Open Arms Dance Project is a community of dancers with diverse bodies, ages, abilities, and dance experience creating powerful art together in Boise since 2008.  

They perform in unexpected and exciting spaces that increase their visibility in the community: under stage lights, in the Idaho State Capitol rotunda, in lobbies, through crosswalks, on sidewalks, and even at the Anne Frank Memorial in the rain!  

Their mission is to create greater joy and compassion in the community with dance that opens hearts, minds, and arms. Open Arms sees everyone’s body as a dancer’s body, believing in joyful, empowering movement, and treating each other as equals. 

Learn more about their organization and performances on their website.

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The Boise Baroque Chamber Orchestra, created in 2003, is a group of world-class musicians aiming to bring the classical and Baroque-era music to the Treasure Valley.

Many of the musicians also participate with other local groups such as the Boise Philharmonic and Opera Idaho. Boise Baroque’s performances are a beautiful contribution to our community.

Find out more about the organization, and get tickets to their performances, at their website.

The Pettitt Group is thrilled to continue supporting local artists and local arts-based nonprofits.

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We are pleased to highlight the work of Rick Friesen, our June 2020 artist of the month.

Rick works within all media, specifically oil painting, to depict some of Boise’s favorite landmarks. He also designs public art, including utility hole covers on Broad Street, a bus stop at Vista/Overland and a mural for the pollinator exhibit at the MK Nature Center.

Rick also teaches painting and the art of enameling at Fort Boise Community Center. To learn more about Rick’s art, follow him on Instagram @rick_friesen, or visit his page, Rick Friesen, on Facebook.

Cyrus Jacobs House
Original: Oil painting | 2019 | 16.5 x 11″

In 2019 the Pettitt Group purchased this original piece for our ongoing art collection. As part of our annual Supporting…

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We are pleased to highlight the work of Kristen Hill, our May 2020 artist of the month.

Kristen Hill uses painting and its installation to explore the nature and emotional impact of the spaces we inhabit.

Hill’s varied arts experience spans a wide variety of roles, from the creative to the organizational. She has spent years working as an artist, artist’s assistant, gallery assistant, and exhibition producer.

Hill has become increasingly interested in exploring new ways to bring arts and audiences together to create meaningful experiences. Follow Kristen on Instagram @kristenhillart, or visit her website.

Modulation #4
Original: Oil painting on Arches oil paper | 2015 | 18 x 15″

In 2019 the Pettitt Group purchased…

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