Brought to you by the City of Boise and the Boise City Department of Arts & History, the James Castle House will serve as a testimony to the life of self-taught visual artist, James Castle.
In July of 2015, the City of Boise purchased the house where internationally recognized, Idaho artist James Castle (1899-1977) lived, worked and developed his self-taught style of visual art. The plan to honor James Castle’s work and life has developed into the James Castle House, opening April 2018.
Located in Boise's Collister neighborhood, adjacent to the historic North End, the center consists of the original Castle family home, two historically significant outbuildings where James Castle lived and worked, and an outdoor convening space. The house itself dates back, in part, to the early 1900s, and features a guest room accommodating the residency program, an artist studio, exhibition space, and the General Store, carrying books and gifts inspired by James Castle and his artwork.
The opening of the James Castle House will feature a community party at the historic Egyptian Theatre, a three-day inaugural symposium, citywide exhibitions and receptions, and culminate in the public opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 28, 2018.