C of I readies for Langroise Holiday Arts Fair

The College of Idaho will host the seventh annual Langroise Holiday Arts Fair on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the foyer of the Langroise Center for Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The fair, which is free and open to the public, presents an opportunity to view and purchase art created by College of Idaho students, faculty, staff and alumni.

“We have some new artists this year and we are looking forward to a great turnout,” said event organizer Dori Johnson, a professor of art and history at the College. “This event allows people to see the outstanding artistic talent that exists in our midst and also affords them an opportunity to support the local community during the holiday season.” 

Items for sale at the Langroise Holiday Arts Fair will include paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography, hand-carved pendants and more, offered in a wide variety of styles and prices. Several popular artists from the C of I community will be in attendance, including Johnson, who sells “Accessories by Dori” at the Nampa Farmer’s Market, pottery sculptor Alyson McElwain, home décor artist Debbie Kraft, handmade pendant carver Alexa DiNicola, and Tracylea Balmer, creator and owner of crzylady’s felt owlies and ornaments. The fair also provides an opportunity for Treasure Valley art lovers to shop for holiday art and decorations while supporting a good cause. A percentage of all sales goes toward the Kenneth Mann Scholarship fund that supports art students at The College of Idaho.

Attendance in recent years has numbered in the hundreds, drawing art lovers from throughout the Treasure Valley. This year’s fair will be followed by a performance by the C of I concert band and jazz ensemble at 7:30 p.m. inside Langroise Recital Hall.

For more information about the Langroise Holiday Arts Fair, contact Johnson at (208) 459-5831.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit