ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Eagle Showcases Local Art in Many Ways

Artists in Residence

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Eagle Showcases Local Art in Many Ways

By Michelle Ochsner

Discovering a piece of art that speaks to you is like discovering your one true love. For some, it’s as easy as breathing. Others, walking on glass would prove less difficult. When one does find a connection with a particular work of art, it’s a love affair to remember.

The residents of Eagle are encompassed with art and those that create it. From abstract sculptures nestled in along the streets of the town, to the fine-oil paintings hung in a gallery, local artists contribute everlasting wonderment to this amazing community.

On any given day, residents can walk around town to view pieces placed throughout this quaint community. As an ongoing commitment to the community, The Eagle Arts Commission promotes and creates projects for the City of Eagle and welcomes creative ideas for public art projects.

Local artists have a unique opportunity to express themselves, display, and sell their work at various venues in Eagle. The residents of Eagle selected the artists in 2006, ten local artists created outdoor sculptural benches for the Eagle business corridor. The benches were installed in 2007, for all to appreciate.

Local artist Kelly Beach uses oils to paint and convey a world she wants you experience.  Her work’s displayed at Gaia Studios & Gallery on 1st Street in Eagle. “I typically do landscapes and serious animal paintings but every once in awhile I like to use humor.”

The artistic culture in the city is supported not only by the community, the local government advocates for the arts as well. Among the many occasions sponsored by the city is The Eagle Saturday Market that’s located downtown. Residents can stroll through town at 9:00 a. m. to 1:00 p. m. and enjoy live music, arts, crafts, local produce, and fresh flowers along with herbs and specialty food items.

First Friday in Eagle is a community affair bringing art, shopping, and culture for the entire family. Experience some of Idaho’s best galleries, food, and entertainment from 4:00pm – 9:00pm in downtown Eagle. Encounter dazzling fused glass art at Fusions Glass Studio, breath-taking displays at Finer Frames, or take notice of music while viewing a municipal art collection.

Sidebar

Eagle Mural Project is Eagle’s newest addition to its municipal art collection is located on the back of the Liquor Store building at 74 W State Street, just West of Eagle Road.

Live music by local performing artists; Andrew Coba, Carter Freeman, Justin Nielsen, and many more.

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