POCATELLO — Happy Holidays from Old Town Pocatello. We look forward to seeing you this Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. as we host First Friday Art Walk. Don’t miss this opportunity to view and experience various art forms by local and national artists. After the art walk, plan to stay for a delicious dinner with selections from around the world at any one of our authentic international restaurants. The nightlife will continue with live music and cold/warm beverages throughout, both the east and west sides. We look forward to seeing you. Visit oldtownpocatello.com for more information about events and activities in historic Old Town. All are welcome and parking is free.
Eastside Old Town
- Gallows Custom Framing and Gifts, 150 S. Fourth Ave., will be hosting the “Art of Silk Scarf Tying.” Find new uses for the silk scarves hiding in your closet— a great way to brighten up your holiday outfit. Ornaments will also be on sale.
- Barricade, 308 E. Center St., welcomes you to their new arcade bar (21 and older). The featured artist will be knife maker Alex Haddock. Join in the fun by trying some of the arcade games while enjoying drink specials.
- Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. First Ave., welcomes two artists: Nick Hottmann and Cheryl Hart. The Loft opens for dinner at 6 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., The Relyx will be on stage. They’re a sensational classic rock band, always a crowd-pleaser. No cover.
- College Market, 604 S. Eighth Ave., will host a full exhibition from Idaho State University student Myla Day, showcasing her watercolor and acrylic paintings.
- Fifth Street Bagelry, 559 S. Fifth Ave., will showcase a collection of poetry from two ISU students: Audrey Hansen and Jess Chalette. Chalette will read and discuss the process behind their work, which is centered around the theme of transitional moments in their lives.
- Dellart Floral Center, 400 E. Center St., will show a costume made by Meagan Jewkes, a pair of graphite drawings by Abigail Christensen and a set of mixed-media illustrations by Bailey Ann Anderson.
- A Different Cup, 904 S. Fourth Ave., will host ISU student Hope Fitzgerald who will be singing family-friendly songs, including hits such as “Let It Go” from “Frozen” and “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana.” In addition to this family-oriented event, there will be a series of holiday crafts that viewers can participate in and take home for the holidays.
Westside Old Town
- The Shady Lady, 655 N. Arthur Ave., will be featuring artist Ron Lewis and his “Whimsical Hand Sculpted Holiday Characters.” Also enjoy “The Artistry of Holiday Decorating” by The Ladies. Join them for holiday cheer, music and hot tea.
- American Family Insurance, 427 N. Main St., will be having a holiday open house/customer appreciation event. They will be hosting art by Roger Boe, Bob Beason, Kenn Belanger and Kathy Jones. They will also have a light catered dinner, beverages and other refreshments.
- NeighborWorks Pocatello, 206 N. Arthur Ave., will be celebrating the six core neighborhood associations of Pocatello. Come down and enjoy food, drink and meet your neighbors and find out what is going on in your neighborhood and how NeighborWorks can assist you.
The six core neighborhoods are historic Old Town, Lewis & Clark, Bonneville, College, Whittier and Alameda.
- Cassy’s Caring Paws, 326 N. Main St., will be featuring the talented artist Alicia Reese. In addition, Heather Smith from Heather Paints will have works available for purchase and will be splitting the proceeds from the evening with Yinny’s Promise to help pet owners with unexpected vet bills. Raffle tickets will be available for several prize baskets.
- Walrus and Carpenter Books, 251 N. Main St., will host a book launch and signing for “Farmer’s Mother’s Almanac” by Janne Goldbeck and Paula Jull.
- Villano’s Italian, 168 N. Main St., will be featuring their calzone garlic knot pizza, along with $2 beer and $3 wine selections. Make it a date night and enjoy any two pastas, bread basket and two sodas for $26.99.
Experience the art of homemade Italian cuisine at Villano’s Italian.
- PV’s Uncorked on Main, 138 N. Main St., will host The Blindsaw with the designer Garren Aubrey, featuring unique and custom cutting boards.
- Vain & Vintage, 149 N. Main St., will be featuring artist Pat Bingham. Her handmade cards and whimsical creations are sure to delight. Refreshments will be served.
- Cottonwood Junction, 141 N. Main St., will host two artists. Painter Sherri Timmons will show some recent work using a colorful and abstract style she learned in Bali. Travis Huffaker will be there as River Jade Smithy, an Idaho native, artisan, award-winning sculptor, copper and silversmith, mystic and gardener. His work is currently focused on coil and iron rod formulas to create beautiful implements and fine art jewelry. He will have holiday sale items and will be showing art from his private collection. Live music by Keith Ward and Jazz on a Stick. Refreshments will be served.
- Old Town Mercantile and Antiques, 134 N. Main St., will host a book signing for “The Moxie” with local author Dawn M. Fitzpatrick and live music by John and Conner Fitzpatrick. Refreshments will be served.
- Cherub Capers Creations, 115 N. Main St., will celebrate their one year anniversary with a proper grand opening. Finish up your holiday shopping and grab some great deals while you are at it. They will have giveaways, make-and-takes and deals going on throughout the three days: Thursday and Friday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Studio 118, 118 N. Main St., invites everyone to come in, sip wassail and see the new handcrafted jewelry. Gail Dial will have her sterling silver candy canes.
- The First National Bar, 232 W. Center St., will host the band American Hitmen beginning at 10 p.m. Bring a toy for Toys for Tots and admission is free.
- Deckadence Board Shoppe, 326 W. Center St., will be hosting artwork done by the students of Pocatello High School ceramics class.
- Kanda’s & Co. located at 159 S. Main, invites you to experience the Kandy Land Holiday Gift Show. Two floors of holiday shopping featuring collectibles, handmade crafts, antiques, one-of-a-kind gifts, entertainment, food, drinks and more. The show will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Friday. Stop in for lunch and refreshments. DJ Adrian will be at the show entertaining the crowd during art walk.
Inside Station Square, 200 S. Main St.
- Crafted: A Beverage Co. will be having a ribbon cutting at 6 p.m.
- Nick Hottmann will have a selection of stickers, art and T-shirts for the holidays.
- ISU Fine Arts Club will have a variety of artists and art mediums on display.
- Herb Dopp will have a collection of art along with his color books.
- Jon Hanley will have a display of cartoon communities, including Pocatello.