Looking for something creative for the kids next week?
Give them to Linda.  She knows what to do.
Musical Theater Workshop with Linda Moyer
Make it a Gift!
On Your Mark...Get Set...Act and Sing!
December 27 - 31
Ages 7 - 14
At CUB Auxiliary, 409 S. Third Street, McCall

New class options and pricing

Full Week Monday - Friday $100.00

Monday / Wednesday/ Friday $60.00

Tuesday / Thursday  $50.00
Includes performance in Friday showcase

Showcase performance for family on December 31st at 12:00 pm

Read more and register here.
New Creative Campus Classes Now Available
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Tuesdays after school starting January 11
Ages 13–17

Come along for a six-week immersion in this rollicking comedy, anticipating the Idaho Shakespeare Festival's 2022 Repertoire.
with Renée Silvus

Rad After School Scribblers - a Creative Writing Class
Wednesdays after school starting January 12
Ages 13–17

Break out your muse and dive into discovering and refining your unique voice. We'll engage in a wide array of writing prompts, styles, and genres so you can find and explore what works for you. The class will begin with a four week run.
with Renée Silvus

Friday Night Lights: Musical Theatre Audition, Technique and Preparation
Four Fridays starting January 14
Ages 9–17

Prepare a musical theatre audition, learn to sing in an ensemble, increase vocal range, gain confidence, and sing joyfully. This class is recommended for all levels and all kids interested in Musical Theatre.
with Linda Moyer
Print it, Roll it, and Stuff it in a Stocking.
See details and sign-up here.
New and Upcoming Cabin Fever Events

New Thursday, February 10
Move With Grace Pilates Class
 | McCall Pilates Studio | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lisa Marie

This workshop will get you moving and finding Grace in your body. Finding your center will help you become more balanced and stronger. Learn some Pilates fundamentals and get moving with the Pilates equipment to find your true strength. 

New Tuesday, February 15
Wet Felting a Fantasy Flower
 | Heartland High School | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jan Bittenbender

Wet felting is one of the world’s oldest forms of cloth-making.  We will use this technique to form a beautiful, fun flower using merino wool and silk/bamboo fibers. 

Wednesday and Friday, January 5 and 7
Crochet Fingerless Mitts
| Keep Me In Stitches | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lynda Vrgora

Learn to crochet the clever fingerless mittens in Lynda's cozy downtown studio. Students should have basic crochet skills. All supplies will be provided, including yarn and a crochet hook to take home.

Thursdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3
Claiming Our Stories: A Generative Class on Writing Your Life 

Hybrid class~ in person at the Lutheran Church or on Zoom | 3:00 - 5:00 pm
CMarie Fuhrman, Idaho Writer in Residence

How do you tell the story of your life? How do you convey truths in stories whose exact details are forgotten? Where do you even begin? Draw on what is deepest in you to write the stories you have always wanted to express, locate the narrators of your life, flesh out some of the other voices that inhabit your memory and imagination, and find the structure of your telling.

Thursdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27
Become a YouTube Producer
| McCall College | 6:30 - 8:15 pm
Dr. L. Bryan and Nettie K. Williams

Become a capable producer of content for YouTube. Need to fix something? Check
YouTube. Need a new skill? YouTube. Now it’s your turn, and we’ll teach you how to create quality videos.


Wednesday, January 12
Mixology at Rupert's is FULL

Wednesday, January 19

Let's Talk About It Book Discussion Series
The Only Good Indians | 7:00 - 8:30 pm

with the McCall Public Library and Dr. Tom Hillard

Stephen Graham Jones merges horror, poetry, and history in The Only Good Indians, giving a fresh depiction of the ways old traditions and modern living collide in the lives of contemporary Native people in the U.S. The story focuses on four Blackfeet men and their families who are being tracked by an entity bent on violent revenge in response to the men, in their youth, having breached traditional practices by hunting one snowy night on land that was reserved for tribal elders. 

Pick up your free copies of this year’s books at the library.

Print or make a gift card and wrap all pretty.
Send an eCard with a registration.
Spread the love and gift the arts.


Thanks to a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council,
we've been able to lower pricing for some events.

We have also added an email, drop-off, or mail-in registration form~ click here to download the form.
We welcome checks, cash, or Venmo.

