Local Artist Misses Memo. Will Do Modern Art Alone.

“It’s not denial. I’m just selective about the reality I accept”-Bill Watterson “Hope is the denial of reality”-Margaret Weis “Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt”-Mark Twain Local artist Troy Passey, after participating in every Modern Art since its inception, missed the announcement that last year would be the final year of the event. Mr. […]

Supporting Local Farmers for Burning Lamb

With the fast approach of Treefort, we turn our focus to some of the people involved in making Burning Lamb a reality. Purple Sage Farms is a family owned and operated organic farm in Middleton, Idaho. Since 1988 they have been growing fresh herbs, greens, and specialty produce in greenhouses and also raising grass-fed, hormone- […]

Burning Lamb 2017

One of Treefort’s most popular events showcases Boise’s unique culture and highlights its rich Basque history; “Burning Lamb.” This traditionally inspired Basque celebration is a food event like no other, offering whole lamb on the spit, grilled chorizo, solomo and of course, campsite cocktails. Dan Ansotegui, the architect of the event along with Elizabeth Tullis […]

Have you seen the new mural on The Modern Hotel & Bar?

Known as a teacher of creativity, Judas Arrieta walks the line between comic illustration and intricate drawings. His installations, murals, and video recordings inject life into the world around him, and many find themselves inexplicably drawn to his work – able to relate to the feelings of humor that radiate from his art. Upon studying […]

Judas Arrieta: From Basque Country to Boiseland

Judas Painting

Judas Arrieta hails from Euskal Herria, or what most people call Basque Country. He has become increasingly famous amongst the Boise locals for his one-of-a-kind works of art. Known for creating such beautiful work as Boiseland, he considers himself a voice for the many people who don’t know how to express themselves. The deeper you […]

What No One Tells You About “Burning Lamb”

Burning Lamb Menu

Boise has been getting national recognition over the last five years, and for good reason. Whether it’s the local breweries, homegrown food, the city’s love for the outdoors, or the booming downtown, Boise has a little something for everyone. One event in particular has done more to pique interest in Boise than many of the […]

Writing Contest

Join us for the final 2015 installment of Modern Campfire Stories. Why? Because Alan Heathcock and Christian Winn will be reading seriously creepy fiction. Because there will be a kick-ass scary hotel-based micro-fiction contest. Because if you come in costume you receive happy hour prices all during the event. And because there will be crazy-freaky-writerly […]

Arriving is Departing

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” —Jack Kerouac Just why do we love to travel? It’s an age-old question and one potential answer is that we love to travel because we can’t—and maybe we shouldn’t—answer that question. Travel can be […]