Fort Boise Art Center

700 N. Robbins Rd.

The Art Center is a state-of-the-art facility offering quality art instruction for youth, teen and adults at an affordable price.
Pottery Lab Times (18+)

September 26-November 20

Mondays: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesdays: 8 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., 3:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Wednesdays: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursdays: Closed
Fridays: Variable, See Weekly Email
Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m. –  9 p.m.

Studio will be closed:

Fri – Sun, Nov. 18-20 for Annual Pottery Sale


700 N Robbins Road, Boise

Open Studio (18+)

Open studio time is included when you enroll in an adult art class. Come as much as you want at no additional charge.

two kids drawing in an art class

Located in Fort Boise Community Center, the 4,500-square-foot Art Center encompasses three studio spaces. More than 200 different classes are offered each year for children age 2 1/2 to seniors.

Professional instructors teach classes in a wide variety of art mediums, including:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Clay
  • Sculpture
  • Multi-media

The Art Center encourages opportunities for people with disabilities by providing accommodations or specialized classes such as Access to the Arts offered by the Boise Parks and Recreation Department's AdVenture program.

Self-concept is positively enhanced through the arts, as are language acquisition, cognitive development, critical thinking ability and social skills.  Visit Online Registration for a list of current classes.

Public Art

Untitled by mosaic artist James Turner and students

This community mural at the entrance of the Art center illustrates the high level of skill and dedication by staff and art instructors. Artists statement: "Congratulations to Molly C., Molly H., Mike, CeCe, Nancy, Janie, Amber, Jereme, Allison, Jean and Anna. If not for these students' hard work, team effort and willingness to learn, this workshop could have never worked. A huge thank you to Alton Dean for fabricating and donating the beautiful stainless steel frames."

Smoking Prohibition

Smoking and vaping are prohibited in all City of Boise parks, including within 20 feet of the Boise River Greenbelt, except in designated areas within Ann Morrison and Julia Davis Parks and at city-owned golf courses.


Unauthorized vehicles will be towed at owner's risk and expense. You can contact Boise Valley Towing by calling (208) 389-9707.

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