Since our inception, one of our goals here at The C.O.T. has been to facilitate events that help up and coming local artists and bands get their names out there, in venues that foster connections and collaborations throughout the community. This last Saturday marked the first - of hopefully many – of these events.
The beer flowed as per usual at Payette Brewing Co. on Saturday night as throngs of people circulated throughout a vast garage bay – typically reserved for cornhole and foosball – now transformed into a makeshift gallery. The current of friends, art-lovers, and beer drinkers pooled and eddied in corners and around tables to view original artwork by three of Boise’s most talented young visual artists, Tony Caprai, Emily Konkol, and Tori Servatius. The soundtrack - supplied by musicians Jac Sound, Nando Flores, Ryan Emry, and Sun Blood Stories - kept thirsty revelers in the party mood throughout the evening. In addition to tipsy times being had by all, over $150 was raised for TRICA (TReasure valley Institute for Childrens Arts).
Thanks to all the artists (visual and sonic), The Payette Brewing Co., and everyone else who came out to support art and culture here in the City Of Trees. We hope to do it again real soon.
Below is a slideshow of photos from the event