Boise River Art Exhibit Opens Thursday

Watercolor paintings created by youth participants in Idaho Rivers United’s Water Unites Us program will be on exhibit at Alia’s Coffeehouse, 908 W Main St., Boise September 6 – 28.

Water Unites Us is an education and arts program that teaches youth about how the Boise River is connected to food growing and home use. The paintings on exhibit were created by youth from the Boise Urban Garden School and from the Global Gardens Refugee Community Agriculture program. 

The youth, age 11- 18, enjoyed a float trip on the Boise River in July and then attended a watercolor workshop where they created these paintings. The youth also developed stories for oral storytelling and poems.

Paintings are also on exhibit through September at the Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center, 11818 W Joplin, Boise and at the Garden City Boys and Girls Club, 610 E 42nd St., Garden City. They are posted on the Idaho Rivers United Facebook page as well.

Idaho Rivers United is a membership organization that works to protect and restore Idaho's rivers and native fisheries. The Water Unites Us program was supported by the Boise City Department of Arts and History.

For more information visit or call (208) 343-7481.