James Castle House Inaugural Symposium

The James Castle Inaugural Symposium offers a unique opportunity to understand Castle’s work in the context of the distinctive rural places that were his home, and highlights Boise, and Idaho, as a place of inspiration.

Poetry Out Loud State Finals

The Modern Hotel is proud to sponsor the Idaho State Poetry Out Loud Finals to be held Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at the Marriott, Residence Inn in downtown Boise from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Poet Earl Craig will present a reading between competition rounds.

Sun Valley Film Festival Boasts Idaho Talent

One of Idaho’s most exciting cultural events, The Sun Valley Film Festival, opens March 14th. With an intriguing, well-regarded lineup of films and a wide—and widely accessible—range of spinoff events, the Sun Valley Film Festival is an Idaho success story.

Campfire Stories 2017

Campfire Stories at the Modern is excited to offer, again, so much wonderful storytelling, and in so many forms. This year we come at you every second Monday of the month, from June to September, with fiction writers, poets, journalists, refugee storytellers, and memoirists. As well, each night of Campfire Stories this season, Chef Nate […]

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. […]

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 […]