Funding for this project has been provided by the Idaho Humanities Council (IHC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP).

Read more and register for all classes here.
We are committed to providing access to the arts for children and affordable events for everyone. We also believe in paying artists and actively promote this ethic with other local and regional arts organizations. Need-based partial scholarships are available for most classes upon request. Please enquire at

A Creative District is a way to identify, promote and grow the creative people, products, and places of an area.

Creative districts become destinations for both locals and visitors, contribute to local economies, and help to celebrate and retain the unique characteristics that, along with our stunning natural environment, define our region.

The Arts and Humanities Council is collaborating with the Idaho Commission on the Arts, the City of McCall, and other organizations to help pioneer the first creative district in Idaho.

If you are what we call a Creative~ a brewer, designer, editor, baker, performer, quilter... If artistry, crafting, or making describe what you do~ for a living, for a hobby, for love... If you inhabit a studio, shop, restaurant, or any creative space...

Please join the count by adding your profile to our
Creative District website.

Places, people, organizations, businesses, and brands all welcome. 
What we do with the district is up to us. Currently we are talking about collaborations across the region, a local arts tour, and how to create and support creative venues.
First, get yourself and/or your location counted. 
Also help spread the word. Share the profile inventory with friends, neighbors,
and favorite local creatives.
Looking for a creative way to contribute to the community?
Do you enjoy collaborating and have an eye for detail and a heart for vision?
Do you appreciate the arts and/or humanities?

We're hiring.
The McCall Arts and Humanities Council is seeking a part-time Administrative Director to oversee administrative, adult programming, and fundraising operations. Duties would include:
  • providing strategic leadership.
  • developing and executing adult programming to serve the community.
  • raising funds to advance the mission and secure the future of the organization.
  • overseeing financial management.
Maybe you know someone perfect for the job.
Invitation to Artists
Conserving the Heart of Idaho Heart Sculpture Artwork
Deadline for Application: Friday, December 31st, 2021
Award: $300

The Payette Land Trust invites artist submissions for the 1st annual Conserve the Heart of Idaho heart art project. The selected artist will paint/decorate an existing fiberglass heart sculpture to be displayed at multiple indoor and outdoor locations in and around McCall.
The theme is “Conserving the Heart of Idaho.” Proposals are welcome that showcase Payette Land Trust's mission and engage, educate, and inspire the community. Click here for more information.

Call to Artists: McCall Public Library Integrated Artwork
Deadline for Applications: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Budget: $60,000

The City of McCall and McCall Public Library Board are seeking an artist or artist-team, 18 years or older and living within Idaho or one of its contiguous states, to work with designers and construction contractors to design, fabricate, and install artwork as a unique integrated or functional aspect of the upcoming 12,000 sq. ft. McCall Public Library Expansion Project. More details and application instructions can be found here:  Call to Artists - McCall Public Library Integrated Artwork.pdf 
Happy Holidays. We are grateful for your continued presence and support.    

To All Things Bold and Imaginative,
Renée Silvus, Board Chair and Acting Director
Dawn Kolden, Artistic and Education Director
Trinity Nash, Development and Communications

Perry Hedin, Board Vice-Chair
Ellen Ganz, Board Treasurer

Anissa Rooney, Board Member

Did you receive our end-0f-year appeal letter? 
Click here if you missed it--full of pictures and a summary of the year.
P.S. We welcome support for our expanding winter programs.

Cabin Fever
Children's Theatre
Creative Campus
Heritage Series

Which one is your favorite? Where are you most likely to participate?

We can offer these vibrant and unique programs because we have artists, historians, educators, experts, audiences, participants, and donors. It takes us all.

We are committed to providing scholarships for children and affordable events for everyone. We believe in paying artists and actively promote this ethic with other local and regional arts organizations.

The financial support of our community makes this possible.  We provide several ways for your giving~

A monthly recurring donation. Annual gifts.
Occasional giving when your budget allows.

Click here for our donation page.

As always, we also appreciate checks in the mail. Our office hours are every Friday from 11am to 1pm at CUB—perfect opportunity to see us in person and share your ideas.

Contact us if you are a business wishing to create a personalized sponsorship.
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