Sep 16, 2020

Boise's 10 Favorite Local Artists

Boise is home to many talented and creative artists. Handmade jewelry, ceramics, and other forms of art can be found all throughout the Treasure Valley.

Here are 10 Boise artists we think you need to know:

1. Weave Gold - Jewelry

The owner of Weave Gold, Kyra Bernauer, has been weaving earrings since 2011. The intricate detail that goes into all of her work is of the highest quality. Every piece of jewelry is designed and handcrafted by Kyra.

Weave Gold Website
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Photo Credit: Matthew Wordell with Vision Kit Studio

2. The Garden City Projects - Artist & Creator

Owner Brigette Nelson of The Garden City Projects is a woman of all trades. An experienced artist in jewelry, glass blowing, sculpture, and more, Brigette is known for her sculptures, jewelry (including custom wedding rings!), and shelves.

You can find some of Brigette’s work in the Boise Art Museum Store, Salvage Sisters and Son, JD’s Bodega, Vervain Apothecary, Mixed Greens, & more.

Garden City Projects Website

Stop in at Brigette’s Garden City Shop: 110 E 43rd St., Garden City

3. Artsy Angler Ceramics

Artsy Angler (Jeremy Nordin-Berghuis) not only teaches classes at The Potter’s Center, but he creates custom mugs for local Boise businesses. Hyde Perk Coffee, The Handlebar, and Zero Six Coffee are amongst some of Jeremy’s clients. The best part? Jeremy’s Instagram is full of custom pottery and mugs for sale.

Instagram: @artsy_angler

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Photo Credit: Artsy Angler Instagram

4. Grey Jays - Jewelry

Grey Jays finds inspiration from “a collision of the natural and the human-made.” By sourcing from found material, Grey Jays creates truly one-of-a-kind pieces (aside from earring wire). Grey Jay’s shop is also a retailer of small businesses that include skincare, coffee/tea, and candle vendors.

Find Grey Jay unique pieces at Mixed Greens or at its newest location!

Grey Jay’s Website

Location: 701 S. Latah St., Boise

5. Ambrose Gray - Silver Smith & Glass

Kevin Gray makes statement jewelry out of metals. Kevin creates textured statement metal pieces from rings to necklaces.

Instagram: @ambrosegray

6. Julia Ballenger - Ceramics

Julia Ballenger sculpts whimsical and unique ceramics. Julia’s inspiration stems from embodying womanhood and self-love. The art she creates is not only eye-catching, but each piece has a purpose. Rings, candle holders, and Epsom salt holders are among some of the women empowerment pieces Julia molds.

Julia Ballenger Website

7. Fluff Hardware - Jewelry

Fluff Hardware is a must when it comes to fabulous earrings. Vintage and nature-inspired, the owner, Soly Palm, not only creates everyday pieces, but she hosts DIY Fluff Parties and events so that you can create your own custom jewelry.

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Fluff Hardware Website

Stop in by appointment only: 112 E. 33rd. St., Suite 203, Garden City

8. Miguel Almeida Illustration - Illustrator/Designer

Miguel Almeida works both digitally and traditionally to create art that is inspired by his Mexican American heritage. The colors Miguel uses are bold and bright to represent Mexican folk art with a modern graphic twist. Miguel has created work in the Boise community to represent local shops. Shops include Corridor Surf Shop, JD’s Bodega, and Push and Pour Coffee. Shop Miguel’s site for prints, paintings, shirts, and more.

Miguel Almeida Illustration Website

9. Dreyfus Art - Mixed Media Art

Ashley Dreyfus’s work is probably some of the most recognizable art pieces around Boise. Dreyfus Art and characters are inspired by alter egos featured in Freak Alley, Treefort, and traffic boxes around town, but her work doesn’t end there. Ashley makes shirts, pins, prints, and more. Ashley’s art makes for rad additions to your art collection or year-round gifts for friends and family.

Dreyfus Art Website
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10. Clay by Shay - Ceramics & Jewelry

Clay by Shay constructs ceramics that include mugs, planters, earrings, and more. Inspired by earth-tones, primary colors, sustainability, and social justice issues, Shay makes a statement with her pieces.

Clay by Shay Website

Boise artists create and sell with passion, creativity, and community in mind. Explore these local Boise artists for fun and unique finds.

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